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1798 Francis Lieber (German-American Political Philosopher) German Political Leaders Philosophy Politics
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1937 Barbro Lindgren (Swedish Children's Author) Swedish Authors Primary Authors Artists
1948 Susan Patron (California-born Children's Author Awarded the 2007 Newbery Medal for The Higher Power of Lucky) California Authors Young-Adult Authors 2007 Newbery Medal for The Higher Power of Lucky
Diane Siebert (Oregon Children's Author) Oregon Authors Primary Authors
1950 Douglas Florian (New York City-born Poet, Children's Author) New York Writers Primary Authors Poetry American Artists
1958 Kaethe Zemach (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massacushetts Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1733 Friedrich Nicolai (German Writer; Leader of the German Enlightenment) German Authors
1842 Stéphane Mallarmé (French Poet) French Authors Poetry
1891 Margaret Culkin (Minnesota-born Novelist) Minnesota Authors
1893 Wilfred Owen (English Poet Killed in World War I) English Authors Poetry World War I Oxford University Writer's Almanac
1914 Bernard Malamud (New York City-born Novelist Awarded the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Fixer) Bernard Malamud 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Fixer
1915 Richard Condon (New York-born Novelist, Playwright) New York Authors Plays
1927 George Plimpton (New York City-born Editor, Author) New York City Authors Random House Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1932 John Updike (Pennsylvania-born Novelist) John Updike
1938 Michael Harper (New York City-born African-American Poet) New York City Authors Poetry African-American Authors African American Registry
1940 Mark Medoff (Illinois-born Playwright ) Illinois Writers Plays
1970 Michael Harper (New York-born Poet) New York Writers Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1768 Lawrence Sterne (English Author of Tristram Shandy) English Authors Authors Chambers Book of Days
1986 Bernard Malamud (American author) Bernard Malamud 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Fixer
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1843 The Publication Pioneer Runs the Short Story "The Birthmark," by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1890 The Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules That Use of the Bible as a Textbook in Public Schools Violates the Constitution Wisconsin Education Religion The Bible Separation of Church and State Wisconsin Historical Society
1917 In Washington, Stan Laurel Begins a Four-Day Vaudeville Engagement at Seattle's Palace Hippodrome Theatre Stan Laurel Seattle, Washington Actors History Link
1937 Tennessee Williams' Candles to the Sun Premieres in St. Louis St. Louis Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays American Collection
1948 Wallace Stevens Reads "Effects of Analogy" at Yale University Wallace Stevens American Authors Yale University American Collection

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