68 BCE – Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Venusia.
1889 – Hervey Allen (d 1949) novelist Anthony Adverse
1894 – James Thurber, American writer (d. 1961) Columbus OH.
1906 – Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (d. 1983)
1949 – NYC novelist Final Payments, the Company of Women
1896 – Start of Sherlock Holmes – Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter.
1949 – Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 740 performances
1951 – Betty Smith’s Tree Grows in Brooklyn closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 267 performances
POD people • Cool Tools blog gives the print on demand site LULU the old college try and shares the results.
mitzvah • A collection of rare books owned by ‘the best read man in England’ Julian Blackwell of Blackwell’s bookshops, has been given by his family to Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
blog of note • Bruce has been at it again . . . banging away at the keyboard over at Oddball Observations.
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