Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 29

1170: Archbishop Thomas à Becket is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral

1894: Christina Rossetti dies. (Explore: Remember, Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti, The Poetry of Rossetti (Christina), Uphill, What is the significance of the title of the poem "Uphill" by Christina...)

1922: William Gaddis is born. (Explore: The Recognitions, Carpenter's Gothic, Agapé Agape, William Gaddis)

1926: Rainer Maria Rilke dies. (Explore: Childhood, Archaic Torso of Apollo, Letters to a Young Poet, Maria Rainer Rilke)