Full Name: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Why Famous: Wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. Works of fiction include "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the "Just So Stories" (1902), "Kim" (1901), and many short stories.
- 1893-01-18 British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
- 1907-12-10 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so
- "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."