1809 – Edgar Allan Poe is born Boston MA (D. 1849) where is itinerant actor-parents are performing. He will be orphaned three years later.
1829 – Johann von Goethe’s Faust, Part 1, premieres
1887 – Alexander Woollcott, short story writer, critic, and member of the Algonquin Circle, was born. He was the model for Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner.
1893 – Crane applies for a copyright for A Girl Of The Streets, / A Story Of New York. Crane pays to have it privately published under the name Johnston Smith in late February or early March.
1893 – Henrik Ibsen play The Master Builder opens in Berlin.
1915 – William Sanger arrested for circulating a copy of Margaret Sanger’s pamphlet Family Limitation.
1920 – English-language premiere of Tolstoy play The Power of Darkness in NY.
1921 – (d 1995) is born. American mystery writer.
1939 – William Faulkner novel The Wild Palms is published.