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Charles Dickens Day
(Observance of the birth date of Charles Dickens: 02/07/1812)
British Authors Charles Dickens
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Laura Ingalls Wilder Young-adult Authors
1908 Fred Gipson (Texas-born Children's Author of Old Yeller) Texas Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors and Poets
1478 Thomas More (English Philosopher, Author Martyred by King Henry VIII) Thomas More King Henry VIII Philosophy
1812 Charles Dickens (English Author) Charles Dickens
1855 Charles Siringo (Texas-born Author of the American West) Texas Authors Westward Expansion History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1883 Eric Temple Bell (Scottish Mathematician, Educator, Science Fiction Novelist) Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics Educator
1885 Sinclair Lewis (Minnesota-born Author) Sinclair Lewis 1930 Nobel Laureate for Literatur
1896 Jacob Paludan (Danish Novelist, Essayist) Danish Authors
1914 David Ignatow (New York City-born Writer, Poet) New York Authors Poetry
1932 Gay Talese (New Jersey-born Journalist, Author) New Jersey Authors Journalism
1936 John Stone (Mississippi-born Poet, Physician) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Poetry Medicine Mississippi Writers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1954 Maxwell Bodenheim (Mississippi-born Writer, Poet: Murdered) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Authors Poetry Mississippi Writers
1976 Cecil E. Newman (Minnesota Publisher of Two African-American Newspapers) ) Minnesota Media Journalism African-American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
2001 Anne Morrow Lindbergh (New Jersey-born Aviator, Writer: Wife of Charles Lindbergh) Anne Morrow Lindbergh Aviation American Authors
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1775 In London, Benjamin Franklin Publishes "An Imaginary Speech" in Defense of American Courage London, England Colonial America Benjamin Franklin American Authors History Channel
1836 Charles Dickens Publishes Sketches by Boz Charles Dickens Adult Fiction
1844 Ralph Waldo Emerson Delivers Lecture Entitled "The Young American," in Boston, Massachusetts Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors American Collection
1901 Anton Chekov's Play, "Three Sisters," Debuts in Moscow Anton Chekov Plays South Aetna
1961 23-year-old Jane Fonda Appears in Her First Acting Role: The NBC Drama, "A String of Beads" Jane Fonda American Performing Artists Television University of Georgia

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