Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - June 8

793: Vikings attack the Christian monastery at Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast, in the first major raid by the Scandinavian sea-raiders. (Explore: What is significant about the Viking attack on Lindisfarne that took place...)

1809: Thomas Paine dies. (Explore: Thomas Paine, The Crisis, What are two characteristics of Thomas Paine that made him different from the...)

1889: Gerard Manley Hopkins dies. (Explore: Gerard Manley Hopkins, God's Grandeur, Explain Gerald Manley Hopkins as a religious poet.)

1903: Marguerite Yourcenar is born. (Explore: Coup de Grâce, Marguerite Yourcenar, An Obscure Man)

1927: George Lamming is born. (Explore: In the Castle of My Skin, Season of Adventure, George Lamming)

1929: Bliss Carman dies. (Explore: Bliss Carman)

1947: Sara Paretsky is born. (Explore: Sara Paretsky, Hard Time)