To the Birthday Boys and Girls of April 22 (The Huffington Post)


What do Dartmouth founder Eleazar Wheelock, English novelist Henry Fielding, and German philosopher Immanuel Kant have in common? April 22 birthdays, writes James Heffernan on The Huffington Post.

The founder of Dartmouth was born April 22, 1711, says Heffernan, the Frederick Sessions Beebe ’35 Professor Emeritus in the Art of Writing and professor emeritus of English.

Heffernan, also born on April 22, offers a verse in commemoration of the “birthday boys and girls” of April, including this line:

To Eleazar Wheelock, next in line

Who founded Dartmouth on a hill of pine.

Read the full story, published 4/22/13 by The Huffington Post.

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