Full Name: Ambrose Bierce
Profession: Writer & Satirist
Why Famous: His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon entitled "The Devil's Dictionary".
- 1871-12-25 Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day