Calendar of Literary Facts

The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.

Literary Facts - February 14

1817: Frederick Douglass is born. (Explore: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself, Frederick Douglass)

1879: Felix Paul Greve (later Frederick Philip Grove) is born. (Explore: Settlers of the Marsh, Fruits of the Earth, Frederick Philip Grove, Felix Paul Greve)

1882: George Jean Nathan is born

1909: A. M. Klein is born. (Explore: A(braham) M(oses) Klein)

1929: In Chicago, seven members of George (“Bugs”) Moran’s North Side Gang are executed by minions of gangster Al Capone, in an event known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

1935: Jay Wright is born. (Explore: Coda, The Albuquerque Graveyard, Jay Wright)

1957: Martin Luther King Jr. forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). (Explore: Martin Luther King, Jr.)

1975: P. G. Wodehouse dies. (Explore: The Inimitable Jeeves, Leave It to Psmith, P. G. Wodehouse)

1996: Caroline Blackwood dies. (Explore: The Last of the Duchess, Caroline Blackwood)