Mathematicians born on this day:
1906 : Rutherford 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1742 : Grandi 
Oscar Zariski  Dan Rutherford  Peter Guthrie Tait 
Peter G Tait (1831  1901)
Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.
Article on Quaternions Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
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