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1902 Jean Lee Latham (West Virginia-born Children's Author Awarded the 1956 Newbery Medal for Carry on Mr. Bowditch Jean Lee Latham Young-adult Author 1956 Newbery Medal Winner for Carry on Mr. Bowditch
1959 Jon Agee (New York-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists
1971 Javaka Steptoe (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Javaka Steptoe Primary Children's Author American Artists African-American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1666 Sarah Kemble Knight (Massachusetts-born Diarist) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1832 Josť Echegaray Eizaguirre (Spanish Mathematician, Statesman: 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Josť Echegaray Eizaguirre 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1900 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes (Welsh Playwright, Short Story Writer, Novelist) Welsh Authors & Illustrators Authors' Calendar Writer's Almanac
1905 Thomas Hopkinson (English Editor, Pioneering Photojournalist) English Authors & Illustrators Journalism Photography
1931 Etheridge Knight (Mississippi-born African-American Poet) Etheridge Knight Poetry African-American Authors & Illustrators
1936 Sharon Pollock (Canadian Playwright) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Plays Athabasca University Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1824 Lord George Gordon Byron (English Poet) George Gordon Byron Authors
1989 Daphne duMaurier (English Author) English Authors
1902 The Duluth, Minnesota Public Library Opens Duluth, Minnesota Libraries Duluth Public Library Minnesota Historical Society
1929 The Fox Theater Is the Last Music Hall to Open in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Stage and Theater Music History Link
1933 John W. Troy, Owner of the Daily Alaska Empire Is Inaugurated as the 12th Governor of Alaska Alaskan Political and Social Leaders Journalism Alaska Historical Society
1934 Shirley Temple's Stand Up & Cheer Premieres Shirley Temple Film Internet Movie Database
1939 John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" Is Copyrighted John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Copyright USPTO
1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein Carousel Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1956 Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier Monaco Political and Social Leaders Grace kelly Actors Film BBC
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot Opens on Broadway Samuel Beckett Plays Internet Broadway Database
2001 The Musical ''The Producers'' Opens on Broadway Plays American Musicals Internet Broadway Database

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