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1871 Langalibalele Dube (South African of Zulu Royalty; Founder of the Zulu Newspaper Ilanga lase Natal, First Chairperson of the ANC, First Black Person to Receive a Doctorate Degree from a South African University) South African Political and Social Leaders Journalism
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1938 Judy Blume (New Jersey-born Children's Author) Judy Blume Young-adult Authors
1964 Jacqueline Woodson (Ohio-born African-American Children's Author) Jacqueline Woodson Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
Authors and Poets
1567 Thomas Campion (English Poet, Composer, Musical Theorist) English Authors Poetry Luminarium The History Channel Writer's Almanac
1828 George Meredith (English Novelist, Poet) English Authors Poetry
1908 Andrew Garve (Pseudonym for English Suspense Novelist Paul Winterton) English Authors
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1804 Immanuel Kant (German Philosopher) Immanuel Kant Philosophy
1976 Sal Mineo (New York City-born Actor: Murdered) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1980 Muriel Rukeyser (New York City-born Writer, Children's Author) New York City Authors American Authors Primary Children's Authors
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1825 Lower Creek Chiefs Sign the Treaty of Indian Springs Ceding All Remaining Creek Lands in Georgia Georgia Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1877 The Telephone Is First Used to Transmit a News Dispatch from Salem, Massachusetts to the Boston Globe Newspaper Office Massachusetts Telephone The Boston Globe History of Technology Historic Firsts IEEE Communications  Society
1929 Colorado, Texas and New Mexico Sign the Rio Grande Compact, Placing a 5-year Moratorium on Water Projects Colorado Texas New Mexico Historic U.S. Documents Water Earth & Environmental Science New Mexico Magazine

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