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1807 James Densmore (New York-born Journalist, Business Leader in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Who Coined the Term "Typewriter") New York Business Leaders Pennsylvania Business Leaders Wisconsin Business Leaders Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
1909 Simone Weil (French Philosopher, Political Activist) Simone Weil Philosophy
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1907 Walt Morey (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1927 Joan Lowery Nixon (Los Angeles-born Children's Author) Joan Lowery Nixon Young-adult Authors
1945 John Wallner (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Authors and Illustrators American Artists
Authors and Poets
1811 Horace Greeley (New Hampshire-born Pioneer, Journalist) Horace Greeley Westward Expansion Journalism
1842 Sidney Lanier (Georgia-born Poet, Composer) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Poetry American Composers University of Georgia
1874 Gertrude Stein (Pennsylvania-born Author) Gertrude Stein
1898 Ralph McGill (Tennessee-born Editor/Publisher of the Atlanta Constitution) Tennessee Authors & Illustrators Journalism 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing University of Georgia
1899 Lao Shê (Chinese Novelist, Playwright) Lao Shê Plays
1907 Hodding Carter (Louisiana-born Journalist Awarded the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing) Louisiana Authors and Illustrators Journalism 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
James A. Michener (New York City-born Novelist Awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Tales of the South Pacific) James Michener 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Tales of the South Pacific
1926 Richard Yates (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1947 Paul Auster (New Jersey-born Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1468 Johannes Gutenberg (German-born Inventor of the Printing Press) Johannes Gutenberg Inventors and Invention Books
1979 Charlemae Hill Rollins (Mississippi-born African-American Children's Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Educators of Note Libary Resources Young-adult Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators Mississippi Writers
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1820 John Keats, Age 24, Determines He Has Terminal Tuberculosis John Keats Poetry Tuberculosis The History Channel
1870 Iowa Ratifies the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Iowa 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Voting Civil Rights Emory University
1951 Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo Opens at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway Tennessee Williams Internet Broadway Database Mississippi Writers
1952 The First Episode of the TV Program "Dragnet" Is Copyrighted Television Trademarks and Copyrights The Internet Movie Database USPTO
1953 French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau Publishes The Silent World French Austhors & Illustrators Earth and Environmental Science Oceans The Silent World The History Channel
1972 U.S. Postal Service Issues an 8-cent Commemorative Stamp Honoring Georgia Poet Sidney Lanier Georgia Authors & Illustrators Poetry U.S. Postal Service University of Georgia

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