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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1904 Richard Chase (Alabama-born Children's Author) Alabama Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1913 Betty Doyle Boegehold (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1928 Norman Bridwell (Indiana-born Children's Author: "Clifford") Indiana Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Clifford
1929 Doris Orgel (Austrian-American Children's Author) Austrian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors University of Southern Mississippi
1948 Elaine Landau (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1954 Matt Groening (Oregon-born Graphics Artist, Creator of The Simpsons) Matt Groening American Artists The Simpsons
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1748 Jeremy Bentham (English Philosopher) English Philosophers Philosophy
1861 Alfred North Whitehead (English Philosopher, Mathematician) English Philosophers Philosophy Mathematics
1883 Sax Rohmer (English Writer) Sax Rohmer
1898 Ibuse Masuji (Japanese Novelist) Ibuse Masuji
1899 Lucy Beatrice Malleson (English Mystery Writer Known as Anthony Gilbert) Lucy Beatrice Malleson
1902 Fay Jackson (Texas-born African-American Journalist) Texas Authors & Illustrators Journalism Film African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1912 George Mikes (Hungarian-British Author) Hungarian Authors & Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1905 Lew Wallace (Indiana-born General, Statesman, Author of Ben Hur) Lew Wallace New Mexico Political and Social Leaders American Authors Mexican-American War
1979 Richmond Pugh Bond (Mississippi-born Educator, Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Educators of Note
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1665 Moliere's Don Juan Premieres at the Palais Royal, Paris, with the Author Himself in the Role of Sganarelle Moliere Plays Theatre History
1883 The First Issue of the Halifax Journal, Daytona, Florida's First Newspaper, Is Printed Daytona, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1903 Rose Michtom Creates Toy Bear Called "Teddy" in Honor of President Roosevelt President Theodore Roosevelt Historic Firsts The Teddy Bear Museum
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Damon and Pythias Unlimited" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors & Illustrators Journalism Mississippi Writers
1932 George Burns and Gracie Allen Make Their U.S. Radio Debut George Burns Gracie Allen Actors Radio History Channel
1938 The Unvanquished by William Faulkner Is Published by Random House William Faulkner American Authors & Illustrators Random House Mississippi Writers

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