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1588 Thomas Hobbes (English Philosopher) Thomas Hobbes Philosophy Mathematics
1801 Vincenzo Gioberti (Italian Philosopher, Politician, Cleric) Italian Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Religious Leaders & Theologians
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1917 Robert Bloch (Chicago-born Children's Author) Robert Bloch Young-adult Authors
1933 Yasuo Segawa (Japanese Children's Author, Illustrator) Japanese Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1934 Richard Peck (Illinois-born Children's Author Awarded the 2001 Newbery Medal for A "Year Down Yonder") Richard Peck Young-adult Authors 2001 Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder
1935 HM Hoover (Ohio-born Children's Author) HM Hoover Young-adult Authors
1944 Lurlene McDaniel (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Lurlene McDaniel Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1837 Charles Algernon Swinburne (English Poet) English Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
1908 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (New York-born Author) New York Authors Writer's Almanac
1904 Richard Eberhart (Minnesota-born Author, Poet Awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Richard Eberhart Poetry 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1910 Chaim Grade (Russian-born Yiddish Poet, Short-Story Writer, Novelist) Russian Authors Poetry Judaism
1920 Arthur Hailey (English Author) Arthur Hailey
1926 Joseph Rykwert (Polish Author) Polish Authors Writer's Almanac
1929 Hugo Claus (Belgian Author) Hugo Claus
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1981 Mark Foster Ethridge (Mississippi-born Journalist, Publisher) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1997 Allen Ginsberg (New Jersey-born Poet) Allen Ginsberg Poetry
2005 Saul Bellow (Canadian Author) Saul Bellow Adult Authors 1976 Nobel Laureate for Literature
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1774 Benjamin Franklin Publishes "An Open Letter to Lord North" English Political and Social Leaders Benjamin Franklin Colonial History The History Channel
1830 In Boston. William J. Snelling Publishes Tales of the Northwest, the First Work of Fiction Set in Minnesota Boston, Massachusetts Minnesota American Authors Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1859 Darwin Completes First Three Chapters of Origin of Species Charles Darwin Evolution Origin of Species The History Channel
1892 English Literary Journal Black and White Publishes "The Real Thing," a Short Story by Henry James Henry James American Authors Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
1894 Florida's Melbourne Times Is First Published Melbourne, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Cheest," in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
Ellen Glasgow's "Van Doren on Cabell" Appears in the New York Herald Tribune Virginia Authors American Authors Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
1926 H.L. Mencken Is Arrested for Selling a Magazine That Has Been Banned in Boston Boston, Massachusetts H.L. Mencken Journalism Crime Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1994 Penguin Publishing Pays $2.5M for Rights to Bill Gates' Road Ahead Bill Gates Literature Economics & Business

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