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Birthdays occurring on February, 17


1866 David F. Houston was born on February 17, 1866
American , 1866-1940
One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
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1874 Thomas J. Watson was born on February 17, 1874
American entrepreneur and founder of IBM , 1874-1956
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
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1879 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on February 17, 1879
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary
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1888 Ronald Knox was born on February 17, 1888
English writer and theologian, 1888-1957
A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
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Deaths occurring on February, 17

1902 Marian Anderson was born on February 17, 1902
American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time. 1902-1993
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
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1913 Joaquin Miller died on February 17, 1913
American poet and journalist, his best work conveys a sense of the majesty and excitement of the Old West, 1841-1913
'Tis midnight now. The bend and broken moon, batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven.
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1919 Wilfrid Laurier died on February 17, 1919
I don't think the girls will have any problem keeping their motivation and focus, ... You always want to finish as high as possible in any tournament, whether it is on the medal side or for placement.
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1935 Arthur Somers Roche died on February 17, 1935
Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
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1966 Hans Hofmann died on February 17, 1966
German painter, one of the most influential art teachers of the 20th century. 1880-1966
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
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1970 Alfred Newman died on February 17, 1970
It is believed the fire started because a candle was knocked over by shack dwellers who were partying.
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