Mathematicians born on this day:
1794 : Whewell 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1543 : Copernicus 
Nicolaus Copernicus  William Whewell  Sylvestre Lacroix 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473  1543)
Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur
Mathematics is written for mathematicians
De Revolutionibus
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