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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

1661 Thomas Fuller died on August 16, 1661
British clergyman and writer, one of the most prolific authors of the 17th century. 1608-1661
The more laws, the more offenders.
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1678 Andrew Marvell died on August 16, 1678
English poet, politician and satirist. 1621-1678
Music, the mosaic of the air
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1948 Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948
American baseball player, one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first to hit over 50 home runs in one season. 1895-1948
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
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1949 Margaret Mitchell died on August 16, 1949
American author of "gone with the wind", 1900-1949
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them
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1950 Lord Hailsham died on August 16, 1950
British lawyer and politician, 1872-1950
The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion
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