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1659 – Dunton was born at Graffham, Huntingdonshire on May, 4 1659. 1674 – Dunton at the age of fifteen, he became an apprentice to Thomas Parkhurst, a bookseller. 1688 – Dunton was appointed as the treasurer of the Whig apprentices, became a bookseller at The Sign of the Raven. He married Elizabeth Annesley. Elizabeth ..

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1880 – Born on the 13th of October in Odessa (known today as Ukraine). 1895 – At the age of fifteen, he ran away and lived with his aunt in Saint Petersburg. 1902 – Served the Army for two years and given a job as a customs officer in the village of Novosiltsy. 1904 – ..

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1959 – Elton was born in Catford, London on May 3, 1959. 1979 – Elton studied at Godalming Grammar School and the University of Manchester. 1980 – After leaving the university, Elton became a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. 1981 – Elton joined Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson at the Comedy Store in London. He ..

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1936 – Guberman was born in Moscow on July 7, 1936. 1958 – Obtained his diploma with a degree in Electrical Engineer. 1959 – Guberman was able to meet Alexander Ginzburg. He wrote popular science books, but he gradually became active as a dissident poet. 1979 – Arrested and sentenced to five years of Labor ..

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1873 – Domanovic was born in a village Ovsiste on February 4, 1873. 1890-1894 – Domanovic studied at the history and philology department of the Great School in Belgrade. He read some of his first works to the members of a student organization Pobratimstvo. He published his first work, a short story "Na meseèini" ("In ..

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1939 – Fortune was born in Bristol on June 30, 1939. 1955 – Fortune was educated at King’s College in Cambridge where he was to met and formed a lasting friendship with John Bird. 1962 – Fortune contributed some of his writings to Peter Cook’s Establishment Club team, which included Eleanor Bron and John Bird. ..

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1905 – Kharms was born in Saint Petersburg on December 30, 1905.   1924 – Entered Leningrad Electrotechnicum, but eventually expelled for lack of interest in social activities. After his expulsion, he devoted himself entirely to literature.   1927 – Invited to be a member of the newly formed Association of Writers of Children’s Literature. ..

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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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