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JANUARY 12

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1628 Charles Perrault (French Children's Author) Charles Perrault Primary Children's Authors
1874 Laura Adams Armer (California-born Photographer, Children's Author) Laura Adams Armer Young-adult Authors Photography
1908 Clement Hurd (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Clement Hurd Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1945 Margaret Rostkowski (Arkansas-born Children's Author) Margaret Rostkowski Young-adult Authors
1949 William Muñoz (American Photographer) William Muñoz
D. Anne Love (Tennessee-born Children's Author) D. Anne Love Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1729 Edmund Burke (Irish-born Member of the British Parliament and Pamphleteer Who Sympathized with the American Colonies) Edmund Burke
1751 Jakob Michael Lenz (Russian-born German Poet and Dramatist) Jakob Michael Lenz German Authors Poetry Plays
1876 Jack London (San Francisco-born Novelist of The Call of the Wild) Jack London
1878 Ferenc Molnár (Hungarian-born American Playwright, Director, Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Journalist) Ferenc Molnár Plays Journalism
1915 Margaret Danner (Kentucky-born African-American Poet) Margaret Danner Poetry African-American Authors
Paul Jarrico (Los Angeles-born Screenwriter Blacklisted During the McCarthy Era) Paul Jarrico Film McCarthyism
1949 Haruki Murakami (Japanese Novelist) Haruki Murakami
1952 Walter Moseley (Los Angeles-born African-American Novelist of Devil in a Blue Dress) Walter Moseley Noted African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Lorraine Hansberry (Chicago-born African-American Playwright of Raisin in the Sun) Lorraine Hansberry American Authors Plays African-American Authors
1976 Agatha Christie (English Mystery Writer) Agatha Christie Authors
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1861 In Marshall, Texas, John W. Barrett Shuts Down His Unionist Newspaper, the Harrison Flag Marshall, Texas Journalism American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1895 Printing and Binding Act Prohibits Copyrighting of Government Publications U.S. Government Copyright USPTO
1950 Seattle's Cirque Playhouse Opens Washington Stage and Theater History Link
1953 Thornton Wilder Appears on the Cover of Time Magazine Thornton Wilder Time
1971 Controversial Television Comedy All in the Family Debuts Television Internet Movie Database

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