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1892 Maria Leach (New York City-born Children's Author, Folklorist) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Folklore and Myth
1906 Ross E. Hutchins (Montana-born Entomologist Children's Science Author) Montana Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Insects Science
1922 Barbara Corrigan (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Art
1928 Jean Burt Polhamus (Mississippi-born Children's Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Dinosaurs
1936 Harriet Sobol (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1938 Kirkpatrick Hill (Alaska-born Children's Author) Alaska Authos & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Simon & Schuster
1940 Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (Minnesota-born Children's Science Author) Dorothy Hinshaw Patent Young-adult Authors Biology Animals Insects
1942 Joan Sandin (Arizona-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Arizona Art Young-adult Authors The Authors' Guild James Madison University
1947 Kit Pearson (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors Young-adult Authors Canadian Society of Children's Authors St. Joseph's Intermediate Schools Library of Canada
1956 Janet Morgan Stoeke (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors Primary Children's Authors Children's Literature
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1877 Alice B. Toklas (California-born Writer) California Writers
1883 Jaroslav Hašek (Czech Novelist, Humorist, Storyteller, Journalist) Jaroslav Hašek
1888 John Crowe Ransom (Tennessee-born Poet, Critic) John Crowe Ransom Poetry
1914 Vermont Royster (North Carolina-born Pulitzer-Prize-Winning (1953, 1984) Journalist, Editor of The Wall Street Journal) North Carolina Authors Pulitzer Prize New York Times Wall Street Journal
1938 Larry Niven (Los Angeles-born Science Fiction Writer) California Writers
1945 Annie Dillard (Pennsylvania-born Poet, Critic, Nature Writer) Annie Dillard Poetry 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1936 A. E. Housman (English Poet) A. E. Housman Poetry
1974 Agnes Moorehead (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
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1859 The First of 31 Weekly Episodes of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Is Published Charles Dickens British Authors Victorian Web
1867 The San Francisco Alta California Publishes "Cruelty to Animals: The Histrionic Pig," by Mark Twain Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1904 Edith Wharton's The Descent of Man and Other Stories Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors Journalism American Collection
1927 William Faulkner's Novel Mosquitoes Is Published William Faulkner American Authors Missisippi Writers
1930 William Faulkner Publishes "A Rose for Emily" in Forum William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Missisippi Writers
1952 The Diary of Anne Frank Is First Published in English Anne Frank Literature World War II Judaism The Holocaust BBC
1992 Final Episode of The Cosby Show Airs Bill Cosby Television The Cosby Show History Channel

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