Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 18

1689: Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu is born

1867: Rubén Darío is born. (Explore: Rubén Darío)

1882: A. A. Milne is born. (Explore: A. A. Milne, When We Were Very Young, The House at Pooh Corner)

1904: D’Arcy McNickle is born. (Explore: The Surrounded, Wind from an Enemy Sky, D’Arcy McNickle)

1912: William Sansom is born. (Explore: William Sansom, The Vertical Ladder, The Wall)

1915: The ship Endurance, commanded by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, becomes entrapped in ice south of Elephant Island, near Antarctica

1936: Rudyard Kipling dies. (Explore: The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, The Poetry of Kipling)

1939: David French is born

1989: Bruce Chatwin dies. (Explore: Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia, On the Black Hill)

1993: Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (“Victoria Holt”) dies. (Explore: Daughter of Deceit, Mistress of Mellyn)