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September 4, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Roald Dahl Home

Roald Dahl Home Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. He moved to Gipsy Cottage, in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, in 1954 and wrote most of his books there. His gypsy wagon in the garden of his house is where he wrote the book Danny, the Champion of the World in 1975. While the house is still occupied by his widow it is occasionally open to the public and there is a Roald Dahl Museum nearby.

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On This Day:
  • Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula (The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on the River Porciúncula) by a group of 44 Spanish settlers, 1781
  • George Eastman registers trademark Kodak, and receives patent for his camera which uses roll film, 1888
  • Georges Simenon (b. 1903), Belgian author, and Ronald Syme (b. 1903), New Zealand-born classicist and historian, die on this day, 1989
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  • Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891), First Lady of the United States
  • Kirby Rollin (1875-1952), American political cartoonist, Pulitzer prize-winning author
  • Cyril Hare (Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark, 1900-1958), British mystery writer, lawyer, and country court judge in Surrey
  • Richard (Nathaniel) Wright (1908-1960), American novelist, short story writer
  • Dawn Fraser (b. 1937), Australian Olympic swimmer
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