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Today in history

  • 1637

    Richard Lovelace: On the 4th of October 1637 Lovelace enters Cambridge University [Cambridge, United Kingdom]

  • 1802

    William Wordsworth: In 1802 Wordsworth Marries Mary Hutchinson [Grasmere, Lake District, United Kingdom]

  • 1818

    Thomas Moore: To Sir Hudson Lowe is published in the Examiner in 1818 [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1892

    Paul Valery: On the night of the 4th of October 1892 Valery suffers an existential crisis [Paris, France]

  • 1974

    Anne Sexton: In 1974, Sexton attended a meeting for the future publication of her collection The Awful Rowing Toward God. Afterwards, she returned home, poured herself a drink and locked herself in her garage, turning on the car engine, finally committing suicide. [Weston, Massachusetts, United States]

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