Waiting For The Barbarians Day

events •
1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
1844 – William Makepeace Thackeray completes Barry Lyndon.
1871 – Walt Whitman writes Anne Gilchrist, declining her offer of marriage.
1911 – Leo N. Tolstoi play The Living Corpse opens in NY in German.
1962 – James Baldwin’s Letter From a Region in My Mind (later titled in book form, The Fire Next Time, published in The New Yorker.

birthdays •
1794 – William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher (d. 1859)
1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian novelist (d. 1942)
1901 – André Malraux, French writer (d. 1976)
1939 –Terrence McNally is born
1942 – Martin Cruz Smith is born
1950 – Joe Queenan, American writer

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