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1709 – He was born on the 18th day of September this year in Market Square Lichfield, England.   1728 – A few weeks after he turned nineteen, he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, as a fellow-commoner. After thirteen months, however, poverty forced him to leave Oxford without taking a degree and he returned to Lichfield. ..

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1783 – He was born on the 3rd day of April this year in New York City.   1815 – He left for Europe.   1819 – He published The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, which includes his best-known stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle”.   1828 – He wrote The ..

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1902 – Born on February 1st in Joplin, Missouri. An American poet of Harlem Renaissance. 1921 – He attended Columbia University. 1926-1927 – He wrote The Weary Blues and Fine Clothes to the Jew. 1929 – Received his AB degree from Lincoln University Pennsylvania. 1930-1956 – Wrote Not Without Laughter, The Ways of White Folks, ..

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1929 – Richard Howard, born on the 13th of October in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a distinguished American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator. 1951 – 1952 – A graduate of Columbia University with B.A and M.A. 1952 – 1953 – After reading French letters at the Sorbonne, he had a brief early career ..

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