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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1927 Robert Lopshire (Florida-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Robert Lopshire Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1945 Susan Saunders (Texas-born Children's Author) Susan Saunders Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1879 James Branch Cabell (Virginia-born Novelist; Author of "Jurgen") Virginia Authors & Illustrators
1889 Arnold Toynbee (British Historian; Wrote 12-volume "Study of History) Arnold Toynbee World History
1897 Horace McCoy (Tennessee-born Novelist, Screenwriter) Horace McCoy Filmmakers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Rachel Carson (Pennsylvania-born Environmentalist, Author of Silent Spring) Rachel Carson Environmentalist Aemrican Author
1828 Noah Webster Publishes the First Dictionary of American English Language Noah Webster Dictionaries Historic Firsts Merriam-Webster
1931 Seattle High School Student, Frances Farmer, Wins National Contest with an Essay Entitled "God Dies" Seattle Education Writing Internet Movie Database History Link
1933 The First Issue of the African-American Detroit Tribune Is Published Detroit, Michigan Media Journalism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1938 The Hydaburg Cooperative Association Ratifies Alaska's First Indian Reorganization Act Constitution Alaska Native American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Alaska Historical Society
1939 John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Goes on Sale John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents The Guardian Writer's Almanac
1959 Tennessee Williams' Play, I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix Opens in New York City Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Mississippi Writers
1960 In New York City, Bye Bye Birdie Premieres at the Martin Beck Theatre with Dick van Dyke and Chita Rivera New York City Plays American Musicals International Broadway Database
1969 Barbra Streisand & Katherine Hepburn Share Academy Award for Best Actress Barbra Streisand Katherine Hepburn Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences New York Times

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