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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1873 Howard Garis (New York-born Children's Author of the Uncle Wiggly Series) New York Authors Primary Authors
Walter de la Mare (English Children's Author and Poet) Walter de la Mare Primary Authors Poetry
1892 Maud Hart Lovelace (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Maud Hart Lovelace Young-adult Authors
1925 June Behrens (California-born Children's Author) California Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1927 Alvin Schwartz (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1933 Larry Kettelkamp (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Stuart J. Murphy (Connecticut-born Children's Author of the MathStart Series) Connecticut Authors Mathematics Official Website
1949 George Ella Lyon (Kentucky-born Poet Children's Author) Kentucky Authors Young-adult Authors Poetry Official Website
1964 Marie G. Lee (Minnesota-born Asian-American Children's Author) Minnesota Authors Young-adult Authors Asian-American Authors University of Minnesota
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1908 Edward R. Murrow (North Carolina-born Broadcast Journalist) Edward R. Murrow Journalism
1933 Jay Anthony Lukas (New York City-born Journalist, Non-fiction Author) New York City Authors Journalism Writer's Almanac
1914 Claude Mauriac (Paris-born Novelist, Journalist and Critic ) Paris Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1952 Padgett Powell (Florida-born Novelist) Padgett Powell
1961 Dinesh D'Souza (Indian Journalist, Writer) Writers of India Journalism
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1995 Ginger Rogers (Missouri-born Actress, Dancer) Missouri Performing Artists Dance Actors Film The History Channel
1719 Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe Is Published Daniel Defoe Adult Fiction The History Channel
1831 Lion of the West, a Play About Davy Crockett Opens in New York City New York City Davy Crockett Westward Expansion Stage & Theater The History Channel
1838 Convention of Limits Settles Boundary Dispute Between U.S. and Republic of Texas Republic of Texas Historic U.S. Documents Texas State Historical Association
1925 A Mother's Recompense, by Edith Wharton, Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1935 The Novel Pylon, by William Faulkner, Is Published William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers
1985 Roger Miller's Big River Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1991 The Secret Garden Premieres at the St. James Theatre, New York City Frances Hodgson Burnett New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database

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