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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 10

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

1912

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Mary Lavin

Mary Lavin was born on June 10, 1912 in Walpole, Massachusetts in the United States to an Irish couple who had immigrated to the USA. Her most well-known book is Tales From Bective Bridge

Authors to have made their mark on June 10

Born

1962 – Gina Gershon, American actress, singer and author
1962 – Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian poet and author (d. 1982)
1952 – Kage Baker, American author (d. 2010)
1943 – Simon Jenkins, English journalist and author
1935 – Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1930 – Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor
1929 – E. O. Wilson, American biologist, author, and academic
1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017)
1916 – Peride Celal, Turkish author (d. 2013)
1863 – Louis Couperus, Dutch author and poet (d. 1923)
1632 – Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (d. 1710)

Died

2015 – Wolfgang Jeschke, German author and publisher (b. 1936)
2008 – Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani author and diplomat (b. 1928)
1998 – Hammond Innes, English soldier and author (b. 1914)
1991 – Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (b. 1902)
1986 – Merle Miller, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
1923 – Pierre Loti, French soldier and author (b. 1850)
1918 – Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer (b. 1842)
1909 – Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (b. 1822)
1901 – Robert Williams Buchanan, Scottish poet, author, and playwright (b. 1841)
1735 – Thomas Hearne, English historian and author (b. 1678)
1552 – Alexander Barclay, English poet and author (b. 1476)

Other events through the years on June 10

2002

The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

1829

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The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in June



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