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FEBRUARY 22

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1894 Roma Gans (Minnesota-born Educator, Science Writer for Children) Minnesota Authors & Illustrators Young-Adult Authors Science Birds
1925 Edward Gorey (Chicago-born Author, Cartoonist, Illustrator) Edward Gorey Young-Adult Authors Cartoons and Comics
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1788 Arthur Schopenhauer (Polish-born German Philosopher) Arthur Schopenhauer German Authors & Illustrators Philosophy
1805 Sarah Flowers Adams (English Hymnist, "Nearer, My God, to Thee") English Authors & Illustrators Religious Music Religion
1819 James Russell Lowell (Massachusetts-born Poet) James Russell Lowell Poetry
1892 Edna St. Vincent Millay (Maine-born Poet) Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry
1900 Sean O'Faolain (Irish Writer) Sean O'Faolain
1925 Gerald Stern (Pennsylvania-born Poet) Gerald Stern Poetry
1938 Ishmael Reed (Tennessee-born African-American Poet) Tennessee Authors & Ilustrators Poetry African-American Authors & Ilustrators African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1845 Edgar Allan Poe Becomes an Editor of The Broadway Journal Edgar Allan Poe American Authors Journalism American Collection
1855 The Ojibwe Sign a Treaty Ceding to the U.S. Government a Major Portion of Heavily Wooded North-Central Minnesota Minnesota Ojibwe Historic Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1937 Eudora Welty's Story "Old Mr. Grenada" Is Accepted for Publication by Southern Review Eudora Welty American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1961 Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn Premieres at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York New York City Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
1974 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Resigns His Position at City University of New York Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. American Authors Education City University of New York American Collection

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