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 CavazosGaither, Mathematically Speaking (Bristol 1998)
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