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Birthdays occurring on August, 16

1601 Pierre de Fermat was born on August 16, 1601
French mathematician, 1601-1665
It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
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1645 Jean de la Bruyere was born on August 16, 1645
French satiric moralist, 1645-1696
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
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1879 Ethel Barrymore was born on August 16, 1879
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself.
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1888 T.E. Lawrence was born on August 16, 1888
British intelligence officer best known as Lawrence of Arabia (later changed his name to T.E. Shaw), 1888-1935
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
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1894 George Meany was born on August 16, 1894
Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.
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Deaths occurring on August, 16

1956 Bela Lugosi died on August 16, 1956
Hungarian actor, 1882-1956
I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all but, to tell you the truth I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.
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1958 Wolcott Gibbs died on August 16, 1958
American writer, 1902-1958
Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.
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1959 Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (Bull) died on August 16, 1959
American naval officer who led vigorous campaigns during World War II, 1882-1959
There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
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1977 Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977
American singer and actor widely known as the "King of Rock and Roll", 1935-1977
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
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1986 Dan Caldwell died on August 16, 1986
There is no such thing as absolute security; it's a matter of degree. Providing security is managing insecurity, and in today's world national security is an oxymoron. It's a global problem.
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