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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1825 R.M. Ballantyne (Scottish Children's Author) R.M. Ballantyne Young-adult Authors
1911 Evaline Ness (Ohio-born Illustrator) Ohio Artists American Artists
1940 Bert Kitchen (English Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1766 Robert Bailey Thomas (Massachusetts-born Publisher of "Old Farmer's Almanac") Massachusetts Authors
1815 Anthony Trollope (English Novelist) Anthony Trollope
1845 Carl Spitteler (Swiss Poet) Switzerland Poetry
1900 Elizabeth Goudge (English Novelist) English Authors
1905 Robert Penn Warren (Kentucky-born Poet, Novelist and First Poet Laureate of the United States) Robert Penn Warren Poetry Official Website
1916 Stanley Kauffmann (New York City-born Film and Theater Critic) New York City Authors and Illustrators Stage and Theater Film Writer's Almanac
1940 Sue Grafton (Kentucky-born Crime Novelist) Sue Grafton Crime Official Website
1953 Eric Bogosian (Massachusetts-born Playwright, Actor) Eric Bogosian Plays Official Website
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1731 Daniel Defoe (English Author of Robinson Crusoe) Daniel Defoe Authors
1947 Willa Cather (North Carolina-born Author) Willa Cather American Authors Westward Expansion 1923 Pulitizer Prize for the Novel <I>One of Ours</I>
1974 Bud Abbott (New Jersey-born Member of the Abbott and Costello Comedy Team) Bud Abbott Actors Film
1997 Pat Paulsen (Washington-born Comedian) Washington Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
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1704 Boston News-Letter Begins Operation as the First Continuously Published Newspaper in America Massachusetts Journalism Historic Firsts Massachusetts Historical Society
1942 Warner Bros. Contracts Ingrid Bergman for Casablanca Ingrid Bergman <I>Casablanca</I> History Channel
1956 Alaskans Approve a Constitution by a Vote of 17,447 to 7,180 Alaska Votes Historic U.S. Documents Alaksa Historical Society

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