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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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1972 Kenneth Patchen died on January 1, 1972
Now is then's only tomorrow.
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1982 Victor Buono died on January 1, 1982
My only aversion to vice, is the price
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1992 Grace Murray Hopper died on January 1, 1992
American computer programmer and inventor of COBOL, 1906-1992
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
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1995 Eugene Wigner died on January 1, 1995
Hungarian born American physicist, 1902-1995
It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too.
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1996 Arleigh Burke died on January 1, 1996
American admiral of the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. 1901-1996
Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.
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