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1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French Theologian, Philosopher, and Paleontologist) French Political and Social Leaders Theologians Philosophy Paleontology
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1902 Louisa Shotwell (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1917 Elizabeth Marie Pope (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors Young-adult Authors
1940 Bobbie Ann Mason (Kentucky-born Children's Author) Bobbie Ann Mason Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1672 Joseph Addison (English Essayist, Poet and Dramatist) English Authors Poetry
1829 Jose Alencar (Brazilian Journalist, Novelist and Playwright) Brazilian Authors Journalism Plays
1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French Philosopher) France Philosophy
1892 Charles Shaw (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators
1901 Sterling A. Brown (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Poet) Sterling Brown Poetry Notable African Americans
1908 Niccolò Tucci (Italian Author) Italian Writers
Giovanni Guareschi (Italian Journalist, Humorist, Novelist) Italian Writers Journalism
1923 Joseph Heller (New York City-born Author of Catch 22) Joseph Heller
1924 Terry Southern (Texas-born Novelist and Screenwriter) Texas Performing Artists Filmmakers
1939 Max Robinson (Virginia-born African-American Broadcast Journalist) Virginia Authors & Journalists Media Journalism African-American Authors & Journalists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1700 John Dryden (English Poet) John Dryden Poetry
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1869 "Folies-Bergere" Opens in Paris Paris Stage & Theater Folies-Bergere Britannica
1898 Sunset Magazine Is First Published by the Southern Pacific Railroad to Promote Travel to the American West Railroads Journalism Historic Firsts Sunset Magazine Learn California
1902 Construction Begins on the Janesville, Wisconsin Library Janesville, Wisconsin Libraries Janesville Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 Sinclair Lewis Declines the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel Arrowsmith, Saying Awards Inhibit Creativity and Make Writers Lazy Sinclair Lewis American Authors 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Novel Minnesota Historical Society
1957 The Town, a Novel by William Faulkner, Is Published by Random House William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers
1961 Harper Lee Receives the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee American Authors 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird Alabama Archives
1975 U.S. Postal Service Issues Stamp Honoring African-American Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Laurence Dunbar U.S. Postal Service Poetry African-American Poets Internet Movie Database
1985 Raymond Carver's Book, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water, Is Published by Random House Raymond Carver American Authors American Collection

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