The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.
Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Virginia, performs the first successful Caesarian section, operating upon his own wife and delivering a healthy baby girl
Tillie Olsen is born. (Explore: I Stand Here Ironing, Tell Me a Riddle, Tillie Olsen)
Dudley Randall is born. (Explore: Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham)
Kimitake Hiraoka (Yukio Mishima) is born. (Explore: Fountains in the Rain, After the Banquet, Yukio Mishima)
Thomas Tryon is born. (Explore: The Wings of the Morning, The Night of the Moonbow, Thomas Tryon)
Anaïs Nin dies. (Explore: Anaïs Nin, House of Incest, A Spy in the House of Love)