Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 4

1821: The Saturday Evening Post is founded

1859: Knut Pederson (Knut Hamsun) is born. (Explore: Growth of the Soil, Hunger, Knut Pedersen)

1875: Hans Christian Andersen dies. (Explore: Hans Christian Andersen, Andersen's Fairy Tales, The Little Mermaid)

1904: Witold Gombrowicz is born. (Explore: Ferdydurke, Pornografia, Witold Gombrowicz)

1913: Robert E. Hayden is born

1938: D. L. Coburn is born. (Explore: The Gin Game, D. L. Coburn)