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FEBRUARY 20

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1923 Rosemary Harris (English Children's Author) English Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1933 Mary Blount Christian (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1883 Shiga Naoya (Japanese Author) Japanese Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1886 Peter Freuchen (Danish Author) Danish Writers
1888 Georges Bernanos (French Novelist)  Georges Bernanos
1893 Russel Crouse (Ohio-born Playwright, Director) Russel Crouse Plays
1912 Pierre Boulle (French Novelist and Short-Story Writer) Pierre Boulle
1925 Alex La Guma (South African Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Essayist) Alex La Guma
1935 Ellen Gilchrist (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators
1943 Mike Leigh (English Playwright, Director) English Authors Plays
1949 Jason Berry (New Orleans-born Journalist) New Orleans Authors and Illustrators Journalism
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1895 Frederick Douglass (Maryland-born African-American Slave, Journalist, Civil Rights Activist) Frederick Douglass Slavery Civil Rights/Human Rights Journalism African-American Political and Social Leaders
1972 Walter Winchell (New York City-born Broadcaster) New York City Radio Journalism History Channel
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1852 The Springfield Republican Publishes Emily Dickinson's "Sic transit" Valentine Emily Dickinson American Authors Poetry Journalism American Collection
1915 Robert Frost's North of Boston is Published by Henry Holt and Company Robert Frost American Authors Poetry American Collection
1949 The First Bollingen Prize for Poetry Is Awarded to Ezra Pound for His The Pisan Cantos Ezra Pound American Authors Poetry Bollingen Prize for Poetry Writer's Almanac
1950 Dylan Thomas Arrives in New York for His First of Four U.S. Reading Tours Dylan Thomas New York City Authors Writer's Almanac History Channel
1956 Eugene O'Neill's Long Day Journey into Night Is Published Posthumously by Yale University Press Eugene O'Neill American Authors American Collection
1974 Editor of the Atlanta Constitution Is Kidnapped and Held for Ransom Georgia Journalism Crime History Channel
1984 Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings Is Published by Harvard University Press Eudora Welty American Authors Mississippi Writers

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