Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 18

1546: Martin Luther dies. (Explore: Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian, What role did individualism play in the Protestant Reformation?)

1688: Pennsylvania Quakers pass the first formal antislavery resolution in North America

1896: André Breton is born. (Explore: André Breton, Free Union, Manifesto of Surrealism)

1925: James Lane Allen dies

1926: A. R. Ammons is born. (Explore: The City Limits, A. R. Ammons, Corsons Inlet, Easter Morning)

1929: Leonard Cyril Deighton is born. (Explore: Funeral in Berlin, The Ipcress File, Spy Line, Len Deighton)

1931: Toni Morrison is born. (Explore: The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Toni Morrison)

1934: Audre Lorde is born. (Explore: Hanging Fire, Audre Lorde, Coal)

1979: Beth Henley’ drama Crimes of the Heart is first performed. (Explore: Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley)