Monthly Archives: April 2016

Henry David Thoreau, Flamethrower

On this date in 1844, Henry David Thoreau accidentally allowed his campfire to turn into a forest fire that burned 300 acres and cost an estimated $2000 in damages. You can read more about the blaze here: http://historyofmassachusetts.org/henry-david-thoreau-woods-burner/ Advertisements

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10 Elements of Style

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Did He Measure His Career in Coffee Spoons?

On this date in 1925, British-American poet and publisher T.S. Eliot accepted a job at Faber and Faber. He remained there for 40 years.

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Milton Feels the Wound

On this date in 1667, John Milton sold the copyright for his epic poem, Paradise Lost, for a mere £10.

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“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was born on this date in 1888.

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Robinson Crusoe Published on This Date

Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published on this date in 1719. It is widely considered the first novel in English.

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Word of Mouth International Conversation Group on April 29

Word of Mouth is a weekly conversation group for international students. You can talk with native English speakers to improve spoken fluency, your cultural awareness, and your social interaction. • Friday, April 29 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Accent Map

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Major Modernists Meet

On this date in 1925, Ernest Hemingway meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Dingo Bar in Paris.

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Spring Idioms

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