Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 20

1619: Twenty black indentured servants are brought to Virginia, becoming the first African-born bondsmen to arrive in America

1818: Emily Brontë is born. (Explore: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë, Remembrance)

1890: H. P. Lovecraft is born. (Explore: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Dunwich Horror, H. P. Lovecraft)

1932: Vassily Aksyonov is born. (Explore: Vassily Aksyonov, The Winter's Hero, Little Whale, Varnisher of Reality)