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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1946 Joanne Rocklin (Canadian Children's Author) Joanne Rocklin Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1785 Alessandro Manzoni (Italian Poet) Italian Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1889 Ben Ames Williams (Mississippi-born Novelist and Short Story Writer) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators
1924 Kobe Abe (Japanese Playwright) Japanese Authors Plays
1936 Georges Perec (French Author) French Writers
1952 William Boyd (Ghanian Novelist) Ghana Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1958 Rick Bass (Texas-born Fiction and Nature Writer) Texas Authors and Illustrators Earth and Environmental Science Writer's Almanac
1964 Bret Easton Ellis (Los Angeles-born Novelist) California Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1274 Thomas Aquinas (Italian Philosopher, Religious Leader) Thomas Aquinas Religion Philosophy
2006 Gordon Parks (Kansas-born African-American Photographer/Filmmaker/Artist/Musician/Writer) Gordon Parks Photography Filmmakers American Authors African-American Artists, Architects & Designers
1914 Ring Lardner Publishes His First Story "A Busher's Letters Home," in the Saturday Evening Post Ring Lardner Journalism Baseball Historic Firsts American Collection
1923 Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods..." First Published in The New Republic Robert Frost Poetry Historic Firsts The New Republic Writer's Almanac
1955 Peter Pan First Broadway Play to Be Televised in Color <I>Peter Pan</I> Television Historic Firsts Museum of Broadcast Communications
1959 Bells Are Ringing Closes in New York (924 performances) Musical Theater Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1960 William Faulkner's Play "Tomorrow" Is Broadcast by CBS-TV William Faulkner American Authors CBS Internet Movie Database American Collection
1994 U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Parodies Do Not Violate Copyright U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources Copyright Writer's Almanac Oyez

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