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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1903 Harold Keith (Oklahoma-born Children's Author Awarded the 1958 Newbery Medal for Rifles for Watie) Oklahoma Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors 1958 Newbery Medal for Rifles for Watie Oklahoma State Department of Education
1920 Ruth Chew (Minnesota-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Minnesota Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1939 Trina Schart Hyman (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Trina Schart Hyman Primary Authors American Artists
1947 Susan Bonners (Chicago-born Children's Author , Illustrator) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
1951 Linda Crew (Oregon-born Children's Author) Oregon  Authors Young-adult Authors
1952 Steven Schnur (American Jewish Children's Author) Primary Authors Judiasm Houghton-Mifflin
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1873 Alfred Jarry (French Writer) French Authors
1911 John Fante (Colorado-born Novelist) Colorado Authors
1914 Robert Giroux (New Jersey-born Editor, Publisher) New Jersey
1937 Seymour Hersh (Chicago-born Investigative Journalist, Author) Seymour Hersh Journalism Vietnam War
1954 Vincent Oliphant (South African Poet) South African Authors Poetry South African History
1955 Barbara Kingsolver (Maryland-born Author) Barbara Kingsolver
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1864 President and Mrs. Lincoln Join Secretary Seward and Family for Edwin Forrest's Performance of King Lear at Ford's Theatre Ford's Theater President Abraham Lincoln William Shakespeare King Lear Lincoln Log
1904 Britain and France Sign the Entente Cordiale, Resolving Long-Standing Colonial Disputes in North Africa Africa Great Britain France Historic World Documents The History Channel
1942 John Steinbeck's Play, The Moon is Down, Opens in New York City New York City John Steinbeck Plays Internet Movie Database
1967 William Faulkner Publishes "The Wishing Tree," in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism National Council of Teachers of English
2002 Suzan-Lori Parks Is the First African-American Woman to Receive a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Her Play "Topdog/Underdog" Kentucky Authors American Authors African-American Authors Historic Firsts 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for African American Registry

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