Calendar of Literary Facts

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

Literary Facts - September 16

1672: Anne Bradstreet dies. (Explore: Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband)

1803: Orestes Brownson is born. (Explore: Orestes Brownson)

1926: John Knowles is born. (Explore: A Separate Peace, A Vein of Riches, John Knowles)

1939: Breyten Breytenbach is born. (Explore: Breyten Breytenbach, The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, End Papers)

1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr. is born. (Explore: The Signifying Monkey, Colored People)

1987: Howard Moss dies. (Explore: Howard Moss, Notes from the Castle)