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1914 Eric Salomon (German Photographer; a Founder of Photojournalism) Eric Salomon Photography Journalism
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1925 Barbara Juster Esbensen (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1934 Lois Duncan (Florida-born Children's Author) Lois Duncan Young-adult Authors
1935 Ben Shecter (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary-childrens Authors
1936 Brett Harvey (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1948 Virginia Kroll (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary-childrens Authors
1950 Amy Hest (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary-childrens Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1764 Marie-Joseph Chenier (French Poet, Dramatist, Politician and Revolutionary) French Authors Poetry
1825 Dilue Rose Harris (Missouri-born Texas Memoirist) Missouri Authors Texas Authors Texas State Historical Association
1868 Bernie Babcock (Ohio-born Arkansas Author) Ohio Authors Arkansas Authors Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas History Commission
1902 Johan Borgen (Norwegian Novelist, Dramatist, Essayist and Short-Story Writer) Norwegian Authors
1922 Alistair MacLean (Scottish Author) Alistair MacLean
1926 Harper Lee (Alabama-born Author of To Kill a Mockingbird) Harper Lee 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird
1934 Diane Johnson (Illinois-born Novelist) Illinois Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1950 Carolyn Forché (Detroit-born Poet) Carolyn Forché Poetry
1960 Ian Rankin (Irish Author) Ian Rankin
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1910 Edward Porter Alexander (Georgia-born Confederate General, Businessman, and Historian) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Authors University of Georgia
1787 Georgia and South Carolina Commissioner Sign Convention of Beaufort Resolving Boundary Conflicts Georgia South Carolina Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1849 James M. Goodhue Publishes the First Issue of the Minnesota Pioneer, the Territory's First Newspaper Minnesota Media Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1850 In California, the Placer Times Is First Published Placer County, California Journalism Historic Firsts Learn California
1900 The Touchstone by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1925 T.S. Eliot Leaves Bank Clerk Job to Be a Publishing Editor T.S. Eliot American Authors History Channel
1928 F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Scandal Detectives," Is Published in the Saturday Evening Post F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Journalism American Collection
1941 The James Whitcomb Riley, a New York Central Train, Begins Its Regular Run Between Chicago and Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Indiana James Whitcomb Riley Railroads Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1952 War with Japan Officially Ends as Treaty with 48 Countries Takes Effect Japan World War II Historic World Documents Holocaust Memorial Museum New York Times
1983 Alice Walker's The Color Purple Receives the American Book Award for Fiction Alice Walker American Authors African-American Authors University of Georgia
1990 The Musical ''A Chorus Line'' Closes after 6,137 Performances on Broadway New York City Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database History Channel

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