Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 23

1844: Robert Bridges is born. (Explore: Robert Bridges, Discuss  the figurative language used by Robert Bridges in "London Snow.")

1872: Theophile Gautier dies. (Explore: Théophile Gautier, One of Cleopatra's Nights, Enamels and Cameos)

1939: Zane Grey dies. (Explore: Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey)

1942: Michael Crichton is born. (Explore: Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Michael Crichton)

1983: A truck-bomb destroys the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 marines