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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1783 Washington Irving (New York City-born Short Story Writer, Essayist) Washington Irving Young-adult Authors
1927 Larry Callen (New Orleans-born Children's Author) New Orleans Authors Young-adult Authors
1937 Virginia Silverstein (Pennsylvania-born Children's Science Author) Pennsylvania Authors Science Young-adult Authors
1953 Sandra Boynton (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1593 George Herbert (Welsh Religious Poet) Authors of Wales Poetry Concordia Theological Seminary Writer's Alamanc
1710 Johnathon Carver (New York-born Author Whose "Travels Through the Interior Parts of America" First Introduced Oregon to the General Public) New York Authors & Illustrators Oregon
1822 Edward Everett Hale (Massachusetts-born Minister and Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Religious leaders and Theologians
1837 John Burroughs (New York-born Writer, Naturalist) John Burroughs
1898 Henry Luce (American Publisher: Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated) Henry Robinson Luce Journalism Business
1916 Herb Caen (California-born Journalist) California Authors Journalism
1944 Frank White (Mississippi-born Science Writer) Mississippi Authors Space and Astronomy
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1853 Michigan's Daily Free Democrat, Predecessor of the Detroit Free Press, Is Published Michigan Media Journalism Historic Firsts Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1920 F. Scott Fitzgerald Marries Zelda Sayre F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1953 "TV Guide" Is First Published Television Journalism TV Forecast
1955 ACLU Defends Ginsberg's Howl Against Obscenity Charges New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Literature Law and Legal Resources U.S. Constitution History Channel
1983 April 4, 1983 Is Declared Swedish-American Friendship Day to Commemorate Treaty Signed April 3, 1783 Sweden President Ronald Reagan Historic U.S. Documents Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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