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1817 Frederick Douglass (Maryland-born African-American Escaped Slave, Human Rights Advocate, Journalist) Frederick Douglass Civil Rights/Human Rights Journalism African-American Political and Social Leaders
1874 Charlotta Amanda Bass (South Carolina-born African-American Newspaper Publisher, Civil Rights Activist) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Journalism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1952 George Shannon (Kansas-born Professional Storyteller, Children's Author) Kansas Authors and Illustrators Storytelling Official Web Site
1953 Paul O. Zelinsky (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded the 1998 Caldecott Medal for Rapunzel) Paul O. Zelinsky American Artists 1998 Caldecott Medal for <I>Rapunzel</i> Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1856 Frank Harris (Irish-American Author, Editor) Irish Authors
1864 Israel Zangwill (English Playwright and Novelist) English Authors Plays
1882 George Jean Nathan (Indiana-born Playwright, Journalist) Indiana Authors and Illustrators Plays Journalism
1909 A. Moses Klein (Russian-Canadian Poet) Russian Authors Canadian Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
1944 Carl Bernstein (Washington, D.C.-born Journalist Who Helped Expose the Watergate Affair) Carl Bernstein President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Watergate Affair Journalism
1959 Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwean Film Director, Novelist) Zimbabwean Authors Filmmakers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1898 C.L. Dodgson (English Author, Lewis Carroll) (general) Lewis Carroll Young-adult Authors
1975 P. G. Wodehouse (English Author) P.G. Wodehouse Authors
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1826 17-year-old Edgar Allan Poe Enters the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Edgar Allan Poe American Authors Education University of Virginia American Collection
1842 New York's Aristocracy Holds the "Boz Ball" to Honor Charles Dickens Charles Dickens New York City Authors The History Channel
1895 Oscar Wilde's Final Play, The Importance of Being Earnest, Opens in London London Oscar Wilde Plays Writer's Almanac
1921 The Little Review Literary Journal Faces Obscenity Charges for Excerpting Ulysses James Joyce Journalism Law and Legal Resources Writer's Almanac
1938 Hedda Hopper's First Gossip Column Is Published Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Journalism Film Internet Movie Database
1945 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Survives the Two-day Allied Firebombing of Dresden, Germany which Killed 135,000 Kurt Vonnegut American Authors World War II American Collection BBC
1972 Grease Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Braodway Database
1989 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini Calls for Murder of Authors Salman Rushdie for Blaspheming Islam Ayatollah Khomeini Authors Islam Terrorism BBC

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