1912 – Elizabeth Taylor, novelist and short-story writer, was born at Reading, Berkshire, on July 3rd, the daughter of Oliver Coles, an insurance agent, and Elsie, née Fewtrell. 1914 – She attended The Abbey School – formerly Reading High School, but renamed after the school where Jane Austen had briefly been a pupil. 1930 – ..
1783 – Born on September 23rd and lived in Colchester, England. She is remembered as a poet, hymn writer and children’s author. 1804 – Published the collection Original Poems for Infant Minds. 1806 – Along with her older sister Ann, was responsible for writing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. 1808 – Published Hymns for Infant Minds. ..
1909 – She was born in Boston and educated at Barnard College New York. 1931 – She married Dr Grantly Walden Taylor and was a full-time writer. – Her first novel, The Cape Cod Mystery, introduced the "Codfish Sleuth", Asey Mayo, who became a regular character, appearing in 24 novels. – ..
534 – Taliesin or Taliessin born as a Welsh, is the earliest poet of the Welsh language whose work has survived. 542 – Only a few years earlier than the date, found in the Historia Regum Britanniae. 555 – The poems ascribed to him indicate that he later became court bard to King Brochwel Ysgithrog ..
1886 – Junichiro Tanizaki, born on the 24th of July in Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. He was a Japanese author who was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and remains perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume SMseki. 1909 – Began his literary career, his first work, a one-act stage play, ..
1857 – Born in Erie County, Pennsylvania on the 5th of November. 1860 – He grew up in the western portion of the state where new oil fields were developed. 1872 – Her father’s business, and those of many other small businessmen was adversely affected by the South Improvement Company scheme around between the railroads ..
1663 – Born in Greenwood, Mississippi but raised in Grenada, Mississippi on the 23rd of December. 1981 – Enrolling in the University of Mississippi, she pledged to the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. 1982 – She transferred to Bennington College. 1986 – She graduated from Bennington. 1992 – Ellis recommended her work to the literary agent ..
1970 – Anthony Swofford, born on the 12th of August in Fairfield, California. He was a lance corporal while serving as a spotter with the STA (Surveillance and Target Acquisition) Platoon of 2nd Battalion 7th Marines. 2003 – Published the book Jarhead. 2005 – His book is based on his accounts of various situations encountered ..
1667 – Swift was born in Dublin on November 30, 1667. 1674-1682 – Swift studied at Kilkenny Grammar School. 1682-1689 – Swift attended Trinity College in Dublin. Swift was studying for his Masters when political troubles in Ireland surrounding the Glorious Revolution forced him to leave for England in 1688, where his mother helped him ..
Japanese Buddhist scholar and popularizer of Zen Buddhism 2.5 / 5 ( ..