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JANUARY 11

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1870 Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (Kentucky-born Children's Author) Alice (Caldwell) Hegan Rice Young-adult Authors
1918 Robert C. O'Brien (New York City-born Children's Author) Robert C. O'Brien Young-adult Authors
Ann Tompert (Detroit-born Children's Author) Ann Tompert Young-adult Authors
1928 Berniece Rabe (Missouri-born Children's Author) Berniece Rabe Young-adult Authors
1931 Mary Rodgers (Guettel) (New York-born Children's Author; Daughter of Composer Richard Rogers) Mary Rodgers Young-adult Authors American Composers and Songwriters
1949 Steven Otfinoski (New York City-born Children's Author) Steven Otfinoski Young-adult Authors
1952 Alice Mead (New York-born Children's Author) Alice Mead Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1842 William James (New York-born Philosopher, Psychologist) Williams James Psychology Philosophy
1864 Thomas Dixon (North Carolina White Supremacist Author of The Clansman) Thomas Dixon Racism
1903 Alan Paton (South African Writer, Political Activist) Alan Paton
1925 William Styron (Virginia-born Author: 1968 Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner) William Styron 1968 Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1842 James Smithee (Arkansas-born Journalist, Publisher) Arkansas Authors Journalism Arkansas History Commission
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1938 Thomas Wolfe's Story "The Company" Appears in New Masses Thomas Wolfe American Authors & Illustrators National Council of Teachers of English
1978 Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon Wins National Book Critics Circle Award Toni Morrison American Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators History Channel

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