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JANUARY 8

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1921 Lee J. Ames (New York City-born Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators American Artists
1945 Nancy Bond (Maryland-born Children's Author) Nancy Bond Young-adult Authors
1949 Stephen Manes (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Young-adult Authors Computers Bill Gates
1956 Floyd Cooper (Oklahoma-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Floyd Cooper American Artists Primary Non-Fiction Titles Famous African Americans
Authors Born on this Date
1850 Wilkie Collins (English Novelist) Wilkie Collins
1862 Frank Doubleday (New York City-born Publisher) Frank Doubleday
1881 John Neihardt (Illinois-born Poet, Novelist: Author of Black Elk Speaks) John Neihardt Poetry Native American Studies U.S. History
1891 Storm Jameson (English Novelist) Storm Jameson
1927 Charles Tomlinson (English Poet) Charles Tomlinson English Poet
1933 Charles Osgood (New York City-born Broadcast Journalist, Author) Charles Osgood Journalism Television
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Sara Dodge Kimbrough (New York City-born Portrait Painter, Art Teacher, Author) New York City Artists American Artists Education American Authors
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1783 Connecticut Is the First State to Pass Copyright Law Connecticut Copyright Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts USPTO
1790 George Washington Delivers the First "State of the Union" Address George Washington The American Presidency Historic Documents and Speeches Historic Firsts History Channel
1821 Creek and U.S. Representatives Sign Treaty of Indian Springs Extending Georgia's Boundaries Beyond the Ocmulgee River Treaty of Indian Springs Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1863 President Lincoln Writes That the Emancipation Proclamation Has Been Issued and "broken eggs can not be mended." President Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1880 Henrik Ibsen's "A Dolls House" Premieres at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm Sweden Henrik Ibsen Plays Historic Firsts Theater History
1941 William Randolph Hearst Orders Hearst Newspapers Not to Accept Ads for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Journalism Citizen Kane Hearst Corporation History Channel
1976 E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award E.L. Doctorow American Authors National Book Critics Circle History Channel
1981 Linda Ronstadt Opens on Broadway in Pirates of Penzance New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database

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