LitBirthdays January 15 – 21, 2012

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January is

National Mentoring

Month


January 15

Giles Milton Giles Milton (born January 15, 1966) – U.K. historical narrative writer, journalist, novelist – Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War (2011)

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Born January 15

Sonya Kovalevsky (Sofia Kovalevskaya) (born January 15, 1850) Russian mathematician, memoirist, novelist – A Russian Childhood (1889)

Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) (born January 15, 1622) – French playwright, comedian – Tartuffe

Mikki Doyle (Miriam Leventhal) (born January 15, 1916) – U.S. journalist, women’s page editor, Communist

Martin Luther King, Jr. (born January 15, 1929) – U.S. civil rights activist, Christian minister

 


 

January 16


Born January 16

Garth Ennis (born January 16, 1970) – Northern Irish comic book writer – Preacher series

Robert W. Service (born January 16, 1874) – Scottish-Canadian poet (the bard of the Yukon)

 


 

January 17


Born January 17

Anne Bronte (born January 17, 1820) – British novelist, poet – Agnes Grey

Benjamin Franklin (born January 17, 1706) – U.S. philosopher, statesman, historian – The Way to Wealth

 


 

January 18


Born January 18

A.A. Milne (born January 18, 1882) – U.K. author – Winnie the Pooh

 


 

January 19


Born January 19

Edgar Allan Poe (born January 19, 1809) – U.S. poet, essayist, mystery and horror writer

 


 

January 20

 


 

Born January 20

Ernesto Cardenal (born January 20, 1925) – Nicaraguan priest, poet theologian

Nancy Kress (born January 20, 1948) – U.S. science fiction writer – Probability Space (2002)

 


 

 January 21


Born January 21

Judith Merril (born January 21, 1923) – U.S. science fiction writer

Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941) – U.S. singer / songwriter – Freedom

 


 

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