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Was Milton a beer drinker? :smileywink: 

 


Laurel wrote:
March 27, 1667, John Milton publishes Paradise Lost.

PaulH wrote:

March 27, 1942

Michael Jackson, author and beer connoisseur, is born in Yorkshire, England. From the quotable Jackson: "Beer may cause you to digress--and lead a happier life."

 

March 27, 2006

Stanislaw Lem, science fiction author, dies in Krakow, Poland. Lem's Solaris was made into the Stephen Soderbergh directed film starring George Clooney.

 

 


 

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PaulH wrote:

Was Milton a beer drinker? :smileywink: 

 


Laurel wrote:
March 27, 1667, John Milton publishes Paradise Lost.

PaulH wrote:

March 27, 1942

Michael Jackson, author and beer connoisseur, is born in Yorkshire, England. From the quotable Jackson: "Beer may cause you to digress--and lead a happier life."

 

March 27, 2006

Stanislaw Lem, science fiction author, dies in Krakow, Poland. Lem's Solaris was made into the Stephen Soderbergh directed film starring George Clooney.

 

 


 

Message Edited by Laurel on 03-27-2009 05:58 PM

 


March 27, 1970 - James Dickey published Deliverance.

 

Deliverance 

 

Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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March 28, 1909 

Nelson Algren, author of The Man with the Golden Arm, is born in Detroit, Michigan. Lou Reed borrowed Algren’s 1956 book title for his now classic song, A Walk on the Wild Side.

 

 

March 28, 1968

Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking, is born in Princeton, New Jersey. Her suicide is the subject of Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind.

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March 28, 1941

 

Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf, brilliant author, left us this day.

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March 29, 1936 

Judith Guest is born in Detroit, Michigan. Guest’s Ordinary People was made into the film starring Robert Redford and Mary Tyler Moore.

 

 

March 29, 1943 

Eric Idle, author of The Road to Mars and an original member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, is born in Durham, England.

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He was British.

PaulH wrote:

Was Milton a beer drinker? :smileywink: 

 


Laurel wrote:
March 27, 1667, John Milton publishes Paradise Lost.

PaulH wrote:

March 27, 1942

Michael Jackson, author and beer connoisseur, is born in Yorkshire, England. From the quotable Jackson: "Beer may cause you to digress--and lead a happier life."

 

March 27, 2006

Stanislaw Lem, science fiction author, dies in Krakow, Poland. Lem's Solaris was made into the Stephen Soderbergh directed film starring George Clooney.

 

 


 

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"Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it." ~~G.K. Chesterton
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Zing...

 


Laurel wrote:
He was British.

PaulH wrote:

Was Milton a beer drinker? :smileywink: 

 


Laurel wrote:
March 27, 1667, John Milton publishes Paradise Lost.

PaulH wrote:

March 27, 1942

Michael Jackson, author and beer connoisseur, is born in Yorkshire, England. From the quotable Jackson: "Beer may cause you to digress--and lead a happier life."

 

March 27, 2006

Stanislaw Lem, science fiction author, dies in Krakow, Poland. Lem's Solaris was made into the Stephen Soderbergh directed film starring George Clooney.

 

 


 

Message Edited by Laurel on 03-27-2009 05:58 PM

 


 


 

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March 30, 1844

Paul Verlaine, French poet, is born in Metz. Verlaine's violent love affair with Arthur Rimbaud ultimately led to his imprisonment.

 

Situations have ended sad
Relationships have all been bad
Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud

-Bob Dylan

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March 31, 1855

Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre, dies in Yorkshire, England. Although just 38 when she passed, Charlotte outlived all her siblings.

 

 

March 31, 1926

John Fowles, author of The Magus and The Collector, is born in Essex, England. Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman was made into the 1981 film starring Meryl Streep.

 

 

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PaulH wrote:
John Fowles

Little-known fact: his first and last name together were also a homophonic explanation of why no one wanted to shoot hoop with him.