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Happy Birthday Melvil Dui

Happy 159th Birthday to Dewey! (Yes that Dewey – unrelated to Huey and Louis)

“Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 to a poor family who lived in a small town in upper New York state. Keenly interested in simplified spelling, he shortened his first name to Melvil as a young adult, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui.”

More at OCLC.

Stephen

Posted on: December 10, 2010, 2:19 pm Category: Uncategorized

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