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Birthdays occurring on August, 29

1619 Jean Baptiste Colbert was born on August 29, 1619
French economist and minister of Finance under King Louis XIV of France. 1619-1683
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing
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1632 John Locke was born on August 29, 1632
English philosopher who made great contributions in studies of politics, government and psychology. 1632-1704
The great question (about power) is who should have it
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1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born on August 29, 1809
American physician, poet, writer, humorist and professor at Harvard, 1809-1894
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding
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1862 Maurice Maeterlinck was born on August 29, 1862
Belgian Symbolist poet, playwright and essayist. 1862-1949
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
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1876 Charles F. Kettering was born on August 29, 1876
American engineer, inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
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Deaths occurring on August, 29

1625 John Fletcher died on August 29, 1625
English Jacobean dramatist. 1579-1625
He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts.
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1877 Brigham Young died on August 29, 1877
American religious leader, 2nd president of the Mormon church, and colonizer who significantly influenced the development of the American West. 1801-1877
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
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1960 Vicki Baum died on August 29, 1960
Austrian born American novelist. 1888-1960
To be a Jew is a destiny
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1981 Lowell Thomas died on August 29, 1981
Separately there was only wind, water, sail, and hull, but at my hand the four had been given purpose and direction.
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1982 Ingrid Bergman died on August 29, 1982
Swedish born American film and stage actress, 1915-1982
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get
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