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Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1923 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Teacher


1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggin, born on the 28th of September in Philadelphia. She was an American children's author and educator.

1878 - She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in (the "Silver Street Free Kindergarten").

1880 - With her sister, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers.

1887 - 1903 - She was also a writer of children's books, the best known being The Birds' Christmas Carol and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

1923 - Died at Harrow, Middlesex, England on the 24th of August.


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