Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 19

1717: David Garrick is born

1858: Charles Alexander Eastman is born. (Explore: Charles Alexander Eastman)

1917: Carson McCullers is born. (Explore: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers)

1918: Under the facilitation of W. E. B. Du Bois, the first Pan-African Congress is held in Paris, France. (Explore: W. E. B. Du Bois)

1937: Horacio Quiroga dies. (Explore: The Dead Man, Horacio Quiroga)

1939: Luther Standing Bear dies. (Explore: Luther Standing Bear)

1951: André Gide dies. (Explore: The Immoralist, André Gide, The Counterfeiters)

1952: Knut Hamsun dies. (Explore: Hunger, Knut Hamsun Hunger, Knut Pedersen)

1952: Amy Tan is born. (Explore: The Joy Luck Club, Two Kinds, Amy Tan)

1988: René Char dies. (Explore: René Char)

2002: Virginia Hamilton dies. (Explore: M. C. Higgins, the Great, Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, Virginia Hamilton)