Mathematicians born on this day:
1769 : Hachette 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1856 : William Hamilton 
Elie Cartan  Jean Hachette  André Weil 
André Weil (1906  1998) God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977).
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