DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Emily Dickinson (aged 55)
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.
DEATH: Although she continued to write in her last years, Dickinson stopped editing and organizing her poems. She also exacted a promise from her sister Lavinia to burn her papers. Lavinia, who never married, remained at the Homestead until her own death in 1899.