Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 4

1805: William Harrison Ainsworth is born. (Explore: Windsor Castle, Jack Sheppard, The Tower of London, William Harrison Ainsworth)

1826: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper is published. (Explore: The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper)

1904: MacKinlay Kantor is born. (Explore: Lee and Grant at Appomattox, MacKinlay Kantor, A Man Who Had No Eyes)

1925: Russell Hoban is born. (Explore: Riddley Walker, The Medusa Frequency, Russell Hoban)

1932: Robert Coover is born. (Explore: The Brother, The Babysitter, Robert Coover, The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.)

1945: Franklin Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, and Winston Churchill meet at Yalta in the Crimea. (Explore: Franklin D. Roosevelt)

1961: Jonathan Larson is born. (Explore: Rent, Jonathan Larson)

1980: Camara Laye dies. (Explore: The Dark Child, The Radiance of the King, Camara Laye)