Mathematicians born on this day:
1839 : Charles Peirce |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1749 : Châtelet |

Gabrielle du Châtelet | Charles Peirce |

**Charles S Peirce** (1839 - 1914)

This branch of mathematics [Probability] is the only one, I believe, in which good writers frequently get results which are entirely erroneous.

Quoted in C C Gaither, A E Cavazos-Gaither, *Mathematically Speaking* (Bristol 1998)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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