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JANUARY 13

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1834 Horatio Alger (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors Young-adult Authors
1922 N. M. Bodecker (Danish Poet, Children's Author, Illustrator) N. M. Bodecker Primary Authors Artists Poetry
1931 Flora Nwapa (Nigerian Children's Author) Flora Nwapa Young-adult Authors
1940 Edmund White (Ohio-born Children's Author) Edmund White Young-adult Authors
Authors Born on this Date
1894 Adam Bartosz (Polish-American Publisher of Polish-Language Publications; Advocate of Polish Immigrants) Polish Authors Wisconsin Authors Polish Immigration Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
1898 Kaj Munk (Danish Playwright) Kaj Munk Plays Catholicism World War II
1898 Kaj Munk (Danish Playwright) Kaj Munk Plays Catholicism World War II
1933 Shahnon Ahmad (Malaysian Novelist) Shahnon Ahmad
1939 Mike Ahern (Illinois-born Broadcast Journalist in Indianapolis) Illinois Performing Artists Indianapolis Journalism Television
1955 Jay McInerney (Connecticut-born Screenwriter) Jay McInerney Television Film
1957 Lorrie Moore (New York-born Novelist) Lorrie Moore
1962 Elizabeth Searle (Pennsylvania-born Novelist) Elizabeth Searle
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 James Joyce (Irish Author) James Joyce Irish Authors
1990 Sterling Brown (Washington, D.C-born African-American Poet) Sterling Brown Poetry African Americans Poets
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1930 The First Mickey Mouse Comic Strip Is Published in the New York Mirror Walt Disney Cartoons & Comics Historic Firsts USPTO
1939 Vivien Leigh Signs to Play Scarlett O'Hara in Movie "Gone With The Wind" Gone with the Wind Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1946 In Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News Is Established with Norman Brown as Editor and Publisher Anchorage, Alaska Journalism Anchorage Daily News Alaska Historical Society
1953 Pravda Reports Arrest of Doctors for Intentionally Providing Harmful Treatments to Soviet Leaders Soviet Political and Social Leaders Medicine Journalism Cold War CNN
2002 The Fantasticks Closes Off-Broadway after 17,162 Shows Over Nearly 42 Years Official Website Theatre History

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