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1673 Claude Gillot (French Painter, Engraver and Theatrical Designer) French Artists Artists Stage and Theater
1791 Samuel Morse (Massachusetts-born Painter and Developer of the Telegraph) Samuel Morse Artists Inventors & Inventions Telegraph
1898 Ludwig Bemelmans (Austrian-American Author Illustrator of the "Madeline" Books; Received the 1954 Caldecott Award) Ludwig Bemelmans Primary Children's Author Artists Caldecott Medal
1899 Walter Lantz (New York-born Cartoonist, Creator of Woody Woodpecker) New York Artists Cartoons & Comics
1936 John Burningham (English Children's Author and Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Artists
1918 Wendy Devlin (New York-born Children's Author and Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Artists
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1818 Commissioners in Newly Formed Ripley County, Indiana Choose a County Seat and Name It Versailles After the French Palace Versailles, Indiana Palace Versailles Indiana Historical Society
1905 In Minnesota, the Aerial Bridge, Spanning the Duluth Ship Canal, Carries Its First Passengers Inside a Carriage Suspended From the Bridge's Framework Minnesota Bridges Minnesota Historical Society
1997 Hong Kong Opens the World's Longest Suspension Bridge Hong Kong Bridges Government of Hong Kong

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