On this very day in history…

American poet Emily Dickinson was born in 1830.
Emily Dickinson (1830–86).

VI

IF I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin 5
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

And speaking of the Nobel Prize, Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, and Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent African-American civil rights leader, received it in 1964. The first African-American president, Barack Obama, received it today.

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