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On This Day - July 06

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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.


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50 Cent

50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson on July 6, 1975 in New York City. His break through albums were 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and 'The Massacre' (2005). Eminem discovered Jackson in 2002, after the release of his album 'Guess Who's Back?' Jackson took on the stage name 50 Cent and has become one of the world's highest selling rappers. From Pieces to Weight is his life story in his own words. 50 Cent starred in a movie called Southpaw also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o and Rachel McAdams in which he played a promoter who is part of Gyllenhaal's central character's entourage.


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Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin was born in York in England on July 6,1962. Andrew Martin is the English author of the Jim Stringer Crime series books. The Necropolis Railway is the first book in the series.



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Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink was born on July 6, 1944 in Grobdenberg in Germany. He is the acclaimed author of The Reader The Reader was adapted into a film starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes


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Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 8, 1859 and died on July 6, 1932. Grahame is the author of the Wind in the Willows children's book.


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Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850 and died on July 6, 1893. de Maupassant is known for his short stories, of which he wrote around 300 in his short life. The Dark Side is a selection of them.

Authors to have made their mark on July 06


1947 Howard Rheingold, American author and critic
1940 Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
1933 David McCullough, American historian and author
1932 T. J. Bass, American physician and author (d. 2011)
1930 Hamish MacInnes, Scottish mountaineer and author
1910 Doris McCarthy, Canadian painter and author (d. 2010)
1908 Revilo P. Oliver, American author and academic (d. 1994)
1904 Simone Beck, French chef and author (d. 1991)
1893 Herbert Feis, American historian and author (d. 1972)
1893 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1981)
1884 Lion Feuchtwanger, German author and playwright (d. 1958)
1855 Ludwig Ganghofer, German author and playwright (d. 1920)
1846 Heinrich Rosenthal, Estonian physician and author (d. 1916)


2013 Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, theologian, and author (b. 1938)
2011 Allan W. Eckert, American historian and author (b. 1931)
2006 John Money, New Zealand-American psychologist and author (b. 1921)
1999 Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (b. 1908)
1993 Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (b. 1911)
1984 George Oppen, American poet and author (b. 1908)
1956 Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (b. 1886)
1932 Alexander Grin, Russian author (b. 1880)
1930 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)
1901 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (b. 1827)
1790 François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (b. 1721)

Other events through the years on July 06


Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.


Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.


The United States, UK, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.

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