and Gordon Roddick
launched The Big Issue, as a British magazine to be sold in the streets by homeless people who would thereby earn a living, on the model of Street News...
US cultural critic Susan Sontag
published Against Interpretation, her first essay collection. The title piece, On Style, and Notes on Camp (dedicated to Oscar Wilde
and exploring the idea of life as theatre)...
1 March 1879
was appointed editor of the new Oxford English Dictionary; soon afterwards he sent out 2,000 copies of a four-page invitation to volunteer readers who would collect words.
The League of Nations Union
organised a ballot in Britain (sometimes misleadingly called the Peace Ballot) on the question of intervention by other nations when one nation attacked another.
published five novels, some of the silver fork variety, in the 1840s and 1850s, as well as sixteen contributions to The People's Journal, including essays and short stories. Her magazine writing, including tales...
18 October 1977
Three imprisoned members of the West German, left-wing urban guerilla or terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction
or the Baader-Meinhof Gang
committed suicide in Stammheim prison near Stuttgart.
Playing cards came into use in England from France: these two countries favoured a king and queen in each suit, a variant of the form used by used by other European countries, which featured...
By October 1762
's Émile, a novel of education published in the earlier part of this year in French, had its first English translation as Emilius and Sophia.
25 March 1921
Mary Tew (later Mary Douglas
), future social anthropologist and author of Purity and Danger, 1966, was born at San Remo in Italy.
A law operative in New York State decreed that hospitals must house newborn babies in a separate room from their mothers.
published The High Hills, a novel that figures Nazi anti-Semitism in the background.
The Six Articles were imposed at the Diet of Frankfurt, which sought to curb the activities of students and revolutionaries.
Mandeville's Travels was printed in English, about a hundred and fifty years after its composition in French allegedly by Sir John Mandeville
(whose actual, historical existence is highly unlikely).