Mathematicians born on this day:
1849 : Frobenius 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1817 : Aida 
Georg Frobenius  Alfred Tarski  Walter Feit 
Mark Kac (1914  1984)
...to quote a statement of Poincare, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.
Statistical Independence in Probability Analysis and Number Theory
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