Writer Frank L. Baum Is Born

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This page, from American Memory at the Library of Congress, focuses on significant events in American history and culture associated with May 15. On this day in 1856, Lyman Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was born in Chittenango, New York. "The Wizard of Oz" became a long-running stage musical and a classic Hollywood film. In a recent poll, "The Wizard of Oz" emerged as the favorite movie of the twentieth century.

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