Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - April 12

1861: The War between the States (commonly called the American Civil War), pitting the Northern union of states against the Southern Confederacy, begins

1899: Henri Becque dies

1939: Alan Ayckbourn is born

1949: Scott Turow is born

1952: Gary Soto is born

1957: Tama Janowitz is born

1988: Alan Paton dies

1991: James Schuyler dies

1996: Erma Bombeck dies