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1828 - Jules Verne
Dubbed the literary father of science fiction, Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. It was there in Nantes, a port city, that Jules first became fascinated with travel, adventure, and exploration on the sea, urgently seeking whatever was just beyond the horizon.
Celebrating #NationalAuthorsDay on November 1
Every November 1, we celebrate #NationalAuthorsDay. In 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, developed the idea to celebrate American authors.