May 15, 2017 all-day
On 15 May 1856, the American newspaperman who wrote the Wizard of Oz stories was born at Chittenango, NY. Although The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the most famous, Baum also wrote many other books for children, including more than a dozen about Oz. He died at Hollywood, CA, 6 May 1919.
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