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Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia - Errors

The following is a sampling of errors contained in various editions of Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia or Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia Yearbook. Additional information on each error correction can be found by clicking on the link at the beginning and/or end of each entry below.

Jack Benny (comedian) - Some editions mistakenly claim he was born in "Waukegan, Illinois."
Correction: He was born February 14th, 1894, at 4:04 a.m., at Mercy Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. Visit our profile of Jack Benny for additional information.

William Faulkner (writer) - Some editions erroneously report he died in "Oxford, Mississippi."
Correction: In point of fact, he died more than 60 miles away at Wright's Sanatarium, in Byhalia, Mississippi. Oxford certainly is where he lived and spent most of his life, but he died more than 60 miles away at Wright's Sanitarium, in Byhalia, Mississippi.

Judy Garland (actress/singer) - Some editions mistakenly claim she was born in "Michigan."
Correction: She was born June 10th, 1922, at Itasca Hospital, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Senator Barry Goldwater (U.S. Senator) - Some editions erroneously report his date of birth.
Correction: This is one error that is perfectly understandable. Not only did nearly every reference source on the planet report the same erroneous date of birth, but Barry Goldwater himself reported January 1st as his date of birth in his various autobiographies and other books because he truly believed that it was his actual date of birth. Late in life, Senator Goldwater learned he was actually born at 3 a.m., on January 2nd, 1909. For additional information, visit our profile of Senator Goldwater.

Katharine Hepburn (actress) - Some editions erroneously report "November 8" as her date of birth.
Correction: Ms. Hepburn was born May 12th, 1907, at 5:47 p.m., at 22 Hudson Street, in Hartford, Connecticut. Visit our biography of Katharine Hepburn for additional in-depth information.

Billie Holiday (singer) - Some editions erroneously report "Eleanora Fagan" as her real name, and "Baltimore, Md." as her birthplace.
Correction: She was actually born Elinore Harris, April 7th, 1915, at 2:30 a.m., at Philadelphia General Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Consult Billie Holiday's profile for more information.

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