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Birthdays occurring on February, 8

1577 Robert Burton was born on February 8, 1577
English writer and clergyman, 1577-1640
A good husband makes a good wife
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1819 John Ruskin was born on February 8, 1819
English writer and critic of art, architecture, and society, 1819-1900
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
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1820 William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8, 1820
American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. 1820-1891
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
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1828 Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828
French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. 1828-1905
To those who were not familiar with the motions of the moon, they demonstrated that she possesses two distinct motions, the first being that of rotation upon her axis, the second being that of revolution round the earth, accomplishing both together in an equal period of time, that is to say, in twenty-seven and one-third days.
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Deaths occurring on February, 8

1851 Kate Chopin was born on February 8, 1851
writer, poet, novelist and author, 1851-1904
There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
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1990 Del Shannon died on February 8, 1990
I usually write when I'm in a great place. When I'm depressed, I don't usually write. So I take all of when I'm depressed and throw it into when I'm feeling good. Weird, I guess.
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1999 Iris Murdoch died on February 8, 1999
British novelist and philosopher, 1919-1999
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
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2004 Julius Schwartz died on February 8, 2004
In fact, he offered me $60 a week. I never thought of mentioning that before. $60 a week was pretty good back in those days.
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