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Birthdays occurring on August, 18

1807 Charles Francis Adams was born on August 18, 1807
In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
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1834 Marshall Field was born on August 18, 1834
American department-store owner whose pioneering activities in retail merchandising were continued and extended into publishing by successive generations of his family. 1834-1906
Things to remember: 1) The worth of character; 2) The improvement of talent; 3) The influence of example; 4) The joy of origination; 5) The dignity of simplicity; 6) The success of perseverance.
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1841 Robert Buchanan was born on August 18, 1841
I think Wal-Mart would be best advised to take care of its existing customers as opposed to reaching up and trying to curry the favor of a more affluent customer.
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1917 Caspar Weinberger was born on August 18, 1917
called Peter Wallison -- Told him Colin Powell had only minimum involvement on Iran.
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1922 Shelley Winters was born on August 18, 1922
Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.
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Deaths occurring on August, 18

1803 James Beattie died on August 18, 1803
Scottish poet, essayist and philosopher, 1735-1803
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
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1850 Honore de Balzac died on August 18, 1850
French novelist He developed the realistic novel describing French society in Comedie Humaine (1841). 1799-1850
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
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1961 Learned Hand died on August 18, 1961
With the courage which only comes of justified self-confidence, he dared to rest his case upon its strongest point, and so avoided that appearance of weakness and uncertainty which comes of a clutter of arguments. Few lawyers are willing to do this; it is the mark of the most distinguished talent.
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1963 Clifford Odets died on August 18, 1963
Life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills.
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1977 Jim Sheppard died on August 18, 1977
I have three cell phones and one land line in my house. For my work, every employee carries a cell phone and a personal cell phone.
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