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Birthdays occurring on October, 24

1632 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born on October 24, 1632
Dutch biologist, 1632-1723
M]y work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men.
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1788 Sarah J. Hale was born on October 24, 1788
American writer, 1788-1879
In this age of innovation, perhaps no experiment will have an influence more important on the character and happiness of our society than the granting to females the advantages of a systematic and thorough education.
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1830 Belva Lockwood was born on October 24, 1830
American attorney, 1830-1917
The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
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1882 Sybil Thorndike was born on October 24, 1882
It's only people who are hysterical who can play hysterical parts.
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1891 Brenda Ueland was born on October 24, 1891
American feminist and author 1891-1985
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
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Deaths occurring on October, 24

1852 Daniel Webster died on October 24, 1852
American statesman, senator and orator, 1782-1852
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
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1894 James Anthony Froude died on October 24, 1894
British historian, 1818-1894
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
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1921 Joseph Donohue died on October 24, 1921
What's worth doing is worth doing for money
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1945 Vidkun Quisling died on October 24, 1945
A Nordic union between Scandinavia and Great Britain, with the adherence of Finland and Holland, and in which Germany and eventually the British Dominions and America might later on be absorbed, would take away the sting of any communist combination and secure European civilization and peace for the foreseeable future.
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1948 Franz Lehar died on October 24, 1948
Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
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