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Birthdays occurring on January, 1


1854 James George Frazer was born on January 1, 1854
Scottish social anthropologist,folklorist,classicist best remembered as Author of The Golden Bough, 1854-1941
It is a common rule with primitive people not to waken a sleeper, because his soul is away and might not have time to get back
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1856 Abbott Lawrence Lowell was born on January 1, 1856
American lawyer and university president of Harvard, 1856-1943
Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.
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1863 Pierre de Coubertin was born on January 1, 1863
French educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. 1863-1937
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
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1864 Alfred Stieglitz was born on January 1, 1864
Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography - that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs.
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Deaths occurring on January, 1

1867 Charles Edward Montague was born on January 1, 1867
There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it
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1953 Hank Williams died on January 1, 1953
American singer and song writer, 1923-1953
I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself.
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1956 Frank Hague died on January 1, 1956
American mayor of Jersey City 1917-1947, 1876-1956
You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that.
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1957 Ruth Draper died on January 1, 1957
American dramatist and monologuist. 1884-1957
Try to look at everything through the eyes of a child.
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1961 Dashiell Hammett died on January 1, 1961
American writer (ex-husband of Lillian Hellman), 1894-1961
Who shot him? I asked. The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun.
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1972 Maurice Chevalier died on January 1, 1972
French musical-comedy star, 1888-1972
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
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