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MARCH 24

1834 William Morris (English Artist, Designer, Poet) William Morris Poetry
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1920 Bill Cleaver (Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Bill Cleaver Young-adult Author American Artists
Mary Stolz (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Mary Stolz Young-adult Author
1929 Mary Margaret Clark (Mississippi-born Author of Musicals for Children) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Music
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1763 Jean Paul Richter (German Author) German Authors
1912 Walter G. Cowan (Mississippi-born Journalist) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Journalism
1919 Lawrence Ferlinghetti (New York City-born Poet, Publisher) Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poetry
1855 Arthur Wing Pinero (English Playwright) Arthur Wing Pinero Plays
Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner (South African Author) South African Authors and Illustrators
1869 Emile Fabre (French Playwright and Administrator of the Comedie-Francaise) French Authors & Illustrators Plays
1916 Donald Hamilton (Swedish Author) Donald Hamilton
1926 Dario Fo (Italian Playwright, Actor) Dario Fo Plays 1997 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Maine-born Poet) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poetry
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1849 Abraham Lincoln Writes Two Letters About His Family History Abraham Lincoln Genealogy Lincoln Papers
1858 The Printing Press of the St. Cloud Visiter Is Destroyed by a Mob Supporting a Local Slave Owner St. Cloud, Minnesota Journalism Slavery Terrorism Minnesota Historical Society
1939 The Georgia General Assembly Ratifies the U.S. Bill of Rights Georgia Government U.S. Bill of Rights University of Georgia
Basil Rathbone Debuts in His First of Fourteen Films as Sherlock Holmes Film The History Channel
1941 Native Son, Based on the Book by Richard Wright, Opens on Broadway at the St. James Theatre New York City Richard Wright <I>Native Son</I> African-American Authors & Illustrators Internet Broadway Database
1955 Tennessee Williams' Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Opens in New York New York City Tennessee Williams <I>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</I> The History Channel Internet Broadway Database
1992 After 151 Years Britain's Punch Magazine" Prints Final Issue British History Journalism BBC
2002 Halle Berry Is the First African-American Actress to Win an Oscar for a Leading Role Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts CNN African-American Registry

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