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August 14: Russell Baker

Russell Baker (1925) It was on this date, August 14, 1925, that US journalist, humorist and biographer Russell Baker was born in Loudon County, Virginia. His father died early on and his hard-working mother reared him and his sisters during

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February 20: Robert Altman

Though educated in Catholic schools, and pressed to serve in Korea, “it’s worth noting that by the age of 20 [Altman] had resisted two of the most powerful institutions – church and army, both. He is an atheist.”

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January 9: Simone de Beauvoir

“I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe,” De Beauvoir said.

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