Mathematicians born on this day:
1675 : Clarke |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1697 : Angeli |

Alfréd Haar | Gotthold Eisenstein | Vito Volterra |

**Lewis Richardson** (1881 - 1953)

Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong, there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians' stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong, and are correspondingly useless.

*Mathematics of War and Foreign Politics.*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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