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Charlie Parker

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1920-08-29
Died: 1955-03-12

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Charlie Parker

Youve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
Chris Hadfield

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Author Profession: Canadian Astronaut
Born: 1959-08-29
Died: —

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Chris Hadfield

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. Its about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
GG Allin

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1956-08-29
Died: 1993-06-28

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GG Allin

I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want.
Iris Apfel

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Author Profession: US Businesswoman
Born: 1921-08-29
Died: —

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Iris Apfel

I am not a fashionista, and I dont dress up. Usually if Im at home, where I am now, Im wearing a robe.
James Hunt

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Author Profession: British Driver
Born: 1947-08-29
Died: 1993-06-15

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James Hunt

If I get into a car on a circuit, I drive as fast as I can, thats it!
Joseph Jacobs

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Author Profession: Australian Historian
Born: 1854-08-29
Died: 1916-01-30

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Joseph Jacobs

Children, and sometimes those of larger growth, will not read dialect.
Meshell Ndegeocello

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1968-08-29
Died: —

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Were all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones, Ill never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. Its like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. Were trying to use a thing we dont understand to understand ourselves.
Michael Jackson

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1958-08-29
Died: 2009-06-25

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Michael Jackson

My mothers wonderful. To me shes perfection.
Nicole Anderson

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1990-08-29
Died: —

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Nicole Anderson

I had a couple friends from all the different cliques in school, but my true friends were my gymnastics teammates. I grew up competing with them for ten years.
Nicole Gale Anderson

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1990-08-29
Died: —

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Nicole Gale Anderson

I was a huge bookworm, total nerd, so I was a victim in middle school. I was in three academic clubs, so I was an easy target.
Richard Attenborough

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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1923-08-29
Died: 2014-08-24

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Richard Attenborough

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know Im safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.
Sal Albanese

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1949-08-29
Died: —

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Sal Albanese

During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom. In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity.
Francis of Assisi

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Author Profession: Catholicism, Religion, Philosophy
Born: 1181-08-29
Died: 1226-09-05

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Francis of Assisi

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
John Locke

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Author Profession: Philosophy, Politics, Science
Born: 1632-08-29
Died: 1704-10-28

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John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge, it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke