Mathematicians born on this day:
1495 : Apianus |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1788 : Buffon |

Gotthold Eisenstein | Georges Buffon | Victor Puiseux |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Georges Buffon** (1707 - 1788)

... all the work of the crystallographers serves only to demonstrate that there is only one variety everywhere where they suppose uniformity ... that in nature there is nothing absolute, nothing perfectly regular.

*Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux *

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day416.html |