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1927 Sheila Gordon (South African Children's Author) South African Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1930 Blair Lent (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator Who Received 1973 Caldecott Medal for The Funny Little Woman) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators American Artists Primary Authors 1973 Caldecott Medal Winner for The Funny Little Woman
Brian Wildsmith (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists
1946 Rafe Martin (New York City-born Children's Author) Rafe Martin Primary Authors
1951 Michael Scott Rohan (Scottish Children's Author) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors and Poets
1561 Francis Bacon (English Statesman, Philosopher, Author Who Led the English Renaissance) Francis Bacon Philosophy
1729 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (German Philosopher, Dramatist, Critic) German Authors Philosophy
1788 Lord Byron (English Poet) Lord Byron Poetry
1849 August Strindberg (Swedish Playwright, Novelist) Swedish Authors Plays
1894 Charles Morgan (English Author) English Authors
1922 Howard Moss (New York City-born Poet, Editor of the New Yorker) Howard Moss Poetry Journalism
1937 Joseph Wambaugh (Pennsylvania-born Crime Novelist) Pennsylvania Writers Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 Anna B. Warner (New York-born Children's Author, Hymnist: "Jesus Loves Me") New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Religion American Composers and Songwriters
1969 Judy Garland (Minnesota-born Singer, Actress: Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz) Judy Garland Actors The Wizard of Oz
1849 The "Alta California" Is the First Daily Newspaper in California California Media Journalism Historic Firsts Learn California
1929 In Key West, Florida, Ernest Hemingway Completes His Final Draft of A Farewell to Arms Key West, Florida Ernest Hemingway American Authors National Council of Teachers of English
1938 Thornton Wilder's Our Town Is First Performed in Public in Princeton, New Jersey Princeton, New Jersey Thornton Wilder Historic Firsts PBS
1953 Arthur Miller's The Crucible Premieres in New York Arthur Miller Plays The Internet Broadway Database
1968 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In Premieres on NBC Television NBC Internet Movie Database History Channel
1973 The Orlando "Sentinel" and the Orlando "Evening Star" Combine as the "Sentinel Star" Orlando, Florida Orlando Sentinel Star Florida Historical Society

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