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Today in history

  • 1796

    Robert Burns: Burns continued to deteriorate and on 21st July 1796 succumbed to illness and died. His funeral took place shortly after on the same day that Jean Amour gave birth to their ninth child. [Dumfries, Scotland]

  • 1899

    Harold Hart Crane: On the 21st of July 1899 Harold Hart Crane is born in Garrettsville, Ohio [Garrettsville, Ohio, United States]

  • 1899

    Ernest Hemingway: Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a doctor and his mother was a musician. [Oak Park, Illinois, United States]

  • 1980

    Spike Milligan: Milligan's Good companion and friend Peter Sellers died suddenly from a heart attack. [London, United Kingdom]

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Nelson Mandela Poetry/Kipling Mural/Somali Poet of the Year – Poetry News Roundup July 20th


Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the poetry in honour of Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of the centenary of his birth. We also have an article about a Rudyard Kipling mural and the young female Somali poet of the year. Anniversary of the Birth of Nelson Mandela Celebrated with Poetry This week marked the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela an occasion that was marked with a ...

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