February 22: Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry is born in Rockland, Maine on this day in 1892.

February 23: W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Dubois, author of the influential “The Souls of Black Folks” published in 1903, is born on this day in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

February 24: Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers Grimm born in Hanau, Germany on this day in 1786.

February 25: In 1956 on this day, Sylvia Plath meets Ted Hughes at a party in Cambridge. They are married within four months.


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