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Birthdays occurring on January, 17

1600 Pedro Calderon de la Barca was born on January 17, 1600
Dramatist and poet, the greatest Spanish playwright of the Golden Age, 1600-1681
What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams
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1706 Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706
American statesman, scientist, philosopher, printer, writer and inventor. 1706-1790
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security
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1709 Lord Lyttelton was born on January 17, 1709
British statesman and writer, 1709-1773
Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; / Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
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1771 Charles Brockden Brown was born on January 17, 1771
Of all the forms of injustice, that is the most egregious which makes the circumstances of sex a reason for excluding one half of mankind from all those paths which lead to usefulness and honor
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Deaths occurring on January, 17

1820 Anne Bronte was born on January 17, 1820
English poet and novelist, 1820-1849
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
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2001 Gregory Corso died on January 17, 2001
They, that unnamed "they," they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me.
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2002 Camilo Jose Cela died on January 17, 2002
Spanish writer, 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1916-2002
There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.
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2003 Richard Crenna died on January 17, 2003
No one can ever defeat the Afghans.
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2005 Virginia Mayo died on January 17, 2005
I really wanted to be a dancer, but I ended up as an actress and I got to perform next to some of the greatest actors of our time.
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