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September 22, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Joel Chandler Harris Home

Joel Chandler Harris The Atlanta, Georgia, home of author, journalist amd folklorist Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 until his death in 1908. More commonly known as the Wren's Nest, today it is the oldest house museum in Atlanta. Largely unchanged since Harris's death, the historic home contains the original Harris furnishings as well as the original paint colors. It is an excellent and rare example of the early Victorian Queen Anne style in the Atlanta area

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On This Day:
  • President Abraham Lincoln issues Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the midst of the Civil War, announcing that all slaves would be free if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by the new year, 1862
  • "National Ice Cream Cone Day" in U.S., celebrating the day Italo Marchiony files a patent for an edible cup to hold his homemade ice cream, 1903
  • Maiden voyage of the Hospital ship 'SS Hope", world’s first peace time hospital ship, sets sail from San Francisco to Indonesia and Vietnam, 1960
  • Huntington Library in San Marino, California, announces giving open access to facsimiles of the Dead Sea Scrolls to all scholars (prior to making them pubic), 1991
  • On this day, Elton John releases to the U.S his re-written tribute single, "Candle in the Wind 1997"; John publicly performed this version only once, in Westminster Abbey on 6 September 1997 at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales
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  • Michael Faraday (1791-1867), English, experimental chemist and physicist
  • Alice Meynell (1847-1922), British poet, essayist and editor of "Merry England"
  • Denjiro Kotoku - aka "Shusui" - (1871-1911), Japanese writer and journalist, hanged along with 11 others for alleged plot on Emperor's life
  • Erich von Stroheim (1885-1957), Austrian film actor and director
  • David Riesman (1909-2002), American sociologist (The Lonely Crowd)
  • Irving Feldman (b. 1928), American poet (Beautiful False Things, All of Us Here, Leaping Clear, The Pripet Marshes)
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