Mathematicians born on this day:
1494 : Fine 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1836 : Bartels 
Emil Artin  Raoul Bott  Paul Tannery 
Raoul Bott (1923  2005)
There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else  but persistent.
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