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Birthdays occurring on August, 26

1451 Christopher Columbus was born on August 26, 1451
Italian born Spanish navigator and adventurer. 1451-1506
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
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1743 Antoine Lavoisier was born on August 26, 1743
French chemist regarded as the father of modern chemistry. 1743-1794
A man cannot live more than 24 hours unless he has at least three cubic meters of air that is being constantly replaced.
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1850 Charles Richet was born on August 26, 1850
French physiologist, discover of and coiner of the term anaphylaxis. Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1913. 1850-1935
I never said it was possible. I only said it was true.
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1873 Lee De Forest was born on August 26, 1873
American electrical engineer and inventor of the Audion vacuum tube. 1873-1961
You have debased my child You have made him a laughingstock of intelligence a stench in the nostrils of the gods of the ionosphere.
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1874 Zona Gale was born on August 26, 1874
The world consists almost exclusively of people who are one sort and who behave like another sort
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Deaths occurring on August, 26

1910 William James died on August 26, 1910
American philosopher and psychologist, leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism, 1842-1910
Truth is what works.
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1930 Lon Chaney died on August 26, 1930
Between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney.
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1945 Franz Werfel died on August 26, 1945
German Expressionist poet, playwright and novelist. 1890-1945
Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
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1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams died on August 26, 1958
English composer and founder of the nationalist movement in English music. 1872-1958
But in the next world I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it.
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1962 Vilhjalmur Stefansson died on August 26, 1962
Canadian explorer, 1879-1962
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
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