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Edgar Allan Poe Was Born on This Date

Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809. View Poe artifacts, read his works, and learn more: http://www.poemuseum.org/   Listen to Vincent Price read The Raven:    

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Short Story Satirist Saki Died on This Date

H.H. Munro, who was better known by his pseudonym, Saki, died on this date in 1916. You can read his famous short stories here: http://haytom.us/stories­ full-list/

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Cather Scores Big

On this date in 1893, 20-year-old Willa Cather begins contributing to the Nebraska State Journal. She’s paid $1 per column. Score.

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Mr. and Mrs. Poe

On this date in 1835, Edgar Allan Poe (aged 26) married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm.

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Jorges Luis Borges Was Born on This Date

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and  key figure in Spanish-language literature Jorge Luis Borges was born on this date in 1899.

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O. Henry Flees from Felony

On this date in 1895, O. Henry fled to South America to avoid embezzling charges.

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Brod Ignores Kafka’s Dying Wish

On this date in 1924, Franz Kafka died in Kierling, Austria. Kafka asked his friend Max Brod to destroy all of his unpublished manuscripts, including Amerika, The Trial, and The Castle. 

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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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On this date in 1925, Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabakov married Véra Slonim. They were married for 52 years.

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Life on the Mississippi

On this date in 1859, Mark Twain earned his steamboat pilot’s license.

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