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Birthdays occurring on August, 24

1872 Max Beerbohm was born on August 24, 1872
English caricaturist, dandy, writer and wit. 1872-1956
Americans have a perfect right to exist. But he did often find himself wishing Mr. Rhodes had not enabled them to exercise that right at Oxford.
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1890 Duke Kahanamoku was born on August 24, 1890
father of modern surfing.
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1894 Jean Rhys was born on August 24, 1894
West Indian novelist. 1894-1979
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
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1898 Malcolm Cowley was born on August 24, 1898
American novelist, poet, critic, journalist and editor of The New Republic (1929-44). 1898-1989
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
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1899 Jorge Luis Borges was born on August 24, 1899
Argentinian poet and essayist, 1899-1986
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
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Deaths occurring on August, 24

1770 Thomas Chatterton died on August 24, 1770
English writer and poet of the 18th century Gothic literary revival and precursor of the Romantic Movement. 1752-1770
There is a time for all things - except marriage my dear.
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1923 Kate Douglas Wiggin died on August 24, 1923
American children's author and educator who led the kindergarten education movement in the United States. 1856-1923
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility
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1943 Simone Weil died on August 24, 1943
French social philosopher, mystic and activist in the French Resistance during World War II. 1909-1943
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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1957 Ronald Knox died on August 24, 1957
English writer and theologian, 1888-1957
A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
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1967 Henry J. Kaiser died on August 24, 1967
American industrialist and builder, 1882-1967
Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you
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