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September 20, 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:
  • Ferdinand Magellan's expedition sails from Spain on 1st global circumnavigation, 1519-1522
  • Francis Drake, aboard the Golden Hind, completes 2nd circumnavigation, 1577-1580
  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is published, 1906
  • Martin Luther King is stabbed in the chest in a Harlem department store while autographing copies of his book Stride Toward Freedom, 1958
  • Kurdish writer Musa Anter (aka Apê Musa) is assassinated by a Turkish death squad in Amed, the capital of Kurdistan, while visiting to sign books for a cultural festival,1992
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  • Herbert Putnam (1861-1955), 8th US Librarian of Congress from 1899 to 1939
  • Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), "King of the Muckrakers", American novelist, essayist and playwright (The Jungle, Oil, Mammonart, 100%, The Cry for Justice)
  • Léon Bonneff (1882-1914), French proletarian writer, contributor to l'Humanité
  • Maxwell Evarts Perkins (1884–1947), American literary editor, first promoted F. Scott Fitzgerald (and others) through his job at Scribners publishing house
  • Stevie Smith (1902 - 1971), Yorkshire poet
  • Sophia Loren (b.1934), Italian actress, winner of 4 Oscar Awards
  • Guy Lafleur (b.1951), 'The Flower', Habs right-wing from 1971 to 1985
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