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FEBRUARY 19

1856 Rudolf Stammler (German Legal Philosopher) German Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Philosophy
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1903 Louis Slobodkin (New York-born Children's Author, Illustrator, Sculptor) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists Univeristy of Southern Mississippi 1944 Caldecott Medal Winner for Many Moons
1908 Mildred Lee (Alabama-born Children's Author) Alabama Authors and Illustrators Young-Adult Authors
1940 Jill Krementz (New York City-born Photographer, Children's Author) Jill Krementz Primary Authors Photography
1971 Jeff Kinney (Maryland-born Young-Adult Author) Jeff Kinney Young-Adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1766 William Dunlap (New Jersey-born Father of the American Theater, Author, Poet, Artist, Playwright) New Jersey-born Authors Plays Poetry American Collection
1833 Élie Ducommun (Swiss Journalist: 1902 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Swiss Authors Journalism 1902 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1902 Kay Boyle (Minnesota-born Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Kay Boyle
1917 Carson McCullers (Georgia-born Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Carson McCullers
1945 Clifton L. Taulbert (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Mississippi Authors American Authors African-American Authors Official Web Site Mississippi Writers Project
1952 Amy Tan (California-born Asian-American Author) Amy Tan Asian American Authors
1960 Margaret McMullan (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Project
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1860 William Napier (English Military Historian) English Authors Authors Chambers Book of Days
2002 Virginia Hamilton (Ohio-born Children's Author) Virginia Hamilton Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
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1674 Charles II of England Signs Treaty of Westminster, Ending War with the Dutch Charles II The Netherlands Historic World Documents European History War New Netherlands Project
1825 The Florida Intelligencer, Tallahassee's First Newspaper, Begins Operation Tallahassee, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1846 Crew of the British Sloop Modeste Provide the First Known Theatrical Performance in Oregon Oregon Stage & Theater Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1932 William Faulkner Completes His Novel Light in August William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1949 Ezra Pound Wins the First Bollingen Prize for Poetry Ezra Pound Poetry University of Pennsylvania
1953 Georgia Law Is Enacted to Prohibit the Sale of Obscene Literature Georgia Government Literature Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1997 19-month Detroit Newspaper Strike Ends Detroit Labor Actions Journalism Michigan State University History Channel

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