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December 25, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Hans Christian Andersen Boyhood Home

Hans Christian Andersen Home In 1807 when he was two the Andersen family moved into what he would describe as his childhood home in Odense on the island of Funen in Denmark. Hans Christian Andersen and his family would go on to live here from 1807-1819. This tiny house was shared by 3 families (12 people). The house was crowded beyond belief and there was a complete lack of privacy. It is believed that this complete lack of privacy helped to develop his unique imagination and love of stories as he escaped into the privacy of his mind.

For more information click here: H.C. Andersen Museum, or click here for books by Hans Christian Andersen and here for Children's Fairy Tales.

On This Day:
  • First recorded celebration of Christmas, in a Roman almanac, 0336
  • William the Conqueror was crowned King William I of England at Westminster Abbey, 1066
  • First Nativity scene (crèche) is assembled by St Francis of Assisi in Greccio, Italy, 1223
  • Sir Edmond Halley's prediction is proven correct with the comet's return, 1758
  • Jupiter Hammon becomes first published black writer in America, (An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly), 1760
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  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, philosopher and alchemist, (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica)
  • Rebecca West [Cicely Isabel Fairfield] (1892-1983), English author, literary critic, journalist and feminist
  • Robert L Ripley (1893-1950), American cartoonist and writer, (Believe It or Not)
  • Raphael Soyer (b. Russia, 1899-1987), American painter, (Office Workers, The Old Worker, Employment Agency)
  • Noëlle de Mosa (b.1915), Dutch/British dancer and teacher (Jooss Ballet company)
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