Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18

Born:



1709 - Samuel Johnson
English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.




1893 - William March
American author and US Marine, known for his novel Company K.








1934 - Richard Kluger
American journalist and author, whose Ashes to Ashes won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction.







1947 - Drew Gilpin Faust
American historian and first female president of Harvard. Her books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer.



1954 - Steven Pinker
Canadian-born experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author known for books like The Language Instinct.







1956 - Chris Hedges
American war journalist and author, whose latest book is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.



Died:
1951 - Gelett Burgess
1980 - Katherine Ann Porter
2012 - Louis Simpson

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