Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 7

1807: John Greenleaf Whittier is born. (Explore: Telling the Bees, Snow-Bound, John Greenleaf Whittier)

1873: Willa Cather is born. (Explore: My Antonia, Paul's Case, Willa Cather)

1932: Rosemary Rogers is born

1941: Japanese planes destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing the U.S. into World War II; the Axis powers declare war on the U.S.

1943: Susan Isaacs is born. (Explore: After All These Years, Magic Hour, Susan Isaacs)

1990: Reinaldo Arenas dies. (Explore: The Palace of the White Skunks, Reinaldo Arenas, Arturo, the Most Brilliant Star)

1996: José Donoso dies. (Explore: The Obscene Bird of Night, José Donoso, The Walk)