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  We know of 3 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on May 24:
  • British dramatist Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was born on this day in 1855.
  • Russian novelist Mikhail Sholokov, who wrote a beautifully poetic novel called And Quiet Flows the Don, was born on this day in 1905.
  • The first exploration of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado by Anglos was begun on this day in 1869 John Wesley Powell, who made photographs.