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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1944 Graham Salisbury (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Graham Salisbury Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1722 Christopher Smart (English Religious Poet) English Writers Poetry Religion Academy of American Poets Writer's Almanac
1819 Joseph Beckham Cobb (Georgia-born Humorist ) Georgia Authors and Illustrators Mississippi Writers
1857 John Davidson (Scottish Poet and Playwright) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Poetry Plays
1901 Glenway Wescott (Wisconsin-born Poet, Novelist, Essayist) Glenway Wescott Poetry
1902 Quentin Reynolds (New York City-born Newscaster and Writer) New York  City Writers and Illustrators
1905 József Attila (Hungarian Poet) József Attila Poetry
1908 Leo Rosten (Polish-American Humorist) Leo Rosten
1934 Mark Strand (Canadian Poet) Canadian Authors and Illustrators Poetry University of Illinois Writer's Almanac
1941 Ellen Goodman (Massachusetts-born Journalist, Author) Ellen Goodman Journalism
1951 Kay Sloan (Mississippi-born Fiction Writer) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Mississippi Writers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Erskine Caldwell (Georgia-born Author) Erskine Caldwell American Authors
2004 Joan Williams (Mississippi-born Writer) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators American Authors Mississippi Writers
2007 Kurt Vonnegut (Indiana-born Author) Kurt Vonnegut American Authors
Roscoe Lee Browne (New Jersey-born African-American Emmy-Winning Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Emmy Awards IMDB
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1863 President Lincoln Attends Performance of "Pocahontas" at the Washington Theatre President Abraham Lincoln Stage and Theater Lincoln Papers
1865 President Lincoln Makes What Will Be His Last Public Address to Crowd Celebrating the End of the War President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Historic American Documents Lincoln Papers
1914 George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion Premieres in London George Bernard Shaw Plays The Guardian
1915 Charlie Chaplin' s "The Tramp" Is Released in the U.S. English Performing Artists Charlie Chaplin Actors Film Internet Movie Database History Channel
1931 Dorothy Parker Resigns As Drama Critic for The New Yorker Dorothy Parker Journalism History Channel
1991 Miss Saigon Opens at the Broadway Theatre, New York. New York City Plays American Musicals Vietnam War Asian-American Heritage Internet Broadway Database

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