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Subject: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 2:36 am

March 11th 1818 – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, Frankenstein; or The modern Prometheus, is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 3:00 am

March 11th 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 2:39 pm

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:02 am

March 20th 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:58 am

March 20th 1888 - The Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia," began.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 3:02 am

April 14th 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 7:32 am

April 14th 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 5:39 am

April 15th 1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/17 at 7:26 am

April 29th 1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 7:35 am

May 1st 1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 10:07 pm

May 1st 1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 12:41 am

May 2nd 1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 4:31 am

May 2nd 1853 - Franconi’s Hippodrome opened at Broadway and 23rd Street in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 5:42 am

May 2nd  1885 - The magazine "Good Housekeeping" was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 7:18 am

May 2nd 1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 1:07 am

May 3rd 1956 - "Most Happy Fella," a musical by Frank Loesser, opened at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 3:16 am

May 3rd 1926 - The revival of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 5:46 am

May 3rd 1960 - "The Fantasticks" opened. The show became the longest-running musical in theatre history on May 13, 1984 with performance number 10,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 6:31 am

May 3rd 1937 – Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 12:46 am

May 4th 1924 - E. Nesbit, English author and poet, dies suffering from lung cancer at the age of 65. The Railway Children is also known from its adaptation into a 1970 film version.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 5:08 pm

May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 2:04 am

May 5th 1900 - "The Billboard" (later called "Billboard") began weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 5:13 am

May 5th 1955 - The musical "Damn Yankees" opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 6:11 am

May 5th 1912 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 9:57 am

May 5th 1926 - Sinclair Lewis refused a 1925 Pulitzer for "Arrowsmith."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 11:28 pm

May 6th 1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 11:58 pm

Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, died on May 6th 1862, at age 44, having suffered for tuberculosis. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 12:43 am

May 6th 1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 1:54 am

May 6th 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 1:55 am


May 6th 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
Bonus points and karma on offer for any one that can tell what James Gordon Bennett is also famous for today?

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 2:10 am

L. Frank Baum, American author. On May 5th, 1919, Baum suffered a stroke. The following day he slipped into a coma and died the following day. Chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 8:07 pm

May 6th 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 9:50 pm

May 6th 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by experts.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/17 at 7:55 am

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 2:50 pm

May 12th 1967 – John Masefield, English poet and writer, developed gangrene in his ankle, this spread to his leg, and he died of the infection. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930. Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever". (b. 1878)

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 12:30 am

June 24th 1965, John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'. 

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 5:34 am

July 4th 1855 – The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published In Brooklyn.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 10:12 am

July 4th 1862 – Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 1:04 am

August 9th 1854 - "Walden" was published by Henry David Thoreau.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 2:27 am

August 9th 1893 - "Gut Holz" was published. It was America's first bowling magazine.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 10:48 am

August 12th 1915 - "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 1:41 am

August 16th 1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 12:06 pm

August 17th 1903 - Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia University. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 4:05 am

August 18th 1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 2:18 pm

August 18th 1958 – Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 3:10 pm

August 23rd 1858 - "Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 3:52 am

August 24th 2009 - The publisher of Reader's Digest in the US files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, carrying out its plan to cut debt and transfer ownership to a group of lenders.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 7:34 am

August 24th 1978 - Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:06 am

September 1st 1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 4:20 am

September 2nd 1897 - The first issue of "McCall’s" magazine was published. The magazine had been known previously as "Queens Magazine" and "Queen of Fashion."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 3:56 pm

September 2nd 1976 - The first issue of Musician magazine was published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 11:37 pm


September 3rd 1802 – William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/17 at 2:30 am

September 7th 1930 - The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 10:44 am

September 11th 1875 - "Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in the New York Daily Graphic and became the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 12:29 am

September 13th 1954 - Judy Garland was on the cover of "Life" magazine.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 1:37 pm

September 13th 1998 - The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added offensive material.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 12:11 pm

September 17th 1954 – The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:19 am

September 21st 1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:58 am

September 21st 1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 9:22 am

September 21st 1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 6:23 am

September 22nd 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 10:57 pm

September 25th 1991 - The Paramount at Madison Square Garden in New York City opens.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 1:05 pm

September 25th 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 10:26 am

September 29th 1955 - "A View From the Bridge," a play by Arthur Miller, opened in New York at the Coronet Theater.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 1:33 pm

September 29th 1902 - David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 6:46 am

October 2nd 1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The Obedience of a Christian Man

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 11:46 am

October 2nd 1902 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 7:50 am

October 4th 1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:11 am

October 4th 1931 - The comic strip "Dick Tracy" made its debut in the Detroit Daily Mirror. The strip was created by Chester Gould.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 1:02 pm

October 4th 1887 - The Paris Herald Tribune was published for the first time. It was later known as the International Herald Tribune.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:28 pm

October 4th 1933 - "Esquire" magazine was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 3:38 pm

October 6th 1948 - "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 4:12 am

October 8th 1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 12:42 pm

October 8th 1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 1:31 pm

October 8th 2003 - Siegfried Fischbacher and his manager announced that the "Siegfried and Roy" show at the Mirage was canceled permanently. It was also said that if Roy Horn survived, after a tiger attack on October 3, the duo would continue to work together.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:06 pm

October 8th 1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 1:27 pm

October 13th 1924 - The play "The Guardsman" opened in New York City, NY.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 5:38 pm

October 13th 1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 8:27 am

October 15th 1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:18 pm

October 15th 1931 - "Cat and the Fiddle" opened in New York for the first of 395 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 12:17 pm

October 19th 1944 - The play "I Remember Mama" opened on Broadway. Marlon Brando made his debut with his appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 1:13 pm

October 19th 1959 - Patty Duke, at the age of 12, made her Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker." The play lasted for 700 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:26 pm

October 25th 1939 - "The Time of Your Life," by William Saroyan, opened in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 5:09 pm

October 25th 1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 3:12 pm

October 28th 1726 – The novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 6:02 am

October 31st 1614 – First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:28 am

November 1st 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:35 pm

November 1st 1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:48 pm

November 1st 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:17 pm

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:03 pm

November 1st 1944 - "Harvey," by Mary Chase, opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:25 am

November 3rd 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 3:59 pm

November 6th 1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 11:53 am

November 8th 1880 - French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut in "Adrienne Lecouvreur" in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:38 pm

November 8th 1939 - "Life With Father" premiered on Broadway in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:54 pm

November 9th 1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 4:25 pm

November 13th 1977 - The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 8:01 am

November 14th 1990 - Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 12:26 pm

November 14th 1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.A.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: nally on 11/18/17 at 11:25 am

November 18th 1865: Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 12:30 pm

November 30th 1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/17 at 5:55 pm

December 29th 1916 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 12:12 pm

January 5th 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 3:34 pm

January 5th 1953 – The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is first performed.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 7:41 am

January 16th 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 3:09 pm

January 17th 1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 11:39 am

January 19th 1829 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: nally on 01/29/18 at 11:25 am

January 29th 1845: American poet Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" appeared in The Evening Mirror, its first publication attributed to Poe.

