Helen Beatrix Potter, English author, illustrator, and conservationist best known for children’s books, born

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Sir James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is born

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Sir Henry Savile, primary translator of the King James Bible

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 Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.

Saint Patrick’s Day — first parade held in New York by Irish soldiers serving in the British army

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  • Understanding the Content of Modernist Poetry

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