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April 21, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Henry James

Henry James House Lamb House is an 18th-century house situated in Rye, East Sussex, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. The American novelist Henry James discovered Rye and Lamb House quite by chance whilst visiting an architect friend. He was enchanted by the house and delighted when the chance came to lease it in 1897 and purchase it two years later. James wrote three of his novels here, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. He wrote in the garden room, a self-contained building next to the house built in 1743 as a separate banqueting room and destroyed in 1940 during a bombing raid. After James's death Lamb House became the residence of author E.F. Benson

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  • Kartini Day, Indonesia: honors Raden Adjeng Kartini, pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women
  • Kindergarten Day, honoring the creator of the concept of the “kindergarten”, Friedrich Fröbel (born on this day, 1782)
  • Noah Webster publishes his first American dictionary (American Dictionary of the English Language), 1828
  • Pope Pius XII's Fidei Donum: On the Condition of the Catholic Missions is published, 1957
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  • 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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