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August 21, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Troy

Troy Troy, with its 4,000 years of history and nine levels, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Troy is directly associated with the literary works of Homer (The Iliad) and Virgil (The Aeneid), The siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by Heinrich Schliemann in 1870 and are still ongoing.

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  • Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt, 1680
  • Nat Turner, American slave, leads a revolt against Southern plantation owners in Virginia, 1831
  • Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerillas, Quantrill's Raiders, in the Lawrence Massacre, 1863
  • Black Panther George Jackson is shot and killed in the prison yard at California's San Quentin prison, 1971
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  • Edward Thomas Copson ((1901-1980), Scottish mathematician known for his contributions to analysis and partial differential equations
  • Isadore "Friz" Freleng (1906-1995), American movie animator and cartoonist best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon series (Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam)
  • M.M. Kaye (1908-2004), British writer (Death in Berlin, Death in Cyprus, The Far Pavillions, Shadow of the Moon, Trade Wind)
  • Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden (1930-2002), sister of the current British monarch
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