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The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

On this day in 1066 CE, William the Conqueror arrived on British soil. His rule brought the use of French at court and words such as mansion, beef, and royal entered the English language.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, September 27, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, September 27, 2021

Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring” was published on this date in 1962. It exposed the environmental effects of pesticides to a wide audience.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, September 26, 2021

“True music must reflect the thought and aspirations of the people and time. My people are Americans. My time is today.” –George Gershwin (1898)

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The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, September 25, 2021

Forty years ago today Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as a justice in the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming the first woman to hold that office.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, September 24, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, September 24, 2021

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, born on this day in 1896.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, September 23, 2021

It’s the birthday of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan born in Mongolia in 1215. The explorer Marco Polo’s journal contains most that is known about this ruler.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It did not not free all slaves, only those within the confederacy.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Steven King celebrates his 74th birthday today. When asked why he writes, he said “The answer to that is fairly simple — there was nothing else I was made to do.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, September 20, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, September 20, 2021

On this day in 1973 Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match that was billed as the “Battle of the Sexes.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, September 19, 2021

It was on this day in 1819 that 24-year-old John Keat wrote the ode “To Autumn.”

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