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Monthly Archives: April 2017
On this date in 1968, the controversial musical Hair debuted on Broadway. The musical, which glorifies the hippie counter-culture and the sexual revolution of the 1960s, spawned many popular songs, including “The Age of Aquarius” and “Good Morning, Starshine.” Read … Continue reading
On this date, in 1789, Lt. William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift after the crew aboard his ship, The Bounty mutinied against him. In 1932, Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall publish Mutiny on the Bounty, their account … Continue reading
Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.
Today is Earth Day!
John Muir, a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, and advocate for preserving the wilderness, was born on this date in 1838. California’s Muir Woods National Monument was named in his honor in 1908.