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Birthdays occurring on February, 17

1866 David F. Houston was born on February 17, 1866
American , 1866-1940
One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
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1874 Thomas J. Watson was born on February 17, 1874
American entrepreneur and founder of IBM , 1874-1956
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
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1879 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on February 17, 1879
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary
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1888 Ronald Knox was born on February 17, 1888
English writer and theologian, 1888-1957
A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
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1902 Marian Anderson was born on February 17, 1902
American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time. 1902-1993
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
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Deaths occurring on February, 17

1600 Giordano Bruno died on February 17, 1600
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
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1673 Moliere died on February 17, 1673
French actor and playwright. One of the greatest French comedic writers, 1622-1673
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
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1847 William Collins died on February 17, 1847
It seems only yesterday I used to believe there was nothing under my skin but light. If you cut me, I would shine. But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed.
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1854 Lamennais died on February 17, 1854
French priest and political writer, 1782-1854
Even if women were immortal, they could never foresee their last lover
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1856 Heinrich Heine died on February 17, 1856
German poet and writer, 1797-1856
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
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