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1653 – Oldham was born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire on August 9, 1653.   1674 – Oldham received his B.A. degree from the University of Oxford. Became an usher at Croyden School, where the Earl of Rochester visited him to complimeny him on his poetry.   1678 – Oldham was best known for his works: ..

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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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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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1938 – Coren was born in London on June 27, 1938. 1958 – Attended Wadham College, Oxford, Yale University and University of California, Berkeley. 1978-1987 – Coren was editor of Punch for ten years. 1987-1989 – Became editor of The Listener for ..

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1928 – Sharpe was born in London on March 30, 1928. 1948 – Educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. 1951 – Sharpe finish his National Service in the Marines before going to South Africa, where he did some social work and teaching in Natal. 1957-1961 – Sharpe had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg. ..

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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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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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1935 – Donaldson was born in Sunningdale, Berkshire on January 4, 1935. He was the son of a shipping magnate. 1955 – Donaldson was educated at Winchester College and during his national service he met Julian Mitchell, who later introduced him to art galleries. He became an orphan while taking up English Studies at Magdalene ..

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1775 – James Smith was born in London on February 10, 1775. 1795 – Smith was educated at Chigwell School. 1812 – James and his brother Horace produces a literary parody connected to the Drury Lane that was burnt down by fire, which is titled "The Rejected Addresses". He was reputed one of the best ..

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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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