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1740 Giambattista Bodoni (Italian Typeface Designer) Italian Artists Journalism
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1908 Elizabeth Cooper (Pennsylvania-born Children's Science Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Science
1933 Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Colorado-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Colorado Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Authors
1952 Carol Gorman (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Website
Authors and Poets
1831 Nikolai Leskov (Russian Author) Nikolai Leskov
1838 Henry Adams (Massachusetts-born Historian) Henry Adams
1938 David Houston (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators
1944 Richard Ford (Mississippi-born Author Awarded 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Independence Day) Richard Ford 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Independence Day
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Angela Carter (English Feminist Writer) English Authors Authors Women
1741 Benjamin Franklin Publishes General Magazine, America's First Magazine Benjamin Franklin Journalism Historic First Writer's Almanac
1848 Henry David Thoreau Lectures on "The Rights and the Duties of the Individual" Henry David Thoreau American Authors Walden Woods Project American Collection
1948 NBC-TV Airs Its First Nightly Newscast Consisting of Fox Movietone Newsreels Television History Journalism Film Historic Firsts New York Times

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