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APRIL 17

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1924 Roy Gallant (Maine-born Children's Science Author) Maine Authors Science Young-adult Authors
1943 Dayal Kaur Khalsa (New York-born Canadian Children's Author) New York Authors Canadian Authors Primary Children's Authors
1949 Martin Godfrey (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors Art
1952 Jane Kurtz (Oregon-born Children's Author) Jane Kurtz Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1806 William Simms (South Carolina-born Journalist, Novelist) South Carolina Authors Journalism
1863 Constantine Cavafy (Greek Poet Born in Egypt) C.P. Cavafy Greece Poetry
1870 Ray Stannard Baker (Michigan-born Journalist) Michigan Authors Journalism
1895 Isak Dinesen (Danish Author) Isak Dinesen
1897 Thornton Wilder (Wisconsin-born Playwright) Thornton Wilder Plays
1928 Cynthia Ozick (New York City-born Novelist, Essayist) New York City Authors Jewish Virtual Library Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1790 Benjamin Franklin (Massachusetts-born American Statesman, Scientist, Journalist) Benjamin Franklin Journalism Inventors and Inventions U.S. History
1893 Lucy Larcom (Massachusetts-born Poet) Massachusetts Authors Poetry Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1882 Life of Billy the Kid Arrives at the Library of Congress Library of Congress Literature Billy the Kid History Channel
1909 Artemis to Actaeon and other Verse by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1918 Ernest Hemingway's Story "Navy Desk Jobs to Go" Appears in the Kansas City Star Ernest Hemingway American Authors Kansas City Star American Collection
1982 Canadian Constitution Is Placed into Effect Canada Great Britain Historic World Documents Canadian Embassy

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