Mathematicians born on this day:
1859 : Bukreev |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1949 : McBride |

John E Littlewood | Witold Hurewicz |

**John E Littlewood** (1885 - 1977)

A good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers.

*A Mathematician's Miscellany,* 1953

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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