Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 9

1737: Thomas Paine is born. (Explore: Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, The Crisis, Common Sense, Why was Thomas Paine important to the American Revolution?)

1866: George Ade is born

1874: Amy Lowell is born. (Explore: Amy Lowell, Meeting-House Hill, Patterns)

1906: Paul Laurence Dunbar dies. (Explore: The Sport of the Gods, Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask)

1923: Brendan Behan is born. (Explore: The Hostage, The Quare Fellow, Brendan Behan)

1940: J. M. Coetzee is born. (Explore: Disgrace, Waiting for the Barbarians, J. M. Coetzee)

1944: Alice Walker is born. (Explore: The Color Purple, Everyday Use, Alice Walker)

1964: The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, launching Beatlemania in the U.S. (Explore: The Beatles, Who Were The Beatles?)