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July 28, 1866

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter English writer, illustrator, scientist, and conservationist is born.

Helen Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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1892: Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943), British author and illustrator of children’s books, including ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, at Birnam in Scotland. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


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