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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V1 #267

LITERARY CALENDAR      Thursday, November 5 1998      Volume 01 : Number 267


Today is Thursday, 5 November 1998; on this day,

354 years ago (1644),

	Samuel Pepys writes in his _Diary_ that he has been to see
   _Macbeth_, a "pretty good play."

105 years ago (1893),

	Willa Cather, 20, begins contributing to the _Nebraska State
   Journal_, for which she is paid $1 per column.

68 years ago (1930),

	When Sinclair Lewis receives a telephone call from a Swedish
   newspaper correspondent telling him he is the first American to win the
   Nobel Prize for Literature, Lewis thinks it is a prank and begins
   imitating the man's accent.

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