Mathematicians born on this day:
1798 : von Staudt |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1930 : Kneser |

Percy Heawood | Adolf Kneser | Karl von Staudt |

**Abram S Besicovitch** (1891 - 1970)

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.

Quoted in J E Littlewood, *A Mathematician's Miscellany * 1953.

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