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American politician, Benjamin Franklin (1706- 17/4/1790): “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

Novelist Anne Bronte (1820 – 28/5/1849): “But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.”

Novelist Ronald Firbank (1886-1926): “The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.”

Other birthdays today include: Al Capone, William Stafford, Eartha Kitt, Vidal Sassoon, Muhammad Ali, Jim Carrey and Michelle Obama.

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