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JANUARY 21

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1928 Carol Beach York (Chicago-born Children's Author) Carol Beach York Young-adult Authors
1953 Huck Scarry (Connecticut-born Children's Author/Illustrator) Connecticut Authors American Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 Eliza Frances Andrews (Georgia-born Writer, Educator) Georgia Authors American Authors University of Georgia
1950 George Orwell (English Novelist) George Orwell Authors
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1789 Printed in Boston, Power of Sympathy Is the First Novel by an American to be Published in America Boston, Massachusetts American Authors Historic Firsts History Channel
1846 In London, Charles Dickens Publishes the First Edition of the Daily News Charles Dickens Journalism Historic UK
1903 The Last Installment of Frank Norris' Novel The Pit Is Run Posthumously in the Saturday Evening Post Frank Norris American Authors Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
1950 T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party" Premieres at New York City's Henry Miller Theater T S Eliot New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1985 Don DeLillo's White Noise Wins the American Book Award New York City Authors American Authors History Channel

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