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The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, July 26, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, July 26, 2021

“The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: That’s the essence of inhumanity.” –George Bernard Shaw, born 1856

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The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, July 25, 2021

It was on this day in 1972 that Jean Heller of the Associated Press broke the news that the federal government had let hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years in the now infamous Tuskegee study.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, July 24, 2021

Poet Robert Graves was born on this day in 1895. He is well known as well for his historical novels, but always preferred poetry

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The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, July 23, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, July 23, 2021

“Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.” – Vera Rubin, American Astronomer. Born 1928.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, July 22, 2021

Author of “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” and “Jitterbug Perfume,” Tom Robbins celebrates his 89th birthday today.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

“’Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know” – Ernest Hemingway, born 1899.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The first Special Olympics were held in Chicago on this day in 1968. Organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and inspired by her love for her sister Rosemary, who was intellectually disabled.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, July 19, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, July 19, 2021

On this date in 1799 French soldiers discovered the Rosetta Stone. Containing the same message in Ancient Greek, demotic, and hieroglyphics, it enabled deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, July 18, 2021

Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to be given a “Perfect 10,” was born on this day in Romaina, 1976. She is the author of a memoir, “Letters to a Young Gymnast.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, July 17, 2021

Comedian and actress Phyllis Diller was born on this day in 1917. She donated her jokes to the Smithsonian, more than 50,000 of them.

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