Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 6

1862: Henry David Thoreau dies. (Explore: Walden, Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience)

1914: Randall Jarrell is born. (Explore: The Bat Poet, Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner)

1919: L. Frank Baum dies. (Explore: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, L. Frank Baum)

1940: John Steinbeck wins a Pulitzer for The Grapes of Wrath. (Explore: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck)

1942: Ariel Dorfman is born. (Explore: Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman)