322 BCE – Aristotle is said to have died on this day
1870 – Thomas Hardy meets Emma Lavinia Gifford, who will be his first wife. Following her death in 1912, Hardy will leave his desk calendar open to this day until his own death in 1928
1929 – Buck Rogers, 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
1931 – American author Donald Barthelme was born
1964 – Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
1967 – Gertrude Stein’s life-partner Alice B. Toklas dies in Paris. ( click here for Brownie Recipe from StraightDope.com)
blog of note • Lux Mentis has a nice post on Robert Frost today.