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April 25, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Henry James

Henry James House Lamb House is an 18th-century house situated in Rye, East Sussex, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. The American novelist Henry James discovered Rye and Lamb House quite by chance whilst visiting an architect friend. He was enchanted by the house and delighted when the chance came to lease it in 1897 and purchase it two years later. James wrote three of his novels here, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. He wrote in the garden room, a self-contained building next to the house built in 1743 as a separate banqueting room and destroyed in 1940 during a bombing raid. After James's death Lamb House became the residence of author E.F. Benson

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On This Day:
  • Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is published, 1719
  • Conference on International Organizations meets in San Francisco, with 50 nations and a number of non-goverrnmental organizations represented, to draft the United Nations Charter, 1945
  • Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish their paper describing double helix structure of DNA, 1953
  • St. Lawrence Seaway linking the North American Great lakes and the Atlantic Ocean officially opens to shipping, 1959
  • Pioneer 10 space probe crosses the orbit of the planet Pluto to continue its voyage into space beyond our solar system, 1983
  • Hubble Space Telescope is deployed in space, 1990
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  • Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, inventor of the wireless telegraph known today as radio
  • Edward R. Morrow (1908-1965), American radio and television news broadcaster, widely considered one of journalism's great figures
  • William Pereira (1909-1985), American architect known for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco
  • Ross Lockridge, Jr. (1914-1948), American novelist, most noted for his much-acclaimed novel Raintree County, felt by many to be one of the "great American novels"
  • Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), American singer, also known as Lady Ella (The First Lady of Song), considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century
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