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Today is Emile Borel's Birthday!
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Born:  January 7, 1871
in the South of France

Died:  February 3, 1956
in Paris

Borel is best known as one of the originators (along with Lebesgue) of measure theory. He also did pioneering work in the theory of games, which has recently gained popular recognition due to the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind" about the life of Nobel prize-winner John Nash.