Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 20

1779: David Garrick dies

1910: Josephine W. Johnson is born

1921: Jacques Ferron is born. (Explore: Jacques Ferron)

1925: Ernesto Cardenal is born. (Explore: Ernesto Cardenal, The Lost Cities, Apocalypse)

1938: Bernice Zamora is born. (Explore: Bernice Zamora)

1945: Robert Olen Butler is born. (Explore: On Distant Ground, Tabloid Dreams, Robert Olen Butler)

1993: Maya Angelou reads her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. (Explore: On the Pulse of Morning, Maya Angelou)