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1927 Vera B. Williams (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Vera Williams Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1932 Ann Jonas (New York-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors and Poets
1841 Henry Morton Stanley (Welsh-American News Correspondent for the New York Herald, Famous for Finding Dr Livingstone in Africa) Welsh Writers and Authors Journalism Africa
1853 José Martí (Cuban Poet, Revolutionary) José Martí Poetry
1862 Franklin Hooper (Massachusetts-born Editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica) Massachusetts Authors Encyclopedia Britannica
1869 Virgilio Dávila (Puerto Rican Poet) Virgilio Dávila Poetry Latin-American Studies
1873 Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (French Novelist) French Authors Poetry Authors Calendar Writer's Almanac History Channel Biography
1916 Virgilio Ferreira (Portuguese Novelist) Portuguese Authors
1935 David Lodge (English Novelist) English Authors British Council Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1612 Thomas Bodley (English Founder of Oxford University's Bodleian Library) English Political and Social Leaders Libraries and Media Resources Bodleian Library Chambers Book of Days
1939 William Butler Yeats (Irish Poet; 1923 Nobel Laureate in Literature) William Butler Yeats Poetry 1923 Nobel Laureate in LIterature
1960 Zora Neale Hurston (Florida-born African-American Author) Zora Neale Hurston American Authors African American Authors
1994 Hal Smith (Otis Campbell on the Andy Griffith Show) Michigan Performing Artists Television The Andy Griffith Show Cartoons and Comics
1996 Joseph Brodsky (Russian-American Poet Laureate of the United States; 1987 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Joseph Brodsky Russian Authors Poetry 1987 Nobel Laureate for Literature
2002 Astrid Lindgren (Swedish Children's Author) Astrid Lindgren Primary Authors
1866 The San Francisco Golden Era Publishes the Short Story, "Captain Montgomery," by Mark Twain San Francisco Media Missouri Authors Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1878 The Yale Daily News Is First Published Journalism Education Yale Daily News
1949 Jack Kerouac Leaves New York Beginning Hs Second Cross Country Trip New York City Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection

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