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1820 Herbert Spencer (English Sociologist and Philosopher) English Political & Social Leaders Philosophy
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1898 Ludwig Bemelmans (Austrian-American Author Illustrator of the "Madeline" Books; Received the 1954 Caldecott Award) Ludwig Bemelmans Primary Children's Author Artists Caldecott Medal
1936 John Burningham (English Children's Author and Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Artists
1918 Wendy Devlin (New York-born Children's Author and Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Artists
1946 Nancy Shaw (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author
1954 Jan Hudson (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Readers
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1744 Nikolay Novikov (Russian Writer, Philanthropist and Social Critic) Russian Authors Philanthropy
1882 Jessie Fauset (New Jersey-born African-American Journalist) Jessie Fauset Journalism African-American Authors & Illustrators
1904 Cecil Day Lewis (Irish Poet) C.D. Lewis Poetry
1906 Alice Dunnigan (Kentucky-born African-American Journalist) Alice Dunnigan Journalism African-American Authors & Illustrators
1945 August Wilson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Playwright) August Wilson Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fences, 1990 Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson 1987 Tony Award for Fences
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson (Massachusetts-born Essayist and Poet) Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors Poetry
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1667 John Milton Enters into Agreement for Publication of Paradise Lost John Milton Poetry Economics & Business University of Wisconisn-Milwaukee History Channel
1859 Abraham Lincoln Calls on Editor of "Central Illinois Gazette" in West Urbana (Champaign), Illinois Champaign, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Journalism City of Champaign Lincoln Papers
1895 The Final Issue of O. Henry's Rolling Stone Newspaper Is Published in Austin, Texas Austin, Texas O. Henry American Authors Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1903 W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk Is Published W.E.B. DuBois Literature African-American Social Leaders Library of Congress
1923 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes The Vegetable F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1934 A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton is Published by D. Appleton and Company Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1954 White Christmas Debuts, Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye Bing Crosby White Christmas History Channel

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