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1583 Hugo Grotius (Dutch Jurist, Scholar; Wrote "On the Law of War and Peace") Dutch Political and Social Leaders Law Authors Merriam-Webster
1827 Lew Wallace (Indiana-born Statesman, Military Leader, Author of Ben Hur) Lew Wallace New Mexico Mexcian-American War U.S. Civil War American Authors
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1897 Eric Knight (English-American Journalist, Novelist: Author of Lassie Come Home) English Authors Young-adult Authors Journalism Dogs
1903 Clare Newberry (Oregon-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Oregon Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1922 Harvey Weiss (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors American Artists
1941 Martin Waddell (Northern Ireland Children's Author) Irish Authors Young-adult Authors
1947 David Adler (New York City-born Children's Author) David Adler Young-adult Authors
1952 Wendy Anderson Halperin (New York-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Wendy Anderson Halperin Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1778 William Hazlitt (English Author) English Authors
1810 Benjamin H. Day (Massachusetts-born Printer, Journalist; Founder of The New York Sun) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Journalism
1847 Joseph Pulitzer (Hungarian-American Publisher, Founder of the Pulitzer Prize) Joseph Pulitzer Journalism The Pulitzer Prize
1934 David Halberstam (New York City-born Author) David Halberstam
1941 Paul Theroux (Massachusetts-born Author) Paul Theroux (Massachusetts-born Author)
1949 Gregory Nava (California-born Latin-American Screenwriter) Gregory Nava American Authors Filmmakers Latin-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese Poet) Kahlil Gibran Poetry
1975 Marjorie Main (Indiana-born Actress) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film
1997 Michael Dorris (Kentucky-born Native-American Author) Kentucky Authors Native-American Authors American Authors
1841 Horace Greeley Launches the New York Tribune New York City Media Horace Greeley Journalism New York State Historical Society
1906 O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi" Is Published O. Henry Writing History Channel
1924 Simon & Schuster Is Started by Publishing a Crossword Puzzle Book Puzzles Simon & Schuster
1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Literature Bookrags National Council of Teachers of English
1945 New York Drama Critics Choose Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie as Best Play of the Year New York Tennessee Williams Plays Theatre History
1953 Austrian Actress Hedy Lamarr Becomes a U.S. Citizen Hedy Lamarr Actors Film Immigration Theatre History
1972 Charlie Chaplin Receives Honorary Academy Award English Performing Artists Charlie Chaplin Actors Filmmakers Academy Award History Channel
2000 Beth Henley, Family Week, Opens at New York's Century Theatre for the Performing Arts Beth Henley Plays Mississippi Writers

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