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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1916 Bill Martin, Jr. (Kansas-born Children's Author) Bill Martin, Jr. Young-adult Authors
1926 Mitsumasa Anno (Japanese Children's Author, Illustrator) Mitsumasa Anno Primary Authors Artists
1928 Shigeo Watanabe (Japanese Children's Author) Japanese Authors Primary Authors
1937 Lois Lowy (Hawaiian-born Children's Author) Lois Lowry Young-adult Authors
1942 Ellen Conford (New York City-born Children's Author) Ellen Conford Young-adult Authors
1954 Louis Sachar (New York-born Children's Author) Louis Sachar Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
43 B.C. Ovid (Roman Poet) Ovid Poetry
1770 Friedrich Hölderin (German Lyric Poet) German Writers Poetry
1828 Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian Playwright) Henrik Ibsen Norwgian Writers
1831 Isabel Burton (English Writer) English Authors
1832 Ned Buntline (New York-born: Writer of Old West Dime Novels) New York Authors and Illustrators Westward Expansion History Channel
1905 Vera Panova (Russian Writer, Journalist) Russian Authors Journalism
1907 Hugh Maclennan (Canadian Novelist, Essayist) Hugh Maclennan
1929 Thomas B. Allen (Connecticut-born Writer of Military History) Connecticut Authors and Illustrators Military Leaders
1930 Ann Ruff (Mississippi-born Texas Travel Writer) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Texas Authors & Illustrators
1932 Tom Dent (New Orleans-born African-American Playwright, Poet, Civil Rights Activist) New Orleans Authors and Illustrators Poetry Civil Rights African-American Authors and Illustrators African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Elinor Frost (Wife of Poet Robert Frost) Robert Frost American Authors Poetry
1974 Chet Huntley (Montana-born Broadcast Journalist) Montana Journalism Television
1994 Louis Gizzard (Georgia-born Journalist, Humorist) Georgia Authors and Illustrators Journalism University of Georgia
2008 Paul Scofield (Academy-Award Winning English Actor for "A Man for All Seasons") English Performing Artists Actors Film Academy-Award Winning Best Actor for Internet Movie Database
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1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson's First Series of Essays is Published Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors Historic Firsts American Collection
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin Is Published Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin Concordia Writer's Almanac History Channel
1911 New York's Winter Garden Theater Opens on Broadway NYC Stage & Theater Plays Internet Broadway Database
1935 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes Taps at Reveille F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes American Authors American Collection
1954 King & I Closes in New York City After 1246 Performances Musical Theater Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1961 In England, the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-upon-Avon Becomes the Royal Shakespeare Theater Stratford-upon-Avon William Shakespeare Plays The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Theatre History

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