March 2, 1904: Dr. Seuss is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

To celebrate, here are some of his political cartoons, most of which centered around anti-isolationalism and anti-racism - although his own Japanese caricatures were, indeed, very racist, and one his cartoons even seemed to suggest his support of internment. It was not until after World War II that the majority of his well-known books - The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, etc., were published, however, and it is for these that he is remembered best. Whatever his political views, Seuss was indispensable in improving literacy in American children (and his books continue to do so today).

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