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Joseph HELLER
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American novelist and playwright
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On This Day:
  • May Day (international) and Lei Day (Hawai'i)
  • American drama film, Citizen Kane, directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles, premieres in NY, 1941; it won the Academy Award for Best Writing (by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles)
  • First American postcard (depicting the Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition) is issued by the Morgan Envelope Factory, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for her novel, The Yearling, 1939
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Today's Birthdays :

  • Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English essayist, poet, dramatist, statesman & contributor to The Tatler & The Spectator; From the April 13, 1710 issue of The Tatler: "Tom Folio is a broker in learning, employed to get together good Editions, and stock the Libraries of great men. There is not a Sale of books begins till Tom Folio is seen at the door."
  • Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones, 1830-1930), Irish-American labor leader, humanitarian, anti-war activist
  • Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary-Burke, 1852-1903), U.S.frontierswoman, scout for Gen. Custer, Indian fighter, star of Cody's Wild West Show
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French theologian
  • Ignazio Silone (Secondo Tranquilli, 1900-1978), Italian novelist (Bread & Wine), politician, founder-member of breakaway Italian Communist Party (PCI) in 1921; Silone described himself as "a socialist without a party, a Christian without a church"
  • Giovanni Guareschi (1908-1968), Italian journalist, humorist, novelist, author of Father Camillo series; German concentration camp survivor, publishing his war experiences in Diario Clandestino 1943-45
  • Judy Collins (Judith Marjorie, b.1939), American folksinger from Seattle, Washington (Send in the Clowns, Clouds)
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