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JANUARY 16

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1833 John Hallum (Arkansas-born Author, Historian) Arkansas Authors and Illustrators U.S. History
1910 Martha Shapp (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's  Authors
1937 Robert Lipsyte (New York City-born Sports Journalist, Children's Author) Robert Lipsyte Young-adult Authors Journalism Sports
1947 Kate McMullan (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Martha Weston (North Carolina-born Children's Author Illustrator) North Carolina Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's  Authors American Artists
Authors Born on this Date
1874 Robert Service (English Poet) English Authors and Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1901 Laura Riding Jackson (New York City-born Avant-Garde Poet and Critic) New York Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1917 Joe B. Frantz (Texas-born Historian, Cartographer, Educator, Author) Texas Authors and Illustrators Education Texas History Texas Maps Texas State Historical Association
1923 Anthony Hecht (New York City-born Poet Awarded the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) New York City Authors and Illustrators Poetry Awarded 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry University of Illinois Writer's Almanac
1928 William Kennedy (New York-born Journalist, Novelist) New York Authors and Illustrators Journalism Biography.com Writer's Almanac
1933 Susan Sontag (New York City-born Essayist and Cultural Critic) Susan Sontag
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1794 Edward Gibbon (English Historian) Edward Gibbon World History Authors
1942 Carol Lombard (Indiana-born Actress) Indiana Performing Artists Airplane Crash Actors Film
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1851 "A Gallant Fireman," Mark Twain's First Known Publication Appears in Hannibal's Western Union Mark Twain American Authors Historic Firsts National Council of Teachers of English
1863 Abraham Lincoln Borrows Hume's History of England from Library of Congress Illinois Abraham Lincoln Literature Library of Congress Lincoln Logs
1919 Nebraska, Missouri & Wyoming Complete Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution Nebraska Missouri Wyoming The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Illegal Drugs New York Times
1920 Prohibition Begins as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Takes Effect Nebraska The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Illegal Drugs New York Times
1954 South Pacific Closes in New York after 1925 Performances New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1963 Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" Opens on Broadway Tennessee Williams Plays Internet Broadway Database National Council of Teachers of English
1964 Carol Channing Debuts in Hello Dolly! Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database Library of Congress
1984 Jim Henson Renews Kermit the Frog's Copyright Jim Henson Puppetry Copyright USPTO

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