Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - July 20

1304: Petrarch is born. (Explore: Petrarch, What gender roles are reflected in the sonnets of Petrarch?)

1924: Thomas Berger is born. (Explore: The Feud, Changing the Past, Thomas Berger)

1925: Frantz Fanon is born. (Explore: Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth)

1933: Cormac McCarthy is born. (Explore: The Road, Cormac McCarthy, Examine any personal feelings about The Road by Cormac McCarthy.)

1936: Alistair MacLeod is born. (Explore: Alistair MacLeod, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun, Island: The Complete Stories)

1944: An assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life, involving a briefcase-bomb, fails. (Explore: Adolf Hitler, On July 20, 1944, Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt. What happened?)