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Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, Anglicized as Juvenal, was a Roman satiric poet. 60 – Juvenal was born at Aquinum. Juvenal was the son or ward of a wealthy freedman; he practiced declamation until middle age. Made his first essay in satire by writing the lines on Paris, the actor and favorite of Domitian, now found in ..

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1873 – Jarry was born in Laval, Mayenne on September 8, 1873. 1888 – Jarry wrote "Ubu Roi" which he collaborated with his classmate at the Lycee of Rennes to ridicule their pompous teacher. 1890 – Passed his baccalaureat and went to Paris to prepare for admission at the Ecole Normale Superieure. Unable to passed ..

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1530 – Ivan was born in Moscow on August 25, 1530. 1533 – Ivan’s father died and he formally came to the throne at the age of three but his mother acted as regent. 1544 – Ivan assumed power with experiences like being neglected and offended by the mighty boyars from the Shuisky and Belsky ..

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1894 – Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey, England on July 26, 1894. 1908 – Huxley began his learning in his father’s well-equipped botanical laboratory, then continued in a school named Hillside. His teacher was his mother who supervised him for several years until she became terminally ill. After Hillside, he was educated at ..

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1923 – Heller was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 1, 1923. 1941 – After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School, Heller joined the Twelfth Air Force. He was stationed in Corsica, where he flew 60 combat missions as a B-25 bombardier. 1949-1961 – Heller received his M.A. from Columbia University. He was a ..

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1883 – Hasek was born in Prague on April 30, 1883. 1896 – At the age of thirteen, his father died. 1898 – Addicted to drugs at the age of fifteen. 1903 – Graduated from business school. He worked as a bank officer but preferred the liberated profession of a writer and journalist. 1906 – ..

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1608 – Elizabeth Hall was born in February, daughter of Dr. John Hall and Susanna Hall, first granddaughter of William Shakespeare. She was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford on February 21, 1608. 1629 – Elizabeth married Thomas Nash on April 22, 1629. They were married for just six years when in 1635 Thomas ..

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1685 – Gay was born in Barnstaple, England on June 30, 1685. 1714 – Gay wrote The Shepherd’s Week, a series of six pastorals drawn from English rustic life. Pope had urged him to undertake this task in order to ridicule the Arcadian pastorals of Ambrose Philips, who had been praised by The Guardian (1713), ..

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