1561 – Gorboduc, by Norton and Sackville, thought of as the first English tragedy, was presented. It contained no real stage action, only blank-verse narration.
1832 – The French engraver Gustave Doré was born Strasbourg, France. His illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy and Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner are definitive.
1854 – Sherlock Holmes is born, farmstead of Mycroft, near Sigerside, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England.
1878 – Carl Sandburg is born, Galesburg, Illinois. American poet, historian, novelist & folklorist, whose works are deeply rooted in the life of common people.(d.1967)
1883 – Poet Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet) is born, Bisharri, Lebanon.(d 1931)
1931 –, was born in NYC American novelist
1952 – Charles Shultz’s Peanuts debuted in Sunday papers across the United States.
1958 – e.e. cummings wins the Bollingen Prize for Poetry.