Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 18

1777: Heinrich von Kleist is born. (Explore: The Broken Jug, The Prince of Homburg, Heinrich von Kleist)

1859: Henri Bergson is born. (Explore: Henri Bergson, An Introduction to Metaphysics, Matter and Memory)

1896: Harold Lenoir Davis is born

1945: Hatcher Hughes dies

1948: Ntozake Shange is born. (Explore: Betsey Brown, Ntozake Shange, A Photograph: Lovers in Motion)

1950: Wendy Wasserstein is born. (Explore: The Heidi Chronicles, Sloth, Wendy Wasserstein)

1951: Terry McMillan is born. (Explore: Mama, Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts)

1955: José Ortega y Gasset dies. (Explore: José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses, What Is Philosophy?)

1960: Mark Mathabane is born. (Explore: Miriam's Song, Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane)