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1854 Jules Henri Poincaré (French Mathematician, Theoretical Astronomer, Scientific Philosopher) French Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics Astronomy Philosophy
1863 William Randolph Hearst (California-born Publisher, Business Leader) William Randolph Hearst Journalism
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1920 Lois Baker Muehl (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
1937 Jill Paton Walsh (English Children's Author) Jill Paton Walsh Young-adult Author
1940 Ron Roy (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut  Authors Young-adult Author Official Web Site
1953 Nicole Rubel (Florida-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Florida Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1724 Pedro Antonio Correia Garção (poet) Portugal Poetry
1875 Rafael Sabatini (Italian Novelist) Italian Writers
1877 Thomas Aloysius Dorgan (San Francisco-born Cartoonist, Sports Reporter) San Francisco Writers Cartoonist Boxing
1931 Robert Gottlieb (New York-born Editor, Publisher) New York  Writers Journalism Writer's Almanac
1947 Yusef Komunyakaa (Louisiana-born African-American Poet) Yusef Komunyakaa Poetry African-American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1933 C.P. Cavafy (Greek-Egyptian Poet) C.P. Cavafy Greek Authors American Authors Poetry
1977 M.P. (Marimuthu Pragalathan) Naicker (South African Journalist) South African Authors Journalism South African History
1997 Mike Royko (Chicago-born Journalist) Chicago Authors and Illustrators Journalism
1829 A British Government Ruling Establishes Freedom of the Press in South Africa South African Media Great Britain Journalism Law South African History
1852 First Edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus Published Thesauri Historic Firsts Today in Literature
1861 In Montgomery, Alabama, President Jefferson Davis Announces Ratification of the Confederate Constitution in a Message to the Confederate Congress Montgomery, Alabama Jefferson Davis Historic U.S. Docuements American Civil War Yale University University of Georgia
1875 Henry James' Transatlantic Sketches Is Published Henry James American Authors The History Channel
1885 Edith Jones Marries Edward (Teddy) Wharton Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1905 Italian Backgrounds by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1927 The Mt. Baker Theater Opens in Bellingham, Washington Bellingham, Washington Film Stage and Theater Mt. Baker Theater History Link
1931 Ernest and Pauline Hemingway Purchase a House in Key West, Florida for $8,000 Key West, Florida Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1932 The Series One Man's Family Begins Its 27-year Run on the Radio Radio The History Channel
1945 Richard Wright's Black Boy Is the Number One Bestseller in the Nation Richard Wright American Authors African-American Authors American Collection
1958 My Fair Lady Open in London to Rave Reviews London, England Julie Andrews Plays BBC
1968 Hair Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1996 The Musical "Rent" Opens on Broadway New York City Plays American Musical Internet Broadway Database

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