Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 30

1649: Imprisoned and tried for crimes against England, Charles I is found guilty by a Cromwellian court and beheaded

1873: Johannes V. Jensen is born. (Explore: The Long Journey, Johannes V. Jensen)

1912: Barbara W. Tuchman is born. (Explore: Barbara W. Tuchman)

1925: Jack Spicer is born. (Explore: Jack Spicer, Phonemics)

1930: Vladimir Mayakovsky produces his drama Banya (The Bathhouse). (Explore: Vladimir Mayakovsky, The Bathhouse)

1935: Richard Brautigan is born. (Explore: Trout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar, A Confederate General from Big Sur)

1945: Michael Anthony Dorris is born. (Explore: A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Morning Girl, Michael Dorris)

1948: Mohandas K. Gandhi is assassinated. (Explore: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Was Mohandas K. Gandhi a great Leader? Why?)

2006: Wendy Wasserstein dies. (Explore: The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosensweig, Uncommon Women, and Others, Wendy Wasserstein)