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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1925 Russell Hoban (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Russell Hoban Young-adult Authors
1930 Barbara Shook Hazen (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors Primary Authors Houghton Mifflin University of Southern Mississippi
Authors and Poets
1688 Pierre Marivaux (French Dramatist) French Authors Plays
1790 John Bachman (New York-born Clergyman, Naturalist, Author) New York Religious Leaders and Theologians Earth & Environmental Science
1883 E.J. (Ned) Pratt (Canadian Poet) Canadian Authors Poetry Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1900 Jacques Prevert (French Poet, Filmmaker, Songwriter) French Authors and Illustrators Poetry Filmmakers Songwriters
1904 MacKinlay Kantor (Iowa-born Novelist) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1932 Robert Coover (Iowa-born Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (Welsh Broadcaster, Journalist, War Correspondent, Royal Commentator) Welsh Authors Journalism World War II British Monarchy BBC
2005 Ossie Davis (Georgia-born African-American Actor, Civil Rights Activist) Ossie Davis Actors Film U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Performing Artists
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1826 James Fennimore Cooper Publishes The Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper American Authors Adult Fiction History Channel
1846 Henry David Thoreau Delivers a Lecture to the Concord Lyceum Concord, Massachusetts Henry David Thoreau American Collection
1864 President Lincoln Sends a Copy of the Manuscript of His Remarks at Gettysburg to Edward Everett Edward Everett Abraham Lincoln Gettsyburg Address Lincoln Logs
1906 The Sunday Times Appears as South Africa's First Sunday Newspaper South Africa Media Journalism Historic Firsts The Sunday Times South African History
1928 Austrian National Socialists Protest the Presence of African-American Actress Josephine Baker on the Vienna Stage Vienna, Austria Josephine Baker Nazi Germany Racism Stage and Theater African-American Performing Artists Theatre History
1938 Thornton Wilder's Our Town Opens on Broadway Thornton Wilder Plays Internet Broadway Database
1974 In Berkeley, California, the Symbionese Liberation Army Abducts Patricia Hearst, 19-year-old Granddaughter of Publishing Billionaire William Randolph Hearst Berkeley, California William Randolph Hearst Crime Notorious Americans Terrorism History Channel New York Times

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