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1862 – Born on the 27th of May in Yonkers, New York City. 1880-1883 – Went to Columbia University where he became editor of Columbia’s literary magazine and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines. 1883-1884 – After graduation in 1883, Bangs entered Columbia Law School but left in 1884 to become Associate Editor of ..

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1554 – Gosson was born in the month of April and was baptized on April 17, 1554. 1572 – Entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 1577 – Became an actor and playwright in London. 1579 – Gosson turned against the stage in a pamphlet he wrote, The School of Abuse, attacked to the immoral consequences of ..

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1903 – Lagin was born in Vitebsk on December 4, 1903. 1918 – Participated in the Civil War at the age of fifteen. 1937 – Lagin was best known for his book "Old man Hottabych". 1942 – Lagin was in action during World War II, serving on Black Sea Fleet and finishing the war with ..

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1807 – Born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire on June 22, 1807. 1824 – Attended Williams College, where he graduated first in his class. 1848 – He and his wife, whom he married in 1830, went on to serve as missionaries in Burma. 0riginal intention had been to translate the Bible into Burmese, but he ..

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1758 – Hamilton was born in Belfast on July 25, 1758. 1759 – Hamilton’s father died leaving their mother widow with three children. 1762 – Hamilton was sent to her paternal aunt in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Elizabeth was also an intellectually active girl. She had a taste for good literature and was widely read. 1788 – ..

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1815 – Yershov was born in Tobolsk on March 6, 1815. 1827-1831 – Studied in Tobolsk gymnasium, where he created a society for the Ethnographic study of Siberia. 1831-1836 – Studied philosophy at Saint Petersburg University. While studying, he wrote his masterpiece, a fairy tale, The Humpbacked Horse. Yershov returned to Tobolsk. In the year ..

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1973 – Max was born in Melbourne, Australia on March 18, 1973. 1999 – Max wrote Syrup while working in Hewlett-Packard as a marketer. He put an extra X in his name for Syrup because he thought it was a funny joke about marketing. 2003 – Max wrote Jennifer Government, his second novel, was published ..

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1780 – Hone was born in Somerset, England on June 3, 1780. 1800 – Hone was married and started a book and print shop in Lambeth Walk. 1811 – Hone was employed as auctioneer by the booksellers and had an office in Ivy Lane. 1815 – Started the Traveller Newspaper and tried to save Eliza ..

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1809 – Giusti was born in Monsummano on May 12, 1809. 1821 – At the age of twelve, he was sent to school at Florence and afterwards to Pistoia and Lucca, during this he wrote his first verse. 1826 – Studied law at Pisa. His experience was a key to make his satire writings. 1834 ..

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1948 – Clarke was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand on the 29th of July. 1970 – Clarke first became known during the mid-to-late 1970s for portraying a laconic farmer called Fred Dagg on stage, film and television. Gumboot and singlet-clad, Dagg was supposedly attended by numerous associates all named ‘Trev’. Clarke also recorded a ..

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