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Published: October 02, 2013
October 2, Day 275 of 2012
Today is day 275 of 2012
On Oct. 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Indian nationalist leader whose philosophy of nonviolence influenced movements around the world, was born.
In 1879, the poet Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. His
published in 1954 won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Graham Greene, the prolific English writer, author of
The Third Man
and the towering
The Power and the Glory,
was born on this day in 1904. Most of his novels and many of his plays and short stories would eventually be adapted for film or television. The Internet Movie Database lists 66 titles based on Greene material between 1934 and 2010.
On this day in 1963, Hurricane Flora crashed into Haiti, killing thousands of people. This huge storm, which also killed large numbers of people in Cuba and wreaked havoc elsewhere in the Caribbean, was one of the most deadly hurricanes in history.
Ina Seidel, the German writer, died at 89 in
1974. She wrote numerous poems, novels, essays, and memoirs. She’s best remembered for her major contribution to the fairy-tale tradition with her
The Wonderful Book about the Little Kids
, with the subtitle
“New Stories for Children who Are Well-Acquainted with the Old Ones.”
If you want to finish “
” manuscript in 2012, you still have 90 days left.
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