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JANUARY 4

1813 Isaac Pitman (English Inventor of Shorthand) Isaac Pitman Inventors & Inventions Writing
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1785 Jacob Grimm (German Children's Author, One of the Brothers Grimm) Jacob Grimm Primary Children's Authors Folk Tales and Folk Lore
1916 Maggie Duff (Indiana-born Children's Author) Maggie Duff Primary Children's Authors
1933 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Indiana-born Children's Author) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Young-adult Authors
1935 Fernando Krahn (Chilean Children's Author, Illustrator) Fernando Krahn Primary Children's Authors Artists
1936 Robert Burleigh (Illinois-born Children's Author) Robert Burleigh Primary Children's Authors
1941 Etienne Delessert (Swiss Children's Author, Illustrator) Etienne Delessert Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1789 Benjamin Lundy (New Jersey-born Journalist, Abolitionist) Benjamin Lundy Journalism Abolition
1883 Max Eastman (New York-born Poet) Max Eastman Poetry
1901 C(yril) L(ionel) R(obert) James (Trinidad Writer , Political Activist) C.L.R. James
1940 Gao Xingjian (Chinese Playwright, 2000 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Gao Xingjian Plays 2000 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Albert Camus (French-born 1957 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Albert Camus Authors 1957 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1965 T.S. Eliot (Missouri-born Poet; 1948 Nobel Laureate in Literature) T.S. Eliot Poetry 1948 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1992 Elithe Kirkland (Texas-born Author) Elithe Kirkland American Authors
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1849 The Alta California Newspaper Begins Publication in San Francisco San Francisco, California Journalism Historic First Learn California
1868 In Delaware, the Middletown Transcript Newspaper Begins Operation Middletown, Delaware Journalism Middletown Transcript Delaware
1919 William Faulkner Is Discharged from the Canadian Division of the British Royal Air Force William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1920 The Paris Opera Goes on Strike Paris Opera Opera Labor Strikes Paris Opera Theater History
1935 Bob Hope Debuts on Network Radio Bob Hope Radio History Channel
1946 Author John A. Williams Is Discharged from the U.S. Navy Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Authors African-American Authors and Illustrators American Collection
1947 Ross Lockridge's Raintree County Is Finally Published after Extensive Rewrites Indiana Authors American Authors American Collection

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