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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1912 Eleanor Cameron (Canadian Children's Author)  Eleanor Cameron Young-adult Authors
1939 Lynne Barasch (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1857 Fannie Farmer (Massachusetts-born Author of Fannie Farmer's Cookbook) Fannie Farmer Foods & Nutrition Fannie Farmer Cookbook
1881 Roger Martin du Gard (French Author, 1937 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Roger Martin du Gard 1937 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1897 Margaret Farra (New York City-born Crossword Puzzle Editor) New York City Authors & Illustrators Crossword Puzzles Writer's Almanac
1935 David R. Slavitt (New York-born Author and Poet) David R. Slavitt Poetry
1942 Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghanian Author) Ghana
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 Jack Kerouac Begins Writing His First Novel The Town and the City Jack Kerouac American Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humnanities
1956 Leonard Bernstein's Musical, "West Side Story," Is Copyrighted Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Copyrights USPTO
1966 The California Legislature Designates Charles B. Garrigus as the State's Poet Laureate California Poetry Learn California
1972 The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty Is Published by Random House Eudora Welty American Authors Random House Mississippi Writers
1999 Thomas Harris Delivers His 600-page Manuscript for Hannibal to Delacorte Press Mississippi Authors American Authors History Channel

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