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Exceptional teachers at Columbia University in New York receive the Mark Van Doren Award. Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) graduated from Columbia in 1920, and taught there for 39 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his book of poetry, “Collected Poems,” in 1939. *** Charles Van Doren (born 1926), so...
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In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63. In 1886, a legend — or myth — was born as Steve Brodie claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into New York’s East River. (However, there are doubts about...
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