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Subject: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 2:36 am

March 11th 1818 – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, Frankenstein; or The modern Prometheus, is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 3:00 am

March 11th 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 2:39 pm

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:02 am

March 20th 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:58 am

March 20th 1888 - The Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia," began.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 3:02 am

April 14th 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 7:32 am

April 14th 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 5:39 am

April 15th 1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/17 at 7:26 am

April 29th 1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 7:35 am

May 1st 1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 10:07 pm

May 1st 1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 12:41 am

May 2nd 1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 4:31 am

May 2nd 1853 - Franconi’s Hippodrome opened at Broadway and 23rd Street in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 5:42 am

May 2nd  1885 - The magazine "Good Housekeeping" was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 7:18 am

May 2nd 1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 1:07 am

May 3rd 1956 - "Most Happy Fella," a musical by Frank Loesser, opened at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 3:16 am

May 3rd 1926 - The revival of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 5:46 am

May 3rd 1960 - "The Fantasticks" opened. The show became the longest-running musical in theatre history on May 13, 1984 with performance number 10,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 6:31 am

May 3rd 1937 – Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 12:46 am

May 4th 1924 - E. Nesbit, English author and poet, dies suffering from lung cancer at the age of 65. The Railway Children is also known from its adaptation into a 1970 film version.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 5:08 pm

May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 2:04 am

May 5th 1900 - "The Billboard" (later called "Billboard") began weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 5:13 am

May 5th 1955 - The musical "Damn Yankees" opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 6:11 am

May 5th 1912 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 9:57 am

May 5th 1926 - Sinclair Lewis refused a 1925 Pulitzer for "Arrowsmith."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 11:28 pm

May 6th 1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 11:58 pm

Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, died on May 6th 1862, at age 44, having suffered for tuberculosis. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 12:43 am

May 6th 1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 1:54 am

May 6th 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 1:55 am


May 6th 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
Bonus points and karma on offer for any one that can tell what James Gordon Bennett is also famous for today?

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 2:10 am

L. Frank Baum, American author. On May 5th, 1919, Baum suffered a stroke. The following day he slipped into a coma and died the following day. Chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 8:07 pm

May 6th 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 9:50 pm

May 6th 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by experts.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/17 at 7:55 am

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 2:50 pm

May 12th 1967 – John Masefield, English poet and writer, developed gangrene in his ankle, this spread to his leg, and he died of the infection. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930. Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever". (b. 1878)

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 12:30 am

June 24th 1965, John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'. 

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 5:34 am

July 4th 1855 – The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published In Brooklyn.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 10:12 am

July 4th 1862 – Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 1:04 am

August 9th 1854 - "Walden" was published by Henry David Thoreau.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 2:27 am

August 9th 1893 - "Gut Holz" was published. It was America's first bowling magazine.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 10:48 am

August 12th 1915 - "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 1:41 am

August 16th 1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 12:06 pm

August 17th 1903 - Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia University. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 4:05 am

August 18th 1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 2:18 pm

August 18th 1958 – Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 3:10 pm

August 23rd 1858 - "Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 3:52 am

August 24th 2009 - The publisher of Reader's Digest in the US files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, carrying out its plan to cut debt and transfer ownership to a group of lenders.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 7:34 am

August 24th 1978 - Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:06 am

September 1st 1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 4:20 am

September 2nd 1897 - The first issue of "McCall’s" magazine was published. The magazine had been known previously as "Queens Magazine" and "Queen of Fashion."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 3:56 pm

September 2nd 1976 - The first issue of Musician magazine was published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 11:37 pm


September 3rd 1802 – William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/17 at 2:30 am

September 7th 1930 - The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 10:44 am

September 11th 1875 - "Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in the New York Daily Graphic and became the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 12:29 am

September 13th 1954 - Judy Garland was on the cover of "Life" magazine.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 1:37 pm

September 13th 1998 - The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added offensive material.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 12:11 pm

September 17th 1954 – The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:19 am

September 21st 1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:58 am

September 21st 1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 9:22 am

September 21st 1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 6:23 am

September 22nd 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 10:57 pm

September 25th 1991 - The Paramount at Madison Square Garden in New York City opens.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 1:05 pm

