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AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968)


American author John Steinbeck is well-known for his novels The Grapes
of Wrath
, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men. He won both the Pulitzer
and Nobel Prizes for his work.
 

Steinbeck grew up in central California and attended Stanford University
for several years. He later returned to California following failed attempts
at writing jobs in New York and worked as a tour guide and caretaker at
a fish hatchery in Tahoe City.
    
   
John Steinbeck, a lifelong heavy smoker, died in New York City of heart
disease
and congestive heart failure. He was 66.
    

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire on this day in 1933. The Nazis accused Communist for the
fire.

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Firemen surveying the ruins following the Reichstag fire.

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President George H.W. Bush announced live on television on this
day in 1991, "Kuwait is liberated."

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011)

Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a glamorous movie actress who
starred in numerous films during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was
in 11 films with
Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?
(1966). She made her motion picture debut at the age of nine
in Universal’s There’s One
Born Every Minute (1942). 

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Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was a popular television personality, musician, puppeteer,
writer,
and producer, as well as a Presbyterian minister. He was famous
for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the
educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001),
which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and the
directness to his young audiences.

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