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JANUARY 9

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1914 Clyde Robert Bulla (Missouri-born Children's Author) Clyde Robert Bulla Young-adult Authors
1954 Philippa Gregory (English Novelist, Journalist, Children's Author) Philippa Gregory
Authors Born on this Date
1780 Robert Grier (Georgia-born Journalist) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Grier's Almanac
1881 Giovanni Papini (Italian-born Avant-Garde Polemic, Journalist, Critic, Poet, and Novelist) Giovanni Papini
1890 Karel Capek (Czech Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Playwright Who First Coined the Word "Robot") Karel Capek Plays
1908 Simone de Beauvoir (French Philosopher, Novelist, and Essayist) Simone de Beauvoir
1928 Judith Krantz (New York City-born Novelist) Judith Krantz
1929 Brian Friel (Irish Playwright) Brian Friel Plays
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 Countee Cullen (Kentucky-born African-American Poet) Countee Cullen Poetry Famous African Americans
1984 Frank X. Tolbert (Texas-born Novelist, Author, Journalist) Texas Authors American Authors Journalism Texas State Historical Association
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1768 The First Modern Circus Is Staged in London London Stage and Theater Historic Firsts History Channel
1924 Virginia Woolf and Her Husband Buy a House in London's Bloomsbury District Virginia Woolf Authors History Channel
1959 Television Series Rawhide Premieres Television Clint Eastwood History Channel
1976 Filming Begins on Rocky Sylvester Stallone Film History Channel

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