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1753 Joseph Marie de Maistre (French Philosopher) French Political and Social Leaders Philosophy
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1908 Margaret Scherf (West Virginia-born Mystery Writer, Children's Author) West Virginia Authors Young-adult Authors
1911 Augusta Baker (Maryland-born African-American Storyteller, Librarian) Maryland Authors Primary Children's Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1926 Anne McCaffrey (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Anne McCaffrey Young-adult Authors
1933 Jan Wahl (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1950 Edward Myers (Colorado-born Poet, Children's Author) Colorado Authors Poetry Young-adult Authors
1951 Karen Wallace (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors Orchard Books
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1755 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French Writer, Chef) French Authors Food
1837 Jorge Isaacs (Colombian Poet, Novelist) Colombia Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1855 Agnes Repplier (Pennsylvania-born Writer) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators
1868 Edmond Rostand (French Playwright Who Wrote "Cyrano de Bergerac") French Writers Plays Writer's Alamanc Biography.com
1875 Edgar Wallace (English Novelist, Playwright, Journalist) English Authors Plays Journalism
1901 Whittaker Chambers (Pennsylvania-born Journalist; a Principal Figure in the Alger Hiss Case) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Journalism Alger Hiss Case
1922 William Manchester (Massachusetts-born Historian, Biographer) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators
1929 Milan Kundera (Czech Novelist) Czech Authors Writer's Alamanc
1947 Francine Prose (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors Writer's Alamanc
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1898 William Cowper Brann (Illinois-born Texas Journalist: Murdered) Illinois Authors Texas Authors Journalism Crime Texas State  Historical Association
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1880 In Delaware, the Wilmington Morning News Begins Publication as an Advocate for African-American Rights Wilmington, Delaware Journalism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1912 Charlie Chaplin Begins an Engagement At Seattle, Washington's Empress Theatre Seattle, Washington Charlie Chaplin Stage and Theater History Link
1918 Henry Miller's Theater Opens in New York City with a Production of The Fountain of Youth New York City Stage and Theater New York Historical Society Internet Broadway Database
1940 William Faulkner's The Hamlet Is Published William Faulkner American Authors National Council of Teachers of English
1953 Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," a Play in 4 Acts, Is Copyrighted Arthur Miller Plays Trademarks and Copyrights USPTO
1963 Daytime Soap Opera General Hospital First Airs on ABC Television Internet Movie Database
New York City Newspapers Resume Publishing after 114 -day Strike NYC Labor Journalism New York Times
1964 32-year-old John Updike Is the Youngest Person Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters John Updike American Authors National Institute of Arts and Letters Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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