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1906 – Dwight Macdonald, born on the 24th of March in New York City. He was an American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical. 1928 – He was an associate editor at Luce’s ambitious Fortune, an ironic position for Macdonald and his Marxist principles. 1934 – Married Nancy Gardiner Rodman, sister of Selden ..

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1819 – Born n the 22nd of February in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1775 – His great-grandfather, Robert Trail, had returned to Britain on the outbreak of hostilities. 1838 – He graduated from Harvard University, after an undistinguished academic career. 1840 – He became engaged to Maria White in the autumn, and the next twelve years of ..

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English essayist, novelist, and Christian apologist. 1898 – Born on the 29th of November in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 1917-1918 – Served the British Army. 1919 – Discharged from the army Jack Lewis returned to Oxford to resume his regular studies. 1924 – Graduated at Oxford and Lewis subsequently took up a position on the faculty. ..

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1849 –  Emma Lazarus, born in New York City on the 22nd of July to Moses and Esther Nathan Lazarus, she grew up around New York’s vibrant Union Square. 1866 – When She was seventeen, his father privately published her first book, Poems and Translations Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Seventeen. 1868 –  ..

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1775 – He was born on the 10th day of February this year in London. He studied at Christ’s Hospital where he formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. When he was twenty years old, Lamb suffered a period of insanity.   1796 – He contributed four sonnets to Coleridge’s Poems on Various Subjects. ..

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