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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1892 J.R.R. Tolkien (English Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) J.R.R. Tolkien Young-adult Authors
1898 Carolyn Haywood (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Carolyn Haywood Primary Children's Authors
1926 Joan Walsh Anglund (Illinois-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Joan Walsh Anglund Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1929 Anthony Chen (Jamaican-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Anthony Chen American Artists Asian-American Heritage
1934 Patricia Lee Gauch (Michigan-born Children's Author) Patricia Lee Gauch Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1938 Alma Flor Ada (Cuban-born Latin-American Children's Author) Alma Flor Ada Primary Children's Authors Hispanic Heritage
1960 J. Otto Siebold (Los Angeles-born Children's Author, Illustrator) J. Otto Siebold American Artists
1970 Chris Soentpiet (South Korean-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Chris Soentpiet Primary Children's Authors Artists Asian-American Heritage
Authors, Poets and Journalists
106 B.C. Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman Orator, Writer) Cicero
1886 John Gould Fletcher (Arkansas-born Poet) Arkansas Authors Poetry
1904 Boris Kochno (Russian-Born French Ballet Librettist, Critic) Boris Kochno Ballet
1922 Morten Nielsen (Danish Poet) Morten Nielsen Poetry World War II
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Joy Adamson (Austrian Author of Born Free Killed by a Servant in Kenya) Joy Adamson Kenya Authors Lions
1841 Herman Melville Sets Sail for the Pacific As a Seaman on the Whaling Ship "Acushnet" Herman Melville American Authors History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1846 Edgar Allan Poe Publishes the Final Issue of Broadway Journal Edgar Allan Poe American Authors Journalism Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
1866 Edwin Booth Appears As Hamlet Is His First Role Since His Brother's Assassination of President Lincoln Maryland Performing Artists Assassination of President Lincoln American Performing Artists Theater History
1946 Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited Is Published Evelyn Waugh Authors Writer's Almanac
1963 Robert Frost Is Notified of His Selection As Winner of the Bollington Prize for Poetry Robert Frost Poetry The Bollington Prize American Collection
1980 Author Joy Adamson (Born Free) Killed in Kenya by Servant Joy Adamson Kenya Authors Lions New York Times
1989 The Arsenio Hall Show Premieres Television African-American Performing Artists The Internet Movie Database
2000 The Last Original Daily ''Peanuts'' Comic Strip Appears in 2,600 Newspapers Charles Schulz Cartoons & Comics Journalism CNN

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