on this day 8/10

stuff that happened:
1840 • Fortas book sale hoax an auction of a unique collection of very rare books was scheduled to be held in Binche, Belgium. turned out if was all a hoax….yeah I had to Google it too.
1846 • The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the United States Congress
1912 • Virginia and Leonard Woolf get married

born today:
1869 • Lawrence Binyon, Austrian poet and playwright
1881 • Witter Bynner poet, playwright, Brooklyn
1902 • Curt Siodmak, writer
1912 • Jorge Amado is born, writer, Brazil
1949 • Ellen Hart, mystery author, Minneapolis, Minn.
1949 • Joyce Sutphen, poet, St. Cloud, Minn.

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