yes, still blogging from bed – hard to be creative when you are wishing for shoemaker elves to sneak in and do your work for you – is there such a think as packing elves? cause I could use a couple of them about now.
1613 – Shakespeare’s brother Richard Shakespeare was buried in Stratford one year and one day after heir brother Gilbert was buried.
1866 – Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible
1890 – English children’s-books writer Beatrix Potter went to the Winter Exhibition in London and saw Gladstone and his wife.
1904 – John M. Synge’s Well of Saints, premieres in Dublin
1904 – MacKinlay Kantor, American writer (d. 1977)
1913 – National Institute of Arts and Letters was incorporated by Act of Congress in 1913 for the purpose of furthering literature and the fine arts in the United States
1925 – Russell Hoban, American writer
1938 – Thornton Wilder’s Our Town opens on Broadway
1943 – Bertolt Brecht‘s the Good Woman of Sezuan premieres in Zürich
1944 – Jean Anouilh’s Antigone premieres in Paris.
1957 – On this day the first was placed on sale (in Syracuse, New York.)
1957 – USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, logs her 60,000th nautical mile, matching the endurance of the fictional Nautilus described in Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
1962 – Ian Fleming’s The Living Daylights first published.