Octavio Paz Lozano, Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, born

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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English classical scholar and poet A. E. Housman born

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Wycliffite version of Bible, c. 1415-30, Bodlein Library

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit the rich array of resources for yourself and your classroom and experience the history of one of the most widely read book in the English language.

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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International Literacy Day established by UNESCO

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English author Dr. Samuel Johnson born

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American journalist and critic H. L. Mencken, of American born

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French writer and political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville born

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