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Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 2:12 pm

February 6th 1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 2:30 pm

February 7th 1898 – Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'accuse.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 5:00 pm

February 13th 1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 4:37 pm

February 18th 1885 – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 10:15 am

February 21st 1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 12:22 pm

February 21st 1874 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 4:38 pm

February 21st 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/18 at 11:34 am

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 11:54 pm

April 6th 1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 11:55 pm

April 6th 1861 – First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 4:45 pm

April 7th 1949 – The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway; it would run for 1,925 performances and win ten Tony Awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 4:25 pm

April 14th 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 5:18 pm

April 14th 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 12:10 pm

May 1st 1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 3:54 pm

May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 5:06 pm

May 6th 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 9:15 am

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Written By: nally on 05/26/18 at 11:06 am

May 26th 1897: Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 10:57 am

June 2nd 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 3:53 pm

June 21st 1978 – The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.

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Written By: nally on 07/11/18 at 12:21 pm

July 11th 1960: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 4:11 pm

July 18th 1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 4:53 am

August 13th 1867 - "Under the Gaslight", by Augustin Daly, opened in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 11:55 am

August 15th 1983 - Six-month-old Lisa Harap of Queens Village, NY became the youngest identifiable living person to appear on a cover of "TIME" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 7:32 am

September 11th 1922 – The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 1:25 pm

September 12th 1866 - "The Black Crook" opened in New York City. It was the first American burlesque show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 4:14 pm

September 15th 1982 - The first issue of "USA Today" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 5:44 pm

September 16th 1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 1:11 pm

September 26th 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity

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Written By: nally on 10/01/18 at 11:26 pm

October 1, 1974: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 7:55 am


October 1, 1974: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.
I remember seeing that film at a cinema in London during a restricted distribution.

From wiki:

"After its initial British release, including a one-year theatrical run in London, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was initially banned on the advice of British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) Secretary Stephen Murphy, and subsequently by his successor, James Ferman. While the British ban was in force the word "chainsaw" itself was barred from movie titles, forcing imitators to rename their films. In 1998, despite the BBFC ban, Camden London Borough Council granted the film a license. The following year the BBFC passed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for release with an 18 certificate (indicating that it should not be seen or purchased by a person under 18), and it was broadcast a year later on Channel 4."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 10:02 am

October 2nd 1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 12:44 pm

October 3rd 2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 2:56 pm

October 10th 1928 - "Hold Everything" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 4:29 pm

October 10th 1970, The first issue of Sounds the British music paper was published. It was intended to be a weekly rival to titles such as Melody Maker and New Musical Express and was well known initially for giving away posters in the centre of the paper. Sounds closed on April 6, 1991.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 11:07 am

October 11th 1948 - "Where's Charley?" debuted on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 4:37 pm

October 22nd 1959 - "Take Me Along" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 2:13 pm

October 23rd 1972 - The musical "Pippin" premiered at the Imperial Theater on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 11:21 am

October 30th 1997 - The play revival "The Cherry Orchard" opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 7:18 am

October 31st 1614 – First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 2:47 pm

October 31st 1993 - The play "Wonderful Tennessee" closed after only 9 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:53 am

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:57 am

November 1st 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 1:57 pm

November 1st 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:57 pm

November 1st 1944 - "Harvey," by Mary Chase, opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 12:15 pm

November 2nd 1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 2:19 pm

November 7th 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 8:35 am

November 14th 1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.A.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 5:51 pm

November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 11:59 pm

November 14th 1990 - Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 4:47 pm

November 21st 1905 – Albert Einstein's paper that leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc², is published in the journal Annalen der Physik.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 4:15 pm

November 22nd 1880 - Lillian Russell made her vaudeville debut in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 4:26 pm

November 22nd 1965 - The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened. It ran for 2,328 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 11:47 pm

November 22nd 1909 - Helen Hayes appeared on stage for the first time. She was a member of the cast of "In Old Dutch”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 7:27 am

November 23rd 534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 7:47 am

November 23rd 1959 - The musical "Fiorello!" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 12:44 pm

November 23rd 1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:42 pm

December 2nd 1943 - The musical "Carmen Jones" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 5:09 pm

December 14th 1999 - Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" comic strip. The last original "Peanuts" comic strip was published on February 13, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 3:14 pm

December 15th 1815 - Jane Austen's "Emma" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:47 pm

December 19th 1957 - Meredith Wilson’s "The Music Man" opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. It ran for 1,375 shows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 4:19 pm

December 21st 1879 - Ibsen's "A Doll's House" was first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a revised happy ending.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 5:30 pm

December 21st 1913 - Arthur Wynne published a new "word-cross" puzzle in the "New York World" in England. The name was later changed to "crossword."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 7:19 am

December 22nd 1877 - American Bicycling Journal is first published in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 2:56 pm

December 23rd 1823 - The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" 'Twas the night before Christmas...") was published.

