Mathematicians born on this day:
1847 : Farkas |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1678 : Dechales |

Ernst Hellinger | Bernt Holmboe | Alexander Grothendieck |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Yitz Herstein** (1923 - 1988)

Factoring a quadratic becomes confused with genuine mathematical talent.

Quoted in D MacHale, *Comic Sections * (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day328.html |