1713 – Laurence Sterne was born November 24, 1713 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. His father was an Ensign in a British regiment recently returned from Dunkirk. Sterne’s father’s regiment was disbanded on the day of Sterne’s birth, and within six months the family had returned to Yorkshire in northern England. 1723 – Sterne was ..
1826 – Saltykov was born in Tula, Russia on January 27, 1826. 1836 – Entered Moscow Institute at the age of ten years old. 1840 – Studied at Lyceum, Saint Petersburg. Published poetry and translations of the works of Lord Byron and Heinrich Heine. Upon leaving Lyceum, he was employed as a clerk in the ..
1896 – Powell was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio on November 28, 1896. 1911 – Attended Lake Erie College, while studying she wrote stories and plays, active in the college productions and edited college newspaper. 1920 – Married Joseph Gousha. 1925 – Published her novel Whither. 1936 – Turn, the novel that was received was ..
34 – Persius was born in Volterra, of good stock on both parents’ side. 40 – When six years old he lost his father. 46 – At the age of twelve Persius came to Rome, where he was taught by Remmius Palaemon and the rhetor Verginius Flavus. 50 – Persius began a close friendship with ..
1785 – Thomas Love Peacock was born at Weymouth, October 18, 1785. 1800 – Gained the eleventh prize for an essay on the comparative advantages of history and biography as themes of study. 1801 – At the age of sixteen Peacock moved to London, and there is evidence in his papers of his having for ..
1947 – Born on the 14th of November in Toledo, Ohio. 1973 – He wrote articles for several publications before joining National Lampoon. – He served as managing editor among other roles and authored articles such as "Foreigners Around the World". 1980 – He became a reporter covering crisis and conflicts around the globe. ..
1903 – Blair was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, India. 1908 – At the age of five, Blair was sent to a small Anglican parish school in Henley-on-Thames, which his sister had attended before him. 1910 – Blair was recommended to the headmaster of one of the most successful preparatory schools in ..
1925 – Born on the 25th of March in Savannah, Georgia. 1942 – She entered Georgia State College for Women, where she majored in English and Sociology. 1946 – She was accepted into the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 1951 – She diagnosed with disseminated lupus and returned to her ancestral farm in Milledgeville. 1955 – ..
1818 – Born on the 26th of January in Paris. 1839 – He published his first book, Mr. Lajaunisse. 1843 – He began to be published in newspapers like Le Charivari. – He worked for thirty years and was able to write a number of comic plays. 1879 – He died on the ..
1567 – Born on the month of November in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. 1586 – He went up to St John’s College, Cambridge as a sizar, gaining his bachelor’s degree. 1590 – He is sometimes credited with the three "pasquil" tracts. 1589 – An Almond for a Parrot, originally credited to one "Cutbert Curry Knave," is ..