31st August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1821 : Helmholtz
1864 : Robert Hardie
1880 : Tietze
1885 : Turnbull

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1721 : Keill
1811 : Bougainville
1918 : Cholesky
1940 : Pullar
1945 : Banach
1946 : Leslie Cunningham
1975 : Remez
2010 : Kalton

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Herbert Turnbull Stefan Banach

A quotation for today

Herbert Turnbull (1885 - 1961)

The usefulness of mathematics in furthering the sciences is commonly acknowledged: but outside the ranks of the experts there is little enquiry into its nature and purpose as a deliberate human activity.

Preface to The Great Mathematicians (London 1929)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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