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King Frederick II the Great
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Author Profession: Prussian royalty
Born: 1712-01-24
Died: 1786-08-17

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King Frederick II the Great

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
Aaron Neville
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1941-01-24
Died: —

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Aaron Neville

Every morning I wake up and thank God.
Estelle Winwood
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1883-01-24
Died: 1984-06-20

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Estelle Winwood

No comment. I saw her once at her very worst. I do not condone sadism.
Vicki Baum
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Author Profession: Austrian-US writer
Born: 1888-01-24
Died: 1960-08-29

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Vicki Baum

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Robert Motherwell
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Author Profession: US artist
Born: 1915-01-24
Died: 1991-07-16

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Robert Motherwell

To end up with a canvas that is no less beautiful than the empty canvas is to begin with.
Adrian Edmondson
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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1957-01-24
Died: —

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Adrian Edmondson

A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool. They feel they have to look after their image.
Chad Hurley
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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1977-01-24
Died: —

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Chad Hurley

YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination.
Elliott Abrams
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Author Profession: US Lawyer
Born: 1948-01-24
Died: —

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Elliott Abrams

Its time to bury the unreal, failed realism of those who have long thought that dictators brought stability.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
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Author Profession: German Psychologist
Born: 1850-01-24
Died: 1909-02-26

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Hermann Ebbinghaus

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.
John Garamendi
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1945-01-24
Died: —

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John Garamendi

Maybe you werent born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but like every American, you carry a deed to 635 million acres of public lands. Thats right. Even if you dont own a house or the latest computer on the market, you own Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and many other natural treasures.
John Vanbrugh
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Author Profession: English Architect
Born: 1664-01-24
Died: 1726-03-26

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John Vanbrugh

A slighted woman knows no bounds.
Justin Baldoni
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1984-01-24
Died: —

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Justin Baldoni

I left acting for a couple of years to found my company, Wayfarer, and the first project I did was this documentary series I created called My Last Days to remind us that our time is limited and to inspire us to do more and to be the best selves that we can be.
Michelle Hunziker
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Author Profession: Swiss Actress
Born: 1977-01-24
Died: —

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Michelle Hunziker

I find that one must accept the people in such a way as they are.
Michio Kaku
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Author Profession: US Physicist
Born: 1947-01-24
Died: —

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Michio Kaku

I am a futurist, projecting trends in science into the next decades and century, but ironically my two daughters - one is a neuroscientist and the other is a pastry chef - tell me that my taste in music is positively prehistoric.
Nik Wallenda
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Author Profession: US Entertainer
Born: 1979-01-24
Died: —

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Nik Wallenda

Its Niagara Falls. Its one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Who wouldnt want to walk across it?
Phil LaMarr
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1967-01-24
Died: —

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Phil LaMarr

Quentin Tarantino was fantastic. I mean, he can be almost unbearable as a person. At a party, you cant get a word in edgewise for, like, an hour. But as a director, he is so completely open and just... present.
Ruth Asawa
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Author Profession: US Sculptor
Born: 1926-01-24
Died: 2013-08-05

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Ruth Asawa

Sculpture is like farming. If you just keep at it, you can get quite a lot done.
Tatyana Ali
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1979-01-24
Died: —

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Tatyana Ali

I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it.
Edith Wharton
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Author Profession: Fiction Influences Henry James, Jane Austen
Born: 1862-01-24
Died: 1937-08-11

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Edith Wharton

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it. Edith Wharton
Neil Diamond
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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: 1941-01-24
Died: —

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Neil Diamond

I think I need to be married. Having a wife and family makes some sense out of all that I do, because I can't make any sense out of 20,000 adoring fans watching me for two hours.
Sharon Tate
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1943-01-24
Died: 1969-08-09

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Sharon Tate

Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn't obvious...at least to me.
Warren Zevon
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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: 1947-01-24
Died: 2003-09-07

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Warren Zevon

I'm OK with it, but it'll be a drag if I don't make it till the next James Bond movie comes out.
John Belushi
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Author Profession: US comic, actor
Born: 1949-01-24
Died: 1982-03-05

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John Belushi

I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.
Gennifer Flowers
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Author Profession: US presidential girlfriend
Born: 1950-01-24
Died: —

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Gennifer Flowers

They don't have a page that broad.
Jools Holland
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Author Profession: English singer, songwriter (Squeeze), talk show host
Born: 1955-01-24
Died: —

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Jools Holland

I'm actually quite a decent chap, and the rest of the group are wankers.