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

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Jane Austen, British author, dies

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Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet, born

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William Faulkner, American writer, dies

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Ben Jonson, English poet and dramatist, born

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EDSITEment's Recommended Reading List for College-Bound Students

Gear high school students up for college with this collection of lessons based on College Board's recommending reading lists.

The gold medal of the 2012 Olympics

The Olympics

To mark the 2012 Olympics, head back to the ancient city-state and Classical Greek civilization. Examine Greek values and cultural assumptions about human excellence and competition. Then, explore the great city of London, site of this year’s Games, as well as the 1908 and 1948 Olympics.

Edgar Lee Masters publishes the first poem of what became “The Spoon River Anthology”

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  • Launchpad: Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

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