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MARCH 16

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1928 William Mayne (English Children's Author) English Authors Primary Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1892 César Vallejo (Peruvian Poet) Peruvian Authors & Writers Poetry Writer's Almanac
1899 Alberto Gainza Paz (Argentinean Journalist) Argentinian Authors & Writers Journalism
1901 René Sully-Prudhomme (French Author: 1901 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Parisian Authors Poetry 1901 Nobel Laureate for Literature Authors' Calendar
1939 Carol O'Brien Sobieski (Chicago-born Television and Film Writer) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Television Film Texas State Historical Association
1952 Alice Hoffman (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1827 Freedom's Journal, First African-American Newspaper, Is First Published John B. Russwurm Journalism African-American History Wisconsin Historical Society African American Registry
1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne's Novel The Scarlet Letter Is Published Nathaniel Hawthorne Literature American Collection Writer's Almanac History Channel
1882 Oscar Wilde Lectures at the Opera House in St. Paul, Minnesota Oscar Wilde St. Paul, Minnesota Authors Minnesota Historical Society
1904 In Wisconsin, the Racine Public Library Opens Racine, Wisconsin Libraries and Reference Resources Racine Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society
1918 Wilmington, Delaware Theaters Help the City Schools by Banning Truants From Daytime Movies Wilmington, Delaware Education Child Advocacy Film State of Delaware
1963 The Movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Is Copyrighted Copyright Film Internet Movie Database USPTO
1969 1776 Opens at the 46th Street Theater in New York City New York City Plays American Musicals Internet Broadway Database
1985 Chief AP Correspondent, Terry Anderson, Abducted in Beirut - Held Until 1991 Lebanon Journalism Terrorism History Channel

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