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September 30, 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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  • Independence Day in Botswana
  • Edmund Spenser is appointed Sheriff of Cork, 1598
  • Mozart's final opera The Magic Flute premiers in Vienna, 1791
  • Dr. William Morton uses ether as anesthetic for the first time, to extract a tooth, 1846
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs novel - Tarzan and the Ant Men - is published, 1924
  • James Dean is killed in an auto collision at age 24, 1955
  • 1,400 draft cards are burned in anti-Vietnam war protest, Puerto Rico, 1970
  • Mordechai Vanunu is kidnapped by Israeli secret police in Rome, 1986
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