Sunday, July 21, 2013

This Week in Literature

July is "Read an Almanac Month!"

July 21st - 27th

21 - Robert Burns dies, 1796
        Earnest Hemingway is born, 1899
        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, is published, 2007
22 - Ratcatcher's Day: A day to celebrate the day the Pied Piper got all the rats out of 
        Hamelin, 1284
23 - Raymond Chandler is born, 1888
24 - Zelda Sayre, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, is born, 1900
        O. Henry is released from prison after serving three years for embezzlement, 1901
25 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge dies, 1834
        Jack London leaves to join the Klondike Gold Rush, where he will write his first 
        successful stories, 1897
26 - George Bernard Shaw is born, 1856
        Jan Berenstain, co-author of the Berenstain Bears series, is born, 1923
27 - Alexandre Dumas fils is born, 1824
        Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness is published, 1928
        Gertrude Stein dies in Paris, 1946

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