Mathematicians born on this day:
1703 : Deparcieux 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1703 : Wallis 
John Wallis  Antoine Deparcieux  Irving Reiner 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
John Wallis (1616  1703)
Whereas Nature does not admit of more than three dimensions ... it may justly seem very improper to talk of a solid ... drawn into a fourth, fifth, sixth, or further dimension.
Algebra
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