Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 9

1728: Thomas Warton is born. (Explore: Thomas Warton)

1890: Karel Čapek is born. (Explore: The Insect Play, War with the Newts, Karel Čapek)

1908: Simone de Beauvoir is born. (Explore: A Woman Destroyed, Simone de Beauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter)

1919: William Meredith is born. (Explore: William Meredith, Country Stars, Last Things)

1923: Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp (Katherine Mansfield) dies. (Explore: Bliss, Katherine Mansfield, At the Bay)

1927: Judith Krantz is born. (Explore: Till We Meet Again, Princess Daisy, I'll Take Manhattan)

1936: Anne Rivers Siddons is born. (Explore: Homeplace, Hill Towns, The House Next Door)

1946: Countee Cullen dies. (Explore: Countée Cullen, What is the imagery and language used in Countee Cullen's poem "Incident?" )