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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1906 Meindert DeJong (Dutch Children's Author) Dutch Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1923 Patrick Moore (English Science & Science Fiction Writer, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Space and Astronomy BBC
1931 Miriam Bourne (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1949 Helen Frost (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1953 Peggy Rathmann (Minnesota-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Peggy Rathmann Primary Children's Authors American Artists 1996 Caledecott Medal for Officer Buckle and Gloria
1966 Dav Pilkey (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Dav Pilkey Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1875 Enrique Larreta (Argentine Novelist) Argentine Authors
1920 Ralph G. Martin (Chicago-born Biographer, Historian) Chicago Authors
1928 Alan Sillitoe (English Novelist) English Authors
1948 John Ellroy (Los Angeles-born Crime Novelist) Los Angeles Authors Writer's Alamanc
1965 Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan Novelist) Afghanistan Authors Official Web Site Writer's Alamanc
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1963 William Carlos Williams (New Jersey-born Latin-American Author, Physician) William Carlos Williams American Authors Poetry Latin-American Studies
2009 Horton Foote (Texas-born Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning Playwright, Screenwriter) Horton Foote Plays Film 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Young Man from Atlanta 1962 Academy Award for Screenwriting
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1850 Emily Dickinson Sends a Valentine ("Awake ye muses") to Elbridge Bowdoin Emily  Dickinson Poetry Valentine's Day American Collection
1864 President Lincoln and Family Visit Grover's Theatre to See Edwin Booth Play "Richelieu" Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln Stage and Theater Lincoln Logs
1865 Walt Whitman Describes President Lincoln As Very Worn and Tired Walt Whitman President Abraham Lincoln American Authors American Collection
1872 The Boston Globe Publishes Its First Edition Boston, Massachusetts Journalism Historic Firsts The Boston Globe Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1873 In New York, The Daily Graphic Publishes Its First Edition as America's First Illustrated Daily Newspaper New York City Media Journalism Art Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1887 William Randolph Hearst Buys the San Francisco Examiner San Francisco Journalism San Francisco Examiner
1921 William Faulkner's "Marionettes", a One-Act Play, Is Produced at the University of Mississippi William Faulkner American Authors University of Mississippi American Collection
1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1952 Ernest Hemingway Writes His Publisher Advising He Has Completed The Old Man and the Sea Which Will Be Awarded the Pulitzer Prize Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Literature Writer's Alamanc History Channel
1978 Chicago Daily News Publishes Its Last Issue after 103 Years Chicago Journalism Library of Congress

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