Maya Angelou Facts and Oddities


Full Birth Name: Marguerite Annie Johnson

Born: April 4, 1928

Months lived: 1,033.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Place born: St. Louis, Missouri

Place raised:
St. Louis, Missouri
Stamps, Arkansas.
Oakland, California

Ancestry: West Africa & unknown

Mother: Vivian Baxter, nurse and croupier

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Historical Hints for Home Comforts

From a book published in 1858:

Hints for Home Comforts:

A short needle makes the most expedition in plain sewing.

A leather strap, with a buckle to fasten, is much more commodious than a cord for a box in general use for short distances; cording and uncording is a nasty job.
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