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1867 Homer C. Davenport (Oregon-born Political Cartoonist) Oregon Artists Journalism Political Cartoonists SalemOregon.com
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1859 Kenneth Grahame (Scottish Children's Author) Kenneth Grahame Primary Children's Authors
1920 Edna Miller (New Jersey-born Children's Author) Edna Miler Primary Children's Authors Female American Artists
1951 Peter Roop (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1965 Robert Sabuda (Michigan-born Children's Author) Robert Sabuda Primary Children's Authors  American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1890 Gene Fowler (Colorado-born Journalist, Scriptwriter) Colorado Authors & Illustrators Journalism Filmmakers
1899 Eric Linklater (Scottish Poet) Scottish Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1900 Marcus B. Christian (Louisiana-born African-American Poet) Louisiana Authors and Illustrators Poetry African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1917 Leslie Fiedler (New Jersey-born Literary Critic) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1931 John McPhee (New Jersey-born Journalist, Playwright, and Essayist) John McPhee Journalism Plays
1933 James A. Autry (Tennessee-born Author) Tennessee Authors and Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1837 Joseph Jekyll (English Author) English Authors and Illustrators Authors Chambers Book of Days
1888 David Hunter Strother (West Virginia-born Journalist, Illustrator) West Virginia Authors and Illustrators Journalism American Artists West Virginia Archives
1941 Sherwood Anderson (Ohio-born Author) Sherwood Anderson American Authors
1971 Harold Lloyd (Nebraska-born Actor) Harold Lloyd Actors Film
2005 Ahmos Zu-Bolton II (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators American Authors African-American Authors and Illustrators
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1889 The Westra Posten Is Published as Seattle's First Swedish Newspaper Sweden Seattle, Washington Journalism Historic Firsts History Link
1935 Thomas Wolfe Publishes His Second Novel Of Time and the River Thomas Wolfe American Authors American Collection
1959 Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx Appear Together on Television for the Final Time The Marx Brothers Television Internet Movie Database

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