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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu,  7 Jan 99 17:22:33 -0800
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Subject: LIT BITS V2 #8

X-Lib-of-Cong-ISSN: 1098-7649
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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