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
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