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Birthdays occurring on August, 5

1850 Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850
French naturalist writer of short stories and novels, 1850-1893
A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one
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1882 Dr. Robert H. Goddard was born on August 5, 1882
American rocket engineer 1882-1945
Just remember - when you think all is lost, the future remains
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1886 Bruce Barton was born on August 5, 1886
American congressman, 1886-1967
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances
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1899 Conrad Aiken was born on August 5, 1899
And the shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves Interlace with low voices and footsteps and sunlight To divide us forever.
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1906 John Huston was born on August 5, 1906
American film director whose taut dramas were some of the most popular films from the 1940s on. 1906-1987
You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession.
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Deaths occurring on August, 5

1853 Frederick W. Robertson died on August 5, 1853
English Preacher b.1840
The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
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1895 Friedrich Engels died on August 5, 1895
German Socialist philosopher, collaborator of Karl Marx, 1820-1895
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
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1935 David Townsend died on August 5, 1935
Despite the sound of 40,000 gallons, not a whole lot of stuff was released here through that hole.
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1955 Carmen Miranda died on August 5, 1955
More affectionate than a kiss is a well done hug in someone that you love. Have you ever notice how I can give delicious hugs?
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1959 Edgar A. Guest died on August 5, 1959
British born American poet whose sentimental verses were widely read. 1881-1959
It Couldn't Be Done Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it. Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it"; But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it. There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you, one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.
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