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Friday, January 13, 2017
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Horatio Alger Born

On this day in 1834*, Horatio Alger was born in Revere. The author of the rags-to-riches stories that captured the imagination of generations of American boys, Alger was always more interested in literature than in the ministry, the profession his father had chosen for him. He attended college and divinity school, but left the ministry after only...

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