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Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE
(b. 1772 - d. 1834)
English poet and critic
Ursula K. Le GUIN
(b. 1929)
American fantasy and science fiction writer

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October 21, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables

TheMount The House of the Seven Gables was built by a Salem sea captain and merchant named John Turner in 1668 and occupied by three generations of the Turner family before being sold to Captain Samuel Ingersoll in 1782. An active captain during the Great Age of Sail, Ingersoll died at sea leaving the property to his daughter Susanna, a cousin of famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne's visits to his cousin's home are credited with inspiring the setting and title of his 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace is now on the same grounds.

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On This Day:
  • Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min, 1918
  • First planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich, Germany, 1923
  • Thomas Mann completes The Genesis of a Novel, 1948
  • Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau play Ladies of the Corridor opens in New York, 1954
  • Madonna's book Sex is released, 1992
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Today's Birthdays:

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English poet, critic, and philosopher (The Friend; Remorse; Essay on Taste)
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes
  • J.A.A. Alberdingk Thijm (1820-1899), Dutch literary historian and critic
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), American poet, essayist, and scifi/fantasy writer (City of Illusions; Orsinian Tales; Earthsea Trilogy)
  • Janet Ahlberg (1944-1994), British children's books illustrator
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