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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1889 Charles Boardman Hawes (New York-born 1924 Newbery Medal Winner for The Dark Frigate) Charles Boardman Hawes Young-adult Authors 1924 Newbery Medal Winner for The Dark Frigate
1922 John Beatty (Oregon-born Children's Author) Oregon Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1964 Maya Christina Gonzalez (California-born Latin-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Maya Christina Gonzalez American Artists Young-adult Author Latin-American Studies
Authors and Poets
1670 William Congreve (English Playwright) English Authors Plays
1732 Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (Paris-born Playwright) Paris Authors Plays
1776 E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus) Hoffmann (German Composer, Artist, Author of Short Stories and Novels) German Authors Composers Artists
1850 Mary Noailles Murfree (Tennessee-born Author Who Wrote under the Pseudonym Charles Egbert Craddock) Tennessee Authors and Illustrators National Council of Teachers of English
1862 Edith Wharton (New York City-born Author: First Female Novelist to Win the Pulitzer Prize) Edith Wharton 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Novel: The Age of Innocence
1888 Vicki Baum (Austrian-born American Author of Grand Hotel) Austrian Authors
1920 Keith Douglas (English Poet Killed in the Invasion of Normandy) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry World War II Writer's Almanac
1933 Louis W. Hodges (Mississippi-born Religious Ethicist) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Religion
1944 James Morgan (Mississippi-born Journalist, Popular Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Journalism
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1911 David Graham Phillips (Indiana-born Author: Murdered) Indiana Authors & Illustrators American Authors Gun Control National Council of Teachers of English
1965 Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of England: 1940-45; 1953 Nobel Laureate for Literature) English Political and Social Leaders Winston Churchill World War II The Cold War Authors 1953 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1975 Larry Fine (Pennsylvania-born Comedic Actor: Member of the Three Stooges) Pennsylvania Performing Artists The Three Stooges Film Internet Movie Database
1974 James Baldwin's A Deed from the King of Spain Is Produced in New York City James Baldwin Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators National Council of Teachers of English

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