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1907 Anne Ophelia Dowden (Colorado-born Children's Botanical Author, Artist) Anne Ophelia Dowden Botany Illustrators
1947 Jeff MacNelly (New York City-born Cartoonist of Shoe Awarded Three Pulitzer Prizes) Jeff MacNelly American Artists Comics & Cartoons 1972, 1978, 1985 Putlitzer Prizes for Cartooning
1960 Kevin Clash (Maryland-born African-American Puppeteer: Voice of the Muppet Elmo) Maryland Performing Artists Puppeteers African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1961 Elaine Clayton (Texas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Elaine Clayton Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Laura Ashley (Welsh Fashion Designer) Welsh Designers and Artists Artists and Designers Laura Ashley
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1845 In Texas, U.S. Army Officer Paints Watercolor of Kiowa Chief Dohäsan Texas Kiowa Indians American Artists Texas State Historical Association
1891 The Opalescent Glass Factory Opens in Marion, Indiana, Taking Advantage of Natural Gas Resources Discovered in the Area Marion, Indiana Glass Methane Gas Business Indiana Historical Society
1930 The Hoover Dam Is Named by the Secretary of the Interior Nevada Hoover Dam Architecture & Design U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1962 Two Dams Are Completed in Wood County, Texas Forming Lake Hawkins and Lake Winnsboro Wood County, Texas Dams Lakes Texas State Historical Association
1994 In Greenville, Mississippi, the U.S. Postal Service Releases a Stamp Honoring Georgia's "Ma" Rainey Greenville, Mississippi Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists U.S. Postal Service University of Georgia

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