Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 21

1922: John Kendrick Bangs dies. (Explore: A/The Pursuit of the House-Boat House-Boat on the Styx)

1929: Rolando Hinojosa-Smith is born. (Explore: The Valley, Becky and Her Friends, Roland Hinojosa-Smith)

1942: William Alexander Percy dies

1950: George Orwell dies. (Explore: Animal Farm, 1984, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell, What is the main theme in Animal Farm by George Orwell?)

1950: A jury finds Alger Hiss, accused by Whittaker Chambers of spying for the Soviets, guilty of perjury