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Birthdays occurring on January, 12


1876 Jack London was born on January 12, 1876
American short-story writer and novelist whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. One of the most extensively translated of American authors. 1876-1916
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
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1878 Ferenc Molnar was born on January 12, 1878
Asked how he became a writer: In the same way that a woman becomes a prostitute. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and finally I did it for money.
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1880 John L. Lewis was born on January 12, 1880
president of the UMWA from 1920-1960, 1880-1969
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.
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1884 Texas Guinan was born on January 12, 1884
Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong.
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Deaths occurring on January, 12

1893 Alfred Rosenberg was born on January 12, 1893
the love of nature in all its forms.
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1665 Pierre de Fermat died on January 12, 1665
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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1829 Friedrich von Schlegel died on January 12, 1829
German writer and critic, 1772-1829
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
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1867 Victor Cousin died on January 12, 1867
French educatioanl reformer, philosopher and historian. 1792-1867
All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things
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1947 Walter Gilbert died on January 12, 1947
I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.
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1962 Ernie Kovacs died on January 12, 1962
American comedian, 1919-1962
Nothing In Moderation.
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