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1846 Kate Greenaway (English Children's Author, Illustrator) Kate Greenaway Primary Authors Artists
1933 Penelope Lively (English Children's Author) English Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1894 Paul Green (North Carolina-born Playwright Awarded the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: In Abraham's Bosom) Paul Green Plays 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: In Abraham's Bosom The History Channel
1901 Turner Catledge (Journalist: Executive Editor of the New York Times) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Journalism New York Times
1904 Patrick Hamilton (English Author) Patrick Hamilton
1948 William Ford Gibson III (South Carolina-born Science Fiction Writer Who Coined the Term "Cyberspace") South Carolina Authors and Illustrators History of Technology Technology and Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1929 Bascom B. Clarke (Wisconsin Farm Publisher) Wisconsin Authors Farming & Agriculture Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
1993 Helen Hayes (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Helen Hayes Actors Film Television
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1888 Henry James' Essay, "Guy de Maupassant," Is Published in the English Magazine Fortnightly Review Henry James Guy de Maupassant American Authors American Collection
1933 Human Nature by Edith Wharton is Published by D. Appleton and Company Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1948 Zelda Fitzgerald is Buried with F. Scott Fitzgerald in Rockville Union Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland Rockville, Maryland Alabama F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1953 Tennessee Williams' Camino Real Is First performed at the National Theater in New York City New York City Tennessee Williams Plays Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database
1980 PBS Broadcasts a Production of William Faulkner's Short Story, Barn Burning William Faulkner American Authors PBS Internet Movie Database University of Mississippi

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