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MARCH 12

1935 David Kirk (Mississippi-born Religious Leader, Author, Civil Rights Activist) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Catholicism American Authors Human Rights/Civil Rights Mississippi Writers Project
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1925 Ann Zwinger (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors Primary Authors Ball State University
1933 Arlene Alda (New York City-born Photographer, Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Authors Photography BookPage James Madison University Official Web Site
1936 Virginia Hamilton (Ohio-born African-American Children's Author) Virginia Hamilton Young-adult Authors African American Authors & Illustrators
Daniel Cohen (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors Young-adult Authors University of Southern Mississippi
1952 Naomi Shihab Nye (Missouri-born Poet, Children's Author) Naomi Shihab Nye Poetry Primary Authors Young-adult Authors
1954 Jim McCafferty (Mississippi-born Children's Author) Mississippi Authors Primary Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1956 Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Texas-born Latin-American Novelist, Children's Author) Texas Authors Primary Authors Young-adult Authors Latin-American Authors & Illustrators
Children's Literature James Madison University University of Houston
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1626 John Aubrey (English Author) English Authors
1685 George Berkeley (Anglo-Irish Anglican Bishop, Philosopher, Scientist) Ireland Philosophy
1858 Adolph Simon Ochs (Ohio-born Publisher of the New York Times) Adolph Simon Ochs Journalism New York Times
1863 Gabriele D'Annunzio (Italian Novelist, Dramatist, Journalist, Political Leader) Italian Authors Journalism
1889 Philip Guedalla (English Author) English Authors
1912 Irving Layton (Romanian-born Canadian Author, Poet) Romanian Authors & Illustrators Canada Poetry
1922 Jack Kerouac (Massachusetts-born Beat Generation Novelist and Poet) Jack Kerouac Poetry
1928 Edward Albee (Washington, D.C.-born Pulitzer & Tony Award-Winning Playwright) Edward Albee Plays Pulitzer Prizes Tony Awards
1953 Carl Hiaasen (Florida-born Novelist, Columnist) Florida Authors Journalism Official Website Writer's Almanac
1963 Randall Kenan (New York City-born African-American Author) New York City Authors African American Authors & Illustrators Tanya Bickley Enterprises University of North Carolina Mississippi Writers Project
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Robert Ludlum (New York City-born Spy Adventure Novelist) Robert Ludlum American Authors
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1864 Round Table Prints Emily Dickinson's Poem "Some keep the Sabbath going to church." Emily Dickinson Poetry Journalism American Collection
1901 Andrew Carnegie Gives New York City $5.2M to Build 65 Branch Libraries Andrew Carnegie NYC Philanthropy Libraries Salon Writer's Almanac Library of Congress History Channel
1940 Richard Wright Delivers a Talk Titled "How `Bigger' was Born" at Columbia University Richard Wright American Authors African-American Authors Columbia University American Collection
1987 Les Miserables Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database

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