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On This Day - July 11
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Literary and Innovative People
A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

2019

Picture of Brendan Grace

Brendan Grace was a popular Irish comedian and singer who is best known for his 'Bottler' persona.

Brendan Grace was born on April 1, 1951 in Dublin and died in Galway on July 11,2019.

Authors to have made their mark on July 11

Born

1980 Kevin Powers, American soldier and author
1966 Nadeem Aslam, Pakistani-English author
1966 Kentaro Miura, Japanese author and illustrator
1962 Pauline McLynn, Irish actress and author
1956 Amitav Ghosh, Indian-American author and academic
1950 J. R. Morgan, Welsh author and academic
1947 Norman Lebrecht, English author and critic
1944 Patricia Polacco, American author and illustrator
1937 Pai Hsien-yung, Chinese-Taiwanese author
1926 Frederick Buechner, American minister, theologian, and author
1920 Zecharia Sitchin, Russian-American author (d. 2010)
1913 Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (d. 1966)
1895 Dorothy Wilde, English author and poet (d. 1941)
1881 Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1966)
1849 N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (d. 1934)
1846 Léon Bloy, French author and poet (d. 1917)
1826 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and author (d. 1871)
1723 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and author (d. 1799)
1558 Robert Greene, English author and playwright (d. 1592)

Died

2014 Carin Mannheimer, Swedish author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2012 Marion Cunningham, American author (b. 1922)
2012 Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (b. 1924)
2012 Marvin Traub, American businessman and author (b. 1925)
2007 Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (b. 1939)
2000 Pedro Mir, Dominican lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1913)
1998 Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek philosopher and author (b. 1943)
1983 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (b. 1915)
1971 John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)

Other events through the years on July 11

1859

Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.

1960

To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, was published.

1919

The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in July



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