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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
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Antietam Battlefield today, site of the first major battle in the American Civil War.

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FIRST DETECTIVE STORY ON THIS DAY IN 1841

Edgar Allan Poe’s story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," first
appeared in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. The
tale is generally considered to be the first detective story.

The story describes the extraordinary “analytical power” used
by Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin to solve a series of murders in
Paris. Like the later Sherlock Holmes stories, the tale is narrated
by the detective’s roommate.

Following the publication of Poe’s story, detective stories began
to grow into novels and English novelist Wilkie Collins published
a detective novel, The Moonstone, in 1868.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

 

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Erik Christian Haugaard & Michael Bacon | Penguin Random House Audio

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BIRTHDAY OF A CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR

 

The Cat in the Hat is a 1957 children’s book written and illustrated
by the American author Theodore Geisel, using the
pen name Dr.
Seuss
.

The book was met with immediate critical and commercial success.

Reviewers praised it as an exciting alternative to traditional primers.

Three years after its debut, the book had already sold over a million
copies, and in 2001, Publishers Weekly listed the book at number

nine on its list of best-selling children’s books of all time. It was
adapted into a 1971 animated television special and a 2003 live-
action film
.

 


Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel
(March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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