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FEBRUARY 21

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1933 Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (South Dakota-born Native-American Children's Author) Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Sioux Indians
1936 Patricia Hermes (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1943 Jim Aylesworth (Florida-born Children's Author) Jim Aylesworth Young-adult Authors
1946 Ruthanne Lum McCunn (San Francisco-born Children's Author) Ruthanne Lum McCunn Young-adult Authors
1954 Victor Martinez (California-born Latin-American Poet, Children's Author) Victor Martinez Poetry Young-adult Authors Latin-American Studies
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1801 John Henry Newman (British Catholic Cardinal, Philosopher) John Henry Newman Catholicism Philosophy
1821 Charles Scribner (New York City-born Publisher) Charles Scribner
1852 Brander Matthews (New Orleans-born Literary Critics, Essayist, Professor) New Orleans Authors and Illustrators
1885 Sacha Guitry (Russian-born French Movie Producer, Playwright, Actor) Russian Writers French Writers Playwright Film
1903 Raymond Queneau (French Poet and Author) Raymond Queneau Poetry
Anas Nin (French-American Novelist, Critic, Diarist) Anas Nin
1907 W.H. Auden (English-American Poet Award 1948 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry) W.H. Auden Poetry 1948 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue
1927 Erma Bombeck (Ohio-born Writer, Humorist) Erma Bombeck
1939 Steven E. Ozment (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators World History
1956 Ha Jin (Chinese-American Novelist) Chinese Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1962 David Foster Wallace (New York-born Novelist) New York Authors & Illustrators Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1632 Benedict Spinoza (Dutch Philosopher) Benedict Spinoza Philosophy
1910 Mark Twain (Missouri-born Humorist, Novelist, Journalist) Mark Twain American Authors Journalism
1998 Grandpa Jones (Kentucky-born County Musician, Comedian) Kentucky Performing Artists Television
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1828 The Cherokee Nation Publishes the First Edition of the Cherokee Phoenix Georgia Cherokee Nation Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel University of Georgia
1848 Marx and Engels Communist Manifesto Is Published in London Karl Marx Literature The History Channel
1878 First Telephone Book Is Issued by the District Telephone Co, New Haven, Connecticut Connecticut Telephone Historic Firsts New York Times
1925 New Yorker Magazine Is First Published Journalism The New Yorker Magazine Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1982 Ain't Misbehavin Closes in New York City after 1604 Performances Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1991 Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers Premieres at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York New York City Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database

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