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1857 Jefferson McLemore (Tennessee-born Publisher) Tennessee Busines Leaders Texas Busines Leaders Journalism Texas State Historical Association
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1928 Ellen Raskin (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Ellen Raskin Young-adult Authors
1933 Diane Dillon (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Diane Dillon Primary Authors and Illustrators American Artists
Thomas Rockwell (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Primary Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1939 Gail Owens (Michigan-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Michigan Authors Primary Authors and Illustrators American Artists
1957 Lisa Campbell Ernst (Oklahoma-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Oklahoma Authors Primary Authors and Illustrators American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1884 Hugh Walpole (English Author) English Authors
1900 George Seferis (Greek Author: 1963 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Greek Authors and Illustrators Poetry 1963 Nobel Laureate in Literature
1911 L. Ron Hubbard (Nebraska-born Science Fiction Writer/Founder of Scientology) Nebraska Authors Official Website Writer's Almanac
1912 Bill S(anborn) Ballinger (Iowa-born Author) Iowa Authors
1921 Janet Flanner (Indiana-born Journalist) Indiana Writers Journalism World War II Library of Congress Writer's Almanac
1942 Mahmoud Darwish (Palestinian Poet) Palestine Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1619 Richard Burbage (English Actor in Many of Shakespeare's Original Productions) English Performing Artists Actors William Shakespeare Plays Chambers
1943 Stephen Vincent Benét (Pennsylvania-born Poet) Pennsylvania Authors Poetry
1863 President Lincoln Attends Washington Theatre to See James H. Hackett as Falstaff in "King Henry IV" Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Shakespeare's Henry IV Plays Lincoln Papers
1891 Henrik Ibsen's Play Ghosts Opens to Negative Reviews in London Henrik Ibsen Plays Writer's Almanac History Channel
1928 Three African-American Residents Are Refused Access to the Charleston, West Virginia Public Library West Virginia Libraries Libraries Racism African-American Heritage West Virginia Archives
1931 Russian-born Author Ayn Rand Becomes a Naturalized Citizen of the United States Ayn Rand Authors Immigration American Collection
1947 Brigadoon Opens at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City Musical Theater Stage & Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1972 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Between Time & Timbuktu is Broadcast on PBS Kurt Vonnegut American Authors Internet Movie Database PBS American Collection

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