stuff that happened

1893 – Seventeen-year-old Jack London returns to San Francisco after spending eight months seal hunting.

folks got born:

1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German writer
1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, Austrian poet
1819 – Allan Pinkerton, private detective
1836 – Bret Harte, American writer
1880- Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet, writer
1913 – Walt Kelly, American cartoonist
1921 – Brian Moore, Irish-born writer
1925 – Thea Astley, Australian writer
1935 – Charles Wright, American poet
1938 – Frederick Forsyth, English author
1944 – Sherley Anne Williams, African-American poet
1949 – Martin Amis, English novelist

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