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Andrew Jackson "It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."

Andrew Jackson
(03/15/1767 – 06/08/1845)
US President (7) (was married to Rachel Donelson Jackson; see all US Presidents)
William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount, Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore, Baron Melbourne of Melbourne "It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular is easy. . . but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."

William Lamb Melbourne
(03/15/1779 – 11/24/1848)
British PM (23) (see other British PMs)
"A great actress, from the waist down."

Dame Margaret Kendal
(03/15/1849 – 09/14/1935)
English actor , on Sarah Bernhardt
Harold LeClair Ickes "The trouble with Senator Long is that he is suffering from halitosis of the intellect. That's presuming Senator Long has an intellect."

Harold L. Ickes
(03/15/1874 – 02/03/1952)
US social activist
"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."

Wallace Irwin
(03/15/1875 – 02/14/1959)
US writer
"Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind."

Wolcott Gibbs
(03/15/1902 – 08/16/1958)
US writer , on the use of the passive voice in the house style of the magazine "Time"
"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that."

Jimmy Swaggart
(03/15/1935 – )
US televangelist
Phil Lesh "There was always so much encouragement, to just really take it and run with it, from Deadheads."

Phil Lesh
(03/15/1940 – )
US bassist, singer (Grateful Dead) (also see Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart)
"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'"

Jim Kern
(03/15/1949 – )
US pitcher(Texas Rangers) , on the manager who removed him from a game
Alice Stone Blackwell "A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent."

Alice Stone Blackwell
(09/14/1857 – 03/15/1950)
US suffragist
Tim Barrett "I've rarely met a cocktail I didn't like."

Tim Barrett
(03/15/1953 – )
US educator
Fabio Lanzoni "The soundtrack to 'Indecent Exposure' is a romantic mix of music that I know most women love to hear, so I never keep it far from me when women are nearby."

Fabio Lanzoni
(03/15/1961 – )
Italian model , shown with margarine commercial stunt double
Aristotle Onassis "After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts."

Aristotle Onassis
(01/15/1906 – 03/15/1975)
Greek zillionaire (was married to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, father of Christina Onassis)
Rebecca West "Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization."

Dame Rebecca West
(12/21/1892 – 03/15/1983)
English writer
Dr. Benjamin Spock "There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age."

Dr. Benjamin Spock
(05/02/1903 – 03/15/1998)
US doctor, baby specialist
"Errol Flynn died on a 70-foot boat with a 17-year-old girl. Walter has always wanted to go that way, but he's going to settle for a 17-footer with a 70-year-old."

Betsy Cronkite
(??/??/???? – 03/15/2005)
US wife of Walter