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Birthdays occurring on August, 26

1451 Christopher Columbus was born on August 26, 1451
Italian born Spanish navigator and adventurer. 1451-1506
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
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1743 Antoine Lavoisier was born on August 26, 1743
French chemist regarded as the father of modern chemistry. 1743-1794
A man cannot live more than 24 hours unless he has at least three cubic meters of air that is being constantly replaced.
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1850 Charles Richet was born on August 26, 1850
French physiologist, discover of and coiner of the term anaphylaxis. Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1913. 1850-1935
I never said it was possible. I only said it was true.
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1873 Lee De Forest was born on August 26, 1873
American electrical engineer and inventor of the Audion vacuum tube. 1873-1961
You have debased my child You have made him a laughingstock of intelligence a stench in the nostrils of the gods of the ionosphere.
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Deaths occurring on August, 26

1874 Zona Gale was born on August 26, 1874
The world consists almost exclusively of people who are one sort and who behave like another sort
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1974 Charles Lindbergh died on August 26, 1974
American aviator remembered for the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris, in 1927. 1902-1974
I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.
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1975 Haile Selassie died on August 26, 1975
Ethiopian statesman and emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, 1892-1975
It is much easier to show compassions to animals. They are never wicked.
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1976 Lotte Lehmann died on August 26, 1976
The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world.
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1978 Charles Boyer died on August 26, 1978
French stage and motion picture actor known as the prototypical suave Gallic lover. 1889-1978
A Frenchwoman, when double-crossed, will kill her rival; the Italian woman would rather kill her deceitful lover; the Englishwoman simply breaks off relations-but they all will console themselves with another man.
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1979 Mika Waltari died on August 26, 1979
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
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