Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - June 19

1865: African Americans in Texas learn that the War between the States is over and that they are freed from slavery: June 19 becomes known as “Juneteenth”. (Explore: What is the purpose of Juneteenth? How do people celebrate it?)

1937: Sir James M. Barrie dies. (Explore: Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, Sir James Barrie, J. M. Barrie)

1940: James Welch is born. (Explore: Winter in the Blood, James Welch, Fools Crow)

1942: Patsauq Markoosie is born

1947: Salman Rushdie is born. (Explore: Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie, Good Advice Is Rarer than Rubies)

1993: Sir William Golding dies. (Explore: Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, William Golding, In Lord of the Flies what is the setting, and what does it look like?)