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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
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
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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