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1877 Rudolph Dirks (German-American Artist, Cartoonist of the "Katzenjammer Kids") German Artists Cartoons and Comics Journalism
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1913 Miriam Young (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Fiction Loganberry Books
1930 Bernard Wolf (New York-born Photographer, Children's Author) New York Authors Primary Fiction Photography Lee and Low Books Official Web Site
1931 Judith St. George (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors Primary Fiction Young-adult Fiction Official Web Site
1932 Colby Rodowsky (Maryland-born Children's Author) Maryland Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Fiction Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. Children's Literature Farrar, Straus, Giraux
1937 Sharon Bell Mathis (New Jersey-born African-American Children's Author) Sharon Bell Mathis Primary Fiction Young-adult Fiction African American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1802 Victor Hugo (French Poet, Novelist, Dramatist) Victor Hugo Poetry Plays
1849 Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Page
1902 Jean Marcel Bruller (French Novelist) Parisian Writers
1918 Theodore Sturgeon (New York City-born Pulp Fiction Writer) New York City Writers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Lou Costello (New Jersey-born Comedian: "Abbott and Costello") Lou Costello Actors Television Film
1993 Fletcher Knebel (Ohio-born Author) Ohio Authors American Authors
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1564 Christopher Marlowe Is Baptized in Canterbury, England Christopher Marlowe Authors History Channel Writers Almanac
1864 President Lincoln Attends Edwin Booth's Performance of The Merchant of Venice at Grover's Theater President Lincoln The Merchant of Venice Plays Lincoln Logs
1891 Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler Premieres in Oslo Henrik Ibsen Plays Salon
1926 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes All the Sad Young Men F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1942 Joan Fontaine Wins Academy Award for Best Actress for Her Performance in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion Actors Film Academy Awards History Channel Internet Movie Database
1957 The Last Episode of Dragnet Airs on Radio Radio History Channel
1986 Robert Penn Warren Is Appointed as the First U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren Poetry Historic Firsts RobertPennWarren.com

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