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September 28, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugh Home In Paris, Victor Hugo fans can get a Les Mis-fix by visiting the Maison de Victor Hugo, where the author lived from 1832 to 1848. The museum is free, and it's located in the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Paris. The apartment is now arranged to take you through Hugo's life and evoking his writings through furniture, objects and art works that belonged to him or were created by him. Don't leave without paying a visit to the Chinese art and artifacts in the Salon Chinois. Hugo designed the room for his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

For more information click here: Victor Hugo's Paris Home, or click here for books by Victor Hugo and here for French Literature.

On This Day:
  • Read a Child a Book You Like Day
  • William the Conqueror lands in England at Pevensey, 1066
  • John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is published, 1678
  • The antislavery pamphlet Walker's Appeal begins publication in Boston, 1829
  • Donati's Comet becomes the first comet successfully photographed, 1858
  • Toronto becomes capital of the province of Ontario, 1867
  • Eight Chicago White Sox players (later nicknamed the Black Sox) indicted for throwing the 1919 World Series, 1920
  • The Beatles' hit single Hey Jude goes to #1 and remains there for 9 weeks, 1968
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Today's Birthdays:

  • Confucius (551-479 BC), Chinese sage, philosopher and educator ("No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.")
  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Italian Baroque painter
  • Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870), French translator, historian, short story writer, and playwright (Carmen)
  • Friedrich Engels (1820-95), German social philosopher, most important associate of Karl Marx
  • Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897), English poet (Golden Treasury) and professor at Oxford
  • Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929), British dramatist (Judah)
  • Kate Douglas Wiggins (1856-1923), American author and educator (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • Al Capp (1909-1979), American cartoonist, best known for the satiric comic strip Li'l Abner
  • Edith Mary Pargeter - alias Ellis Peters - (1913-1995), murder mystery author and translator of Czech classics
  • Seymour Cray (1925-1996), inventor and pioneer in developing high-performance computer systems
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