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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1949 Kathleen Hague (California-born Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
Thacher Hurd (Vermont-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Vermont Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
1959 Chris Raschka (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Chris Raschka Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1619 Savien Cyrano de Bergerac (French Author) French Authors
1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (English Poet) Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poetry
1885 Ring (Ringgold Wilmer) Lardner, Sr. (Michigan-born Writer) Ring Lardner, Sr.
1928 Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez 1982 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1954 Wang Anyi (Chinese Novelist and Short-Story Writer) Chinese Writers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1888 Louisa May Alcott (Pennsylvania-born Author) Louisa May Alcott American Authors
1973 Pearl S. Buck (American Author) Pearl S. Buck American Authors Asian-American Literature
1982 Ayn Rand (Russian-American Author) Ayn Rand Authors
1831 Edgar Allan Poe Is Dismissed from the Military Academy at West Point for Refusing to Obey Orders Edgar Allan Poe American Authors U.S. Military Academy American Collection
1837 Nathaniel Hawthorne Publishes Twice Told Tales, Stories Previously Published in Magazines Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors American Collection
1903 In Wisconsin, Work Commences on the Janesville Public Library, Financed Primarily by a $30,000 Grant from Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie Janesville, Wisconsin Libraries and Reference Resources Wisconsin Historical Society
1924 Seattle's Herman Horowitz Begins Publication of The Jewish Transcript Seattle, Washington Journalism Judaism The Jewish Transcript History Link
1942 John Steinbeck's Novel, The Moon Is Down , Is Published by Viking Press John Steinbeck American Authors American Collection
1975 Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth Is Performed at Princeton's McCarter Theatre Tennessee Williams Plays McCarter Theatre American Collection
1981 Walter Cronkite Retires from the CBS Evening News Missouri Authors & Journalists Television Journalism CBS New York Times
2000 After More Than a Century of Evening Publication, The Seattle Times Moves to a Morning Edition Seattle, Washington Journalism The Seattle Times History Link

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