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Birthdays occurring on December, 16

1584 John Selden was born on December 16, 1584
Swiss legal antiquarian, politician and jurist, 1584-1654
Old friends are best.
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1775 Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775
British novelist and writer, 1775-1817
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
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1787 Mary Russell Mitford was born on December 16, 1787
English writer, essayist and playwright, born in Alresford, Hampshire, S England, 1787-1855
She was the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly ever.
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1863 George Santayana was born on December 16, 1863
Spanish born American philosopher, poet and humanist who made important contributions to aesthetics, speculative philosophy and literary criticism. 1863-1952
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it
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1888 Shannon Fife was born on December 16, 1888
Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents.
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Deaths occurring on December, 16

1897 Alphonse Daudet died on December 16, 1897
Oh, this terrible second me, always seated whilst the other is on foot, acting, living, suffering, bestirring itself. This second me that I have never been able to intoxicate, to make shed tears, or put to sleep. And how it sees into things, and how it mocks!
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1944 Philip Guedalla died on December 16, 1944
English historian, 1889-1944
Any stigma will do to beat a dogma
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1951 Dorothy Dix died on December 16, 1951
American journalist and columnist, 1870-1951
You never saw a very busy person who was unhappy.
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1965 William Somerset Maugham died on December 16, 1965
English short-story writer, novelist and playwright, 1874-1965
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
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1980 Colonel Harlan Sanders died on December 16, 1980
American astrologer, 1890-1980
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
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