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James Watt
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Author Profession: Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist
Born: 1736-01-30
Died: 1819-08-25

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James Watt

My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns
Gene Hackman
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1930-01-30
Died: —

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The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Author Profession: US President
Born: 1882-01-30
Died: 1945-04-12

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Franklin Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Abdallah II of Jordan
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Author Profession: Jordanian Leader
Born: 1962-01-30
Died: —

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Abdallah II of Jordan

Jordan has to show the Arab world that theres another way of doing things. Were a monarchy, yes, but if we can show democracy that leads to a two-, three-, four-party system - left, right and center - in a couple of years time, then the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer be something to contend with.
Christian Bale
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Author Profession: Welsh Actor
Born: 1974-01-30
Died: —

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Christian Bale

But I learned that theres a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, theres not much else that can really get to ya.
Isamu Akasaki
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Author Profession: Japanese Scientist
Born: 1929-01-30
Died: —

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Isamu Akasaki

I was overwhelmed by so many interviewers and then messages of congratulations. So many congratulation messages. I feel this shows the authority and the greatness of the Nobel Prize.
Jennifer Hale
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Author Profession: Canadian Actress
Born: 1972-01-30
Died: —

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Jennifer Hale

Thats really one of the things I love about video games. Its a whole new world every time you start.
John Baldacci
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1955-01-30
Died: —

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John Baldacci

The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maines Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administrations overall economic development strategy.
Lloyd Alexander
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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1924-01-30
Died: 2007-05-17

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Lloyd Alexander

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.
Olof Palme
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Author Profession: Swedish Politician
Born: 1927-01-30
Died: 1986-02-28

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Olof Palme

For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
Peter Agre
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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1949-01-30
Died: —

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Peter Agre

Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.
Saul Alinsky
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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1909-01-30
Died: 1972-06-12

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Saul Alinsky

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Tim Sample
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1951-01-30
Died: —

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Tim Sample

In Maine, there is a deeply ingrained sense that you can always get a little more use out of something.
Walter Savage Landor
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Author Profession: English Poet
Born: 1775-01-30
Died: 1864-09-17

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Walter Savage Landor

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
Wilmer Valderrama
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1980-01-30
Died: —

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Wilmer Valderrama

The sex with Mandy was good, but it wasnt like warm apple pie.
Barbara W. Tuchman
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Author Profession: History edit data Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American self-trained historian and author
Born: 1912-01-30
Died: 1989-02-06

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Barbara W. Tuchman

Books are the carriers of civilization...They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print. Barbara W. Tuchman