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Woodrow Wilson

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Author Profession: US President
Born: 1856-12-28
Died: 1924-02-03

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Woodrow Wilson

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.
Dame Maggie Smith

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Author Profession: English actor
Born: 1934-12-28
Died: —

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Dame Maggie Smith

One went to school, one wanted to act, one started to act, and one's still acting.
Denzel Washington

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1954-12-28
Died: —

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Denzel Washington

When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
Peter Finch

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Author Profession: English actor
Born: 1916-12-28
Died: 1977-01-14

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Peter Finch

Hollywood must have been terrific once.
Arthur Eddington

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Author Profession: British Scientist
Born: 1882-12-28
Died: 1944-11-22

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Arthur Eddington

We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown.
Beau Garrett

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1982-12-28
Died: —

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Beau Garrett

I lived in Paris for six months when I was sixteen. It was a fend-for-yourself environment.
David Archuleta

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1990-12-28
Died: —

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David Archuleta

Its so important for girls to respect themselves and not put themselves down and say, Oh, my life is horrible, and Im not pretty enough. How do you know? Theres this energy people give off that people can be drawn to.
Dhirubhai Ambani

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Author Profession: Indian Businessman
Born: 1932-12-28
Died: 2002-07-06

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Dhirubhai Ambani

My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.
Gordon Taylor

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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1944-12-28
Died: —

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Gordon Taylor

Manchester United and Liverpool have been bought with huge leverage, and weve got Roman Abramovich at Chelsea who can turn his loans into shares. It is really important for the Premier League to ask itself: if a club is being bought on such a mountain of debt, isnt that a possible recipe for disaster for the future?
John von Neumann

Biography

Author Profession: US Mathematician
Born: 1903-12-28
Died: 1957-02-08

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John von Neumann

Theres no sense in being precise when you dont even know what youre talking about.
Mortimer Adler

Biography

Author Profession: US Philosopher
Born: 1902-12-28
Died: 2001-06-28

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Mortimer Adler

Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
Noomi Rapace

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Author Profession: Swedish Actress
Born: 1979-12-28
Died: —

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Noomi Rapace

In Sweden everybody has this perfect surface. Everyones very polite and controls their feelings.
Patrick Rafter

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Author Profession: Australian Athlete
Born: 1972-12-28
Died: —

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Patrick Rafter

Im sick of making bloody history.
Ratan Tata

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Author Profession: Indian Businessman
Born: 1937-12-28
Died: —

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Ratan Tata

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.
Simon Raven

Biography

Author Profession: English Novelist
Born: 1927-12-28
Died: 2001-05-12

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Simon Raven

Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read, let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very, very, very boring books.
Spencer Bachus

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1947-12-28
Died: —

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Spencer Bachus

Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk.
Hildegard Knef

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Author Profession: German actor, singer
Born: 1925-12-28
Died: 2002-02-01

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Hildegard Knef

Success and failure are both greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.
Alex Chilton

Biography

Author Profession: US singer (Box Tops, Big Star)
Born: 1950-12-28
Died: 2010-03-17

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Alex Chilton

It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.
Linus Torvalds

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Author Profession: US computer engineer
Born: 1969-12-28
Died: —

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Linus Torvalds

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
A. K. Antony

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Author Profession: Indian Politician
Born: 1940-12-28
Died: —

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A. K. Antony

There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.