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1838 Ernst Mach (Austrian Physicist, Philosopher of Science) Austrian Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Philosophy
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1919 Virginia Kahl (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1936 Jean Marie Auel (Illinois-born Novelist, Children's Author) Jean Marie Auel Young-adult Authors
1949 Barbara Joosse (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Official Web Site
1950 Bebe Moore Campbell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Journalist, Educator, Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors Journalism Educator of Note Young-adult Authors African American Authors African American Registry
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1859 Sholem Aleichem (Ukrainian Humorist, Writer) Ukrainian Authors Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1864 Gustave Schirmer, Jr. (New York City-born Music Publisher) New York City Authors Music Schimer Music
1886 Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek Poet, Novelist; Author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ) Greek Authors Authors Calendar Writer's Almanac
1899 Arthur Bryant (English Historian, Biographer) English Authors
1909 Wallace Stegner (Iowa-born Author) Iowa Authors Writer's Almanac
1922 Helen Gurley Brown (Arkansas-born Editor, Writer) Arkansas Authors Journalism Biography.com
1929 Len Deighton (English Spy Novelist) English Authors
1931 Toni Morrison (Ohio-born African-American Author; 1993 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Toni Morrison Notable African American Authors 1993 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1934 Audre Lorde (New York City-born African-American Poet) Audre Lorde Poetry Notable African American Poets
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1546 Martin Luther (German Theologian; Religious Reformer) Martin Luther Religion
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1861 "Emerson the Lecturer" by James Russell Lowell Is Published in the Atlantic Monthly Massachusetts Authors Journalism American Collection
1885 Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Is Published Missouri Authors Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn American Collection History Channel
1894 Mark Twain's Publishing Company, Charles L. Webster & Company, Declares Bankruptcy Missouri Authors Mark Twain American Authors Business American Collection
1926 Ayn Rand Arrives in New York City From France France Ayn Rand New York City Authors American Collection
1948 Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan's Mister Roberts Makes Its Broadway Debut at the Alvin Theatre New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database

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