Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - February 16

1821: A friend of Blackwood’s Magazine editor John Gibson Lockhart, affronted by published attacks on Lockhart, fatally wounds London Magazine editor John Scott in a duel with pistols

1838: Henry Adams is born. (Explore: The Education of Henry Adams, Democracy, Henry Brooks Adams)

1900: Albert Hackett is born. (Explore: The Diary of Anne Frank, Albert Hackett, What are three examples of imagery in the play, The Diary of Anne Frank by Goodrich and Hackett?  )

1907: Giosuè Carducci dies. (Explore: Giosuè Carducci, The Poetry of Carducci)

1944: Richard Ford is born. (Explore: Independence Day, Rock Springs, Richard Ford)

1992: Angela Carter dies. (Explore: The Bloody Chamber, The Erlking, Angela Carter)