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Written By: nally on 12/28/18 at 11:44 pm

December 28th 1961: the Tennessee Williams play "Night of the Iguana" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:50 pm

February 3rd 1946 - The first issue of "Holiday" magazine appeared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:49 pm

February 3rd 1869 - Edwin Booth opened his new theatre in New York City. The first production was "Romeo and Juliet".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/19 at 2:01 pm

February 5th 1922 - Reader's Digest magazine is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/19 at 10:07 am

February 6th 1843 - "The Virginia Minstrels" opened at the Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City. It was the first minstrel show in America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 2:15 pm

February 7th 1818 - "Academician" began publication in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 3:00 pm

February 7th 1827 - Ballet (Deserter) first introduced to US at Bowery Theater (New York City, New York).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 10:17 pm

February 7th 1898 – Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'accuse.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 11:43 pm

February 7th 1966 - "Crawdaddy" magazine was published by Paul Williams for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 2:20 am

February 24th 1998 - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt is acquitted on charges of defaming Jerry Falwell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/19 at 11:46 am

February 24th 1809 – London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 7:31 am

February 25th 1953 - The musical "Wonderful Town" opened on Broadway. It ran for 559 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/19 at 2:59 pm

March 6th 1943 – Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 7:38 am

March 13th 1947 - The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 8:40 am

March 13th 1852 - The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon". It was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 2:33 pm

March 13th 1951 - The comic strip "Dennis the Menace" appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 5:08 pm

March 13th 2012 - After 244 years of publication, Encyclopædia Britannica announced it would discontinue its print edition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/19 at 5:31 pm

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 11:07 am

March 20th 1954 - The King and I closes at Saint James Theater in New York City after 1246 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 12:51 pm

March 20th 1915 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 2:06 pm

March 20th 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 3:17 pm

March 20th 1888 - The Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia," began.

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Written By: nally on 04/14/19 at 8:28 pm

80 years ago today, on April 14th 1939: The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck, is first published by the Viking Press.

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Written By: nally on 04/14/19 at 8:29 pm

April 14th 1828: Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

Happy 191st Birthday to the original Webster's Dictionary!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 3:05 pm

April 16th 2012 – The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 7:23 am

April 17th 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells The Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as the start of the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury.

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Written By: nally on 04/21/19 at 4:23 pm

I hope that what I'm about to post qualifies for this thread (since it relates to theatre)...

April 21st 1977: Annie opens on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 6:46 am

April 26th 1968, The Broadway musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs 'Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In', 'Good Morning Starshine' and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 4:36 pm

April 30th 1905 – Albert Einstein writes his thesis Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen ("A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions").

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 9:20 am

May 1st 1776 – Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 11:16 am

May 1st 1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/19 at 6:14 pm

May 1st 1983 – The Sydney Entertainment Centre is opened.

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Written By: nally on 05/05/19 at 1:49 pm

May 5th 1927: To The Lighthouse, a novel by Virginia Woolf, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 6:55 am

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 5:28 am

May 13th 1954 – The original Broadway production of The Pajama Game opens and runs for another 1,063 performances. Later received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Choreography.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/19 at 2:37 pm

May 14th 1925 – Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 2:28 pm

May 20th 1570 – Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 5:48 pm

May 20th 1609 – Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 1:13 pm

May 22nd 1900 – The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 10:38 am

May 23rd 2002, 'Up For Grabs' opened at London's Wyndham's Theatre featuring Madonna in the lead role. The first night crowd complained that the singer was lacking in vocal power and strained to hear her lines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 3:02 pm

May 23rd 1979 - First edition of Wisden Cricket Monthly was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/19 at 1:21 pm

May 24th 1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/19 at 4:30 pm

May 24th 1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 10:43 am

May 25th 1895 – Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 4:04 am

May 31st 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.

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Written By: nally on 06/08/19 at 5:10 pm

70 years ago today, on June 8th 1949: George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Amazing; that novel looks 35 years into the future, and now the titular year is 35 years in the past!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 10:08 am

June 11th 1967, Printed in this week's music weekly Melody Maker's ad's pages, 'Freaky lead guitarist, bass and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan's new group. Also any other astral flyers like with car's amplification and that which never grows in window boxes, phone Wimbledon 0697.' The band who formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, went on to release four underground folk albums before becoming known as T. Rex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 9:42 am

June 13th 1971 – Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 8:51 am

June 14th 1618 – Joris Veseler prints the first Dutch newspaper Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. in Amsterdam (approximate date).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 5:04 am

July 3rd 1767 – Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 2:38 pm

July 3rd 1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the principle funding.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 3:01 pm

July 3rd 1886 - The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating hand typesetting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 3:37 pm

July 3rd 1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 9:50 am

July 9th 1800 - Mount Vernon Gardens becomes site of first summer theatre in US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 5:30 pm

July 9th 1981 - The second Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" opened at Lincoln Center's New York State Theater.

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Written By: nally on 07/27/19 at 10:19 pm

27 July 1983: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC.

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Written By: nally on 07/31/19 at 7:10 pm

31 July 1856: "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect" by Robert Burns is published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland,

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Written By: nally on 08/01/19 at 4:24 pm

August 1st 1965: Frank Herbert's novel, Dune, was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 10:41 am

August 9th 1893 - "Gut Holz" was published in New York. It was America's first bowling magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 2:57 am

August 13th 1934 - Al Capp's comic strip "L'il Abner" made its debut in newspapers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 1:14 pm

August 13th 1867 - "Under the Gaslight", by Augustin Daly, opened in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 7:15 am

August 14th 1457 – Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 11:50 am

August 20th 1858 – Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 1:12 pm

August 20th 1862 - Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 11:13 am

August 22nd 1762 - Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury of Newport in Rhode Island. She was the first female editor of an American newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 3:31 pm

August 22nd 1966 - Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in "Catch My Soul," a rock version of Shakespeare's "Othello."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 4:28 pm

August 22nd 1938 - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 9:37 am

August 23rd 1959 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 3:18 pm

August 23rd 1979 - Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 6:12 pm

August 23rd 1858 - "Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 4:07 am

August 24th 2009 - The publisher of Reader's Digest in the US files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, carrying out its plan to cut debt and transfer ownership to a group of lenders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 10:55 am

August 24th 1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 5:10 pm

August 24th 1978 - Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 12:22 pm

August 25th 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 2:44 pm

August 25th 1902 - "Al-Hoda" began publication in New York City making it the first Arabic daily newspaper in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 3:16 pm

August 25th 1835 - The New York Sun publishes the first of six articles about life discovered on the Moon, attributed to astronomer John Herschel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 8:56 am

August 30th 1806 - New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time.

