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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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Lost Dickens Portrait/Rumi Museum – Poetry News Roundup July 19th


Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the lost portrait of Charles Dickens that has been purchased by the Dickens museum. We also have an article about the Rumi Museum, the 3rd most popular museum in Turkey. Museum Buys Portrait of Dickens A museum in London has raised £180k in order to buy a painting of a young Charles Dickens that has been ...

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