Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 18

1865: The U.S. Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, outlawing slavery. (Explore: Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, When was slavery abolished in the United States of America?)

1870: H. H. Munro (“Saki”) is born. (Explore: The Open Window, The Interlopers, Saki)

1907: Christopher Fry is born. (Explore: The Lady's Not for Burning, Christopher Fry, Christopher Fry Harris)

1910: Abe Burrows is born

1917: Ossie Davis is born. (Explore: Purlie Victorious, Ossie Davis, Escape to Freedom)

1927: Jacqueline Briskin is born. (Explore: The Naked Heart)