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JANUARY 23

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National Handwriting Day
Writing National Handwriting Day Web Site
1936 Jerry Kramer (Montana-born Professional Football Player, Author of Instant Replay) Football American Authors
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1911 Charles Parlin Graves (Florida-born Children's Author) Florida Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1948 Katharine Holabird (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Katharine Holabird Young-adult Authors
1950 Susan Mathias Smith (Virginia-born Children's Author) Susan Mathias Smith Young-adult Authors
Authors and Poets
1783 Stendhal (French Novelist of The Red and the Black) French Authors Writer's Almanac
1923 Walter M. Miller (Florida-born Science Fiction Author of Canticle for Leibowitz) Florida Authors
1930 Derek Walcott (St. Lucia-born 1992 Nobel Laureate for Literature) St. Lucia Poetry 1992 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Paul Robeson (New Jersey-born African-American Football Player, Singer, Actor, Rights Activist) Paul Robeson Actors Famous African Americans
2005 Johnny Carson (Iowa-born Television Talk Show Host) Johnny Carson Television Actors Internet Movie Database
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1594 William Shakespeare's First Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Is First Performed England William Shakespeare Plays Historic Firsts Theater History
1831 West Point Cadet, Edgar Allan Poe, Refuses Order to Attend Church Edgar Allan Poe American Authors Religion West Point Military Academy National Council of Teachers of English
1841 Abraham Lincoln Writes "I am now the most miserable man living." Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1863 Louisa May Alcott Returns Home from Duty as a Civil War Nurse Louisa May Alcott American Authors American Civil War Medicine National Council of Teachers of English
1866 Walt Whitman Suffers a Stroke Walt Whitman American Authors Medicine National Council of Teachers of English
1911 Novelist David Graham Phillips Is Fatally Wounded Indiana Authors & Illustrators American Authors Gun Control National Council of Teachers of English
1943 "Casablanca" Is Copyrighted Casablanca Patents and Trademarks Humphrey Bogart USPTO
1975 "Barney Miller" Premieres on ABC Television Television Internet Movie Database
1977 ABC Begins Broadcasting Roots Mini-series Television African-American History Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1985 First Televised Debate from Britain's House of Lords British History Television New York Times

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