Today in World History: November 23rd

Roald Dahl, universally acclaimed childrens’s author, died on November 23rd, 1990, of myelodysplastic syndrome, at the age of 74. He wrote famous stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and others. He was born in England in 1916 and served as a pilot in the Second World War. Although he is known for Children’s stories, Dahl also wrote short stories for adults, such as Lamb to the Slaughter.

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.”

-Roald Dahl

 

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