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August 2
On This Day: August 2

James Baldwin

Born: August 2, 1924
Died: December 1, 1987
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States

Occupation: Writer

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Events
1869
143 years ago
Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, begins writing her masterpiece, Middlemarch.
http://www.biography.com/people/george-eliot-9286017 >>

1920
92 years ago
Marcus Garvey presents his Back-to-Africa movement to New Yorkers, which encourages descendants of Africa to return to their ancestral homelands.
http://www.biography.com/people/marcus-garvey-9307319 >>

1943
69 years ago
Navy boat PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being sheared in two by a Japanese destroyer.
http://www.biography.com/people/john-f-kennedy-9362930 >>

1962
50 years ago
Virtually unknown folk musician Robert Zimmerman legally changes his name to Bob Dylan, allegedly as a tribute to poet Dylan Thomas.
http://www.biography.com/people/bob-dylan-9283052 >>

Born On This Day
James Baldwin
Born: August 2, 1924
Died: December 1, 1987

Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Writer
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Mary-Louise Parker
Born: August 2, 1964

Age: 48 years old

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, SC, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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Isabel Allende
Born: August 2, 1942

Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Occupation: Journalist, Author
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
William S. Burroughs
Died: August 2, 1997
Age: 83 years old
Place: Lawrence, KS, United States
Occupation: Author
Best Known For >>

Enrico Caruso
Died: August 2, 1921
Age: 48 years old
Place: Naples, Italy
Occupation: Singer
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Wild Bill Hickok
Died: August 2, 1876
Age: 39 years old
Place: Deadwood, SD, United States
Occupation: Police Officer, Folk Hero
Best Known For >>

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