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Birthdays occurring on December, 23

1804 Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve was born on December 23, 1804
French literary historian and critic, noted for applying historical frames of reference to contemporary writing. 1804-1869
Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
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1812 Samuel Smiles was born on December 23, 1812
Scottish author, 1812-1904
Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action.
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1860 Harriet Monroe was born on December 23, 1860
American poet, critic and editor, 1860-1936
. . . poetry, 'The Cinderella of the Arts.'
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1896 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was born on December 23, 1896
Italian writer, 1896-1957
If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change
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1907 James Roosevelt was born on December 23, 1907
My father gave me these hints on speech-making: "Be sincere... be brief... be seated."
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Deaths occurring on December, 23

1834 Thomas Robert Malthus died on December 23, 1834
English economist, 1766-1834
Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio
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1873 Sarah Moore Grimke died on December 23, 1873
American abolitionist, 1792-1873
I ask no favors for my sex... All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.
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1938 Robert Herrick died on December 23, 1938
Bid me to live, and I will live Thy Protestant to be; Or bid me love, and I will give A loving heart to thee. A heart as soft, a heart as kind, A heart as sound and free As in the whole world thou canst find, That heart I'll give to thee. Bid that heart stay, and it will stay To honour thy decree; Or bid it languish quite away, And't shall do so for thee. Bid me to weep, and I will weep, While I have eyes to see; And having none, yet I will keep A heart to weep for thee. Bid me despair, and I'll despair, Under that cypress tree; Or bid me die, and I will dare E'en death, to die for thee. --Thou art my life, my love, my heart, The very eyes of me; And hast command of every part, To live and die for thee.
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1951 Jay Henry died on December 23, 1951
I wish I could be taking golf right now. That's what I want to be working on when I get out, becoming a scratch golfer.
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1959 Lord Halifax died on December 23, 1959
Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
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