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Birthdays occurring on January, 17

1600 Pedro Calderon de la Barca was born on January 17, 1600
Dramatist and poet, the greatest Spanish playwright of the Golden Age, 1600-1681
What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams
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1706 Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706
American statesman, scientist, philosopher, printer, writer and inventor. 1706-1790
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security
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1709 Lord Lyttelton was born on January 17, 1709
British statesman and writer, 1709-1773
Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; / Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
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1771 Charles Brockden Brown was born on January 17, 1771
Of all the forms of injustice, that is the most egregious which makes the circumstances of sex a reason for excluding one half of mankind from all those paths which lead to usefulness and honor
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1820 Anne Bronte was born on January 17, 1820
English poet and novelist, 1820-1849
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
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Deaths occurring on January, 17

1705 John Ray died on January 17, 1705
English naturalist and botanist, 1627-1705
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
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1893 Rutherford B. Hayes died on January 17, 1893
American statesman and president (19), 1822-1893
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'
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1911 Francis Galton died on January 17, 1911
(Statistics are) the only tools by which an opening can be cut through the formidable thicket of difficulties that bars the path of those who pursue the Science of Man
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1964 Willie Keeler died on January 17, 1964
I keep my eyes clear and I hit 'em where they ain't.
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1972 Betty Smith (writer) died on January 17, 1972
American author and folk singer, 1896-1972
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
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