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The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.
Sir John Vanbrugh dies. (Explore: The Relapse, Sir John Vanbrugh)
A. E. Housman is born. (Explore: A. E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young, A Shropshire Lad)
Walt Whitman dies. (Explore: Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, Song of Myself)
Tennessee Williams is born. (Explore: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams)
Gregory Corso is born. (Explore: Gregory Corso, Marriage, Bomb)
Vine Deloria Jr. is born. (Explore: Vine Deloria, Jr., Custer Died for Your Sins, Deloria, Vine, Jr.)
Patrick Lane is born. (Explore: Patrick Lane)
Erica Jong is born. (Explore: Fanny, Fear of Flying, Erica Jong)
John Kennedy Toole dies. (Explore: A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole, The Neon Bible)
Jean Stafford dies. (Explore: In the Zoo, Bad Characters, Jean Stafford)
Mary Lavin dies. (Explore: Mary Lavin, Happiness, The Widow's Son)
Alex Comfort dies. (Explore: Alex(ander) Comfort)