Return Today in the History of Literature, Journalism, Stage & Media Return

APRIL 7

Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1929 Donald Carrick (British Children's Author, Illustrator) British Authors and Illustrators Artists Primary Authors
1941 Alice Schertle (Los Angeles-born Children's Author) Los Angeles Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors
1948 Cheryl Willis Hudson (African-American Children's Author, Illustrator Born in Virginia) Cheryl Willis Hudson American Artists Primary Authors Famous African Americans
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1817 William Wordsworth (British Poet) William Wordsworth Poetry
1847 Jens Peter Jacobsen (Danish Novelist) Danish Authors and  Illustrators
1889 Gabriela Mistral (Chilean Poet, 1945 Nobel Laureate for Poetry) Gabriela Mistral Poetry 1945 Nobel Laureate for Poetry
1891 David Low (New Zealand-born English Journalist, Political Cartoonist and Caricaturist) New Zealand Authors & Illustrators Journalism Artists
1897 Walter Winchell (New York City-born Entertainment Columnist, Commentator) Walter Winchell Journalism Radio
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2003 Cecile de Brunhoff (French Children's Author: Inspiration for the Babar Stories) Cecile de Brunhoff Primary Children's Authors
Icon
Icon
1763 The Initial Issue of Georgia's First Newspaper, Savannah's Georgia Gazette, Is Published Savannah, Georgia Journalism Historic Firsts Georgia
1862 President Lincoln Signs Treaty with Great Britain for Suppression of African Slave Trade British Government President Abraham Lincoln Slavery Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Papersl
1866 The Bois Forte Ojibwe Sign a Treaty Ceding Their Lands in Minnesota's St. Louis and Koochiching Counties, Establishing the Nett Lake Reservation Minnesota Ojibwe Historical U.S. Documents Nett Lake Reservation Minnesota Historical Society
1927 First Long Distance TV Broadcast (Herbert Hoover's Speech Washington to New York) Washington, D.C. New York City Herbert Hoover Television Historic Firsts The New York Times</I>
1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical South Pacific Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail