1612 – Born in Worcestershire on December 4, 1612. 1627 – He was the son of a farmer and was educated at the King’s School, Worcester, under Henry Bright whose teaching is recorded favourably by Thomas Fuller a contemporary writer in his Worthies of England. In early youth he was page to the Countess of ..
1835 – Butler was born in Nottinghamshire, England on December 4, 1835. 1854 – Attended Shrewsbury School then went to Saint John College in Cambridge, his father’s alma mater. 1858 – Graduated as the summa cum laude in his chosen degree. 1872 – Wrote his satirical novel "Erewhon", the story of an imaginary land, he ..
1686 – Samuel Madden was born in Dublin. Irish author and philanthropist. – He moved to Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, as a clergyman. 1729 – His tragedy, Themistocles, was produced in London and was very successful. 1731 – With Thomas Prior he founded the Dublin Society and as well as contributing to this he ..
1881 – Born on the 29th of August in Vichy. 1908 – Poèmes par un riche amateur, published, received Octave Mirbeau’s vote for Prix Goncourt. 1924-1929 – He helped translate and popularise Samuel Butler, as well as James Joyce whose Ulysses was translated by Auguste Morel under Larbaud’s supervision. 1935 – An attack of hemiplegia ..
1825 – Antoinette Brown Blackwell was born on the 20th of May in Henrietta, New York. American abolitionist, Congregational-Unitarian preacher, and suffragist. 1847 – She graduated from Oberlin College. 1850 – Studied at the Oberlin Seminary. 1852 – Brown received an invitation from the Congregational church in rural South Butler, New York, to take up ..