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May 30, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Eugene O'Neill's Monte Cristo

Eugene O'Neill Monte Cristo Cottage, New London, Conn., is the boyhood summer home of Nobel prize playwright Eugene O'Neill. The 1840’s cottage is named in honor of his father, the actor James O’Neill and his most popular role as Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo. The Cottage is the setting for two of O’Neill’s most notable works, Long Days Journey Into Night and Ah, Wilderness!. Currently the Cottage operates as a museum featuring a permanent exhibition on the life and works of Eugene O’Neill and an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia.

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On This Day:
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post becomes the first daily newspaper published in the US, 1783
  • Joan of Arc (the Maid of Orleans), found guilty of heresy, is burned at the stake in Rouen, France at the age of 19, 1431
  • King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, lady-in-waiting to his first two wives, 1536
  • Rideau Canal, Canada, officially opens to traffic; 47 locks linking Ottawa River with Lake Ontario, 1832
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  • Guadalupe "Pita" Amor (1918-2000), Mexican poet
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