1897 – Thornton Wilder Born

On this date was born in Madison. A renowned author and playwright, he taught at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1937. His plays (1938) and (1942) won Pulitzer Prizes and have been performed countless times by school and amateur theatrical companies in the decades since.You can read a 1928 in our Wisconsin Local History & Biographies collection. [Source: ]