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JANUARY 26

1715 Claude-Adrien Helvetius (Paris-born Philosopher) French Social Leaders Philosophers
1929 Jules Feiffer (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning) Jules Feiffer Primary Children's Authors Cartoons & Comics Film 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
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1831 Mary Mapes Dodge (New York City-born Children's Author) Mary Mapes Dodge Young-adult Authors
1937 Charles Mikolaycak (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1956 Ashley Wolff (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors and Poets
1871 Samuel Hopkins Adams (New York-born Author) New York Authors
1899 May Miller (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Playwright) Washington, D.C. Authors Plays Noted African Americans African American Registry
1946 Christopher Hampton (English Playwright) Christopher Hampton Plays
Gene Siskel (Chicago-born Journalist, Film Critic) Chicago Writers Journalism Film Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 John Alan Lomax (Mississippi-born Folklorist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Authors
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1848 Henry David Thoreau Lectures on "Relation of Individual to State" Henry David Thoreau American Authors Walden Woods Project American Collection
1863 Mrs. Lincoln Borrows "Buckland Natural History" from the Library of Congress for Her Son Tad Library of Congress Mary Todd Lincoln Literature Lincoln Logs
1934 Sam Goldwyn Buys Movie Rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Film Economics & Business History Channel
1998 Filming Begins on Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut American Authors Film Internet Movie Database American Collection

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