September 25th 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 10:26 am

September 29th 1955 - "A View From the Bridge," a play by Arthur Miller, opened in New York at the Coronet Theater.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 1:33 pm

September 29th 1902 - David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 6:46 am

October 2nd 1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The Obedience of a Christian Man

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 11:46 am

October 2nd 1902 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 7:50 am

October 4th 1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:11 am

October 4th 1931 - The comic strip "Dick Tracy" made its debut in the Detroit Daily Mirror. The strip was created by Chester Gould.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 1:02 pm

October 4th 1887 - The Paris Herald Tribune was published for the first time. It was later known as the International Herald Tribune.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:28 pm

October 4th 1933 - "Esquire" magazine was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 3:38 pm

October 6th 1948 - "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 4:12 am

October 8th 1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 12:42 pm

October 8th 1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 1:31 pm

October 8th 2003 - Siegfried Fischbacher and his manager announced that the "Siegfried and Roy" show at the Mirage was canceled permanently. It was also said that if Roy Horn survived, after a tiger attack on October 3, the duo would continue to work together.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:06 pm

October 8th 1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 1:27 pm

October 13th 1924 - The play "The Guardsman" opened in New York City, NY.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 5:38 pm

October 13th 1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 8:27 am

October 15th 1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:18 pm

October 15th 1931 - "Cat and the Fiddle" opened in New York for the first of 395 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 12:17 pm

October 19th 1944 - The play "I Remember Mama" opened on Broadway. Marlon Brando made his debut with his appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 1:13 pm

October 19th 1959 - Patty Duke, at the age of 12, made her Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker." The play lasted for 700 performances.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:26 pm

October 25th 1939 - "The Time of Your Life," by William Saroyan, opened in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 5:09 pm

October 25th 1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 3:12 pm

October 28th 1726 – The novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is published.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 6:02 am

October 31st 1614 – First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:28 am

November 1st 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:35 pm

November 1st 1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:48 pm

November 1st 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:17 pm

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:03 pm

November 1st 1944 - "Harvey," by Mary Chase, opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:25 am

November 3rd 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 3:59 pm

November 6th 1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 11:53 am

November 8th 1880 - French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut in "Adrienne Lecouvreur" in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:38 pm

November 8th 1939 - "Life With Father" premiered on Broadway in New York City.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:54 pm

November 9th 1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 4:25 pm

November 13th 1977 - The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 8:01 am

November 14th 1990 - Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 12:26 pm

November 14th 1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.A.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: nally on 11/18/17 at 11:25 am

November 18th 1865: Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 12:30 pm

November 30th 1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/17 at 5:55 pm

December 29th 1916 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 12:12 pm

January 5th 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 3:34 pm

January 5th 1953 – The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is first performed.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 7:41 am

January 16th 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 3:09 pm

January 17th 1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 11:39 am

January 19th 1829 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: nally on 01/29/18 at 11:25 am

January 29th 1845: American poet Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" appeared in The Evening Mirror, its first publication attributed to Poe.

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Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 2:12 pm

February 6th 1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 2:30 pm

February 7th 1898 – Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'accuse.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 5:00 pm

February 13th 1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 4:37 pm

February 18th 1885 – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 10:15 am

February 21st 1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.

Subject: Re: Today in Literature History (Books, Poems, Publishing, and Theatre)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 12:22 pm

February 21st 1874 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 4:38 pm

February 21st 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/18 at 11:34 am

March 15th 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan's first book of poetry 'The Warlock Of Love' was published, priced at 12s/6d.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 11:54 pm

April 6th 1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 11:55 pm

April 6th 1861 – First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 4:45 pm

April 7th 1949 – The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway; it would run for 1,925 performances and win ten Tony Awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 4:25 pm

April 14th 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 5:18 pm

April 14th 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 12:10 pm

May 1st 1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 3:54 pm

May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 5:06 pm

May 6th 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 9:15 am

May 7th 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Written By: nally on 05/26/18 at 11:06 am

May 26th 1897: Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 10:57 am

June 2nd 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 3:53 pm

June 21st 1978 – The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.

