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June 26, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Carl Sandburg Birthplace

Mark Twain House The home where poet and author Carl Sandburg (1878-1968) was born and its adjacent grounds, located at 331 East Third Street on the south side of Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg wrote poetry, biography, fiction and newspaper articles. He was a lecturer and folk-singer as well. His newspaper coverage of social unrest in 1919 resulted in a book called The Chicago Race Riots. The stories he invented for his daughters became The Rootabaga Stories. When he was 70 he published his first and only novel, Remembrance Rock. Sandburg won Pulitzer prizes in history and poetry.

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On This Day:
  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • Independence Day in Madagascar (from France in 1960)
  • Pied Piper of Hamelin, Germany, according to legend, leads away 130 children, 1284
  • First American movie theater, Vitascope Hall, opens in New Orleans, 1896
  • Elvis Presley gives his last live performance at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977
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  • Georg Brandt (1694-1768), Swedish chemist and mineralogist who discovered cobalt
  • Charles Messier (1730-1817), French astronomer, catalogued deep sky objects, including galaxies, planetary nebulae, open and globular clusters, with his designations M1-M110 which are still used today, 1730
  • Bernard Berenson (Bernhard Valvrojenski, 1865-1959), Lithuanian-born American art historian
  • Martin Andersen Nex° (1869-1954), first Danish novelist to champion social revolution
  • Wilhelm Emil "Willi" Messerschmitt (1898-1978), German aircraft designer and manufacturer
  • Frank O'Hara (Francis Russell O'Hara,1926-1966), American writer and poet, key member of New York School of poetry
  • Zeng Jinlian (1964-1982), born in Hunan, China, tallest woman known (248cm, 8'1")
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