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1843 Richard Henry Boyd (Mississippi-born African-American Religious Leader, Publisher, Entrepreneur Born into Slavery) Mississippi Political & Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Business American Authors African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
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1853 Howard Pyle (Delaware-born Artist, Illustrator) Howard Pyle Primary Authors American Artists
1941 Errol Le Cain (English Animator, Illustrator, Scenic Designer) English Artists Artists Primary Authors Young-adult Authors Internet Movie Database
1946 Merrion Frances (Mem) Fox (Australian Children's Author) Mem Fox Young-adult Authors
1957 Gary Hogg (Idaho-born Children's Author) Idaho Children's Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1852 Augusta Gregory (Irish Writer, Playwright) Irish Authors Plays
1870 Frank Norris (Chicago-born Novelist) Frank Norris
1874 Arthur Schendel (Dutch Novelist, Short-Story Writer) Dutch Authors & Illustrators
1892 Josephine Herbst (Iowa-born Novelist, Journalist) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Journalism Spartacus Writer's Almanac
1939 Charles Fuller (Pennsylvania-born African-American Playwright) Pennsylvania Authors Plays African-American Authors African American Registry
1948 Leslie Marmon Silko (New Mexico-born Native-American Novelist) Leslie Marmon Silko Native American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1829 The Editor of the Detroit Gazette Is Fined and Jailed for Articles Critical of the Territorial Courts Detorit, Michigan Journalism Law and Legal Resources First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1839 23-year-old Charlotte Brontė Declines the Marriage Proposal of the Reverend Henry Nussey Charlotte Bronte Authors History Channel
1859 In Arkansas, the Fayetteville Arkansian Is First Published Fayetteville, Arkansas Journalism Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1889 In Florida, The Pensacola News, Forerunner of the Pensacola News-Journal Is Founded Pensacola, Florida Pensacola News-Journal Florida Historical Society
1932 William Faulkner Publishes "Turnabout" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers Project
1954 Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" Is Published in England England Dylan Thomas Authors Salon
1962 George C. Scott Refuses Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in The Hustler George C. Scott American Performing Artists Film The Academy Awards History Channel

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