May 9 1860 – Scottish Author James Barrie is Born

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May 9 1860 – Scottish Author James Barrie is BornRate this post Long before he wrote one of the most-loved children’s stories of all time, James Barrie was born in the tiny Scottish town of Kirriemuir on May 9, 1860. Though a highly-successful playwright and novelist after moving to London, he is remembered best as the creator of Peter Pan and, according to some, the man responsible for popularizing the name “Wendy.” The ninth of ten children, Barrie grew up the son of a weaver in his small hometown in eastern Scotland. His father, David, ran a stable weaving business and left much of the responsibility for raising the children […]