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FEBRUARY 13

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1881 Eleanor Farjeon (English Poet, Children's Author) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Poetry
1924 Ouida Sebestyen (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors Young-adult Authors
1932 Simms Taback (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1945 William Sleator (Maryland-born Children's Author) William Sleator Young-adult Authors
1947 Janet Taylor Lisle (New Jersey-born Children's Author) Janet Taylor Lisle Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1769 Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (Russian Folklorist) Russian Authors Folk Tales & Folk Lore
1903 Georges Simenon (Belgian Crime Novelist) Belgian Writers Writer's Almanac
1910 Margaret Halsey (English Author) English Authors
1918 Joseph B(oxley) Roberts, Jr (Mississippi-born Educator, Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Educators of Note Mississippi Writers
1943 Elaine H(iesey) Pagels (California-born Religion Historian, Nonfiction Writer) California Authors & Illustrators Religion Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1951 Lloyd C. Douglas (Indiana-born Religious Author: The Robe) Lloyd C. Douglas American Authors Religion Concordia
2010 Lucille Clifton (New York-born African-American Poet) Lucille Clifton Poetry American Women Authors African-American Poetry
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1913 La Prensa, a Spanish-Language Daily Newspaper Is First Published in San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas Journalism Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
Fire Destroys the Printing Plant of the Seattle Times Seattle, Washington Fire Safety Journalism Seattle Times History Link
1914 American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP) Founded Composers Actors American Authors ASCAP Library of Congress
1915 Robert Frost and His family Set Sail from Liverpool, England, Bound for New York Great Britain New York City Robert Frost American Authors American Collection
1942 Author Mark Harris, Stationed at Camp Wheeler, Near Macon, Georgia, Goes AWOL Macon, Georgia New York Authors & Illustrators American Authors World War II American Collection
1943 William Faulkner Publishes "Shingles for the Lord" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1974 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Is Expelled from the Soviet Union Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Authors 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature The Cold War BBC
1991 The Lost Manuscript of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn Is Authenticated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn American Authors History Channel

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