Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - April 7

1712: A slave revolt takes place in New York City; afterward 21 insurgents are executed

1770: William Wordsworth is born. (Explore: William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, The Solitary Reaper, The Poetry of Wordsworth)

1900: Roberto Arlt is born. (Explore: The Seven Madmen, Roberto Arlt)

1931: Donald Barthelme is born. (Explore: The Indian Uprising, Snow White, Donald Barthelme)

1949: The Rodgers-and-Hammerstein musical South Pacific, based upon James A. Mitchener’s Tales of the South Pacific, is first performed. (Explore: Tales of the South Pacific, James A. Michener)

2003: Jeffrey Eugenides receives the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Middlesex. (Explore: Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides)

2003: Samantha Power receives the Pulitzer Prize in literature for ‘A Problem from Hell’: America and the Age of Genocide. (Explore: "A Problem from Hell")

2003: Robert A. Caro receives the Pulitzer Prize in biography for Master of the Senate

2003: Rick Atkinson receives the Pulitzer Prize in history for An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

2003: Paul Muldoon receives the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Moy Sand and Gravel. (Explore: Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel)

2003: Nilo Cruz receives the Pulitzer Prize in drama for Anna in the Tropics. (Explore: Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz)