Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, is born

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Charles Baudelaire is born

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William Wordsworth born

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U.S. declares war on Germany, enters World War I

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is born

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Maya Angelou born

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Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, is born

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Whitman

American Experience: Walt Whitman

This program, about the life and work of the poet Walt Whitman, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is available to watch online. EDSITEment lesson plans "Walt Whitman's Poetry and Notebooks: The Sweep of the Universe" and "Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy" will introduce students to one of the most compelling voices of the 19th century.

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks is born

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portrait of Blake by John Flaxman

William Blake Archive

An online library of the visionary British poet's illuminated publications and includes a biography, an online glossary of his terminology, and further resources.