stuff that happened

folks got born:
1580 – John Taylor, English poet
1591 – Robert Herrick, English poet
1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian writer
1872 – Sir Max Beerbohm, English essayist, novelist, caricaturist, critic, and wit
1884 – Earl Derr Biggers, American author
1890 – Jean Rhys, West Indian writer
1890 – Jean Rhys, Dominican writer
1898 – Malcolm Cowley U.S. literary critic, historian, editor, poet and essayist
1899 – Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer
1915 – James Tiptree, Jr, American writer
1936 – A. S. Byatt, English novelist
1940 – Sue Grafton is born
1947 – Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
1951 – Orson Scott Card, American writer
1951 – Oscar Hijuelos, American author born

more stuff that happened:
1922: Virginia Woolf writes Lytton Strachey after reading the first six chapters of James Joyce’s Ulysses: “Never have I read such tosh…. Of course, genius may blaze out on page 652 but I have my doubts.”

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