Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24th of 1897 in Atchison Kansas. She graduated from high school in 1915 and started working as a nurse (infermiera) during first World War; after college she became a social worker. But the passion for airplanes had started much before, during a stuntContinua

Frank Morrison Spillane was born on March 9, 1918  and died on  July 17, 2006. He is famous as  Mickey Spillane. He was an American author of crime novels his main characters is  the detective Mike Hammer. Hammer is a “hard man”: brutally violent, who feels a genuine anger (rabbia)Continua

Alice Ann Munro  (born  Laidlaw) was born on 10th July, 1931 in Ontario into a family of fox and poultry farmers (fattori che allevavano volpi e pollame), began writing as a teenager and published her first story while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. During thisContinua

15th june 1215 – King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England . King John signs the Magna Charta at Runnymede While Richard the Lionheart  (1189-99) was fighting (stava combattendo) in Jerusalem for the third Crusade (terza crociata), his brother, John Lackland, (1199-1216), who ruled (governava) over Britain during his absence, was obliged (fuContinua

Bret Harte was born in Albany , New York in 1839. After school, at the age of seventeen  he moved with his mother to California where he worked as a teacher, miner (minatore), printer (tipografo), express messenger, secretary of the San Francisco Mint, and editor. He published his first storiesContinua

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, in a Roman Catholic family and was educated in Jesuit schools. After his graduation (laurea) as doctor in 1885, Doyle practiced medicine as an eye specialist near Porsmouth in Hampshire until 1891 when he became a full timeContinua

Peter Levin Shaffer and his twin brother Anthony were born on May 15, 1926, inLiverpool, England. After working in the Chislet coal mine (miniera di carbone),  Shaffer attended TrinityCollegein Cambridge, where he and Anthony co-edited the student magazine Grantha.  From 1951 to 1954, Shaffer lived in New York and workedContinua