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Thursday, July 21, 2011

History Tidbit

Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois.  He won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.  His career began as a reporter in Kansas City.  He was a reporter during the Spanish civil war and was decorated for his efforts in Italy during World War I. 
On this day in history The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was destroyed by arson.  I wonder if they had fire insurance back then?
Along with Hemmingway the Scottish Poet Robert Burns shares his birthday, and American astronaunt Alan Sheppard!

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