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FEBRUARY 23

1868 W.E.B. DuBois (Massachusetts-born African-American Author, Educator, Civil Rights/Human Rights Activist) W.E.B. DuBois African-American Political and Social Leaders American Authors Educators of Note
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1879 Norman Lindsay (Australian Writer, Children's Author) Australian Authors Primary Children's Authors
1899 Erich Kästner (German Poet, Children's Author) German Authors Poetry Young-adult Authors Authors' Calendar
1932 C.S. Adler (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1948 Laura Geringer (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors and Poets
1633 Samuel Pepys (English Diarist) Samuel Pepys
1881 Karl Jaspers (German Philosopher) German Authors & Illustrators Philosophy
1904 William Shirer (Chicago-born Historical Writer) William Shirer NAZI Germany
1937 Claude Brown (New York City-born African-American Author) New York City Author & Illustrators African-American Authors African American Registry
1942 Haki Madhubuti (Arkansas-born African-American Author) Arkansas Author & Illustrators African-American Authors African American Registry
1944 John Sandford (John Camp) (Iowa-born Journalist Awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Journalism 1986 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for a series on the family farm crisis Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1821 John Keats (English Poet) John Keats Poetry
1965 Stan Laurel (English Actor) Stan Laurel Actors Film
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1455 Johannes Gutenberg Publishes the Bible, the First Book Printed on a Press with Movable Type Johannes Gutenberg The Bible Historic Firsts Concordia
1932 A.A. Milne's They Don't Mean Any Harm Opens at the Charles Hopkins Theatre, New York A.A. Milne New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1943 "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca Is Copyrighted Trademarks and Copyrights Music Casablanca USPTO

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