Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 20

1861: Eugene Scribe dies. (Explore: Eugène Scribe)

1886: Takuboku Ishikawa is born

1895: Frederick Douglass dies. (Explore: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself, Frederick Douglass)

1925: Alex La Guma is born. (Explore: A Walk in the Night, Alex La Guma, Blankets)

1935: Ellen Gilchrist is born. (Explore: Victory over Japan, In The Land of Dreamy Dreams, Ellen Gilchrist)

1995: Robert Bolt dies. (Explore: A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt)

2005: Hunter S. Thompson dies. (Explore: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine)