Mathematicians born on this day:
1750 : Caroline Herschel |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1838 : Bowditch |

Eduard Heine | Gösta Mittag-Leffler | Alfréd Haar |

**Nathaniel Bowditch** (1773 - 1838)

I never came across one of Laplace's *Thus it plainly appears* without feeling sure that I have hours of hard work before me to fill up the chasm and find out and show *how* in plainly appears.

Quoted in F Cajori, *The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States*

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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