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Birthdays occurring on May, 24

1918 Coleman Young was born on May 24, 1918
American politician 1918-1997
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
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1928 William Trevor was born on May 24, 1928
I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
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1930 Robert Bateman was born on May 24, 1930
Canadian painter, author, teacher and naturalist, b.1930
I am a possibilist. I believe that humanity is master of its own fate... Before we can change direction, we have to question many of the assumptions underlying our current philosophy. Assumptions like bigger is better; you can't stop progress; no speed is too fast; globalization is good. Then we have to replace them with some different assumptions: small is beautiful; roots and traditions are worth preserving; variety is the spice of life; the only work worth doing is meaningful work; biodiversity is the necessary pre-condition for human survival.
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1932 Arnold Wesker was born on May 24, 1932
Whatever happened to the good old days: you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering?
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1938 Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938
I don't think you could find anybody who hasn't tried marijuana, and I take a lot of credit for that. They're going to have to change their policy.
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Deaths occurring on May, 24

1543 Copernicus died on May 24, 1543
Polish astronomer, 1473-1543
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
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1850 Jane Porter died on May 24, 1850
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us
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1879 William Lloyd Garrison died on May 24, 1879
American social activist, journalist and abolitionist, 1805-1879
I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.
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1881 Samuel Palmer died on May 24, 1881
English painter and etcher of visionary landscapes who was a disciple of William Blake. 1805-1881
Wise men make proverbs but fools repeat them
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1950 Archibald Wavell died on May 24, 1950
No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one.
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