Mathematicians born on this day: 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1647 : Torricelli 
Évariste Galois  Evangelista Torricelli  Wilhelm Lexis 
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Évariste Galois (1811  1832)
Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.
Quoted in N Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)
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