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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1906 Glen Rounds (South Dakota Children's Author, Illustrator of the American West) South Dakota Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Westward Expansion
1932 Johanna Reiss (Dutch Children's Author of the Holocaust) Dutch Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Nazi Germany World War II
1942 Elizabeth Levy (New York-born Children's Author) Elizabeth Levy Young-adult Authors
1946 Phoebe Gilman (New York City-born Children's Author) Phoebe Gilman Young-adult Authors
1953 Joan Leslie Woodruff (New Mexico-born Native-American Children's Author) New Mexico Authors and Illustrators Native-American Studies Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1828 Margaret Oliphant (English Novelist) English Writers
1833 Archibald Campbell (West Virginia Journalist) West Virginia Authors & Illustrators Journalism West Virginia Archives
1858 Rémy de Gourmont (French Essayist, Novelist, Poet, Playwright) French Authors
1873 Marvel Katherine Jackson Cooke (Minnesota-born African-American Journalist and Social Activist) Minnesota Authors and Illustrators Journalism American Civil Rights Movement African-American Authors and Illustrators African American Registry
1896 Robert Sherwood (New York-born Playwright) Robert Sherwood Plays
1914 Marguerite Duras (French Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright and Director) Marguerite Duras Plays Film
1928 Maya Angelou (Missouri-born African-American Poet, Authors, Actress) Maya Angelou Poetry African American Authors & Illustrators
1938 Vertamae Grosvenor (South Carolina-born African-American Cook, Author) South Carolina Authors Foods and Nutrition African American Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1774 Oliver Goldsmith (English Author, Poet) English Authors Authors Poetry Chambers' Book of Days
1983 Gloria Swanson (Chicago-born Actress) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Television
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1864 President Lincoln Passes to the Senate a Treaty with the Nez Percé Indians of the Washington Territory Washington U.S. Senate Abraham Lincoln Nez Percé Indians Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Papers
1914 The Times-Democrat and New Orleans Picayune Merge to Form New Orleans Times Picayune New Orleans Media Journalism Louisiana Secretary of State
1925 The Columbia Theater Opens in Longview, Washington Longview, Washington Stage and Theater Columbia Theater History Link
1950 New York Drama Critics Circle Names Carson McCuller's Member of the Wedding as Best Play New York City Carson McCuller Internet Broadway Database National Council of Teachers of English
1964 Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle Opens at the Majestic Theatre, New York New York City Plays American Composers Internet Broadway Database
1971 Stephen Sondheim's Follies Opens at the Winter Garden Theatre, New York New York City Plays American Composers Internet Broadway Database

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