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The Writer’s Almanac for March 26, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 26, 2019

It’s the birthday of Robert Frost (1874), who said, “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 25, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 25, 2019

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
––Gloria Steinem, born this day in 1934

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 24, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 24, 2019

Today is the birthday of Fanny Crosby (1820), who wrote between 3,000 and 8,000 hymns during her lifetime, including “Blessed Assurance.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 23, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 23, 2019

It’s the birthday of Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857), who published the first American cookbook that came with simple, precise cooking instructions.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 22, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 22, 2019

It’s the birthday of translator Edith Grossman (1936), who translated Don Quixote and many of Gabriel García Marquez’s books.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 21, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 21, 2019

It’s the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), who, as a teenage organist, criticized the choir, took prolonged absences, and got in fights with bassoonists.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 20, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 20, 2019

The vernal equinox occurs today for the northern hemisphere, the time when the earth’s axis is aligned with the center of the sun.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 19, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 19, 2019

Sixteen years ago on this day, President George W. Bush announced the beginning of the Iraq War.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 18, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 18, 2019

The “Gardner Heist” took place this day in 1990, carried out by a pair of thieves disguised as Boston police officers with fake mustaches.

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The Writer’s Almanac for March 17, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for March 17, 2019

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a feast day honoring the patron saint of Ireland, who actually was born in England and was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a child.

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