Mathematicians born on this day:
1777 : Poinsot 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1641 : Horrocks 
Zygmunt Janiszewski  Carle Runge  Louis Poinsot 
Louis Poinsot (1777  1859)
Everyone makes for himself a clear idea of the motion of a point, that is to say, of the motion of a corpuscle which one supposes to be infinitely small, and which one reduces by thought in some way to a mathematical point.
Théorie nouvelle de la rotation des corps (1834)
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