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Birthdays occurring on August, 6

1715 Vauvenargues, Marquis de was born on August 6, 1715
French moralist and essayist, 1715-1747
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
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1715 Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues was born on August 6, 1715
French essayist, 1715-1747
To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.
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1809 Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809
English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, 1809-1892
I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
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1868 Paul Claudel was born on August 6, 1868
"Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces.
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1881 Alexander Fleming was born on August 6, 1881
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
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Deaths occurring on August, 6

1969 Theodor W. Adorno died on August 6, 1969
German philosopher, 1903-1969
The lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion.
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1978 Pope Paul VI died on August 6, 1978
Italian pope. 1897-1978
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
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1989 Harry Curtis died on August 6, 1989
Through November [2002], we believed that discretionary consumer spending growth of 3 percent was adequate to support increased gaming spending. Room availability in Las Vegas during New Year's, however, indicates retrenching demand and what we believe to be an increasingly cautious consumer.
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2001 Larry Adler died on August 6, 2001
Vasectomy means not ever having to say you are sorry
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2002 Edsger Dijkstra died on August 6, 2002
Dutch computer scientist. Turing Award in 1972. 1930-2002
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
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