Mathematicians born on this day:
(Because of the difference between the Gregorian and the Julian calendars, Christmas Day 1642 was celebrated on Newton's birthday in England.) |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1752 : Cramer |

Isaac Newton | Erwin Schrödinger | Gabriel Cramer |

**Isaac Newton** (1643 - 1727)

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.

Letter to Robert Hooke

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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