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1773 James Mill (Scottish Philosopher, Historian, Economist) Scottish Political & Social Leaders Philosophy Economists
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1918 Ida Chittum (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1935 Douglas Hill (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Alice Bach (New York City-born Children's Author) Alice Bach Young-adult Authors
1947 Fulvio Testa (Italian Children's Author, Illustrator) Italian Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1953 Jerdine Nolen (Mississippi-born African-American Children's Author) Jerdine Nolen Primary Children's Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators
1956 Graeme Base (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1671 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (French Playwright, Poet) French Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays
1823 Joseph Medill (Canadian-American Editor, Publisher of the Chicago Tribune) Canadian Writers Journalism
1888 Dan Andersson (Swedish Poet) Dan Andersson Poetry
1892 Lowell Thomas (Ohio-born Broadcast Journalist) Lowell Thomas Journalism Broadcast Journalist
1895 Dudley Nichols (Ohio-born Screenwriter) Ohio Authors Filmmakers New York Times Writer's Almanac
1906 John Betjeman (British Poet Laureate: 1972 - 1984) John Betjeman Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Isaac Asimov (Russian-born American Science-Fiction Author) Russian Authors & Illustrators Authors
1998 Edwin Arlington Robinson (Maine-born Poet) Maine Authors Poetry
1327 Italian Renaissance Poet, Petarch, Sees His Idealized Laura for the First Time Italian Authors Poetry Authors Calendar Writer's Almanac
1930 Will Rogers' Radio Show Premieres Will Rogers Radio History Channel
1931 Little Orphan Annie Debuts As First Serial Radio Show for Kids Radio History Channel
1947 The First Tony Awards Are Held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City New York City Stage and Theater Tony Awards Historic Firsts Theatre History
1955 The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories by Eudora Welty Is Published Eudora Welty American Authors Mississippi Writers

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