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1863 Mary Whiton Calkins (Connecticut-born Philosopher, Educator) Connecticut Mathematicians and Scientists Philosophy Educators of Note
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1820 Anna Sewell (English Children's Author of "Black Beauty") Anna Sewell Young-adult Authors
1942 Charles Keller (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1844 Paul Verlaine (French Poet) Paul Verlaine Poetry
1880 Sean O'Casey (Irish Playwright) Sean O'Casey Plays
1892 Erwin Panofsky (German Author, Artist) German Authors & Illustrators Artists Authors' Calendar
1909 Ernst Gombrich (Austrian Author, Artist) Austrian Authors & Illustrators Artists Authors' Calendar
1928 Tom Sharpe (English Humorist, Novelist) Tom Sharpe
1933 Jon Hassler (Minnesota-born Novelist) Jon Hassler
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 Karl May (German Novelist of the American West) German Authors and Illustrators Authors Westward Movement Texas State Historical Association
1986 Jimmy Cagney (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film
1849 The Secessionist Newspaper, Texas Republican, Is Founded in Marshall, Texas Marshall, Texas Journalism American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1856 Treaty of Paris Is Signed Ending the Crimean War Russia European History The Crimean War Treaty of Paris Historic UK
1864 The Springfield Republican Prints Emily Dickinson's Poem "A narrow fellow in the grass" Emily Dickinson Poetry Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
1880 In Concord, Massachusetts, Louisa May Alcott Leads 20 Women Casting Their First Votes at the Town Meeting Concord, Massachusetts Louisa May Alcott Women Suffrage Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1901 Edith Wharton's Book Crucial Instances Is Published by Charles Scribner's Sons Edith Wharton American Authors National Council of Teachers of English
1928 American Dramatist Edward Albee Is Adopted by Reed and Frances Albee of Larchmont, New York New York Virginia Authors Plays Theatre History
1962 Jack Paar Makes His Final Appearance on the "Tonight Show" Ohio Performing Artists Television Museum of Broadcast Communications History Channel
1964 The Game Show Jeopardy Debuts on Television Television Jeopardy Internet Movie Database
1980 Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God Opens on Broadway New York City Illinois Authors Plays Deafness Internet Braodway Database

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