Description of the book:
primary purpose of this book is to provide a convenient place for you to
write down the birthdays of family and friends
you want to remember from year to
year, along with such information as their mailing addresses,
phone numbers, email addresses, and year of birth. Special events, such
as anniversaries, could also be recorded. Each day of the year has its
own, individual page.
bottom portion of each page (almost half) is left completely blank for
ample space and flexibility for you to write in the needed information
you want to remember.
for birthday information about family and friends, for each day of the
year the name of a notable, historical American with the same
birthday is given in the top portion of each page, along with a
corresponding, black-and-white image (if available) and quote(s) from that person. In
general, the quotes chosen are primarily positive, motivational, and/or
thought provoking. The notables included feature a variety of
occupations. You will notice that some important, notable, historical
Americans are not included, and many times this is due to some notables
having the same birthday. For example, all U. S. presidents are
included, and they often take the place of other notables that otherwise
would have been included, e.g., Stephen A. Douglas. The exact birthday
of some notables are not known, and, therefore, those notables are not
included, for example, Frederick Douglass. All notables included are
deceased, except for a very few, such as a few Presidents and Supreme
Court Justices. Some other potential notables, such as athletes and
entertainers are not included. Of course (!), there will be differences
of opinion as to the choice of “Notables,” so spaces are provided for
each day for you to write in the birthdays yourself from your own
sources of those persons you consider to be Notables.
Just as Tip
O’Neill, Speaker of the U. S.
House of Representatives, said
can't tell a story in a sound bite,”
you can’t really know a notable by the short quotes given in this book.
So, you are strongly encouraged to
learn more about the historical notables listed throughout this book by
looking them up on the Internet. Some of the notables and quotes may be controversial. So,
you may agree with some quotes, while you may disagree with others.
However, the quotes do come from men and women who have had some part
in shaping our society, and the ideas presented may stimulate some
reactions, additional thoughts, and even actions.
An Index of the
Names of Notables with their dates of birth is provided at the back of
standard, “perfect bound,” paperback version of this book is available
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