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FEBRUARY 29

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1912 Harry Milgrom (New York City-born Educator; Science Writer for Children) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Educators of Note Science
1940 David R. Collins (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors Primary Children's Authors
1944 Susan L. Roth (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Houghton-Mifflin Children's Book Guild
1948 Patricia McKillip (Oregon-born Children's Author of Fantasy and Science Fiction) Oregon Authors Young-Adult Authors Fantasy Writing Workshop Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1960 Tony Robbins (California-born Writer, Motivational Speaker) California Authors American Authors Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1868 In Minnesota, the First Issue of the St. Paul Daily Dispatch Is Published St. Paul, Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1931 The Zwaanendael Museum Opens in Lewes, Delaware Lewes, Delaware Museums Zwaanendael Museum State of Delaware
1940 Bob Hope Hosts the Oscar Banquets for the First Time Bob Hope Film Academy Awards History Channel
Hattie McDaniel Is the First African American Actress or Actor to Receive an Academy Award Kansas Performing Artists Gone with the Wind Academy Awards African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts History Channel University of Georgia
1960 The Publishing Firms of Henry Holt & Co., Rinehart & Co., and the John C. Winston Company Merge Literature Education Business Holt, Rinehart, & Winston History Channel

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