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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1820 John Tenniel (English Artist, Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland) John Tenniel Alice in Wonderland
1948 Donna Jo Napoli (Florida-born Linguist, Children's Author) Donna Jo Napoli Young-adult Authors
1953 Megan McDonald (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors Primary Children's Authors
1970 Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket (San Francisco-born, Children's Author) Daniel Handler Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1533 Michel de Montaigne (French Essayist) Michel de Montaigne
1783 Gabriele Rossetti (Italian Poet) Italian Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1894 Ben Hecht (New York City-born Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter) Ben Hecht Plays Film
1895 Marcel Pagnol (French Publisher, Playwright, Film Director) Marcel Pagnol Filmmakers
1908 Dee Alexander Brown (Louisiana-born Native-American Author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee) Dee Brown Native American Studies
1909 Stephen Spender (English Poet) Stephen Spender Poetry
1913 Virginia Hamilton Adair (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors and Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1926 Donald Coldsmith (Kansas-born Author of Historical Western Novels) Kansas Authors Westward Expansion)
1954 Bobby Delaughter (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Mississippi Writers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1916 Henry James (New York-born Novelist) Henry James American Authors
1967 Henry Luce (American Publisher: Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated) Henry Robinson Luce Journalism Business
2007 Arthur Schlesinger (Ohio-born Historian, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author) Ohio Authors American Authors U.S. History Awarded Pultizer Prizes in 1946 and 1966
2009 Paul Harvey (Oklahoma-born Member of the Radio Hall of Fame) Paul Harvey Radio Journalism
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1749 First Edition of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones Is Published Henry Fielding Adult Fiction Today in Literature
1884 The First Issue of Florida's Palatka "Daily News" Is Published Palatka, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Palatka Daily News Florida Historical Society

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