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1934 Gloria Steinem (Ohio-born Women's Rights Activist) Gloria Steinem Journalism Women Women's Rights
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1922 Jaap terHaar (Dutch Children's Author) Dutch Authors Young-adult Authors
1960 Linda Sue Park (Illinois-born Children's Author Awarded the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard) Linda Sue Park Young-adult Authors Asian-American Heritage Poetry 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard
1964 Kate DiCamillo (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author Awarded the 2004 Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux) Kate DiCamillo Young-adult Authors 2004 Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1899 Bella Cohen Spewack (Romanian-American Short Story Writer, Autobiographer, Script and Screenwriter) Romanian Authors Plays American Musicals Writer's Almanac
1906 A. J. P. Taylor (English Historian) English Writers
1920 Paul Scott (English Author) English Writers
1925 Flannery O'Connor (Georgia-born Novelist, Short Story Writer) Flannery O'Connor
1932 Penelope Gilliatt (English Writer, Novelist) English Authors
1939 Toni Cade Bambara (New York City-born Rights Activist, Author, Novelist) Toni Cade Bambara Civil Rights/Human Rights African American Authors
1941 Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (New York-born Novelist/poet) New York Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 Anna Seward (English Poet) English Authors Poetry
1914 Frederic Mistral (French Poet; 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Frederic Mistral Poetry 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1992 Nancy Walker (Pennsylvania Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1616 William Shakespeare Signs His Will, the Last Document He Will Ever Produce English Authors William Shakespeare Authors Theater History
1886 At White Earth, Minnesota, the Inaugural Issue of Progress Is the First English-Language Paper Published on an Indian Reservation White Earth, Minnesota Ojibwe Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1899 The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton Is Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1935 William Faulkner's Novel, Pylon, Is Published by Smith William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1955 U.S. Customs Confiscates Ginsberg's Howl for Obscenity Literature Law & Legal Resources Today in Literature The History Channel
1984 David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross Opens on Broadway New York City David Mamet Plays Internet Broadway Database
2001 Julia Roberts Receives the Academy Award for Best Actress in the Title Role of the Movie Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards University of Georgia

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