Year 1832: Lewis Carroll was born

Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) was an English writer of children's fiction famous for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass". He was noted for his facility with word play, logic, and fantasy. The poems "Jabberwocky" and "The Hunting of the Snark" are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, inventor and Anglican deacon.

In 1982, a memorial stone to Carroll was unveiled in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. There are Lewis Carroll societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works.

Here is a video lecture on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".