1942 – Jack White, born this year. He was a veteran Rhode Island journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of President Richard Nixon’s underpayment of income taxes. 1969 – He began his career at the Newport Daily News. 1970 – 1971 – His Pulitzer-winning scoop almost didn’t happen. Working off a tip ..
1873 – Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the 12th of March. 1895 – He earned degrees from University of Michigan. 1900 – He wrote adventure travel books. 1922 – He and his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Grant White wrote numerous books they claimed were received through channelling with spirits. 1946 – Died in Hillsborough, California ..
1963 – Rachel Whiteread was born in London. 1982-1987 – She studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic and sculpture at the Slade School of Art, University College, London. 1988 – Whiteread’s first solo exhibition was held at the Carlyle Gallery, London. 1990 – The first monumental sculpture that brought her recognition was Ghost, a plaster cast ..
1907 – Born on June 2nd in Boston, Massachusetts. American writer who explored the aspirations and conflicts of middle-class African Americans in many of her works and was one of the last surviving members of the prominent group of black artists, writers, and musicians who flourished in New York City’s Harlem district during the Harlem ..
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1931 – Franklin Birkinshaw or Fay Weldon, born on the 22nd of September in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England. She is a British novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist whose work has been associated with feminism. 1945 – At the age of 14, after her parents’ divorce, moved to England with her mother and her sister ..
US educator pioneer of black education in US 1956 – Born into slavery in 1856, yet rose up to become the 1st president of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) from 1881 until his death in 1915. Stressed vocational development of blacks rather than direct political agitation toward civil rights. Believed that economic ..
1858 – Born on August 2nd in Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. English author of lyrical and political verse, with a special gift for occasional poems. 1880 – His first collection, The Prince’s Quest, appeared and wrote prolifically. 1890-1892 – Watson’s ‘Wordsworth’s Grave’, his ‘Lachrymae Musarum’ (on the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the poet laureate), ..
1593 – Born on August 9th in Stafford, Staffordshire, England. English writer, author of The Compleat Angler. 1614 – He had a shop in Fleet Street, two doors west of Chancery Lane. Here, in the parish of St. Dunstan’s, he gained the friendship of John Donne, then vicar of that church. 1626 – His first ..