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Written By: nally on 09/01/19 at 7:12 pm

September 1st 1952: The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 7:34 am


September 1st 1952: The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
Loved the film that was made of this!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 12:56 pm

September 10th 1847 - The first theater opened in Hawaii.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:31 pm

September 10th 1977 - "Mickey Finn" appeared in the comic pages for the last time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 5:25 pm

September 11th 1875 - "Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in the New York Daily Graphic and became the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 5:45 pm

September 11th 1922 – The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/19 at 2:42 pm

September 12th 1928 - Katharine Hepburn made her stage debut in the play "The Czarina." Four years later she made her film debut in "A Bill of Divorcement."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 5:57 am

September 13th 1954 - Judy Garland was on the cover of "Life" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 9:24 am

September 13th 1998 - The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added offensive material.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/19 at 10:21 am

September 14th 1999 - It was announced that "US" magazine would change from monthly to weekly and change its name to "USWeekly."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 1:26 pm

September 17th 1954 – The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 11:49 pm

September 17th 1990 - Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 9:04 am

September 18th 1769 - It was reported by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in North America. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.

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Written By: nally on 09/21/19 at 11:17 pm

September 21st 1937: J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/19 at 11:43 am


September 21st 1937: J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
I did start it, and gave it up!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/19 at 3:00 pm

September 25th 1690 - One of America's earliest newspapers published its first and last edition. The "Publik Occurences Both Foreign and Domestik" was published at the London Coffee House in Boston, MA, by Benjamin Harris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 1:54 am

September 26th 1957 - The musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 10:53 am

September 26th 1905 – Albert Einstein published his first paper on the special theory of relativity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 11:38 am

September 26th 1908 - In "The Saturday Evening Post" an ad for the Edison Phonograph appeared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 2:23 pm

September 26th 1975 - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in theaters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 12:43 pm

September 29th 1990 - "Millie's Book" by First Lady Barbara Bush was the best-selling non-fiction book in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 12:49 pm

September 29th 1793 - Tennis is first mentioned in an English sporting magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 2:03 pm

September 29th 1955 - "A View From the Bridge," a play by Arthur Miller, opened in New York at the Coronet Theater.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 2:12 pm

September 29th 1962 - "My Fair Lady" closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway. The show, at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 1:11 pm

October 2nd 1902 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 2:56 pm

October 2nd 1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.

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Written By: nally on 10/04/19 at 12:00 am

October 3rd 1977: "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 10:06 am


October 3rd 1977: "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances.
I would loved to have seen that!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 10:30 am

October 4th 1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 12:19 pm

October 4th 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe is found unconscious in Baltimore, Maryland. He may have been a victim of "cooping", forced to vote repeatedly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 1:08 pm

October 4th 1887 - The Paris Herald Tribune was published for the first time. It was later known as the International Herald Tribune.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 5:26 pm

October 4th 1931 - The comic strip "Dick Tracy" made its debut in the Detroit Daily Mirror. The strip was created by Chester Gould.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 5:35 pm

October 4th 1933 - "Esquire" magazine was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/19 at 5:38 pm

October 4th 1941 – Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 11:45 am

October 5th 1955 - The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened at the Cort Theatre in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 4:18 pm

October 5th 1990 – After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/19 at 2:54 pm

October 6th 1889 - In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors to the public for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/19 at 4:22 pm

October 6th 1948 - "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.

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Written By: nally on 10/08/19 at 6:44 pm

October 8th 1982: Cats opens on Broadway and would run for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 12:39 am


October 8th 1982: Cats opens on Broadway and would run for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
I am waiting for the star-studded movie of "Cats" to open in December, hope to see it as soon as it opens..

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 8:19 am

October 9th 1946 - "The Iceman Cometh" opened in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 12:04 pm

October 9th 1986 - The musical "Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber opened in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/19 at 5:09 pm

October 9th 1947 - The Broadway show, "High Button Shoes", opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 8:38 am

October 13th 1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 2:37 pm

October 13th 1924 - The play "The Guardsman" opened in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 4:50 pm

October 13th 1903 - "Babes in Toyland" debuted in New York City, at the Majestic Theatre at Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 12:55 pm

October 15th 1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 2:34 pm

October 15th 1881 - First American fishing magazine, American Angler, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 3:54 pm

October 15th 1914 - ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 4:44 pm

October 15th 1931 - "Cat and the Fiddle" opened in New York for the first of 395 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 5:38 pm

October 15th 1937 - "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 6:17 pm

October 15th 1953 - "Teahouse of the August Moon" opened on Broadway. It ran for 1,027 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 3:39 pm

October 16th 1944 - "The Robe," by Lloyd Douglas, was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 4:37 pm

October 16th 1950 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published, starting The Chronicles of Narnia series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 3:20 pm

October 19th 1937 - "Woman's Day" was published for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 10/20/19 at 1:15 pm

October 20th 1973: The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.

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Written By: nally on 10/23/19 at 11:48 pm

October 23rd 1760: First Jewish prayer books were printed in North America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 7:44 am

October 27th 1941 - Chicago Daily Tribune editorializes there will not be war with Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 11:10 am

October 27th 1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 1:52 pm

October 27th 1975 - Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of "Time" and "Newsweek." This was the first time this has happened for a rock star.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/19 at 9:17 am

October 28th 1726 – The novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 4:18 am

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 1:11 pm

November 1st 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 1:59 pm

November 1st 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 3:10 pm

November 1st 1944 - "Harvey," by Mary Chase, opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 4:38 pm

November 1st 1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 5:37 am

November 2nd 1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 2:18 pm

November 2nd 1937 - The play "I'd Rather be Right" opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in New York City.

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Written By: nally on 11/08/19 at 10:13 pm

November 8th 1926: George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 2:26 pm

November 10th 1919 - First observance of National Book Week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 10:58 am

November 26th 1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 1:36 am

November 27th 1870 - New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 11:29 am

November 27th 1939 - The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 5:22 am

December 3rd 1960 – The musical "Camelot" debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 2:25 pm

December 3rd 1947 - Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire opens on Broadway, New York, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Written By: nally on 12/06/19 at 6:29 pm

December 6th 1953: Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel Lolita.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/19 at 7:32 am

December 8th 1949 - Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" premieres at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City for 740 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/19 at 8:57 am

December 8th 1660 – A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/19 at 10:18 am

December 8th 1914 - "Watch Your Step" opened in New York at the New Amsterdam Theatre. It was the first musical revue to feature a score completely by Irving Berlin.

