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Birthdays occurring on February, 15


1564 Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564
Italian natural philosopher, astronomer and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the development of the scientific method and to the sciences of motion, astronomy and strength of materials. 1564-1642
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
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1748 Jeremy Bentham was born on February 15, 1748
philosopher and activist. 1748-1832
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
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1843 Russel H. Conwell was born on February 15, 1843
American lawyer, author and clergyman, 1843-1925
Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.
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1845 Elihu Root was born on February 15, 1845
American lawyer and statesman. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1912. 1845-1937
Men do not fail; they give up trying
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Deaths occurring on February, 15

1861 Alfred North Whitehead was born on February 15, 1861
British mathematician and philosopher, 1861-1947
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
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1984 Ethel Merman died on February 15, 1984
American lead performer in Broadway musicals, singer and actress who is remembered for her strong and clear voice. 1908-1984
I take a breath when I have to.
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1988 Richard Feynman died on February 15, 1988
American theoretical physicist, 1918-1988
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong
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1996 McLean Stevenson died on February 15, 1996
I'd just like to take a moment here to say that I'm totally opposed to violence in the school system. I think that teachers are subjected to a lot of stuff that kids are... Children out there, if you feel so compelled to maim your teacher, I think that's okay, but to really get rough and snuff 'em out, that's tough.
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2004 Norma Castillo died on February 15, 2004
I just let them talk — it helps release their feelings. Some have been coming for years.
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