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NB: I somehow missed birthday quotes for 7th Jan – these are added to the page for January 6th!

(quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

Born 1810, (died July 29th, 1856) composer Robert Schumann: “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”

Physicist, thinker, educator and author, Stephen Hawking (born 1942): “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

Born in 1947, (with his recent death announced on January 11th), the multi-talented artist, actor & musician David Bowie: “There may be progress in technology, but there’s no ethical progress whatsoever.” also “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” and finally, “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.”

The BBC news website has many articles in memory of David Bowie, including his life in pictures.

More facts about 8th January at wiki.

[page updated 12th January, 2016]

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