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World Book and Copyright Day
(Commemorates the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miquel de Cervantes: both 04/23/1616)
Literature Copyright UNESCO
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1565 William Shakespeare (English Author) English Authors William Shakespeare Poetry Plays
1818 James A. Froude (English Historian) English History
1852 Charles Edwin Markham (Oregon-born Poet) Edwin Markham Poetry
1855 Harry Stillwell Edwards (Georgia-born Author, Journalist) Georgia Authors Journalism University of Georgia
1884 Edwin Conger Hill (Indiana-born Radio Journalist, Commentator) Indiana Authors & Journalists Journalism Media Radio
1899 Vladimir Nabokov (Russian-American Novelist) Vladimir Nabokov
Ngaio Marsh (New Zealand Mystery Novelist) Ngaio Marsh
1925 Art Hoppe (Hawaiian-born Journalist) Hawaiian Authors American Writers Journalism
1926 James Patrick (J.P.) Donleavy (New York City-born Novelist) New York Authors Writer's Almanac
1937 Coleman Barks (Tennessee-born Poet, Translator) Tennessee Writers Poetry Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1942 Barry Hannah (Mississippi-born Novelist, Short Story Writer) Mississipi Authors Mississippi Writers' Project
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1616 Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish Author) Miguel de Cervantes Authors
William Shakespeare (English Author) English Authors William Shakespeare Poetry Plays
1850 William Wordsworth (English Poet) William Wordsworth Poetry
1915 Rupert Brooke (English Poet) English Authors Poetry World War I History Channel
1823 Ralph Waldo Emerson Writes President Van Buren Denouncing Removal of Cherokee Indians from Their Eastern Lands Ralph Waldo Emerson President Martin Van Buren American Authors Cherokee Indians American Collection
1859 Denver, Colorado's First Newspaper Is Published Denver, Colorado Journalism Historic Firsts History Channel
1869 The Alaska Times, Begins Publication in Sitka, as the First Newspaper Printed in Alaska Sitka, Alaska Journalism Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1892 The Fort Worth Public Library Association Is Chartered by the State of Texas Forth Worth, Texas Libraries Fort Worth Public Library Texas State historical Association
1908 President Theodore Roosevelt Signs Act Creating the U.S. Army Reserve President Theodore Roosevelt American Presidents Historic U.S. Documents U.S. Army Reserve New York Times
1915 English Poet Rupert Brooke Dies in Greece English Authors Greece World War I Poetry Death History Channel
1926 Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton Is Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1951 James Michener's Return to Paradise Is Published in New York by Random House James Michener American Authors Random House American Collection
1964 James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie Opens on Broadway James Baldwin Plays African-American Authors Internet Broadway Database American Collection
The Movie My Fair Lady Is Copyrighted Film Copyright Internet Movie Database USPTO

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