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Birthdays occurring on January, 12


1588 John Winthrop was born on January 12, 1588
For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.
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1729 Edmund Burke was born on January 12, 1729
British statesman and philosopher, 1729-1797
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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1737 John Hancock was born on January 12, 1737
American merchant, politician and scholar President of the Continental Congress (1775-1777), governor of Massachussets, first signer of the Declaration of Independence1737-1793
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
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1856 John Singer Sargent was born on January 12, 1856
Italian painter and artist, 1856-1925
I have now got a bombproof shelter [the Continent] into which I retire when I sniff the coming portrait or its trajectory.
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Deaths occurring on January, 12

1863 Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863
Indian spiritual leader of the Hindu religion (Vedanta). Disciple of the famous 19th century mystic-saint Sri Ramakrishna of Calcutta. Founder of the Ramakrishna Order of Monks. 1863-1902
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man
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1963 Ramon Gomez de la Serna died on January 12, 1963
Spanish writer, 1888-1963
The willow tree plays the water like a harp.
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1965 Lorraine Hansberry died on January 12, 1965
American playwright whose A Raisin in the Sun (1959) was the first drama by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, 1930-1965
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
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1976 Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976
English detective, novelist and playwright, 1890-1976
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
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1990 Dr. Laurence J. Peter died on January 12, 1990
American "hierarchiologist", educator and writer, 1919-1990
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
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2002 Cyrus Vance died on January 12, 2002
In the past two decades, what is abnormal in the discourse among nations has been accepted as normal in US-Iran relations. Lack of diplomatic relations, often between countries at conflict, even at war, is the abnormality, not the norm.
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