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Written By: nally on 07/11/18 at 12:21 pm

July 11th 1960: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 4:11 pm

July 18th 1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 4:53 am

August 13th 1867 - "Under the Gaslight", by Augustin Daly, opened in New York City, NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 11:55 am

August 15th 1983 - Six-month-old Lisa Harap of Queens Village, NY became the youngest identifiable living person to appear on a cover of "TIME" magazine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 7:32 am

September 11th 1922 – The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 1:25 pm

September 12th 1866 - "The Black Crook" opened in New York City. It was the first American burlesque show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 4:14 pm

September 15th 1982 - The first issue of "USA Today" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 5:44 pm

September 16th 1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 1:11 pm

September 26th 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity

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Written By: nally on 10/01/18 at 11:26 pm

October 1, 1974: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 7:55 am


October 1, 1974: Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released. Narrator John Larroquette later became famous as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The film spawned several sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and a direct sequel.
I remember seeing that film at a cinema in London during a restricted distribution.

From wiki:

"After its initial British release, including a one-year theatrical run in London, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was initially banned on the advice of British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) Secretary Stephen Murphy, and subsequently by his successor, James Ferman. While the British ban was in force the word "chainsaw" itself was barred from movie titles, forcing imitators to rename their films. In 1998, despite the BBFC ban, Camden London Borough Council granted the film a license. The following year the BBFC passed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for release with an 18 certificate (indicating that it should not be seen or purchased by a person under 18), and it was broadcast a year later on Channel 4."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 10:02 am

October 2nd 1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 12:44 pm

October 3rd 2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 2:56 pm

October 10th 1928 - "Hold Everything" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 4:29 pm

October 10th 1970, The first issue of Sounds the British music paper was published. It was intended to be a weekly rival to titles such as Melody Maker and New Musical Express and was well known initially for giving away posters in the centre of the paper. Sounds closed on April 6, 1991.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 11:07 am

October 11th 1948 - "Where's Charley?" debuted on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 4:37 pm

October 22nd 1959 - "Take Me Along" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 2:13 pm

October 23rd 1972 - The musical "Pippin" premiered at the Imperial Theater on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 11:21 am

October 30th 1997 - The play revival "The Cherry Orchard" opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 7:18 am

October 31st 1614 – First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 2:47 pm

October 31st 1993 - The play "Wonderful Tennessee" closed after only 9 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:53 am

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:57 am

November 1st 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 1:57 pm

November 1st 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitheall Palace in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:57 pm

November 1st 1944 - "Harvey," by Mary Chase, opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 12:15 pm

November 2nd 1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 2:19 pm

November 7th 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 8:35 am

November 14th 1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.A.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 5:51 pm

November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 11:59 pm

November 14th 1990 - Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 4:47 pm

November 21st 1905 – Albert Einstein's paper that leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc², is published in the journal Annalen der Physik.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 4:15 pm

November 22nd 1880 - Lillian Russell made her vaudeville debut in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 4:26 pm

November 22nd 1965 - The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened. It ran for 2,328 performances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 11:47 pm

November 22nd 1909 - Helen Hayes appeared on stage for the first time. She was a member of the cast of "In Old Dutch”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 7:27 am

November 23rd 534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 7:47 am

November 23rd 1959 - The musical "Fiorello!" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 12:44 pm

November 23rd 1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:42 pm

December 2nd 1943 - The musical "Carmen Jones" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 5:09 pm

December 14th 1999 - Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" comic strip. The last original "Peanuts" comic strip was published on February 13, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 3:14 pm

December 15th 1815 - Jane Austen's "Emma" was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:47 pm

December 19th 1957 - Meredith Wilson’s "The Music Man" opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. It ran for 1,375 shows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 4:19 pm

December 21st 1879 - Ibsen's "A Doll's House" was first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a revised happy ending.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 5:30 pm

December 21st 1913 - Arthur Wynne published a new "word-cross" puzzle in the "New York World" in England. The name was later changed to "crossword."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 7:19 am

December 22nd 1877 - American Bicycling Journal is first published in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 2:56 pm

December 23rd 1823 - The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" 'Twas the night before Christmas...") was published.

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Written By: nally on 12/28/18 at 11:44 pm

December 28th 1961: the Tennessee Williams play "Night of the Iguana" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:50 pm

February 3rd 1946 - The first issue of "Holiday" magazine appeared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:49 pm

February 3rd 1869 - Edwin Booth opened his new theatre in New York City. The first production was "Romeo and Juliet".

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