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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 Biography.com
1949 Scott Turow (Chicago-born Author, Attorney) Scott Turow Law & Legal Resources
1957 Tama Janowitz (San Francisco-born Writer) San Francisco Authors & Illustrators
Deaths
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
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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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