On this day in 1874, author Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Penn., but raised in Oakland, Calif. She was a novelist, poet, and playwright. In 1903, she moved to Paris and made that her permanent home, where she hosted gatherings with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Pablo Picasso (among other luminaries). She died in 1946 at the age of 72 after undergoing surgery for stomach cancer.
Feb. 3, 1874: Gertrude Stein
February 3, 2021