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United States: National Science Fiction Day
(Observed annually to commemorate the birth date of science fiction author Isaac Asimov: 01/02/1920)
Isaac Asimov Literature
1752 Philip Freneau (New York City-born Poet) Philip Freneau Poetry
1906 Elmer Simms Campbell (Missouri-born: First African-American Syndicated Cartoonist) Missouri Artists Cartoons and Comics Journalism African-American Artists African American Registry
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1921 Crosby Bonsall (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors
1932 Jean Little (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors Special Needs Education
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1831 Justin Winsor (Massachusetts-born Librarian, Historian) Massachusetts Libraries Libraries American History
1911 St. Clair Drake (Virginia-born African American Scholar, Anthropologist, Sociologist, Educator) Virginia Authors Education African-American History African American Registry
1920 Isaac Asimov (Russian-born American Science Fiction Author) Isaac Asimov Authors
1947 David Shapiro (New Jersey-born Poet) New Jersey Authors Poetry Cultureport Writer's Almanac
1949 Christopher Durang (New Jersey-born Playwright) New Jersey Authors Plays
1962 Mo Hayder (English Crime Novelist) English Authors Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1865 President Lincoln Is Interviewed by a Correspondent from Scientific American President Lincoln Scientific American Lincoln Logs
1871 Stephen Crane Survives the Sinking of a Boat to Cuba; Subject of His Short story "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane American Authors Naval History Writer's Almanac History Channel
1933 In Wilmington, Delaware, the "Every Evening" and "Evening Journal" Newspapers Merge Wilmington, Delaware Journalism Business State of Delaware
1983 The Musical ''Annie'' Closes on Broadway after 2,377 Performances American Musicals Internet Browardway Database

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