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'The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw'

'The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures'

'Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking'

Born in Penzance, Cornwall
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/davy_humphrey.shtm The BBC page on Davy
http://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/ The Humphrey Davy school in Cornwall

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I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. - Stephen Hawking
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Luther Posts His 95 Theses - 1517, Sherlock Holmes 1st Published - 1892, The Worcesters Charge at Ypres - 1914, Official end of the Battle of Britain - 1940, Huddersfield Factory Fire - 1941, Zebra Crossing Introduced - 1951
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