Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - July 18

1811: William Makepeace Thackeray is born

1817: Jane Austen dies

1899: Horatio Alger, Jr. dies

1906: Clifford Odets is born

1911: Jose Maria Arguedas is born

1918: Nelson Mandela is born

1933: Yevgeny Yevtushenko is born

1934: Edward Bond is born

1937: Hunter S. Thompson is born