Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 30

1797: Mary Wollstonecraft (later Mary Shelley) is born

1797: Gabriel Prosser’s abortive slave revolt is betrayed, leading to the execution of 40 slaves

1811: Theophile Gautier is born

1916: The crew of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is rescued after a year-and-a-half ordeal on frozen Elephant Island

1935: Henri Barbusse dies

1985: Taylor Caldwell dies