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Birthdays occurring on February, 17

1866 David F. Houston was born on February 17, 1866
American , 1866-1940
One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
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1874 Thomas J. Watson was born on February 17, 1874
American entrepreneur and founder of IBM , 1874-1956
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
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1879 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on February 17, 1879
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary
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1888 Ronald Knox was born on February 17, 1888
English writer and theologian, 1888-1957
A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
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1902 Marian Anderson was born on February 17, 1902
American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time. 1902-1993
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
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Deaths occurring on February, 17

1982 Lee Strasberg died on February 17, 1982
If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?
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1982 Thelonious Monk died on February 17, 1982
American jazz pianist and composer, 1917-1982
Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy
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1986 Jiddu Krishnamurti died on February 17, 1986
Indian Theosophist philosopher, wrote The Future of Humanity, Songs of Life, Kingdom Happiness. 1895-1986
Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.
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1989 Lefty Gomez died on February 17, 1989
I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.
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1998 Robert Merrill died on February 17, 1998
American composer and lyricist. 1921-1998
When in doubt, sing loud
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