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Birthdays occurring on August, 9

1593 Izaak Walton was born on August 9, 1593
English man of letters 1593-1683
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
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1809 William Barrett Travis was born on August 9, 1809
American lawyer, soldier and army officer ,Commanding Officer of The Alamo 1809-1836
[If this call is neglected] I am determined to sustain myself for as long as possible, and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country.
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1896 Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896
Swiss psychologist and pioneer in the study of child intelligence, 1896-1980
The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers
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1899 Armand Salacrou was born on August 9, 1899
Economy is a way of spending money without getting any pleasure out of it
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Deaths occurring on August, 9

1922 Philip Larkin was born on August 9, 1922
English poet, 1922-1985
You can't put off being young until you retire.
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1967 Joe Orton died on August 9, 1967
British playwright noted for his outrageous and macabre farces. 1933-1967
The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste
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1969 Sharon Tate died on August 9, 1969
I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It's silly. On TV, the children can watch people murdering each other, which is a very unnatural thing, but they can't watch two people in the very natural process of making love. Now, really, that doesn't make any sense, does it?
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1978 James Gould Cozzens died on August 9, 1978
A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
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1985 Anne Birch died on August 9, 1985
It's hands-on. They know they're helping the lagoon and they can do it easily.
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1995 Jerry Garcia died on August 9, 1995
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone
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