Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 21

1687: Edmund Waller dies. (Explore: Edmund Waller, Go, Lovely Rose, The Poetry of Waller)

1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge is born. (Explore: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Frost at Midnight, The Poetry of Coleridge)

1790: Alphonse de Lamartine is born. (Explore: Alphonse de Lamartine, Poetical Meditations, The Poetry of Lamartine)

1805: The British fleet under Horatio Nelson defeats French naval forces at the Battle of Trafalgar. (Explore: Why was the Battle of Trafalgar important?, Why was the Battle of Trafalgar so significant of a loss for Napoleon?)

1879: Thomas Edison invents the electric light bulb. (Explore: Who invented the lightbulb?)

1929: Ursula K. Le Guin is born. (Explore: Dancing at the Edge of the World, Ursula K. Le Guin, The Eye of the Heron)

1956: Carrie Fisher is born. (Explore: Delusions of Grandma, Postcards from the Edge, The Best Awful)

1969: Jack Kerouac dies. (Explore: On the Road, The Portable Jack Kerouac, Jack Kerouac)

1974: Donald Goines dies