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Coco Chanel

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Author Profession: French Designer
Born: 1883-08-19
Died: 1971-01-10

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Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Bill Clinton

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Author Profession: US President (42)
Born: 1946-08-19
Died: —

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Bill Clinton

We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.
Orville Wright

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Author Profession: US inventor
Born: 1871-08-19
Died: 1948-01-30

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Orville Wright

The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.
Frank McCourt

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Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs edit data Francis 'Frank' McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and author.
Born: 1930-08-19
Died: 0209-07-19

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Frank McCourt

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.
Ogden Nash

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Author Profession: Poetry, Humor edit data
Born: 1902-08-19
Died: 1971-05-19

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Ogden Nash

Tonight?s December thirty-first,Something is about to burst.The clock is crouching, dark and small,Like a time bomb in the hall.Hark, it's midnight, children dear.Duck! Here comes another year! Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on
Matthew Perry

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1969-08-19
Died: —

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Matthew Perry

Actually, as a kid I wanted to be a tennis player, but I wasn't good enough, so I became an actor. Since then, I've just been lip-locking with gorgeous babes. So, let that be a lesson to all you little tennis players out there.
Adam Arkin

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1956-08-19
Died: —

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Adam Arkin

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think its the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off.
Debra Paget

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1933-08-19
Died: —

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Debra Paget

I dont want to be embarrassed when I go to see something on the screen. I dont want to listen to foul language, watch a lot of violence or see something immoral. I prefer stories with sensitivity and family values, films that strive to lift you up to a higher place in life.
Ginger Baker

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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1939-08-19
Died: —

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Ginger Baker

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if thats the case, there should be an immediate abortion.
Jack Canfield

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1944-08-19
Died: —

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Jack Canfield

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
James Nasmyth

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Author Profession: Scottish Inventor
Born: 1808-08-19
Died: 1890-05-07

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James Nasmyth

OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
John Cotton Dana

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1856-08-19
Died: 1929-07-21

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John Cotton Dana

A great department store, easily reached, open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art than any of the museums we have yet established.
Mohamed El-Erian

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Author Profession: Egyptian Businessman
Born: 1958-08-19
Died: —

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Mohamed El-Erian

Americas downgrade may serve as a wakeup call for its policymakers. It is an unambiguous and loud signal of the countrys eroding economic strength and global standing. It renders urgent the need to regain the initiative through better economic policymaking and more coherent governance.
Peter Gallagher

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1955-08-19
Died: —

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Peter Gallagher

Two women? God, man. Well, Im still living. So clearly I mustve gotten away with it, when I did do it. But I dont think its time to blow my cover now.
Bernard M. Baruch

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Author Profession: financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant.
Born: 1870-08-19
Died: 1965-06-20

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Bernard M. Baruch

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Samuel Richardson

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1689-08-19
Died: 1761-07-04

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Samuel Richardson

Calamity is the test of integrity.
Peter Parley

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1793-08-19
Died: 1860-05-09

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Peter Parley

'Father of lakes!' thy waters bend Beyond the eagle’s utmost view, When, throned in heaven, he sees thee send Back to the sky its world of blue.
Bernard M. Baruch

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Author Profession: US economist
Born: 1870-08-19
Died: 1965-06-20

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Bernard M. Baruch

To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Philo T. Farnsworth

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Author Profession: US inventor (first television broadcast)
Born: 1906-08-19
Died: 1971-03-11

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Philo T. Farnsworth

The damned thing works!
Gene Roddenberry

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Author Profession: US TV producer (Star Trek)
Born: 1921-08-19
Died: 1991-10-24

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Gene Roddenberry

The funny thing is that everything is science fiction at one time or another.
Fred Thompson

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Author Profession: US Senator (TN)
Born: 1942-08-19
Died: —

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Fred Thompson

I've still got a lot to learn about Washington. Thursday, I accidentally spent some of my own money.
Tipper Gore

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Author Profession: US second lady, PMRC founder
Born: 1948-08-19
Died: —

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Tipper Gore

You're talking to someone who really understands rock music.