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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1890 Gertrude Chandler Warner (Connecticut-born Children's Author of the Boxcar Mysteries) Connecticut Authors Young-adult Authors KidsReads
1910 Gunnel Beckman (Swedish Children's Author) Swedish Authors Young-adult Authors Kjoek
1912 Garth Williams (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York Artists American Artists E.B. White Marshall University
1922 John Christopher (aka Samuel Youd: English Children's Author) English Authors Young-adult Authors
1942 Eva Moore (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Primary Children's Non-fiction
1940 Eleanora Tate (Missouri-born African-American Children's Author) Eleanora Tate Young-adult Authors African American Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1844 Anatole France (French Writer, Critic Awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature) Anatole France 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature
1871 John Millington Synge (Irish Playwright) John Millington Synge Plays
1921 Clark Mollenhoff (Iowa-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter) ) Clark Mollenhoff Journalism
1922 Kingsley Amis (English Poet, Comic Novelist) Kingsley Amis Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1689 Aphra Behn (English Poet) English Authors Poetry Chambers Book of Days
1796 Arthur Young (English Writer of Agricultural Affairs) English Authors Farming and Agriculture Chambers Book of Days
1968 Edna Ferber (Michigan-born Author, Playwright) Michigan Authors American Authors Plays
1994 Ralph Ellison (Oklahoma-born African-American Writer) Ralph Ellison American Authors African-American Authors
1787 Royall Tyler's The Contrast Opens in New York Beginning the American Tradition of Social Comedy New York Massachusetts Authors Plays Historic Firsts National Council of Teachers of Enmglish History Channel
1926 Lolly Willows Is the First Book-of-the-Month-Club Selection Literature History Channel
1934 William Faulkner Publishes Doctor Martino and Other Stories William Faulkner American Authors National Council of Teachers of Enmglish
1935 Fibber McGee & Molly Premieres on Radio Radio History Channel
1962 Walter Cronkite Begins Anchoring CBS Evening News Walter Cronkite Television Journalism CBS Evening News New York Times
1979 Scientist Edward O. Wilson Is Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction for His Book On Human Nature Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Science American Authors Pulitzer Prize Alabama State Archives
1980 Edmund Skellings of Dania Is Named Florida's Poet Laureate by Governor Bob Graham Florida Authors Poetry Florida State Historical Society
1987 NY News Guilty of Discrimination Against Black Reporters New York City Journalism Law and Legal Resources African-American History

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