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This Day in History

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Post by Susan » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 11:50 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]If any of you are on LibraryThing, if you look on the Home page and scroll down to the very botton right-hand side, there's a list of authors born/died on this day.

Born on January 3rd besides Tolkien: Terry Deary (1946), Erik Larson (1954), Connie Mae Fowler (1960), and Francesca Lia Block (1962).

Died on this day: Jaroslav Hasek (1923), Lorraine Boettner (1990), and Will Eisner (2005).

Don;t know who some of these authors are, but it's an interesting feature.[/quote]

I looked at Wikipedia's calendar and found these authors for January 4. Wikipedia has a short identifying description which is helpful.

January 4

Births
1878 – A. E. Coppard, English poet and short story writer
1883 – Max Eastman, American writer
1901 – C. L. R. James, Trinidadian writer and journalist
1940 – Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

Deaths
1804 – Charlotte Lennox, English author and poet
1920 – Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist
1944 – Kai Munk, Danish playwright
1960 – Albert Camus, Algerian-born philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate
1965 – T. S. Eliot, American-born writer, Nobel laureate
1986 – Christopher Isherwood, English writer
2003 – Sabine Ulibarri, American writer
2004 – Joan Aiken, English author
2004 – Jeff Nuttall, English writer
2005 – Humphrey Carpenter, English author
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Post by Nefret » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 11:54 pm

[quote=""Susan""]We should be posting more dates for authors here![/quote]

Yes, I agree. But I had to include my favourite for today.

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Post by Susan » Tue January 5th, 2010, 1:09 am

Today in royal history:

January 5, 1066 - Death of Edward the Confessor at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

January 5, 1209 - Birth of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, at Winchester Castle

January 5, 1448 - Death of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Helsingborg, buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 5, 1589 - Death of Catherine de' Medici, wife of Henri II of France, at Château de Blois; originally buried at Saint-Sauveur, Blois, reburied at the Basilica of Saint-Denis

January 5, 1592 - Birth of Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India who built the Taj Mahal

January 5, 1762 - Death of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

January 5, 1827 - Death of Frederick, Duke of York, son of George III, at Rutland House, Arlington Street, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 5, 1921 - Birth of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

January 5, 1938 - Birth of King Juan Carlos of Spain

January 5, 1946 - Birth of Prince Tomohito of Japan
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Post by Susan » Tue January 5th, 2010, 1:22 am

Authors

January 5
Births

1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate
1885 – Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet
1902 – Stella Gibbons, English novelist
1921 – Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer
1938 – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
1940 – Michael O'Donoghue, American writer
1942 – Terenci Moix, Spanish writer

Deaths
1465 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet
1524 – Marko Marulić, Croatian poet
1940 – Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet
1951 – Andrei Platonov, Russian writer
1987 – Margaret Laurence, Canadian Author
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Post by Susan » Wed January 6th, 2010, 12:30 am

Today in royal history:

January 6, 1066 – Harold Godwinson chosen to succeed Edward the Confessor as King of England

January 6, 1367 - Birth of Richard II of England at Bordeaux, Gascony, France

January 6, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife, at Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London
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Post by Susan » Wed January 6th, 2010, 2:39 am

Authors

January 6
Births

1878 – Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian
1883 – Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer
1900 – Kathryn Hulme, American novelist (The Nun’s Story)
1923 – Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer
1931 – E. L. Doctorow, American author
1931 – Juan Goytisolo, Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist
1945 – Allen Appel, American novelist

Deaths
1840 – Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist
1882 – Richard Henry Dana, Jr., U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast)
1981 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer
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Post by Jessi » Wed January 6th, 2010, 5:16 pm

1919, 6 January - The 26th President of America, Theodore Roosevelt dies aged 60.

