LIT BITS CALENDAR V1 #308
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 98 16:36:59 -0800
Subject: LIT BITS CALENDAR V1 #308
Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR - Wednesday, December 16 1998 - V.01 N.308
Today is Wednesday, 16 December 1998; on this day,
223 years ago (1775),
Jane Austen is born in the parsonage of Steventon, Hampshire.
135 years ago (1863),
Philosopher, poet, and novelist (_The Last Puritan_) George
Santayana is born in Madrid.
99 years ago (1899),
Playwright, actor, and composer Noel Coward is born in Teddington,
Middlesex: "I write at high speed because boredom is bad for my health."
81 years ago (1917),
Working first as a government auditor, then as a radar instructor
and technician in the Royal Air Force, Arthur C. Clarke, born this day
in Minehead, Somerset, England, will become best known for the movie
based upon his short story "The Sentinel" (1951), _2001: A Space
70 years ago (1928),
American science-fiction writer whose novels and short stories will
depict the psychological struggles of characters trapped in illusory
environments, Philip K. Dick is born in Chicago, Illinois.
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