Occult Day

calendar •
1477 – William Caxton publishes the first book printed in English by movable type: Dictes and Sayenges of the Phylosophers.
1865 – The New York Saturday Press publishes
Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, (Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ) by Mark Twain
1894 – 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (New York W
orld)
1905 – George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara, premieres in London
1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.”
1942 – Thornton Wilder’s Skin of our Teeth, premieres in New York City

birthdays •
1874 – Clarence Day, American author (d. 1935)
1884 – Wyndham Lewis, Canadian born British painter and author is born (d.1957)
1836 – W. S. Gilbert English dramatist and librettist is born (d. 1911)
1939 – Margaret Atwood is born
1946 – Alan Dean Foster is born

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