LIT BITS V2 #8
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 99 17:22:33 -0800
Subject: LIT BITS V2 #8
Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #8
Today is Friday, 8 January 1999; on this day,
224 years ago (1775),
English printer and type designer John Baskerville, 68 or 69, dies,
and at his request is buried in the family garden in Bimmingham. Printer
to Cambridge University since 1758--and manufacturer of his own paper
and ink--he published his masterpiece, a folio Bible, in 1763.
175 years ago (1824),
Wilkie (William) Collins--_The Woman in White_ and _The Moonstone_
--is born in London.
27 years ago (1972),
In Palo Alto, California, Kenneth Patchen--poet, novelist, painter,
and graphic designer--dies.
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© 1999 Peter Langston