Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817. One of America's great writers, we're celebrating his 196th birthday today! He is best known for his book Walden, his essay Civil Disobedience, and was a Transcendentalist. He was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts and after college changed his name to Henry David, but never legally made the change.
Here is some more trivia for you:
Finish this quote: 'It takes a man to make a room ____'
silent.. 'It takes a man to make a room silent.' is from: Journal, Feb.9, 1839.
Which writer was a close friend of Thoreau?
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave Thoreau a small piece of his land to live on.
Thoreau lived here for two years:
Walden Pond. Thoreau built a one-room house. He would write, garden, and entertain guests.
Thoreau died at the age of 44 after a hard time with:
tuberculosis.. Thoreau is buried on Author's Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
How was Thoreau involved with slavery?
He helped runaway slaves escape to Canada.. Thoreau often spoke out against slavery and other injustice.
You’re Invited! Join Infinity Publishing in Celebrating Henry David Thoreau’s 196th Birthday!
Where: Onlne virtual birthday party! Order your Thoreau Publishing Package online and save $196 on the total package!
When: July 12 - 15, 2013
Don’t miss out on this incredible weekend special event!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” Henry David Thoreau
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Trivia questions courtesy of funtrivia.com.