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October 24, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables

TheMount The House of the Seven Gables was built by a Salem sea captain and merchant named John Turner in 1668 and occupied by three generations of the Turner family before being sold to Captain Samuel Ingersoll in 1782. An active captain during the Great Age of Sail, Ingersoll died at sea leaving the property to his daughter Susanna, a cousin of famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne's visits to his cousin's home are credited with inspiring the setting and title of his 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace is now on the same grounds.

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On This Day:
  • Eustache Martin, first French child born in North America, is baptized, 1621; born to Marguerite Langlois and Abraham Martin (the farmer who gave his name to the "Plains of Abraham" in Québec City)
  • Langston Hughes' play "Mulatto" opens on Broadway, 1935
  • United Nations Day, remembering the day the UN charter took effect in 1945
  • Deep Space 1 (DS1), a spacecraft of the NASA New Millennium Program, is launched, 1998
  • International Day of Climate Action, a day of political action to address global warming, holding over 5,200 synchronized demonstrations occurring in 181 countries, 2009
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Today's Birthdays:

  • Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), Dutch microscopy pioneer and naturalist
  • Belva Bennett Lockwood (1830-1917), American feminist, lawyer, first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Alexandra David-Neel (1868–1969), French feminist, Tibet explorer, and Sanskrit grammarian
  • Moss Hart (1904-1961), American playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner for You Can't Take It With You
  • John Tuzo Wilson 1908-1993, Canadian geologist and geophysicist, proved definitively the phenomenon of continental drift and seafloor spreading
  • Denise Levertov (1923-1997), British-born American poet, poet editor for The Nation and Mother Jones
  • Paula Gunn Allen (b. 1939), native American scholar, poet, novelist, critic
  • Yanda Nossiter (b. 1976), Australian Olympic canoeist
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