Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 14

1817: Frederick Douglass is born

1879: Felix Paul Greve (later Frederick Philip Grove) is born

1882: George Jean Nathan is born

1909: A. M. Klein is born

1929: In Chicago, seven members of George (“Bugs”) Moran’s North Side Gang are executed by minions of gangster Al Capone, in an event known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

1935: Jay Wright is born

1957: Martin Luther King Jr. forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

1975: P. G. Wodehouse dies

1996: Caroline Blackwood dies