Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 12

1567: Thomas Campion is born. (Explore: Thomas Campion, My Sweetest Lesbia, There Is a Garden in Her Face)

1793: The U.S. Congress passes the first Fugitive Slave Law

1804: Immanuel Kant dies. (Explore: Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Judgment)

1828: George Meredith is born. (Explore: The Egoist, George Meredith, Lucifer in Starlight)

1881: Hatcher Hughes is born

1912: Ronald Frederick Delderfield is born

1923: Alan Dugan is born. (Explore: Alan Dugan, Poems Seven, Funeral Oration for a Mouse)

1938: Judy Blume is born. (Explore: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Forever …, Judy Blume, Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret)

1971: Ella Deloria dies. (Explore: Ella Deloria)

1980: Muriel Rukeyser dies. (Explore: Effort at Speech Between Two People, Ajanta, Muriel Rukeyser)

1984: Julio Cortázar dies. (Explore: Axolotl, The Pursuer, Julio Cortázar)

2006: Peter Benchley dies. (Explore: Jaws, Rummies, Peter Benchley)