No close family anniversaries. Two major literary birthdays today. in 1812, Charles Dickens, and in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I suppose you could consider the two of them polar opposites. Dickens, a master of irony and tragedy, vividly portrayed the misery of working-class slums in Victorian England, while Wilder’s work embodied the up-by-the-bootstraps, frontier optimism of the American West (as told by the European conquerors, of course).