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JANUARY 7

1611 James Harrington (English Political Philosopher) English Political and Social Leaders Philosophy
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1906 Eleanor Clymer (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors University of Southern Mississippi
1922 Ethel Kessler (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1926 Rosekrans Hoffman (Nebraska-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Nebraska Authors and Illustrators American Artists University of Southern Mississippi
1936 Kay Chorao (Indiana-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Indiana Authors and Illustrators American Artists
1937 John Warren Stewig (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1951 Minfong Ho (Burmese-American Children's Author) Minfong Ho Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Asian-American Authors
Authors Born on this Date
1745 Johann Christian Fabricius (Dutch Entomologist) Dutch Authors
1925 Gerald Durrell (English Author, Naturalist) English Authors Historic UK
1928 William Peter Blatty (New York City-born Novelist) William Peter Blatty Film Makers Internet Movie Database
Zora Neale Hurston (Florida-born African-American Writer, Folklorist) Zora Neale Hurston African-American Authors
1957 Nicholson Baker (New York-born Novelist, Essayist) New York Authors Powell's Booka Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 John Berryman (Oklahoma-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet) John Berryman Poetry 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
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1918 In Tacoma, Washington, the New Pantages Theatre Opens Its Doors for the First Time Tacoma, Washington Stage & Theater HistoryLink
1926 George Burns Marries Gracie Allen George Burns Radio Television History Channel
1929 Buck Rogers and Tarzan Comic Strips Debut Journalism Cartoons & Comics Toonpedia
1948 "Treasure of Sierra Madre" Opens in Theaters Film Humphrey Bogart Internet Movie Database
1954 The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty Is Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company Eudora Welty American Authors American Collection
1958 Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams Premieres in New York at the York Theatre Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays American Collection

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