Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 16

1773: The Boston Tea Party occurs. (Explore: Who was the leader of the Boston Tea Party?, What Was The Boston Tea Party?, What were the effects of the Boston Tea Party?)

1775: Jane Austen is born. (Explore: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen)

1900: V. S. Pritchett is born. (Explore: V. S. Pritchett, The Saint, The Fly in the Ointment)

1917: Arthur C. Clarke is born. (Explore: The Star, If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . ., Arthur C. Clarke)

1928: Philip K. Dick is born. (Explore: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick, The Minority Report)

1936: David Caute is born. (Explore: The Great Fear)

1998: William Gaddis dies. (Explore: The Recognitions, Carpenter's Gothic, William Gaddis)