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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1919 J.D. Salinger (New York City-born Novelist, Author of Young-Adult Books) J.D. Salinger Young-Adult Authors
1925 Barbara Williams (Utah-born Children's Author) Utah Authors Primary Authors Young-Adult Authors Elmhurst College
1943 Jean Ure (English Children's Author) English Authors Primary Authors Young-Adult Authors Official Web Site The Word Pool Orchard Books
1944 Marilyn Hirsh (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors Primary Authors Judaism University of Southern Mississippi Jewish Virtual Library
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1879 E. M. Forster (English Novelist) E.M. Forster
1897 Catherine Bowen (Pennsylvania-born Author, Biographer) Pennsylvania Authors
1906 Benedict Vilakazi (Poet, Writer; First Black South African to Receive a Doctorate in Literature) South African Authors Poetry South African History
1933 Joe Orton (English Playwright, Actor) English Authors Plays Actors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1831 Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison Publishes the First Issue of His Anti-Slavery Newspaper the Liberator William Lloyd Garrison Abolition Journalism Historic Firsts PBS African American Registry
1895 The Tampa Tribune Begins Daily Publication Tampa, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Tampa Tribune Florida Historical Society

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