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JANUARY 30

1846 Francis H. Bradley (English Philosopher) English Philosophers Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1924 Lloyd Alexander (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Lloyd Alexander Young-adult Authors
1931 Allan W. Eckert (New York-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1945 Michael Dorris (Kentucky-born Native American Activist, Novelist, Educator, Children's Author) Kentucky Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Native American Heritage History Channel
Authors and Poets
1775 Walter Savage Landor (English Poet) English Authors Poetry
1798 William Apess (Massachusetts-born Native-American Writer) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Native American Authors and Illustrators American Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1866 Gelett Burgess (Massachusetts-born Humorist, Novelist) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1878 Anton Tammsaare (Estonian Novelist) Estonia
1912 Barbara Tuchman (New York-born Historian, Author: 1963, 1972 Pulitzer Prizes for non-Fiction) New York Authors & Illustrators Pulitzer Prize Writer's Almanac
1931 Shirley Hazzard (Australian Novelist, Short Story Writer) Australian Authors Writer's Almanac
1935 Richard (Gary) Brautigan (Washington-born Poet, Novelist) Washington Authors Poetry Official Website Writer's Almanac
1940 Sterling Plumpp (Mississippi-born African-American Poet) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Poetry African-Amercan Authors and Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1847 Virginia Poe (Massachusetts-born Wife of Edgar Allan Poe) Edgar Allan Poe American Authors
2006 Wendy Wasserstein (New York-born Author; 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Wendy Wasserstein American Authors Women Internet Broadway Database 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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1577 Thomas Vicary's "Anatomy of Man" Is Republished British Scientists & Mathematicians Henry VIII Literature Human Anatomy Aetna
1815 President Madison Approves Purchase of Thomas Jefferson's Library Thomas Jefferson James Madison Library of Congress Library of Congress
1867 Ralph Waldo Emerson Lectures at the Courthouse in Winona, Minnesota Winona, Minnesota Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
1920 Fire Destroys the Plant of the Daily Alaska Citizen at Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska Journalism Fire Alaska Historical Society
1928 Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude Opens on Broadway Eugene O'Neill Plays Internet Broadway Database
1933 The Lone Ranger Debuts on Radio in Detroit, MI Radio Detroit Historic Firsts History Channel
1936 The Swedish Newspaper Svenska Posten Begins Publication in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Journalism Immigration History Link
1959 William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun Opens in New York's John Golden Theatre William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers Internet Broadway Database
1978 Mutual Broadcasting Begins Airing the Late Night "Larry King Show" on Radio Radio Museum of Broadcast Communication
In Delaware, the Du Pont Company Sells the News Journal to the Gannett Company for $60M Delaware Media Journalism Business DuPont Gannett State of Delaware

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