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1858 Emile Durkheim (French Philosopher) France Philosophy
1877 David Ross (Scottish Philosopher) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Philosophy BBC
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1865 Walter Wingate (Scottish Poet, Children's Author) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Poetry BBC
1928 Christine Price (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1942 Eleanor Schick (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Native-American Studies Art
1945 Jacqueline B. Martin (Maine-born Children's Author) Jacqueline Briggs Martin Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1843 Henry James (New York-born Novelist of Daisy Miller, Turn of the Screw, The American) Henry James
1861 Bliss Carman (Canadian Poet) Canadian Authors Poetry
1892 Corrie ten Boom (Dutch Author) Dutch Authors & Illustrators The Holocaust World War II
1919 Lofton Mitchell (North Carolina-born African-American Author, Playwright) North Carolina Authors American Authors Plays African American Authors African American Registry
1940 Jeffrey Archer (English Author, Politician) English Authors English Government History Channel
1951 Kiah Michelle Cruse (Texas-born Columnist of "Hint's from Heloise") Texas Authors Journalism Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Jean-Paul Sartre (French Philosopher, Author) Jean-Paul Sartre Philosophy Authors
1990 Greta Garbo (Swedish Actress) Greta Garbo Actors Film
Ava Gardner (North Carolina-born Actress) Ava Gardner Actors Film
1994 Ralph Ellison (Oklahoma-born African-American Author) Ralph Ellison American Authors African American Authors
2000 Edward Gorey (Chicago-born Author, Artist) Edward Gorey American Authors Cartoons and Comics
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1775 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language Is First Published Samuel Johnson Dictionaries Writer's Almanac
1776 Georgia's Provincial Congress Issues Its Rules and Regulations as a Provisional Constitution Until Adoption of the State Constitution of 1777 Georgia Colonial Georgia Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1783 The Continental Congress Ratifies Preliminary Articles of Peace Ending the Revolutionary War with Great Britain Great Britain Continental Congress Historic U.S. Documents American Revolution History Channel Library of Congress
1829 Edgar Allan Poe Is Released From the Army and Applies for an Appointment to West Point Edgar Allan Poe American Authors U.S. Army Education West Point American Collection
1924 Rand McNally Releases Its First Comprehensive Road Atlas Maps Transportation Historic Firsts Rand McNally History Channel
1946 Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty Is Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York New York City Eudora Welty American Authors American Collection
1965 James Baldwin's The Amen Corner Is Produced as a Play on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre James Baldwin Plays African American Authors Internet Broadway Database American Collection
2003 Looters and Arsonists Ransack and Gut Iraq's National Library, as Well as Iraq's Principal Islamic Library Iraq Library Islam Crime New York Times

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