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Today in History: Nov. 1, 1871

Author and journalist Stephen Crane is born in New Jersey. His Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage is one of his most famous works, but he also created the novella Maggie: a Girl of the Streets, which was a realistic depiction of life in the slums of the late 1800s. He died of tuberculosis at age 28 in Germany in June 1900. Click here to read more about Stephen Crane’s life and career.