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12/03/1922 Writer Jack Kerouac is born

Kerouac was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. As a son of French-Canadian parents, he spoke French, until he learned English at the age of 6. He later joined the US Merchant Marines, where he wrote his first novel. His works cover topics such as jazz, spirituality, promiscuity, drugs, poverty, and Buddhism.


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