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1962 – David Foster Wallace, born on the 21st of February in Ithaca, New York to James Donald Wallace and Sally Foster Wallace. He is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. 1985 – He graduated, summa cum laude, and his philosophy senior thesis on modal logic was awarded the Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize. ..

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1925 – Born on October 3rd in West Point, New York. 1943-1946 – Served the United States Army as an Army Reserve.          – Wrote the novels Williwaw, The City and the Pillar, Julian, Washington, D.C., Myra Breckenridge, Burr, 1876, Creation, Lincoln, Empire, Hollywood, Live from Golgotha, The Smithsonian Institution and The Golden Age. ..

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1936 – He was born on the 28th day of March this year in Arequipa. He spent his childhood with his mother in Cochabamba, Bolivia, obtaining his early education at the local Colegio La Salle. During the government of José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, his grandfather obtained an important political post in the Peruvian city ..

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1896 – Born on April 16th in Moinesti, Bacau, Romania. Romanian-born French poet and essayist known mainly as a founder of Dada, a nihilistic revolutionary movement in the arts. 1916-1924 – He wrote: La Premiére Aventure cèleste de Monsieur Antipyrine ("The First Heavenly Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine") and Vingt-cinq poémes ("Twenty-Five Poems") – and the ..

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1817 – He was born David Henry Thoreau on the 12th day of July this year in Concord, Massachusetts.   1833 – Between this year and year 1837, he studied at Harvard University. He lived in Hollis Hall and took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics and science.   1835 – During a leave of ..

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1861 – He was born on the 7th day of May this year in Kolkata, India.   1877 – Tagore first wrote poems at age eight. He published his first substantial poetry under the pseudonym Bhanushingho ("Sun Lion") in this year. He also arose to notability when he composed several works, including a long poem ..

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