Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - June 17

1719: Joseph Addison dies. (Explore: The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, Joseph Addison, The Spectator)

1871: James Weldon Johnson is born. (Explore: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, James Weldon Johnson, The Creation)

1914: John Hersey is born. (Explore: Hiroshima, A Bell for Adano, John Hersey)

1986: William Attaway dies. (Explore: Let Me Breathe Thunder, William Attaway)