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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1923 Jerome Wexler (New York City-born Photographer, Children's Science Writer) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Photography Science
1928 Weyman B. Jones (Ohio-born Children's Author of Native-American History) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Native-American Studies
1953 Betsy Duffey (South Carolina-born Children's Author) Betsy Duffey Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors and Poets
1564 Christopher Marlowe (English Playwright) Christopher Marlowe Plays
1882 Anne Spencer (Virginia-born African-American Poet) Anne Spencer Poetry Famous African Amercians
1894 Eric Partridge (New Zealand Lexicographer; Author of Dictionaries of Slang) New Zealand Authors & Illustrators Dictionaries Writer's Almanac
1898 Melvin B. Tolson (Missouri-born African-American Writer, Educator, Politician, Harlem Renaissance Poet) Missouri Authors and Illustrators Liberia Poetry Famous African Amercians African American Registry
1925 Pramoedya Anata Toer (Indonesian Writer, Human Rights Advocate) Indonesia Human Rights Advocate
1929 Keith Waterhouse (English Writer, Novelist) English Authors
1940 Tom Brokaw (South Dakota-born Broadcast Journalist, Historical Author) South Dakota Authors & Illustrators Journalism Television IMDB
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1515 Aldus Manutius (Italian Publishing Innovator; Namesake of Aldus PageMaker) Italy Literature Technology and Society
1989 Barbara W. Tuchman (New York City-born Writer/Historian) New York City Authors & Illustrators Adult Non-fiction History
1991 Danny Thomas (Michigan-born Comedic Actor) Michigan Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television IMDB
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1879 The First Issue of the Texan, the First Czech Newspaper in Texas, Is Published Czech Republic Texas Journalism Immigration World Languages Texas State Historical Association
1937 John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Is Published John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men 1962 Nobel Laureate for Literature American Collection
1942 Harper's Magazine Accepts Eudora Welty's Story "The Wide Net" for Publication Eudora Welty American Authors Journalism American Collection
1947 Frank Capra Copyrights It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra Trademarks and Copyright Filmmakers Internet Movie Database USPTO
1956 Edwin O'Connor's The Last Hurrah Is Published in Boston Rhode Island Authors & Illustrators American Authors Politics American Collection
1984 Last Episode of Little House on the Prairie Airs Laura Ingalls Wilder Television The Internet Movie Database TV Tome

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