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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1826 Dinah Maria Craik (English Children's Author, Poet) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1945 Mary Hoffman (English Children's Author) Mary Hoffman Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1943 Ian Watson (English Science Fiction Writer) English Authors Official Website Writer's Almanac
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 Bram Stoker (Irish Author of Dracula) Bram Stoker Authors
1982 Archibald MacLeish (Illinois-born 3-time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Playwright) Archibald MacLeish Poetry Plays Pulitzer Prize
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1777 New York Adopts Its First State Constitution New York State Government Historic U.S. Documents History Channel
1836 An Act of Congress Creates the Wisconsin State Library Wisconsin Libraries U.S. Congress Libraries Historic Firsts Wisconsin State law Library Wisconsin Historical Society
1841 Edgar Allen Poe Publishes the First Detective Story, "Murders in the Rue Morgue" Edgar Allen Poe Literature Historic Firsts History Channel
1848 In Ohio, the Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper Begins Publishing a Sunday Edition Cincinnati, Ohio Journalism Cincinnati Enquirer Ohio Historical Society
1863 President Lincoln Issues Proclamation Admitting West Virginia into the Union West Virginia President Abraham Lincoln Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Papers
1909 Mary Pickford Begins Her Movie Career Mary Pickford Film History Channel
1933 A Green Bough , a Book of Poetry by William Faulkner, Is Published William Faulkner American Authors Poetry Mississippi Writers
1937 In St. Louis, Washington University Places Senior Student Tennessee Williams on Academic Probation St. Louis, Missouri Tennessee Williams American Authors Education Mississippi Writers
1981 Raymond Carver's Book, What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, is Published by Knopf Raymond Carver American Authors Education American Collection

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