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Charlie Chaplin

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Author Profession: English-US comic, actor, filmmaker
Born: 1889-04-16
Died: 1977-12-25

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Charlie Chaplin

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.
Margrethe II of Denmark

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Author Profession: Danish Royalty
Born: 1940-04-16
Died: —

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Margrethe II of Denmark

We are being challenged by Islam these years. There are some things for which one should display no tolerance. And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction.
Wilbur Wright

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Author Profession: US inventor
Born: 1867-04-16
Died: 1912-05-30

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Wilbur Wright

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
Lukas Haas

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1976-04-16
Died: —

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Lukas Haas

It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories Ive ever heard. She is amazing.
Sean Maher

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1975-04-16
Died: —

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Sean Maher

Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me its always scary. Its like the first day of school.
Akon

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1973-04-16
Died: —

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Akon

Thats my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and its not related to anything else or anyone elses thoughts and ideas, it all came from me, I just love that aspect of it.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1984-04-16
Died: —

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Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.
Dick Lane

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1928-04-16
Died: —

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Dick Lane

I thought it was pretty good to be mentioned in a big paper, so I decided to keep the nickname.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

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Author Profession: British Statesman
Born: 1881-04-16
Died: 1959-12-23

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E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Edie Adams

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1927-04-16
Died: —

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Edie Adams

You arent going to leave me alone are you?
Gerry Rafferty

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Author Profession: Scottish Musician
Born: 1947-04-16
Died: 2011-01-04

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Gerry Rafferty

The important thing for any young singer or musician is to keep focused on becoming a better musician as opposed to becoming a bigger celebrity.
Ian MacKaye

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1962-04-16
Died: —

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Ian MacKaye

And in fact, one of the central reasons why I never got involved with any drugs or anything is that I remember talking to people in maybe 1975 who saw Hendrix but couldnt remember it. I was like, How could that be?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1947-04-16
Died: —

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kelli O'Hara

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1976-04-16
Died: —

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Kelli O'Hara

I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.
Paul Waner

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1903-04-16
Died: 1965-08-29

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Paul Waner

Let the pitcher move first, then, as he draws his arm back, you draw the bat back and you are ready.
Peter Garrett

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Author Profession: Australian Musician
Born: 1953-04-16
Died: —

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Peter Garrett

You dont want to spend your life explaining yourself.
Shu Qi

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Author Profession: Taiwanese Actress
Born: 1976-04-16
Died: —

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Shu Qi

Having no competition is a bad thing. Competition makes you try to improve yourself all the time.
Tom Allen

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1945-04-16
Died: —

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Tom Allen

In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
Edward F. Halifax

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Author Profession: English statesman
Born: 1881-04-16
Died: 1959-12-23

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Edward F. Halifax

Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.
Spike Milligan

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Author Profession: India-born comic
Born: 1918-04-16
Died: 2002-02-27

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Spike Milligan

Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
Dusty Springfield

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Author Profession: English singer
Born: 1939-04-16
Died: 1999-03-02

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Dusty Springfield

I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate.
Diane Middlebrook

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1939-04-16
Died: 2007-12-15

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Diane Middlebrook

With a biography there is no straight line, all is muddled. You don't know what you know, you don't know what you don't know, if you find anything you make a note about it because some day it may find its partner. You have to have very good ways of keeping track of what you have found and where you have put it.
Lonesome Dave Peverett

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Author Profession: English bassist
Born: 1943-04-16
Died: 2000-02-07

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Lonesome Dave Peverett

It was nice to go through that and survive it. I think we were pretty levelheaded compared to some people.

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