stuff that happened

folks got born:
1840 – Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, British poet and writer.
1863 – Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist
1924 – Evan S. Connell, American novelist, poet, and short story writer.
1925 – John Hawkes, poet, playwright, novelist
1930 – Ted Hughes, English poet
1932 – V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer, Nobel Laureate
1936 – Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Poet Laureate of Ethiopia,
1939 – Ed Sanders, poet, novelist and publisher.
1943 – LaVyrle Spencer, romance novelist
1953 – Judith Regan, American book publisher
1959 – Jonathan Franzen, American author

more stuff:
1773 – Boswell and Johnson set off for the Hebrides.
1891 – Stephen Crane covers Hamlin Garland’s lecture on William Dean Howells.

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