William Shakespeare wrote his first play The Taming of the Shrew in 1593.
The first novel sold through a vending machine – at the Paris Metro – was Murder on the Orient Express.
The first English dictionary was written by Samuel Johnson in 1755.
The first history book, the Great Universal History, was published by Rashid-Eddin of Persia in 1311.
Ernest Vincent Wright’s 1939 novel Gadsby has 50,110 words, none of which contains the letter “e.”