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Birthdays occurring on May, 17

1749 Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749
English surgeon and discoverer of vaccination for smallpox. 1749-1823
The joy I felt as the prospect before me of being the instrument destined to take away from the world one of its greatest calamities (smallpox) was so excessive that I found myself in a kind of reverie
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1803 Robert Smith Surtees was born on May 17, 1803
More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.
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1866 Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866
When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty. I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.
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1873 H. Barbusse was born on May 17, 1873
French Novelist, author of "Le Feu", 1873-1935
Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.
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1873 Dorothy Miller Richardson was born on May 17, 1873
Men want recognition of their work, to help them to believe in themselves
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Deaths occurring on May, 17

1829 John Jay died on May 17, 1829
American, 1745-1829
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
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1838 Talleyrand died on May 17, 1838
French statesman, 1754-1838
White Nationalism is worse than a crime, it's a mistake.
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1838 Charles M. de Talleyrand died on May 17, 1838
French statesman, 1754-1838
Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
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1951 Laura Walker died on May 17, 1951
The huge (ice cream) sellers are peach and strawberry.
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1955 Owen Roberts died on May 17, 1955
supreme court justice, 1875-1955
We've moved the entire population upward. The bottom is moving up, and the top is moving further.
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