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Written By: nally on 12/10/19 at 11:57 am

135 years ago today, on December 10th 1884: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by American author Mark Twain, was first published in the United Kingdom and Canada, two months earlier than in the US.

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Written By: nally on 12/19/19 at 11:26 pm

December 19th 1843: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 2:14 am

January 10th 1947 - The musical "Finian’s Rainbow" opened in New York City and ran for 725 performances. The music was written by Burton Lane and the lyrics were written by E.Y. Harburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 7:35 am

January 10th 1948 - Call Me Mister play closes at National Theater in New York City, New York after 734 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 10:36 am

January 10th 1981 - The Gilbert and Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance" opened at Broadway's Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 2:24 pm

January 10th 1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 2:51 pm

January 11th 1902 - Popular Mechanics magazine is first published, in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 3:48 pm

January 11th 1986 - Author James Clavell signed a 5$ million deal with Morrow/Avon Publishing for the book "Whirlwind". The book is a 2,000 page novel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 8:03 am

January 12th 1895 - The first performance of King Arthur took place at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 10:52 am

January 13th 1958 - US newspaper Daily Worker ceased publication.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 2:33 pm

January 13th 1898 - Emile Zola's "J'accuse" was published in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 4:09 pm

January 13th 1986 - "The Wall Street Journal" printed a real picture on its front page. The journal had not done this in nearly 10 years. The story was about artist, O. Winston Link and featured one of his works.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 3:26 pm

January 15th 1863 - "The Boston Morning Journal" became the first paper in the U.S. to be published on wood pulp paper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 4:05 pm

January 15th 1870 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" appeared in "Harper's Weekly." The cartoon used the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 4:27 pm

January 15th 1899 - Edwin Markham's poem, "The Man With a Hoe," was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 8:14 am

January 16th 1964 - Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, opens at Saint James Theater in New York City, New York for 2,844 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 12:40 pm

January 16th 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 4:15 pm

January 16th 1939 - Comic strip Superman debuts in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 5:04 pm

January 16th 1954 - “South Pacific” closes at Majestic Theater in New York City, New York after 1928 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 1:09 pm

January 21st 1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 2:15 pm

January 21st 1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 4:49 pm

January 21st 1941 - The British communist newspaper, the "Daily Worker," was banned due to wartime restrictions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 5:18 am

January 22nd 1953 - The Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible" opened on Broadway, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 4:05 pm

January 22nd 1933 - "Newsweek" was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 4:12 pm

January 22nd 1933 - Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead three years after Chic Young’s popular strip first debuted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 6:03 am

January 28th 1813 – Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 6:55 am

January 28th 1878 - "The Yale News" was published for the first time. It was the first, daily, collegiate newspaper in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 3:53 pm

January 28th 1979 - The Wiz closes at Majestic Theater New York City, New York after 1672 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 4:48 am

January 29th 1845 – "The Raven" is published in The New York Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 2:42 pm

January 29th 1966 - "Sweet Charity" opened at the Palace Theatre in New York City. It ran for 608 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 1:45 pm

February 4th 1938 - The play "Our Town", by Thornton Wilder, opened in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 3:07 pm

February 4th 1953 - "The Stooge" premiered at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 5:01 pm

February 4th 1962 – In the UK, The Sunday Times published the first colour supplement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 2:40 pm

February 5th 1846 - "The Oregon Spectator", based in Oregon City, became the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 4:27 pm

February 5th 1922 - Reader's Digest magazine is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 4:52 pm

February 11th 1906 – Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 9:32 am

February 12th 1949 - Annie Get Your Gun closes at Imperial Theater in New York City after 1147 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 6:13 am

February 13th 2000 - Charles M. Schulz's last original Sunday "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 8:49 am

February 13th 1741 - "The American Magazine," the first magazine in the U.S., was published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 12:25 pm

February 13th 1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 2:03 pm

February 13th 1937 - The comic strip "Prince Valiant" appeared for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 3:45 pm

February 13th 1972 - 1776 closes at 46th Street Theater in New York City after 1,217 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 4:00 pm

February 13th 1981 - Rupert Murdoch buys The Times and The Sunday Times for £12 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 10:28 am

February 18th 1964 - "Any Wednesday" opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. The play established Gene Hackman as an actor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 11:09 am

February 18th 1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the U.S. for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 11:22 am

February 18th 1834 - First US labor newspaper, The Man, is published, in New York City, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 8:32 am

February 24th 1835 - "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (The Shawnee Sun) was issued as the first Indian language monthly publication in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 10:20 am

February 24th 1809 – London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 7:17 am

February 25th 1971 - Oh! Calcutta! opens at Belasco Theater in New York City for 1,316 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 8:51 am

February 25th 1953 - The musical "Wonderful Town" opened on Broadway. It ran for 559 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 8:37 am

February 27th 1970 - New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 3:51 pm

February 27th 1974 - People magazine is published for the first time, in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 7:23 am

March 3rd 1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 5:12 pm

March 3rd 1923 – TIME magazine is published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 5:16 pm

March 3rd 1894 - The "Atlantis" was first published. It was the first Greek newspaper in America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 1:47 am

March 5th 1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is added to the Index of Forbidden Books 73 years after it was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 2:47 am

March 5th 1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 6:24 am

March 10th 1965 - Walter Matthau and Art Carney opened in "The Odd Couple". It later became a hit on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 2:27 am

March 11th 1302 - The characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 3:37 am

March 11th 1702 – The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 5:16 pm

March 11th 1959 - "Sweet Bird of Youth", a play by Tennessee Williams, opened in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 12:50 pm

March 12th 1951 - The comic strip, Dennis the Menace, appears for the first time in 16 newspapers across the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 1:30 pm

March 12th 1987 - Les Miserables opens at Broadway/Imperial Theater in New York City for 4000+ performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 5:50 am

March 13th 1947 - The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 7:54 am

March 13th 1852 - The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon". It was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 5:00 pm

March 13th 1951 - The comic strip "Dennis the Menace" appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 5:47 pm

March 13th 2003 - A report in the journal "Nature" reported that scientists had found 350,000-year-old human footprints in Italy. The 56 prints were made by three early, upright-walking humans that were descending the side of a volcano.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 10:42 am

