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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1924 Edward Dolan (California-born Children's Author) California Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Science Soccer
1930 E. L. Konigsburg (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1932 Franz Brandenburg (Swiss-born Children's Author) Swiss Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors
1934 James Rice (Texas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Texas Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
1943 Stephen Gammell (Iowa-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
1963 Mark Teague (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) California Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
Authors and Poets
1775 Charles Lamb (English Author) Charles Lamb
1890 Boris Pasternak (Russian Author of Dr. Zhivago; 1958 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Boris Pasternak 1958 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1898 Bertolt Brecht (German Poet, Playwright) Bertolt Brecht Poetry Plays
1913 Charles Henri Ford (Mississippi-born Poet) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Poetry Mississippi Writers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1837 Aleksandr Pushkin (Russian Poet) Aleksandr Pushkin Poetry
1992 Alex Haley (New York-born African-American Author) Alex Haley American Authors Famous African Americans
1993 Otto R. Salassi (Mississippi-born Children's Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Mississippi Writers
2005 Arthur Miller (New York City-born Playwright) Arthur Miller Plays
1604 King James Authorizes an English Bible Translation English Political and Social Leaders King James The Bible World Languages Concordia
1853 In Wisconsin, the Appleton Crescent Is the First Newspaper in Outagamie County Appleton, Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin Historical Society
1863 The Lincolns Borrow the Book, "Cunningham Nell Gwynn," from the Library of Congress President Abraham Lincoln Literature Library of Congress Lincoln Papers
1897 "All the News That's Fit to Print" First Appears on Page 1 The New York Times New York City Journalism New York Times
1926 Ayn Rand Departs France Bound for the United States France Ayn Rand Authors American Collection
1934 William Faulkner Publishes "A Bear Hunt" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" Premieres at Broadway's Morosco Theater Arthur Miller Plays Internet Broadway Database
1951 William Faulkner's "Notes on a Horsethief" Is Published William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers
1971 Four Journalists Die in Vietnam Helicopter Crash Vietnam War Journalism Death History Channel

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