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Birthdays occurring on May, 12

1485 Hugh Latimer was born on May 12, 1485
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
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1809 Giusti was born on May 12, 1809
Italian poet and satirist, 1809-1850
My daughter was 1 at the time. My goal was to see her go to kindergarten,
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1812 Edward Lear was born on May 12, 1812
English landscape painter and writer of an original kind of nonsense verse. The popularizer of the limerick. 1812-1888
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon
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1820 Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820
British nurse and humanitarian. 1820-1910
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
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1842 Jules Massenet was born on May 12, 1842
I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns..
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Deaths occurring on May, 12

1634 George Chapman died on May 12, 1634
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
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1814 Robert Treat Paine died on May 12, 1814
And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves
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1897 Minna Canth died on May 12, 1897
Christianity has been buried inside the walls of churches and secured with the shackles of dogmatism. Let it be liberated to come into the midst of us and teach us freedom, equality and love.
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1925 Amy Lowell died on May 12, 1925
American critic, lecturer, and a leading poet of the Imagist school, 1874-1925
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
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1929 George Gardner died on May 12, 1929
Thought is, perhaps, the forerunner and even the mother of ideas, and ideas are the most powerful and the most useful things in the world.
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