Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 12

1492: Christopher Columbus discovers the West Indies. (Explore: Columbus, Christopher)

1880: Louis Hemon is born. (Explore: Maria Chapdelaine, Louis Hémon)

1920: Alice Childress is born. (Explore: Wine in the Wilderness, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, Alice Childress)

1921: Alex Haley is born. (Explore: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Alex Haley)

1924: Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault (Anatole France) dies. (Explore: Anatole France, Penguin Island, Jacques-Anatole-Françoi Thibault)

1925: Charles Gordone is born. (Explore: Charles Gordone)

2005: Harold Pinter wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Explore: Harold Pinter, What is the background of Harold Pinter?)