March 14th 1663 – Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 5:03 pm

March 14th 1936 - Federal Register, first magazine of the US government, publishes first issue.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 7:18 pm

March 14th 2009 - A copy of the first Superman comic (Action Comics, Number 1, June 1938) sells at an auction for US$317,200.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 11:21 am

March 15th 1848 - The California Star newspaper calls the report of discovery of gold at Sutter's mill a sham, "to guzzle the gullible".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 11:45 am

March 15th 1969, Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6). The magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, the first issue of November 9, 1967 was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 1:20 pm

March 15th 1900 - In Paris, Sarah Bernhardt starred in the premiere of Edmond Rostand's "L'Aiglon."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 2:00 pm

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 2:31 pm

March 15th 1970 - The musical "Purlie" opened on Broadway in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 6:44 pm

March 15th 1948 - Sir Laurence Olivier was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine for his starring role in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 7:06 pm

March 15th 1956 - My Fair Lady opens at Mark Hellinger Theater in New York City for 2,715 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 7:23 pm

March 15th 1979 - Pope John Paul II published his first encyclical "Redemptor Hominis." In the work he warned of the growing gap between the rich and poor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 7:09 am

March 16th 1918 - Tallulah Bankhead made her New York acting debut with a role in "The Squab Farm."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 2:58 pm

March 16th 1850 - The novel "The Scarlet Letter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 3:58 pm

March 16th 1985 - "A Chorus Line" played its 4,000 performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 7:01 pm

March 16th 1969 - Peter Stone and Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th Steet Theater in New York City for 1217 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/20 at 4:14 pm

March 17th 1967 - Snoopy and Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" were on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 5:30 pm

March 18th 1881 - Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opened in Madison Square Gardens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 12:51 pm

March 19th 1965, The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties. The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, "The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup. It is also something extra to which a fan can hang when you are trying to get in and out of a theatre."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 6:11 pm

March 19th 1953 - Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premiered in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/20 at 11:07 am

March 20th 1954 - The King and I closes at Saint James Theater in New York City after 1246 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 10:09 am

March 23rd 1839 - The first recorded printed use of "OK" occurred in Boston's Morning Post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/20 at 11:26 am

March 25th 1913 - Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (New York City, New York) starring Ed Wynn.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 7:37 am

March 26th 1780 - The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor was published for the first time. It was the first Sunday newspaper in Britain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 10:34 am

March 26th 1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 7:41 pm

March 26th 1964 - "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 7:46 pm

March 26th 2008, The Los Angeles Times apologised for claiming rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs was involved in a 1994 shooting of hip-hop star Tupac Shakur. The LA Times, which published the original story on its website, initially said its claims were based on FBI records, witness accounts and other unnamed sources. The apology followed a claim that the newspaper was conned by a prisoner who doctored the documents used.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/20 at 7:11 pm

March 27th 1978 - Bob Fosse's Dancin' opens at Broadhurst Theater in New York City for 1,774 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 7:50 am

March 29th 1951 – “The King and I” play opens at the Saint James Theater in New York City for 1246 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 12:55 pm

March 29th 1973, Dr Hook And The Medicine Show got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine after their hit, 'The Cover of Rolling Stone' reached No. 6 on the US singles chart. According to members of the group, they really did buy five copies for their mothers, just like the song said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 8:05 am

March 30th 1993 - Peanuts comic strip character Charlie Brown hits a baseball game-winning home run, his first in 43 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 1:27 pm

March 31st 1943 - Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! opens on Broadway, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 5:27 pm

March 31st 1900 - The W.E. Roach Company was the first automobile company to put an advertisement in a national magazine. The magazine was the "Saturday Evening Post".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 5:46 pm

March 31st 1933 - The "Soperton News" in Georgia became the first newspaper to publish using a pine pulp paper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 6:35 pm

March 31st 1945 - "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 8:18 am

April 1st 1724 - Jonathan Swift published Drapier's letters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 11:56 am

April 1st 1854 – Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times begins serialisation in his magazine Household Words.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 3:20 pm

April 1st 1872 - The first edition of "The Standard" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 7:28 am

April 2nd 1819 - First successful agricultural journal (The American Farmer) begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 4:22 pm

April 2nd 1989 - An editorial in the "New York Times" declared that the Cold War was over.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 5:45 pm

April 2nd 1972 - Burt Reynolds appeared nude in "Cosmopolitan" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 10:11 am

April 3rd 1953 - "TV Guide" was published for the first time. The cover was a photo of Lucille Ball's infant Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 12:26 pm

April 3rd 1933 - First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House. This followed the March 22 legislation that legalized "3.2" beer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/20 at 2:35 pm

April 5th 1892 - In New York, the Ithaca Daily Journal published an ad introducing a new 10 cent Ice Cream Specialty called a Cherry Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/20 at 10:17 am

April 6th 1959 - Hal Holbrook opened in the off-Broadway presentation of "Mark Twain Tonight."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 12:59 pm

April 7th 1949 - Rogers and Hammerstein's play “South Pacific” opens at Majestic Theater in New York and ran for 1928 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 6:03 pm

April 7th 1888 - P.F. Collier published a weekly periodical for the first time under the name "Collier’s."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 10:07 am

April 8th 1904 – British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of The Book of the Law.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 4:15 pm

April 8th 1992 - In Britain, the last issue of "Punch Magazine" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/20 at 12:19 pm

April 9th 1965 - "TIME" magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" comic gang.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/20 at 5:30 pm

April 9th 1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/20 at 5:19 pm

April 10th 1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 4:54 am

April 12th 1969 - Lucy and Snoopy of the comic strip "Peanuts" made the cover of "Saturday Review."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 3:08 pm

April 12th 1934 - F. Scott Fitzgerald novel "Tender Is the Night" was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/20 at 4:53 pm

April 14th 1828 - The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary was published under the name "American Dictionary of the English Language."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/20 at 6:16 pm

April 14th 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 7:15 am

April 15th 1755 – Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" is published in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 12:46 pm

April 15th 1794 - "Courrier Francais" became the first French daily newspaper to be published in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 11:05 am

April 16th 1989 - The Dilbert comic strip is syndicated for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 7:32 am

April 17th 1704 - John Campbell published what would eventually become the first successful American newspaper. It was known as the Boston "News-Letter."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 8:52 am

