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Birthdays occurring on August, 17

1786 Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786
American frontiersman, explorer and politician who became a legendary figure. 1786-1836
Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
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1862 Maurice Barres was born on August 17, 1862
French novelist and politician, 1862-1923
The politician is an acrobat; he keeps his balance by doing the opposite of what he says.
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1863 Gene Stratton-Porter was born on August 17, 1863
No one in the whole world knows all a man's bignesses and all his littlenesses as his wife does
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1887 Marcus Garvey was born on August 17, 1887
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness
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Deaths occurring on August, 17

1892 Mae West was born on August 17, 1892
American actress and sex symbol, 1892-1980
Love thy neighbor--and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.
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1973 Conrad Aiken died on August 17, 1973
And the shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves Interlace with low voices and footsteps and sunlight To divide us forever.
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1983 Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983
American lyricist. 1896-1983
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.
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1987 Rudolf Hess died on August 17, 1987
We SS men were not supposed to think about these things,
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1987 Clarence Brown died on August 17, 1987
American , 1890-1987American , 1890-1987
Many times I was never quite satisfied with the scene after two or three or four takes, and I would go ahead and take it anyway, ... But when that scene was shown on the screen . . . there was something behind the eyes that told the whole story.
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1987 Carlos Drummond de Andrade died on August 17, 1987
Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved.
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