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April 21, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Ian Fleming's Villa

TheMount Ian Fleming's beloved Jamaican home where he wrote 14 of his famous 007 novels. What Fleming loved most about Goldeneye was the out of doors, nature, the sounds and colors, the peace and drama of living by the sea. He delighted in "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."

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Today's Birthdays:

  • Birthday of Rome, Italy (traditionally thought to be in 753 BC)
  • Alexander Anderson (1775-1870), known as the first American wood engraver and illustrator (The Looking-Glass for the Mind)
  • Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852), German educator, author (established the first kintergarten and promoted educational toys)
  • Fredrik Bajer (Denmark 1837-1922), 1908 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (International Peace Bureau)
  • John Muir (1838-1914), American naturalist, explorer, conservationist, author (The Mountains of California; Our National Parks; The Yosemite)
  • Elizabeth Windsor II (Alexandra Mary), (b. 1926), Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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