Calendar of Literary Facts

The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.

Literary Facts - July 1

1804: George Sand is born. (Explore: George Sand)

1863: Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee are defeated by General George Meade’s U.S. troops at the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, marking the turning point of the War between the States. (Explore: Robert E. Lee, What Was The Significance Of The Battle Of Gettysburg?)

1893: Walter White is born. (Explore: Who was Walter Francis White, and why was he important to the Civil Rights movement in the United States?)

1896: Harriet Beecher Stowe dies. (Explore: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Oldtown Folks, Harriet Beecher Stowe, How did Harriet Beecher Stowe impact the world in three ways?)

1915: Jean Stafford is born. (Explore: In the Zoo, Bad Characters, Jean Stafford)

1927: Patricia Matthews is born

1980: C. P. Snow dies. (Explore: Strangers and Brothers, The Masters, C. P. Snow)