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Today in history

  • 1512

    Martin Luther: On the 19th of October 1512 Luther is awarded the Doctor of Theology [Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]

  • 1745

    Jonathan Swift: On the 19th of October 1745 Jonathan Swift passes away at the age of 77 in Dublin, Ireland [Dublin, Ireland]

  • 1833

    Adam Lindsay Gordon: On October the 19th, 1833 Adam Lindsay Gordon is born on Faial Island, Portugal [Faial Island, Portugal]

  • 1945

    Primo Levi: On October the 19th 1945 Levi returns to Turin [Turin, Italy]

  • 1950

    Edna St Vincent Millay: Millay died after falling down the stairs at her home in Steepletop. She was 58 years old. [Austerlitz, New York, United States]

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Historic Site/Snyder’s Talk/Giovanni’s Song/ Excellence Award – Poetry News Roundup October 18th

 

Today’s news covers a historic site, Gary Snyder’s recent talk as well as a song inspired by Nikki Giovanni and an award for Excellence in poetry. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The event was marked with tours of the home and museum, poetry, music and of course birthday cake. There was also a formal ceremony to commemorate the legacy ...


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