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this day in the yesteryear: First Pulitzer Prizes Awarded (1917)

First Pulitzer Prizes Awarded (1917)

The Pulitzer Prizes—prestigious awards presented annually by Columbia University for achievements in American journalism, literature, and music—were created by journalist and publisher Joseph Pulitzer, whose will funded the establishment of Columbia’s school of journalism as well as the prizes. Ironically, Columbia had rejected donation offers from Pulitzer during his lifetime because, as one of the originators of yellow journalism, he was regarded as unscrupulous. What do prizewinners receive? More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: EUGENE GLADSTONE O’NEILL (1888)

Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (1888)

One of America‘s greatest playwrights, O’Neill spent his youth as a heavy-drinking, itinerant seaman, then began writing plays while recovering from tuberculosis in 1912. Within a decade, he had won his first of four Pulitzer Prizes. Extremely prolific, he wrote passionate works about tortured family relationships and spiritual conflict, including Long Day’s Journey into Night and The Iceman Cometh. Both of his sons committed suicide, and he disowned his daughter for marrying whom? More… Discuss




First Issue of the New-York Daily Times, now The New York Times, Is Printed (1851)

Originally sold for a penny a copy, the New-York Daily Times was founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond in 1851 and has been controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family since 1896. The paper shortened its name to The New York Times in 1857. Perhaps the most respected newspaper in the world, it has been awarded more Pulitzer Prizes than any other. In 2006, the newspaper announced that it would save how much money by narrowing its page width by 1.5 inches (4 cm)? More… Discuss


Carl Sandburg: His Life, His Poetry, His Cause: Art with Purpose, Art for the People, Art for a Country!

What can be gained from poetry? As Carl Sandburg proves, poetry can be used as a vehicle for social reform. 

I made this documentary as part of an English project and editted it on PowerDirector 9.0.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 This article is about the writer. For the passenger train service, see Carl Sandburg (train).
Carl Sandburg

Sandburg in 1955
Born January 6, 1878
Died July 22, 1967 (aged 89)
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Occupation Journalist, author
Nationality American
Ethnicity Swedish
Alma mater Lombard College
Notable work(s) Abraham Lincoln: The War YearsRootabaga Stories
Notable award(s) Three Pulitzer Prizes
Spouse(s) Lilian Steichen
Children Margaret, Helga, and Janet

Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of threePulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham LincolnH. L. Mencken called Sandburg “indubitably an American in every pulse-beat”.