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1891 C.W. Anderson (Nebraska-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Nebraska Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Horses
1907 Hardie Gramatky (Texas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Texas Artists Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1910 Paul Showers (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1911 Barbara Corcoran (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1916 Beverly Cleary (Oregon-born Children's Author) Beverly Cleary Young-adult Authors
1952 Gary Soto (California-born Latin-American Children's Author, Poet) Gary Soto Young-adult Authors Poetry Latin-American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1907 Leslie Charteris (Singapore-born Author) Leslie Charteris
1934 Elechi Amadi (Nigerian Educator, Novelist, Dramatist) Elechi Amadi
1939 Alan Ayckbourn (English Playwright) Alan Ayckbourn Plays
1941 Toi Derricotte (Michigan-born African-American Poet) Michigan Authors & Illustrators Poetry African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1947 Tom Clancy (Maryland-born Author) Maryland Authors Writer's Almanac
1949 Scott Turow (Chicago-born Author, Attorney) Scott Turow Law & Legal Resources
1957 Tama Janowitz (San Francisco-born Writer) San Francisco Authors & Illustrators
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
6 B.C. Seneca (Roman Philosopher, Ordered to Death by Nero) Roman Empire Philosophy Chambers
1857 Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary Is Published Gustave Flaubert Authors Today in Literature
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Out of Nazareth" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1933 Ellen Glasgow's "What I Believe" Is Published in the Nation Virginia Authors and Illustrators American Authors Journalism American Collection
1934 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection

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