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1905 John Lonzo Anderson (Georgia-born Children's Author) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1922 William Maxwell Gaines (New York City-born Publisher of Mad Magazine) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Mad Magazine
1929 Ruth Gross (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Educational Paperback Association
1945 Barbara Helen Berger (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Barbara Helen Berger Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1837 William Dean Howells (Ohio-born Writer, Editor, Critic, Novelist) William Dean Howells
1863 Fyodor Sologub (Russian Poet, Playwright) Russian Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays
1880 Giles Lytton Strachey (English Biographer, Satirist) English Authors & Illustrators
1892 Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japanese Poet) Japanese Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1900 Basil Bunting (English Author) English Authors & Illustrators
1914 Ralph Waldo Ellison (Ohio-born African-American Author) Ralph Waldo Ellison Notable African American Authors
1917 Robert Lowell (Massachusetts-born Poet) Robert Lowell Poetry
1921 Howard Nemerov (New York City-born Poet) Howard Nemerov Poetry
Richard Wilbur (New York City-born Poet) Richard Wilbur Poetry
1922 Con Leslie Sellers, Jr. (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Mississippi Writers
1942 Robert Hass (California-born Poet) Robert Hass Poetry Source
1946 Jim Crace (English Writer, Novelist) Jim Crace Source
1952 Nevada Barr (Nevada-born Mystery Writer) Nevada Authors & Illustrators Mississippi Writers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1553 Francis Rabelais (French Author) French Authors and Illustrators Authors Chambers Book of Days
1984 Jackie Coogan (Los Angeles-born Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film
1468 William Caxton Begins His Translation of The Histories of Troy from the French Ancient Greece Trojan War Literature World Languages Chambers Book of Days
1711 The First Edition of The Spectator Is Printed Great Britain Journalism Historic Firsts Chambers Book of Days
1862 The Springfield Republican Prints Emily Dickinson's "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" Emily Dickinson American Authors Journalism American Collection
1880 In Delaware, the Wilmington Morning News Begins Publication Championing African-American Rights and Education Wilmington, Delaware Journalism Education Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1891 Willa Cather Publishes Her First Essay, "Concerning Thomas Carlyle," in the Nebraska Journal Willa Cather American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1899 Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions Is Published Wisconsin Authors American Authors Economists Minnesota Historical Society
1902 Edith Wharton's First Novel, The Valley of Decision, Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors Historic Firsts American Collection
1921 English Writer E.M. Forster Takes His Second Trip to India English Authors & Illustrators India Authors History Channel
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Jealousy" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1928 Seattle's Paramount Theatre Opens Its Doors Seattle, Washington Stage and Theater Historic Firsts National Park Service History Link
1940 Richard Wright's Native Son Is Published Richard Wright Literature African American Authors Mississippi Writers
1979 Sweeney Todd Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1981 Sophisticated Ladies Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1990 Britain's Secrets Act Criminalize Divulgence of Government Secrets by Journalists Great Britain Journalism Law and Legal Resources BBC

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