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Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko Day
(Commemorates the birth date of Ukraine's poet laureate: 03/09/1814)
Taras Shevchenko Poetry
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1939 Ellen Levine (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1946 Margot Apple (Detroit-born Children's Author, Illustrator)) Detroit Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1970 Alexandria LaFaye (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Alexandria LaFaye Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1814 Taras Shevchenko (Poet laureate of Ukraine) Taras Shevchenko Poetry
1892 Vita Sackville-West (English Poet) Vita Sackville-West Poetry
1905 Peter Quennell (English Poet) English Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
Rex Warner (English Classical Scholar, Poet, Essayist, Novelist) English Authors Poetry
1907 Mircea Eliade (Romanian Religious Historian, Fiction Writer) Romanian Authors Religion Authors' Calendar
1918 Mickey Spillane (New York City-born Crime Novelist) Mickey Spillane
1947 Keri Hulme (New Zealand Poet) Keri Hulme Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 George Burns (New York City-born Actor) George Burns Actors Radio Television Film
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1913 Virginia Woolf Delivers the Manuscript for Her First Novel, The Voyage Out, to the Publisher Virginia Woolf Authors Writers Almanac History Channel
1955 James Dean Makes His Film Debut in John Steinbeck's East of Eden James Dean John Steinbeck Film Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database History Channel
1989 Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" Opens at the Plymouth Theater in New York City Wendy Wasserstein Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database

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