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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1908 Joseph Krumgold (New Jersey-born Children's Authors Awarded 1954 and 1960 Newbery Medals) Joseph Krumgold Young-adult Authors 1954 Newbery Medal for ...And Now Miguel 1960 Newbery Medal for Onion John
1915 Leonard Wibberley (Irish-American Children's Author) Irish Authors Young-adult Authors
1923 Gloria Kamen (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists University of Southern Mississippi
1964 Margaret Peterson Haddix (Ohio-born Children's Author) Margaret Peterson Haddix Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1821 Charles Baudelaire (French Poet) Charles Baudelaire Poetry
1875 Jacques Futrelle (Georgia-born Journalist, Mystery Writer) Jacques Futrelle Journalism
1936 Ghassan Kanafani (Palestinian Writer) Palestine Al-Ahram
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1626 Francis Bacon (English Statesman, Philosopher, Author) Francis Bacon Authors
1909 Francis Marion Crawford (American Romantic and Historical Novelist) American Authors Authors World History
1830 The First Edition of the Dutch Newspaper De Zuid-Afrikaan Is Published in South Africa's Cape Colony South Africa Journalism Historic Firsts South African History
1833 The First American Tax-Supported Public Library Is Founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire Peterborough, New Hampshire Libraries Historic Firsts New York Times
1859 23-yr-old Samuel Clemens Receives His Steamboat Pilot's License Mark Twain Steamboats History Channel
1865 President Lincoln Spends His Day Steaming Up the Potomac, Reading Aloud Passages from Shakespeare Abraham Lincoln William Shakespeare Literature Lincoln Logs
1928 Mae West Open in New York in Diamond Lil New York City Performing Artists Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1950 Bob Hope Makes His First National Appearance on Television Bob Hope Television Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1972 Jane Fonda Wins the Academy Award for Best Actress Jane Fonda American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards History Channel
2000 The Andersen Library Opens at the University of Minnesota Minnesota Education Library University of Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society

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