Mathematicians born on this day:
1601 : Fermat 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1807 : Tetens 
Pierre Fermat  Ivar Fredholm  Pavel Urysohn 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Pierre Fermat (1601  1665)
And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.
Quoted in D M Burton, Elementary Number Theory (Boston 1976)
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