Mathematicians born on this day:
1840 : Neuberg |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1626 : Snell |

Harold Davenport | Willebrord Snell | Michael Mästin |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Harold Davenport** (1907 - 1969)

A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.

*The Higher Arithmetic* (1952)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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