April 17th 1758 - Frances Williams published a collection of Latin poems. He was the first African-American to graduate from a college in the western hemisphere.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 10:44 am

April 18th 1995 - Houston Post newspaper folds after 116 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/20 at 4:31 pm

April 19th 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play "Sex".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/20 at 2:37 pm

April 20th 1841 - In Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," was published in Graham's Magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 2:32 pm

April 21st 1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 3:22 pm

April 21st 1828 - Noah Webster publishes first American dictionary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 4:54 pm

April 21st 1977 - "Annie" opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre, now the Neil Simon Theatre’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 8:00 am

April 23rd 1954 - Lucille Ball appeared solo on the cover of "TV Guide" for the first time. Ball eventually made appearances on 34 "TV Guide" covers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 12:28 pm

April 23rd 1789 - "Courier De Boston" was published for the first time. It was the first Roman Catholic magazine in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 2:44 pm

April 23rd 1900 - The word "hillbilly" was first used in print in an article in the "New York Journal." It was spelled "Hill-Billie".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 7:47 am

April 24th 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:06 pm

April 24th 1897 - William Price, of the Washington Star, became the first to be named White House news reporter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 4:19 pm

April 24th 1923 – In Vienna, the paper Das Ich und das Es (The Ego and the Id) by Sigmund Freud is published, which outlines Freud's theories of the id, ego, and super-ego.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 1:09 pm

April 25th 1987 - Peter O'Toole opened in "Pygmalion" on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/20 at 2:33 pm

April 26th 1989 – People's Daily publishes the April 26 Editorial which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/20 at 3:34 pm

April 26th 1937 - "LIFE" magazine was printed without the word "LIFE" on the cover.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:37 am

April 28th 1968, The Broadway musical “Hair” premiered at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs 'Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In', 'Good Morning Starshine' and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 8:10 am

April 28th 1686 - The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathamatic" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 8:29 am

April 28th 1990 – “Chorus Line” closes at Shubert Theater in New York City after 6,137 performances (15 years).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/20 at 9:52 am

April 29th 1852 - The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/20 at 5:03 am

April 30th 1722 - The game of Billiards is mentioned in the New England Courant.

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Written By: nally on 05/02/20 at 11:35 am

65 years ago today, on May 2nd 1955: Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 11:01 am

May 5th 1955 – “Damn Yankees” opens at 46th Street Theater in New York City for 1022 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 2:38 pm

May 5th 1891 - Carnegie Hall opens in New York City with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 4:23 pm

May 5th 1912 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 10:55 pm

May 5th 1927 – “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 9:16 am

May 6th 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 4:39 pm

May 6th 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by experts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 8:00 am

May 7th 1663 - The first Theatre Royal was opened in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 8:06 am

May 7th 2003 - Roger Moore collapsed during a matinee performance of the Broadway comedy "The Play What I Wrote." He finished the show after a 10-minute break. He was fitted with a pacemaker the following day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 3:30 pm

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/20 at 9:37 am

May 8th 1952 - Mad Magazine published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/20 at 10:26 am

May 10th 1962 – Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 3:40 am

May 11th 868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 3:45 pm

May 11th 1942 – William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 7:27 am

May 12th 1593 – London playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/20 at 7:31 am

May 13th 1954 – The original Broadway production of “The Pajama Game” opens and runs for another 1,063 performances. Later received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Choreography.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 4:29 pm

May 14th 1969 - Jacqueline Susann’s second novel, "The Love Machine," was published by Simon and Schuster.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 5:31 pm

May 14th 1925 – Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 5:44 pm

May 14th 2002, The musical “We Will Rock You” opened in London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 5:34 am

May 15th 1964 - The Smothers Brothers, Dick and Tom, gave their first concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 12:21 pm

May 15th 2013 – In a study published in the scientific journal Nature, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University in the United States describe the first production of human embryonic stem cells by cloning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/20 at 10:04 am

May 16th 1946 - "Annie Get Your Gun" premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 5:21 am

May 20th 1609 – Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 2:27 pm

May 20th 1570 – Cartographer Abraham Ortelius published Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas.

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Written By: nally on 05/21/20 at 1:30 pm

45 years ago today, on May 21st 1975: The musical A Chorus Line was performed for the first time, opening at the Newman Theater in New York City. When the production moved to the Shubert Theater on Broadway, it would run for 6,104 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 2:46 am

May 22nd 1900 – The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 7:23 am

May 25th 1895 – Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 10:55 am

May 25th 1844 - First telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot in Maryland, USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 1:51 pm

May 25th 1895 - James P. Lee first published "Gold in America -- A Practical Manual."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:09 pm

May 26th 1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:30 pm

May 26th 1913 - Actors’ Equity Association was organized in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 12:59 pm

May 27th 1939 - DC Comics publishes its second superhero, "Batman".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 11:17 am

May 28th 1974 – The Stephen Schwartz musical Magic Show premieres at the Cort Theater in New York City for 1859 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 12:56 pm

May 28th 1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 2:31 pm

May 28th 1961 – Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 7:47 am

May 29th 1886 – The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 9:00 am

June 1st 1857 – Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du mal" is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 11:42 am

June 1st 1981, The first issue of the Heavy Metal magazine Kerrang! was published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC had the front cover plus features on Motorhead, Girlschool and Saxon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 12:36 am

June 1st 1938 - Superman comic book is launched.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 7:13 am

June 2nd 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 12:31 pm

June 2nd 1897 - Mark Twain, at age 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration." He was responding to the rumors that he had died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/20 at 2:20 am

June 3rd 1888 - "Casey at the Bat" is published in the San Francisco Examiner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 4:16 pm

June 4th 2003 - Amazon.com announced that it had received more than 1 million orders for the book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The released date was planned for June 21.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/20 at 4:23 am

June 5th 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 2:00 pm

June 8th 1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 7:10 am

June 9th 1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 9:09 am

June 9th 1860 - The Ms. Ann Stevens book "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter" was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published "dime novel."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 7:49 am

June 10th 1806 - New York's "Commercial Advertiser" became the first U.S. newspaper to cover the sport of harness racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/20 at 7:03 am

