LIT BITS V2 #6
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 99 16:53:23 -0800
Subject: LIT BITS V2 #6
Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR Wednesday, January 6 1999 Vol 02 : Num 006
Today is Wednesday, 6 January 1999; on this day,
145 years ago (1854),
William (or Thomas) Sherlock Scott Holmes is born at the farmstead
of Mycroft, near Sigerside, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He will
always have a pipe in hand, wear a deerstalker cap, play the violin, and
use cocaine when bored. He lives at 221B Baker Street.
121 years ago (1878),
Carl Sandburg is born in Galesburg, Illinois. When his biography
of Abraham Lincoln wins the 1939 Pulitzer Prize, Edmund Wilson will
comment: "the cruellest thing that has happened to Lincoln since he was
shot by Booth has been to fall into the hands of Carl Sandburg."
116 years ago (1883),
Poet Kahlil Gibran (_The Prophet_) is born in Bisharri, Lebanon.
68 years ago (1931),
E. L. Doctorow (_Ragtime_) is born in New York City.
© 1999 Peter Langston