1962 – David Foster Wallace, born on the 21st of February in Ithaca, New York to James Donald Wallace and Sally Foster Wallace. He is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. 1985 – He graduated, summa cum laude, and his philosophy senior thesis on modal logic was awarded the Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize. ..
1918 – He was born on the 9th day of May this year in Brookline, Massachusetts. 1939 – He went on to the University of Michigan, graduating in this year with a Bachelor of Atrs Degree. His first job in radio was as newscaster and continuity writer for WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids, ..
1897 – Born on the 10th of April in Badgastein, Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (now Austria). 1930-1932 – Wrote novels "bread" (1930) and "heavy blood" (1932), to a vitalistic idealizing representation of the land life. Visited the teacher seminar in Salzburg. 1934 – Recieved the large Austrian state price for literature. 1938 – Member of the NSDAP ..
1959 – William T. Vollmann was born in Los Angeles on the 28th of July. He is an American novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist. 1982 – Works of nonfiction include An Afghanistan Picture Show, which describes his crossing into Afghanistan with a group of Islamic commandos. 1997 – He is the author of, ..
1964 – Voltaire was born in Paris on November 21, 1694. 1704-1711 – Voltaire was educated by Jesuits at the College Louis-le-Grand, where he learned Latin and Greek; later in life he became fluent in Italian, Spanish and English. 1711-1713 – Voltaire studied law. Before devoting himself entirely to writing, Voltaire worked as a secretary ..
Swiss author and unorthodox archaeology theorist proposed alien visitation of Earth in ancient ti..
1751 – Born at Sommersdorf in Mecklenburg Strelitz on the 20th of February. 1766-1769 – Attending the Gymnasium at Neubrandenburg, he was obliged to accept a private tutorship in order to earn money to enable him to study at a university. 1772 – He had attracted by poems contributed to the Göttinger Musenalmanach, he went ..
1851 – Born on September 2nd in Poland. 1870-1871 – He returned from the War and was wounded. 1878-1883 – Wrote the dramas, Savonarola, Magda, "Die Patricierin" and Der Mohr des Zaren. 1884 – Voss became the librarian of the Wartburg. 1885-1902 – He wrote the novels, San Sebastian, Der Sohn der Volskerin , Die ..
French science fiction author wrote novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" 1863, "From the Earth to the Moon" 1865, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" 1872, "Around the World in Eighty Days" 1..
1913 – Born in New York City. The Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus at the Kennedy School of Government. 1933 – Vernon studied at the College of the City of New York, where he received his B.A. cum laude. 1941 – He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. 1956 – Vernon ..