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1876 – Jack London is born

12 Jan

Born John Griffith Chaney, the man who took the pen name Jack London not only wrote a series of novels now considered beloved classics, but was an outspoken voice when it came to socialism, animal cruelty, and workers’ rights.  Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a self-taught learner who rose to international fame when he published his novel The Call of the Wild at the age of thirty.  He died from unconfirmed causes after a series of illnesses in 1916, when he was only forty years old, and has gone down in history as one of the great literary giants of the 20th century along with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

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