Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - November 12

1865: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell dies. (Explore: Elizabeth Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell)

1906: George Dillon is born

1915: Roland Barthes is born. (Explore: Roland Barthes, A Barthes Reader, The Empire of Signs)

1938: 26,000 German Jews are arrested and sent by the Nazis to concentration camps

1984: Chester Himes dies. (Explore: The Autobiography of Chester Himes, Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go)