Mathematicians born on this day: 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1839 : de Prony 
Ronald Fisher  Walter Feit 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Ronald Fisher (1890  1962)
To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking hm to perform a postmortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
Indian Statistical Congress, Sankhya, ca 1938.
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