Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 13

1784: Samuel Johnson dies. (Explore: Samuel Johnson, The Vanity of Human Wishes, Preface to Shakespeare, Regarding Samuel Johnson's "To Sir John Lade, On His Coming of Age," can...)

1863: Friedrich Hebbel dies. (Explore: Maria Magdalena, Friedrich Hebbel)

1911: Kenneth Patchen is born. (Explore: Kenneth Patchen)

1913: Jacinto Benavente’s drama La malquerida (The Passionflower) is produced. (Explore: The Passion Flower, Jacinto Benavente y Martínez)

1915: Kenneth Millar is born. (Explore: The Chill, The Underground Man, The Blue Hammer)

1927: James Wright is born. (Explore: Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio, A Blessing, James Wright)

1938: Compulsory expropriation of Jewish businesses, shops, and industries becomes lawful in Germany, after the enactment of a decree on “Aryanization”