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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1913 Cliff Faulknor (Canadian Children's Author) Cliff Faulknor Young-adult Authors
1938 Patricia MacLachlan (Wyoming-born Children's Author) Patricia MacLachlan Young-adult Authors Young-adult Author1986 Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall
1940 Suse MacDonald (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors Primary Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1652 Thomas Otway (English Poet, Playwright) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays
1756 William Godwin (English Philosopher, Novelist) English Authors & Illustrators Philosophy Stanford University Writer's Almanac
1836 Henry Clay Bruce (Virginia-born African-American Author) Virginia Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors and Illustrators Slavery University of North Carolina African American Registry
1878 Edward Thomas (English Poet) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1899 Yury Olesha (Ukrainian Playwright) Yury Olesha Plays
1906 William T. Brannon (Mississippi-born Journalist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1926 James Merrill (New York City-Writer Awarded the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: "Divine Comedies") James Merrill Poetry 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Divine Comedies
1938 Charles F. Longino, Jr. (Mississippi Author, Educator) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Education
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Lou Costello (New Jersey-born Comedic Actor) Lou Costello Actors Film
1905 The Tallahassee Democrat Is Founded Tallahassee, Florida Journalism Tallahassee Democrat Florida Historical Society

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