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DECEMBER 12

1932 Barbara Emberley (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator; 1968 Caldecott Award for Drummer Hoff) Barbara Emberley Primary Authors American Artists 1968 Caldecott Award for Drummer Hoff
1961 Stéphane Poulin (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) Stéphane Poulin Primary Authors Artists
1853 Edvard Munch (Norwegian Painter) Edvard Munch Artists
1915 Robert Jones Edmond (New Hampshire-born Stage Set Designer, Producer, and Director) Robert Jones Edmond Stage & Theater
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1897 Katzenjammer Kids Appear in the New York Journal as the First Comic Strip in a U.S. Newspaper New York City Journalism The Katzenjammer Kids Historic Firsts New York State Library
1913 Mona Lisa Is Recovered in Florence, Italy Two Years after Being Stolen Italy Mona Lisa Crime The History Channel
1919 The Boll Weevil Monument Is Dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama Enterprise, Alabama Boll Weevil Alabama State Archive
1923 The Foshay Tower, the Tallest Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Is Strung with Lights and Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree Foshay Tower Architecture Christmas Minnesota Historical Society

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