June 11th 1967, Printed in this week's music weekly Melody Maker's ad's pages, 'Freaky lead guitarist, bass and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan's new group. Also any other astral flyers like with car's amplification and that which never grows in window boxes, phone Wimbledon 0697.' The band who formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, went on to release four underground folk albums before becoming known as T. Rex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 11:54 am

June 21st 2003 - The fifth Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published by J.K. Rowling. Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies sold on the first day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 5:32 pm

June 21st 1978 – The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/20 at 3:07 pm

June 24th 1965, John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 12:54 am

June 25th 1580 - The Book of Concord was first published. The book is a collection of doctrinal standards of the Lutheran Church.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 1:32 pm

June 25th 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 2:14 pm

June 25th 1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 3:18 am

June 29th 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 11:01 am

June 29th 1901 - The first edition of "Editor & Publisher" was issued in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 2:48 pm

June 29th 1991, while playing the lead role in a new London production of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jason Donovan had his third UK No.1 single with 'Any Dream Will Do'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/20 at 1:22 pm

July 1st 1972 - Ms. magazine begins publishing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/20 at 2:27 pm

July 1st 1973 - In New York City, "Jesus Christ Superstar" closed after 711 shows on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 2:54 pm

July 6th 1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 12:53 pm

July 7th 1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

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Written By: nally on 07/11/20 at 11:01 am

60 years ago today, on July 11th 1960: To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, featuring themes of racial injustice and the loss of innocence in the Deep South of America, was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/20 at 12:08 pm

July 14th 1908 - "The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/20 at 1:56 pm

July 14th 1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 7:47 am

July 16th 2005 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was published. It was the sixth in the Harry Potter series. The book sold 6.9 million copies on its first day of release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 8:19 am

July 16th 1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 3:31 pm

July 16th 1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was first published.

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Written By: nally on 07/21/20 at 11:04 pm

July 21st 2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 11 million copies would sell in 24 hours' time.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/20 at 5:23 pm

July 22nd 1598: William Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice, is entered on the Stationers' Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers' Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material.

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Written By: nally on 07/25/20 at 2:10 pm


45 years ago today, on May 21st 1975: The musical A Chorus Line was performed for the first time, opening at the Newman Theater in New York City. When the production moved to the Shubert Theater on Broadway, it would run for 6,104 performances.

And then 65 days later, on July 25th 1975: The musical A Chorus Line began a fifteen-year run on Broadway, in the first of 6,137 performances at the Shubert Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 11:52 am

July 26th 1887 – Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 1:15 pm

July 26th 1918 – Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/20 at 10:14 am

July 29th 1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/20 at 7:43 am

August 12th 1915 - "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/20 at 4:18 am

August 14th 1457 – Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 4:27 am

August 16th 1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/20 at 3:30 am

August 20th 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/20 at 4:41 am

August 20th 1862 - Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/20 at 6:29 am

August 28th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/20 at 10:40 am

September 1st 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/20 at 12:42 pm

September 1st 1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/20 at 11:31 am

September 6th 1642 – England's Parliament bans public stage-plays.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 1:45 pm

September 7th 1907 - Oscar Hammerstein announced a plan for five opera houses in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/20 at 8:28 am

September 16th 1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the United States' oldest, continuously-independent college daily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/20 at 12:58 pm

September 16th 1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/20 at 2:56 am

September 18th 1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/20 at 3:34 pm

September 22nd 1910 – The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/20 at 4:27 pm

September 23rd 1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/20 at 4:17 pm

September 27th 1962 – Rachel Carson's book “Silent Spring” is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/20 at 5:03 am

October 5th 1990 – After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/20 at 5:00 pm

October 5th 1955 - The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened at the Cort Theatre in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 9:38 am

October 8th 1982 – After its London premiere, Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 3:28 pm

October 8th 1962 – Der Spiegel publishes an article disclosing the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, and is soon accused of treason.

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Written By: nally on 10/18/20 at 12:46 pm

Ninety years ago today, on October 18th 1930: The Geoffrey Kerr comedy play London Calling opened at the Little Theatre in Rochester, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/20 at 7:44 am

October 20th 1973 – The Sydney Opera House was opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 12:51 pm

October 22nd 1883 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/20 at 3:18 pm

November 2nd 1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/20 at 6:17 am

November 3rd 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 1:00 am

November 5th 1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

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Written By: nally on 11/14/20 at 2:06 pm

November 14th 1851: Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/20 at 2:05 pm

November 19th 1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/20 at 10:34 am

November 24th 1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/20 at 1:13 pm

November 24th 1877 – Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/20 at 11:21 am

November 25th 1952 – Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the longest continuously-running play in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/20 at 3:29 pm

December 3rd 1960 – The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/20 at 10:07 am

December 7th 1732 – The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/20 at 7:30 am

December 8th 1660 – A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/20 at 9:49 am

December 8th 1962 – Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days.

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Written By: nally on 12/10/20 at 10:51 am

December 10th 1884: Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is first published in the UK and Canada. It wouldn't get published in the US until February 1885 (two months later), due to printing error.

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Written By: nally on 12/10/20 at 10:51 am

December 10th 1909: Selma Lagerlöf, a native of Sweden, becomes the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Written By: nally on 12/23/20 at 7:40 pm

December 23rd 1815: The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/21 at 10:56 am

January 5th 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first major London newspaper to be published on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/21 at 3:42 pm

January 5th 1953 – The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett receives its première in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/21 at 2:42 pm

January 7th 1955 – Contralto Marian Anderson became the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/21 at 6:27 am

January 19th 1829 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance in Braunschweig, Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/21 at 9:16 am

January 21st 1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth by William Hill Brown, is printed in Boston.

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Written By: nally on 02/02/21 at 11:24 am

99 years ago today, on February 2nd 1922: James Joyce publishes the novel Ulysses on his 40th birthday.

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Written By: nally on 02/04/21 at 6:37 pm

February 4th 1938 - "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway.

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Written By: nally on 02/08/21 at 5:00 pm

75 years ago today, on February 8th 1946: The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible -- the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version -- is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/21 at 10:20 am

February 17th 1933 – Newsweek magazine is first published.

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Written By: nally on 02/18/21 at 5:10 pm

February 18th 1885: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.

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Written By: nally on 02/19/21 at 11:49 pm

February 19th 1949: Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.

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Written By: nally on 02/21/21 at 3:11 pm

The New Yorker published its first issue on this day in 1925.

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