LIT BITS V2 #285
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 99 23:14:51 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V2 #285
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #285
Today is Thursday, 14 October 1999; on this day,
185 years ago (1814),
In Mallow, County Cork, Irish writer and politician Thomas Osborne
Davis is born. In 1842, he will cofound the weekly _Nation_ and his
writings will become the gospel of the Sinn Fein movement.
177 years ago (1822),
Victor Hugo, 20, marries Adele Foucher; his older brother Eugene
suddenly goes insane at the wedding breakfast.
105 years ago (1894),
e. e. cummings, ("I did not decide to become a poet--I was always
writing poetry") is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
94 years ago (1905),
Hungarian-born American travel writer who created a series of
popular tourist guidebooks that provided historical background and
cultural insights into the people and places described, Eugene Fodor
is born. His first book, _1936--On the Continent_, will be a
best-seller in Europe and the United States.
80 years ago (1919),
Forbidden by _Vanity Fair_ to discuss their pay, Robert Benchley,
Robert Sherwood, and Dorothy Parker wear signs around their necks
that reveal their salaries.
© 1999 Peter Langston