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Post by Susan » Thu January 7th, 2010, 12:34 am

Today in royal history:

January 7, 1114 - Wedding of Maud, daughter of Henry I, and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor at Mainz, Germany
Maud married first husband Henry when she was 12 and was a childless widow at age 23. Her second husband was Geoffrey Plantagenet and together they were the parents of Henry II of England.

January 7, 1239 - Wedding of Eleanor, daughter of King John, and Simon de Montfort, Earl Leicester at Kings Chapel, Palace of Westminster
Eleanor was the third daughter and fifth and youngest child of King John and his wife Isabella of Angouleme. She first married William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke and was widowed at age 16. Seven years later, Eleanor secretly married Simon de Montfort. Montfort was a famous statesman and soldier and was killed at the Battle of Evesham. He is considered to be the father of Parliament.

January 7, 1355 - Birth of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III, at Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England

January 7, 1430 - Death of Philippa, daughter of Henry IV and wife of Eric VII of Denmark, at the Convent of Valdstena, Linkoping, Sweden; buried at the Convent of Valdstena
Philippa was the second daughter and seventh and youngest child of Henry IV and his first wife Mary de Bohun. She married King Eric VII of Denmark at age 12. 23 years later, Philippa delivered a stillborn child and never fully recovered her health. She retired to a convent and died shortly thereafter.

January 7, 1536 - Death of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, at Kimbolton Castle; buried at Peterborough Cathedral

January 7, 1743 – Death of Anne Sophie Reventlow, second wife of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 7, 1582 – Birth of Magdalena of Brandenburg, wife of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

January 7, 1768 – Birth of Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Naples and Sicily, King of Spain and the Indies

January 7, 1796 - Birth of Princess Charlotte of Wales, only child of George IV, at Carlton House, London

January 7, 1830 – Death of Charlotte of Spain, wife of João VI of Portugal, at Queluz Palace, buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

January 7, 1845 - Birth of Ludwig III, last King of Bavaria

January 7, 1890 – Death of Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, wife of William I, German Emperor; buried in the mausoleum of Charlottenburg Palace

January 7, 1937 - Wedding of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld

January 7, 1989 - Death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo; buried at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum near Tokyo
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Post by Susan » Fri January 8th, 2010, 12:29 am

Today in royal history:

January 8, 1081 - Birth of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and German king
Holy Roman Emperor Henry V was the first husband of Empress Matilda/Maud, daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II.

January 8, 1107 – Death of King Edgar of Scotland at Edinburgh; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

January 8, 1297 - Wedding of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, and Count John I of Holland at Ipswich Priory Church, Suffolk
Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. She married Count John I of Holland at age 15. John died two years later and Elizabeth returned to England. Elizabeth later married Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex and Constable of England.

January 8, 1297 - Rock of Monaco seized by François Grimaldi; start of the Grimaldi dynasty in Monaco

January 8, 1864 - Birth of Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), son of Edward VII, at Frogmore House, Windsor

January 8, 1873 – Birth of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

January 8, 1930 - Wedding of Marie-Jose of Belgium and Umberto II of Italy
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Post by Susan » Sat January 9th, 2010, 12:13 am

Today in royal history:

January 9, 1514 – Death of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France, at the Royal Château de Blois; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 9, 1624 - Birth of Empress Meisho of Japan

January 9, 1819 – Death of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, second wife of William I of Württemberg; buried at the Württemberg Mausoleum in Rotenberg, Stuttgart

January 9, 1873 - Death of Emperor Napoleon III of France in exile at Camden Place (now Chislehurst Golf Club), Chislehurst, England; buried at Saint Michael's Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire, England

January 9, 1878 - Death of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy at Rome; buried at the Pantheon, Rome

January 9, 1907 – Death of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover, at Gmunden, Austria; buried in the Crypt at Cumberland Palace in Gmunden

January 9, 1988 - Wedding of George, Earl of St. Andrews, son of the Duke of Kent, and Sylvana Tomaselli at the Leith Register Office, Edinburgh, Scotland
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