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June 29, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Carl Sandburg Birthplace

Mark Twain House The home where poet and author Carl Sandburg (1878-1968) was born and its adjacent grounds, located at 331 East Third Street on the south side of Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg wrote poetry, biography, fiction and newspaper articles. He was a lecturer and folk-singer as well. His newspaper coverage of social unrest in 1919 resulted in a book called The Chicago Race Riots. The stories he invented for his daughters became The Rootabaga Stories. When he was 70 he published his first and only novel, Remembrance Rock. Sandburg won Pulitzer prizes in history and poetry.

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On This Day:
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  • Globe Theatre in London burns down as a cannon is fired for scene in Shakespeare's Henry VIII, 1613
  • Georg Friedrich Handel's oratorio, Israel in Egypt, is recorded in the Crystal Palace on Edison's wax cylinder, the first known recording of classical music, 1888
  • U.S. National Forest Service is organized, 1891
  • NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Russian Mir space station for the first time, 1995
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  • Count Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Italian poet and scholar
  • Dr. William James Mayo (1861-1939), American surgeon who with his father and brother founded the Mayo Clinic, renowned medical center in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (b. 1963), German violinist
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