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2011-01-22
January 22: August Strindberg

His novella “The Eward of Virtue” included a description of the Last Supper for which Strindberg was charged with blasphemy. He was acquitted in spite of some passages that were virulently anti-Christian.

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July 26: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856) It was on this date, July 26, 1856, that playwright George Bernard Shaw was born to Protestant parents in Dublin, Ireland. It is said the young Shaw attended a revival service by Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey in Dublin, and in one of his first critical notes wrote, "if this sort […]



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