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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:03 AM   #11

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--24 MARCH --

1471 - Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
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1657 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician is born (d. 1725)
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1703 - Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer is born
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1830 - Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet is born (d. 1889)
Robert_Hamerling Robert_Hamerling

1834 - William Morris, England, designer, craftsman, poet and socialist
William_Morris William_Morris

1848 - Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
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1850 - Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher is born (d. 1935)
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1882 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
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I Martius am! Once first, and now the third!
To lead the Year was my appointed place;
A mortal dispossed me by a word,
And set there Janus with the double face.
Hence I make war on all the human race;
I shake the cities with my hurricanes;
I flood the rivers and their banks efface,
And drown the farms and hamlets with my rains.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) – The Poet’s Calendar

1888 - Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
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1891 - John Knittel, writer is born
John_Knittel John_Knittel

1896 - Gianna Manzini, writer is born.
Gianna_Manzini Gianna_Manzini

1903 - Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer is born. (Observer of Life)
Malcolm_Muggeridge Malcolm_Muggeridge

1905 - Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer is born. (Unfindable Country)

1905 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat is born. (d. 2007)
Pura Santillan-Castrence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1909 - John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
John_Millington_Synge John_Millington_Synge

1907 - Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya. Her Life and Work by Bella Hirshorn. Introduction by Nina Christesen

1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind) is born.
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1921 - Wilson Harris, Guayanese author is born.
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1927 - Martin Walser, writer is born.
Martin_Walser Martin_Walser

1935 - Peter Bichsel, writer is born.
Peter_Bichsel Peter_Bichsel

1955 - Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

1979 - Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53.
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--24 MARCH --
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-- 25 MARCH --

1561 - Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
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1594 - Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer is born.
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1625 - Giambattista Marini, Italian poet is born. (b. 1569)
Giambattista_Marino Giambattista_Marino

1643 - Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680) is born.
Louis Moréri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1661 - Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725) is born.
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1808 - Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes) is born.
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1881 - Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!) is born.

1880 - Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
Ludmilla_Assing Ludmilla_Assing

1881 - Mary Gladys Webb, English writer is born. (d. 1927)
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1899 - Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate) is born.
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1899 - Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men) is born.
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1914 - Marthe Robert, essayist/translator is born.
Obituary: Marthe Robert - Obituaries, News - The Independent

1914 - Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies
Frédéric Mistral - Biography

1937 - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
John Drinkwater (playwright) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1942 - Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer is born.
Richard O'Brien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1954 - Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)

1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.
Howl Howl

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1969 - Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
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1980 - James Wright, American poet dies. (b. 1927)
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It was on this day in 1811, exactly 200 years ago, that 18-year-old Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University because he refused to deny authorship of a pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism.

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One of his most famous works


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands strech far away.

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Ozymandias aka Ramesses II - the great adn the statue that is supposed to have inspired Shelley
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-- 26 MARCH --

1484 - William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1819 - Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist is born.
1830 - Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer is born.
1833 - Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist is born.
1874 - Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken) is born.
1880 - Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
1904 - Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image, The Masks of Gods 4 vol., myths to Live By. ) is born.
1908 - Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I) is born.
1923 - Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius) is born.
1929 - Katharine Lee Bates, American poet dies. (b. 1859)
1930 - Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man) is born.
1959 - Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71.
1969 - Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
1963 - Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer is born.
1973 - Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73.

1976 - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer dies. (b. 1895)

1979 - Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63.
1982 - Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91.

1992 - Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist dies. (b. 1937)
1996 - Thomas Wakefield, writer, dies at 60.
-- 26 MARCH --
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-- 27 MARCH --

in 1472 - Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37.
in 1714 - Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80.
in 1746 - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet is born. (d. 1767) is born.
in 1797 - Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton) is born.
in 1810 – A. Glabbrenner, writer is born.

in 1883 - Marie Under, Estonian author and poet is born. (d. 1980).
in 1889 - Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat is born.
in 1908 - Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book) is born.
in 1923 - Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death) is born.
in 1920 - Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26.

in 1923 - Shusaku Endo, writer is born.
in 1935 - Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer is born.
in 1955 - Patrick McCabe, novelist is born.
in 1969 - Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer isborn.
in 1995 - Albert Drach, writer, dies.
in 2003 - Paul Zindel, American writer dies. (b. 1936)
in 2006 - Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener dies. (b. 1925)

in 2006 - Stanisław Lem, Polish writer dies. (b. 1921)
-- 27 MARCH --
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