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MARCH 21

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Children's Poetry Day
(Observed annually on March 21)
Child Advocacy Poetry Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1905 Phyllis McGinley (Oregon-born Poet, Children's Author Awarded the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Phyllis McGinley Poetry Young-adult Author 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1936 Margaret Mahy (New Zealand Children's Author) Margaret Mahy Primary Authors
1938 Michael Foreman (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors Primary Authors Artists
1943 Ann E. Weiss (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1953 David Wisniewski (American Children's Author, Illustrator: 1997 Caldecott Award Winner) David Wisniewski Primary Authors Artists 1997 Caldecott Award Winner
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1763 Jean Paul Richter (German Author) German Authors
1857 Alice Henry (Australian Journalist, Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Activist) Australian Authors & Illustrators Journalism Women's Rights Women's Suffrage Civil Rights
1923 Nizar Quabbani (Syrian Poet, Diplomat) Syria Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Walter White (Georgia-born African-American Civil Rights Leader, Statesman, Author) Georgia Political and Social Leaders United Nations President Roosevelt President Truman American Authors U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
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1804 Napoleon's Civil Code Is Published France Napoleon Law The Napoleon Series History Channel
1871 Henry Stanley Begins Expedition into Africa's Interior in Search of Dr. Livingstone Africa Journalism Eyewitness to History New York Times
1951 Sinclair Lewis' Twenty-second and Final Novel World So Wide Is Published Sinclair Lewis American Authors National Council of Teachers of English
1957 Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending Premieres Tennessee Williams Plays Internet Broadway Database
1966 Supreme Court Rules Fanny Hill Not Obscene U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources Literature Oyez

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