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English Playwright William Shakespeare Born In Stratford

Today on April 23, 1564, one of the world's most famous playwrights, William Shakespeare, was born — to be, or not to be, that is...
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Mystery Writer Edgar Allan Poe Born In Boston

Today on January 19, 1809, the mysterious and legendary Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet,...
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Mary Shelley Anonymously Publishes Frankenstein

Today on January 1, 1818, the young Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her iconic gothic novel, Frankenstein, in London, England. Frankenstein, also known as The Modern...

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