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Today in history

  • 1840

    Thomas Moore: Religion and Trade is published in the Morning Chronicle on June the 1st 1840 [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1878

    John Masefield: John Masefield was born 1878 in Ledbury, Hertfordshire. His father was a solicitor and he lived the first six years of his life in Ledbury before his mother died suddenly. [Ledbury, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom]

  • 1882

    John Drinkwater: On the 1st of June, 1882 John Drinkwater is born in Leytonstone [Leytonstone, United Kingdom]

  • 1898

    George Bernard Shaw: On June the 1st 1898 Shaw marries Charlotte Payne-Townshend [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1944

    Allen Ginsberg: Hanging out with Lucien Carr, Ginsberg met Jack Kerouac for the first time. [Columbia University, New York, United States]

  • 1970

    Giuseppe Ungaretti: On the 1st of June 1970 Giuseppe Ungaretti passes away in Milan, Italy [Milan, Italy]

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