Dunce Day

Light postings today – MSNBC and I were partying until the wee hours at the defeat of tyranny. And we woke to brand new day where there is hope in the air. I love the smell of supoenas in the morning, smells like victory.

calendar •
1602 – The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
1740 – Samuel Richardson’s Pamela is published.
1900 – Theodore Dreiser’s first book Sister Carrie is published by Doubleday Page. Worried about the immorality of the tale and bowing to public pressure, the publisher’s recall the book from stores after 456 copies are sold, bringing Dreiser royalties of $68.40.
1929 – Jean Giraudoux’s Amphitryon ’38 premieres in Paris.

birthdays •
1847 – Bram Stoker, Irish novelist (d. 1912)
1900 – Margaret Mitchell, American author (d. 1949)
1908 – Martha Gellhorn, American writer and journalist (d. 1998)
1954 – British novelist is born in Japan.

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