The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.
Thomas Chatterton is born. (Explore: Thomas Chatterton, The Poetry of Chatterton)
Selma Lagerlöf is born. (Explore: The Story of Gösta Berling, Selma Lagerlöf, The Diary of Selma Lagerlöf)
Leo Tolstoy dies. (Explore: Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness, War and Peace, Divine and Human)
Thomas McGrath is born. (Explore: Thomas McGrath, Ode for the American Dead in Asia, Selected Poems: 1938-1988)
Nadine Gordimer is born. (Explore: My Son's Story, Nadine Gordimer, Writing and Being)
John Gardner is born. (Explore: Freddy's Book, The Art of Living, John Gardner)
Don Delillo is born. (Explore: The Body Artist, Don DeLillo, Falling Man)