Category Archive: Literature

May 23

May 23, 1958: Mitch Albom Born

On this day in 1958, Mitch Albom was born in Passaic, New Jersey. The author, sportswriter, radio talk show host and frequent on ESPN‘s “The Sports Reporters,” is best known for his novels In his day-job with the Detroit Free Press, Albom also covers the Motor City’s professional teams and the University of Michigan. In both …

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Dec 19

December 19, 1843: A Christmas Carol Released

On this day in 1843, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens went on sale. This classic Christmas story is also one of the first self-published works in history.

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Nov 15

November 15, 1959: The Clutter Family Murders

On this day in 1959, Herbert Clutter, his wife and two of his four children were shot to death in their farmhouse in Holcomb, Kansas. The murders were the basis of Truman Capote’s pioneering novel, “In Cold Blood.”

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Nov 09

November 9, 1967: Rolling Stone First Published

On this day in 1967, Rolling Stone published its first issue. It has remained one of the most popular magazines in the world today.

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Sep 28

September 28, 1891: Herman Melville Dies

On this day in 1891, Herman Melville died of cardiac issues at his home in New York City. The author was 72 years old and his greatest work still had not been discovered.

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Sep 25

September 25, 1959: David Brown and Helen Gurley Marry

On this day in 1959, David Brown and Helen Gurley were married. The two became one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential couples.

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Sep 21

September 21, 1897: The Sun Reports There is a Santa Claus

On this day in 1897, The (New York) Sun published its famous editorial, “Is There a Santa Claus?” The piece, which included the famous line, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” is ingrained in holiday pop culture and has become the most reprinted editorial in the history of the English language.

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Sep 15

September 15, 1981: The Reagan Revolution is Published

On this day in 1981, “The Reagan Revolution” by Robert Novak and Rowland Evans was published. This interesting and out-of-print book chronicles the formative early months and significant changes brought about by President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

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Aug 05

August 5, 2009: Budd Schulberg Dies

On this day in 2009, Seymour Wilson “Budd” Schulberg died of natural causes in Quogue, New York. The novelist, sports writer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter was 95.

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Jul 24

July 24, 1901: O. Henry Released From Prison

On this day in 1901, William Sydney Porter was released from federal prison in Columbus, Ohio. While prison may have been the lowest point for Porter, it was the best thing to happen to O. Henry, his literary pseudonym.

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