- On April 25, 1903, Soviet mathematician Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov was born. He was one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, who advanced various scientific fields, among them probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, classical mechanics, algorithmic information theory and computational complexity.
- On March 3, 1845, German mathematician Georg Cantor, creator of the set theory was born Set Theory is considered the fundamental theory of mathematics. He also proved that the real numbers are "more numerous" than the natural numbers, which was quite shocking for his contemporaries that there should be different numbers of infinity.
- On this day in 2001, the famous scientist who coined the term 'Big Bang' while being the theory's strongest opponent passed away.
- Jakob Bernoulli, born in 1654, is best known for his work Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecture), where he described the known results in probability theory and in enumeration, including the application of probability theory to games of chance.

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