Mathematicians born on this day:
1700 : Nathaniel Bliss 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1943 : Helly 
Eduard Helly  Nathaniel Bliss  Leonard Roth 
Leonard Roth (1904  1968)
Newton is, of course, the greatest of all Cambridge professors; he also happens to be the greatest disaster that ever befell not merely Cambridge mathematics in particular, but British mathematical science as a whole.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)
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