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“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.”

Births

1854Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (source of above quote)

Deaths

1768Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist

1793John Michell, English scientist

1798Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist

1916Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician