Pulitzer Prize winning critic and historian, Van Wyck Brooks, was born on February 6th, 1886. According to his Wikipedia page, misers really liked him: He was a long-time resident of Bridgewater, Connecticut, which built a town library wing in his name. Although a decade-long fund-raising effort seemed to fail and was abandoned in 1972, a miserly hermit in Los Angeles, Charles E. Piggott, with no connection to Bridgewater surprised the town by leaving money for the library in his will. With $210,000 raised, the library addition went up in 1980.”
John James Audubon is coming back to the New York Historical Society.