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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1848 James Otis Kaler (Maine-born Children's Author) James Otis Kaler Young-adult Authors
1936 Robin Brancato (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Robin Brancato Young-adult Authors
1939 Lucy Bate (Washington, D.C-born Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors Primary Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1721 Tobias Smollett (Scottish Novelist, Satirist, Physician) ) Scottish Authors
1821 Richard Burton (English Explorer, Translator, Scholar) Richard Burton Explorers
1824 William Allingham (Irish Poet) Irish Authors Poetry
1916 Irving Wallace (Chicago-born Novelist) Irving Wallace
1917 Eddie Lee (Mississippi-born World War II Pilot, Author of Journey Into Nowhere) Mississippi Authors World War II Aviation Military History
1919 Peter Abrahams (Black South African Novelist, Journalist) South African Authors Journalism Apartheid
1933 Philip Roth (New Jersey-born Novelist) Philip Roth 2002 National Book Foundation Distinguished Contributions to American Letters
1934 Charles Talbert (Mississippi-born Theologian, Author) Mississippi Authors Theologians, Religious Leaders
1945 Judith Hill (Mississippi-born Food Editor and Writer) Mississippi Authors Foods and Nutrition
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs (Chicago-born Adventure Writer: Creator of Tarzan) Edgar Rice Burroughs American Authors
1842 Balzac Botches Publicity Stunt and His Play Les Ressources de Quinola Opens to an Empty House Honore de Balzac Plays Propaganda History Channel
1898 Harper's Weekly Publishes Stephen Crane's Short Story, "Death and the Child" Stephen Crane American Authors Journalism American Collection
1924 E. E. Cummings Marries Elaine Orr Thayer E. E. Cummings American Authors American Collection
1928 Amos 'n' Andy Premieres on Radio Radio African-American Heritage History Channel
1936 Eudora Welty's Stories "Death of a Traveling Salesman" and "Magic" Are Accepted for Publication Eudora Welty American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers Project
1951 Herman Wouk's Caine Mutiny is Published Herman Wouk American Authors American Collection

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