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    Famous Literary people who passed away on December 10.

    1638 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49

    1749 - Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42

    1889 - Anzengruber, writer, dies

    1889 - Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50

    1931 - Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69

    1936 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69

    1946 - Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 66

    1951 - Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)

    1968 - Thomas Merton, French/US priest/writer (7 Story Mountain), dies at 53

    1972 - Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78

    1995 - Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48

    1995 - John Francis Boyd, journalist, dies at 85

    1995 - Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95
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    Born on this day:
    1717 - Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)

    I know he is not an author, but I have listened to his music many hours while I read. 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy)

    1775 - Jane Austin, England, novelist (Pride & Prejudice)1787 - Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
    1862 - Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
    1863 - George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
    1899 - Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
    1900 - Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
    1903 - Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)

    1917 - Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

    1923 - Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
    1927 - G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
    1927 - Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

    1928 - Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner)
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    omigod !

    that's incredible

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    some strange topic

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    June 1

    1809
    On this day, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who helped establish the Romantic school of poetry, begins to publish his own periodical, The Friend. The essays that Coleridge published in The Friend are later collected into a book


    1938 U.S.A. Superman Appears For The First Time
    Superman created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster made his first appearance in D.C. Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1 which sold for 10 cents.

    1968
    Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.
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    Famous Birthdays on 1st June
    1679 - Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
    1765 - Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe
    1790 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
    1858 - William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
    1862 - Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
    1878 - John Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)
    1881 - Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
    1882 - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
    1901 - John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)
    1901 - John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
    1932 - Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
    1934 - Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
    1937 - Colleen McCullough, writer (Tim, Indecent Obsession)
    1942 - Tom Mankiewicz, LA Calif, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever)
    1955 - Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas




    Famous Deaths on 1st June
    1713 - Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
    1876 - Christo Botew, writer, dies
    1927 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
    1951 - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
    1952 - John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92
    1954 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
    1959 - Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
    1968 - [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
    1970 - G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82
    1982 - Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
    1983 - Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
    1990 - Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
    1996 - Stephen Jones, art historian, dies at 41
    2001 - Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
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    June 3rd

    I missed yesterday but JOHN NORMAN's birthday was June 3.
    Happy Birthday, John!!!! Thank you for a great story, wonderful characters, and an unforgetable culture.
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    Now for Today June 4th

    Born today:
    1937 – Robert Fulghum, American author
    1941 – Kenneth G. Ross, Australian playwright and screenwriter
    1951 – Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
    1955 – Val McDermid, Scottish writer
    1955 – Paul Stewart, English writer

    Famous Deaths
    1875 – Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
    1964 – Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
    1989 – Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)
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    John Bunyan, Vanity Fair
    On this day in 1675 John Bunyan went to prison for the third time, convicted of preaching his Baptist faith without a license. In over twelve years of confinement Bunyan wrote numerous books and pamphlets, including Part I of A Pilgrim's Progress. It sold 100,000 copies in his lifetime, and is still reported to be the most sold book in the world, next to the Bible.

    Famous Births
    1765 - Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)
    1766 - Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
    1782 - Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
    1841 - Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
    1844 - Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
    1856 - Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
    1870 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
    1873 - Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
    1879 - Bernhard Kellermann, writer
    1880 - Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
    1881 - Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
    1899 - Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
    1900 - Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
    1901 - Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
    1906 - Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
    1908 - Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
    1913 - Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
    1916 - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
    1916 - Hans Eysenck, psychologist
    1923 - Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy)
    1951 - Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
    1954 - Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)
    1966 - Dav Pilkey, American author
    1967 - Andrew Osmond, English writer
    1980 - Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
    1983 - Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer

    Famous Deaths
    1852 - Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43
    1872 - Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
    1888 - Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88
    1903 - Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
    1940 - Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
    1943 - Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
    1948 - Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
    1958 - Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
    1967 - Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
    1977 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
    1984 - Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
    1986 - Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
    1992 - Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
    1996 - Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
    1996 - Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84
    1999 - Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
    2003 - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
    2005 - Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
    2008 - Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)
    2009 - Patricia De Martelaere, Flemish writer (b. 1957)
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    On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Edgar AllenPoe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol. Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition, and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own.
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    Matt Damon, born October 8, 1970 Actor. He authored the movie
    script “Good Will Hunting” with Ben Affleck.

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