Sunday, July 7, 2013

This Week in Literature

July is "Read an Almanac Month!" 

Front cover of Ladies Birthday Almanac

July 1st - 13th

1 - George Sand is born, 1804
2 - Earnest Hemingway commits suicide at age 61, 1961
3 - Franz Kafka is born in Prague, 1883
      "The Yellow Wallpaper" author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman is born, 1860
4 - Declaration of Independence signed by the members of the Continental Congress, 1776
      Lewis Carroll begins writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland while on a boating trip, 
5 - George Bernard Shaw quits his day job to write, 1880
      Annual fence-painting contests take place in Hannibal, Missouri in honor of Mark Twain's    
      Tom Sawyer
      Sir Issac Newton publishes Principia, which states his theory of the law of motion, 1687
6 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding from the German occupation, 1942
7 - Robert A. Heinlein is born, 1907
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies, 1930
8 - First public reading of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
      Percy Bysshe Shelley dies, 1822
      Ernest Hemingway is wounded in battle in Italy. While recovering in Milan, he falls in 
      love with a nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky, 1918
9 - Mervyn Peake is born, 1911
      Nancy Farmer is born, 1941    
10 - Marcel Proust born in Paris, 1871
        The John Scopes trial begins, 1925. Scopes goes on trial for teaching the theory of 
        evolution in class in Dayton, Tennessee.
11 - To Kill a Mockingbird is first published, 1960
        E.B. White is born, 1899
12 - Henry David Thoreau is born, 1817
13 - The US Continental Congress forbids slavery in the Northern Territory, 1787
        Issac Babel is born, 1894 (contested)

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