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1711 David Hume (English Philosopher, Historian) English Political & Social Leaders Philosophy Chambers' Book of Days The History Channel
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian-born British Philosopher) Austrian Political & Social Leaders British Political & Social Leaders Philosophy
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1935 Patricia Reilly Giff (New York City-born Children's Author) Patricia Reilly Giff Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1834 Artemus Ward (Maine-born Humorist) Maine Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1893 Anita Loos (California-born Novelist, Screenwriter) California Authors & Illustrators Film The History Channel Writer's Almanac
1897 Cass Canfield (New York City-born Publisher and Editor) New York City Authors & Illustrators Journalsim
1898 Vicente Aleixandre (Spanish Poet) Spanish Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1903 Anne Fried (Austrian Writer) Austrian Authors & Illustrators
1914 Bernard Malamud (New York City-born Author: Awarded 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Bernard Malamud 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Fixer
1916 Morris West (Australian Novelist) Australian Authors & Illustrators
1930 Bruce Jay Friedman (New York-born Novelist) New York Authors & Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1865 John Wilkes Booth (Maryland-born Actor, Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln) John Wilkes Booth Actors Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Notorious Americans The History Channel
1973 Irene Ryan (Texas-born Actress: Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies) Texas Performing Artists Actors Television
1989 Lucille Ball (New York-born Comedian, Actress: Star of I Love Lucy) Lucille Ball Actors Television Film
2000 David Merrick (Missouri-born Broadway Producer, Director) David Merrick American Musicals Internet Broadway Database
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1564 William Shakespeare Is Baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, England English Authors & Illustrators William Shakespeare Religion Library of Congress
1841 Henry Thoreau Moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson for Two Years as a Handyman Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators American Authors American Collection
1874 The First Letter from "Pidge" Is Published in the Austin Statesman and State Gazette Austin, Texas Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "The Kingdom of God" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers
1992 Jelly's Last Jam Opens on Broadway New York City Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database

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