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1724 Tai Chen (Chinese Philosopher) Chinese Social & Political Leaders Philosophy
1790 Auguste Comte (French Philosopher) French Social & Political Leaders Philosophy
1842 George Trumbull Ladd (Ohio-born Psychologist, Philosopher, Theologian) Ohio Social & Political Leaders Religion Philosophy Psychologist
1918 John H. Johnson (Arkansas-born Publisher of Ebony Magazine) Arkansas Buisness Leaders Journalism Business & Economics Noted African Americans African American Registry
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1750 Isaiah Thomas (Massachusetts-born Printer, Patriot Pamphleteer and Publisher of Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Journalism American Revolution
1925 Nina Bawden (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1927 Corinne Gerson (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1941 Susan Dodson (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Par Mora (Texas-born Latin-American Poet, Children's Author) Pat Mora Primary Children's Authors Poetry Latin Americans
Authors Born on this Date
1809 Edgar Allan Poe (Massachusetts-born Poet, Writer of Short-Story Mysteries) Edgar Allan Poe Poetry
1887 Alexander Woollcott (New Jersey-born Writer, Critic) Alexander Woollcott
1921 Patricia Highsmith (Texas-born Suspense Novelist) Patricia High Smith
1946 Julian Barnes (English Fiction Writer) Julian Barnes
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1997 James Dickey (Georgia-born American Author) James Dickey American Authors
1764 British Journalist-Politician, John Wilkes, Is Expelled from Parliament for His Writings British Authors & Journalists Journalism British House of Parliament History Channel
1841 The Western Farmer, Michigan's First Farm Journal, Is Published Michigan Media Journalism Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1939 William Faulkner's Novel, The Wild Palms, Is Published William Faulkner American Authors National Council of Teacher of English
1940 The Three Stooges' You Natzy Spy Premieres The Three Stooges Film History Channel Internet Movie Database
1942 "Woman of the Year" Opens at Radio City Music Hall New York City Katharine Hepburn Film Internet Movie Database
1954 William Faulkner Arrives in Rome After Visiting England, France, and Switzerland Italy William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1988 Disabled Irish Author, Christopher Nolan, Wins Britain's Whitbread Award Christopher Nolan Special Education BBC

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