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September 14, 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:
  • Italian poet Dante Alighieri, age 56, dies today (or yesterday, exact day remains unknown) of malaria in Ravenna, shortly after finishing Paradiso, 1321
  • Dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled by scarf tangled in rear axle of sports car in Nice, 1927
  • United Nations headquarters groundbreaking in New York City, 1949
  • Writer John Gardner, age 49, dies in motorcycle crash in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, 1982
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  • Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), American nurse, writer, birth control activist
  • Michel Marie Francois Butor (b. 1926), French writer, critic
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