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1874 Thornton Burgess (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1882 Hendrik W. van Loon (Dutch-American Children's Author Awarded the First Newbery Medal (1922) for The Story of Mankind) Dutch Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors 1922 Newbery Medal  for The Story of Mankind
1886 Hugh Lofting (English Children's Author Awarded the 1923 Newbery Medal for The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle) Hugh Lofting Young-adult Authors 1923 Newbery Medal  for The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
1919 Doris Lund (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1943 Patricia Rhoads Mauser (California-born Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors Born on this Date
1896 John Dos Passos (Chicago-born Novelist) John Dos Passos
1899 Carlos P. Rómulo (Filipino Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist) Filipino Authors Authors 1942 Pulitzer Prize
1913 Tillie Olsen (Nebraska-born Novelist) Tillie Olsen
1914 Dudley Randall (Washington, D.C.-born African American Poet) Washington, D.C. Authors Poetry African-American Authors African American Registry
1916 John Oliver Killens (Georgia-born African American Writer) Georgia Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1919 Andy Rooney (New York-born Broadcast and Print Journalist) New York Authors & Illustrators Journalism Television
1925 Yukio Mishima (Japanese Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Short Story Writer) Yukio Mishima Plays
1949 Mary Robison (Washington, D.C.-born Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Washington, D.C. Authors Writer's Almanac
Lawrence Kasdan (Florida-born Screenwriter) Florida Authors Film
1952 Maureen Dowd (Washington, D.C.-born Columnist for the New York Times) Washington, D.C. Authors Journalism New York Times Writer's Almanac
1957 Anchee Min (Chinese-American Writer) Anchee Min Asian-American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
347 B.C. Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher) Plato Philosophy
1898 Lewis Carroll (English Author Who Wrote ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'') English Authors Lewis Carroll Young-adult Authors
1957 Humphrey Bogart (New York City-born Actor) Humphry Bogart Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1986 Donna Reed (Iowa-born Actress) Donna Reed Actors Film
1639 Connecticut Adopts Its "Fundamental Orders," the First Constitution In Colonial America Connecticut Colonial U.S. History Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Historic Firsts History Channel
1784 Continental Congress. Ratifies Treaty of Paris Ending Revolutionary War and Officially Establishing the U,S. as a Sovereign Nation The Treaty of Paris The American Revolution Library of Congress
1814 Denmark Cedes Norway to Sweden with the Peace Treaty of Kiel Denmark Norway Sweden Historic World Documents European History Norway Royal Family
1860 House Members Propose Constitutional Amendment That Will Protect Slavery Where It Already Exists U.S. Congress U.S. Constitution Slavery American Civil War History Channel
1894 Joseph Conrad Returns to London London, England Joseph Conrad Authors History Channel
1930 John Steinbeck Marries Carol Henning John Steinbeck American Authors National Council for Teachers of English
1972 Sanford and Son Debuts on NBC Television African-American Heritage The Internet Movie Database
1994 President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin Sign Nuclear Weapons Accords Boris Yeltsin President Bill Clinton Nuclear Weapons Historic World Documents New York Times

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