Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - March 14

1793: Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, which greatly simplifies the processing of cotton bolls and leads to an increased demand for slave labor to supply the nation’s demand for cotton

1883: Karl Marx dies. (Explore: Karl Marx, Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto)

1916: Horton Foote is born. (Explore: Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful, Farewell)

1949: Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr. dies

1989: Edward Abbey dies. (Explore: The Monkey Wrench Gang, One Life at a Time, Please, Edward Abbey)