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1724 Immanuel Kant (German Philosopher) Immanuel Kant Philosophy
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1887 Kurt Wiese (German-American Children's Author, Illustrator) German Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists `University of Southern Mississippi
1923 Paula Fox (New York City-born Children's Author Awarded the 1974 Newbery Medal for Slave Dancer) Paula Fox Young-adult Authors `1974 Newbery Medal for Slave Dancer
1940 Ron Koertge (Illinois-born Poet, Children's Author) Illinois Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1943 Eileen Christelow (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Washington, D.C.  Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site
1952 Kathy Stinson (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1707 Henry Fielding (English Novelist, Dramatist) Henry Fielding
1766 Germaine de Stael (French-Swiss Literary Critic, Novelist) French Writers
1816 Philip James Bailey (English Poet, Critic) English Authors Poetry
1873 Ellen Glasgow (Virginia-born Author Awarded the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Novel) Virginia Authors 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Novel The History Channel Virginia Historical Society
1876 Ole Edvart Rölvaag (Norwegian-American Novelist) Norwegian Writers Writer's Almanac Minnesota Historical Society
1887 James Norman Hall (Iowa-born Novelist) Iowa Writers
1882 Benjamin Brawley (South Carolina-born African-American Literary & Social Historian) Benjamin Brawley African-American Authors University of Georgia
1918 William Jay Smith (Louisiana-born Poet) Louisiana Authors Poetry
1942 Louise Glück (New York City-born Poet) New York City Writers Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1978 Will Geer (Indiana-born Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Television The Internet Movie Database
1988 Irene Rich (New York-born Born Silent Film Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film The History Channel
1996 Erma Bombeck (Ohio-born Humorist) Erma Bombeck American Authors
1894 The New York Press Publishes the Short Story, "An Experiment in Misery," by Novelist Stephen Crane Stephen Crane American Author American Collection
1941 Lillian Hellman's Play Watch on the Rhine Wins the New York Drama Circle's Best American Play of the 1940 Season Louisiana Authors American Author Plays American Collection
1960 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Massachusetts Poet Anne Sexton Has Her First Collection of Poems Published, To Bedlam and Part Way Back Anne Sexton Poetry  Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities
1976 Barbara Walters Is First Female Network News Anchor Television Women Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1978 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd First Appear as the Blues Brothers Television  Rock Greats

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