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April 28 Harper Lee at Home
  On this day in 1926 Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama. After the immediate and overwhelming success of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), and despite forecasting more, Lee is known to have published only three short magazine articles subsequently, all in the 60s, and she rarely broke the silence and anonymity into which she quickly retreated.
April 27 Emerson at the End
  On this day in 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson died at the age of seventy-eight. Although Emerson's last decade was one of increasing debility it was also one of international accolade and local adulation. When the Sage of Concord returned from his last trip abroad he found the band playing, the schoolchildren singing and his burned home rebuilt by the community.
April 26 Loos, Lorelei, Literature
  On this day in 1893 Anita Loos was born. Loos started writing scenarios for D. W. Griffith while in her teens, and eventually worked on over sixty films, but her most enduring creation is the 1925 novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement as "a masterpiece of comic literature."

April 28, 2017
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