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FEBRUARY 24

1849 John Henry Comstock (Wisconsin-born Entomologist) John Henry Comstock Insects Non-fiction Titles
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1726 Wilhelm Karl Grimm (German Children's Author) Wilhelm Karl Grimm Primary Authors
1887 Mary Ellen Chase (Maine-born Children's Author) Mary Ellen Chase Primary Authors Young-Adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1806 Samuel Jones Cassels (Georgia-born Poet) Georgia Authors and Illustrators Poetry Religion University of Georgia
1852 George Augustus Moore (Irish Author) George Augustus Moore
1905 Alice Walworth Graham (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators
1909 August Derleth (Wisconsin-born Author) August Derleth Poetry
1914 Weldon Kees (Nebraska-born Poet, Short Story Writer) Nebraska Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1952 Maxine Chernoff (Chicago-born Poet, Novelist, Short Story Writer) Chicaco Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 Tennessee Williams (Mississippi-born Author, Playwright) Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Mississippi Writers
1998 Henny Youngman (English-American Comedian) English Performing Artists Stage & Theater Internet Movie Database
2006 Don Knotts (West Virginia-born Comedic Actor; Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show) West Virginia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
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1809 London's Drury Lane Theatre Burns to the Ground London, England Stage and Theater Fire TheatreHistory.com
1938 Variety Reports Judy Garland Cast as Dorothy for Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Variety MGM's Official Website
1942 Voice of America Goes on the Air for the First Time Voice of America The Cold War Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times

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