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The Age of Aquarius

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

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Bligh’s Men Mutiny on the Bounty on This Date

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

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Anita Loos Was Born on This Date

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Burroughs Becomes “King” of the Retail Jungle

On this date in 1907, Edgar Rice Burroughs was promoted to manager of the Stenographic Department of Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in Chicago. Five years later, he would create Tarzan.

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Some Pig

On this date in 1952, E.B. White writes to his editor about Charlotte’s Web: “Whether children will find anything amusing in it, only time will tell.”

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Dune Author Frank Herbert Died on This Date

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525,600 Minutes

Jonathan Larson, author of Rent, born on this date in 1961.

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He Can Talk to the Animals

Hugh Lofting, who created the Dr. Dolittle series, was born on this date in 1886.

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Günter Grass Was Born on This Date

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Cabaret Creator Born on This Date

Writer Christopher Isherwood was born on this date in 1904. He used his time spent living in Berlin as the basis for his play <i>I Am a Camera</i>, which in turn inspired the hit musical <i>Cabaret</i> and the Oscar-winning film … Continue reading

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