Mathematicians born on this day:
1707 : Buffon 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1682 : Caramuel 
Georges Buffon  Ludwig Sylow  George Pólya 
George Pólya (1887  1985)
If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it.
How to Solve It (Princeton 1945).
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