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1806 Theodor Herzl (Hungarian-born Zionist Journalist) Hungarian Political and Social Leaders Judaism Journalism Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1838 Albion Winegar Tourgée (Ohio-born Jurist, Civil Rights Advocate and Novelist) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Law Civil Rights/Human Rights American Authors African American Registry
1903 Benjamin Spock (Connecticut-born Pediatrician; Author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care) Benjamin Spock Child Advocacy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1939 Susan Shreve (Ohio-born Children's Author) Susan Shreve Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1958 Mary Quattlebaum (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1772 Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenburg (German Author) German Authors
1837 Henry M. Robert (South Carolina-born Engineer and Author of Robert's Rules of Order) South Carolina Authors & Illustrators Texas State Historical Association
1859 Jerome Jerome (English Playwright and Author of Three Men in a Boat) Jerome Jerome Plays
1900 W.J. (Wilbur Joseph) Cash (South Carolina-born Author) W.J. Cash
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1856 James Gates Percival (Connecticut-born Poet) Connecticut Authors Poetry Wisconsin Historical Society
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1611 The King James I Bible Is First Published and Becomes the Standard English-Language Bible British History King James I The Bible Writer's Almanac Historic UK
1885 The First Issue of Good Housekeeping Is Published Journalism Historic Firsts Good Housekeeping The Library of Congress
1932 The Jack Benny Show Debuts on Radio Jack Benny Radio The History Channel
1933 A Sighting of the Loch Ness Monster is First Reported in the Inverness Courier Scotland Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1936 Edna St. Vincent Millay Loses Manuscript in Hotel Fire Florida Edna St. Vincent Millay Literature Fire Safety The History Channel
1955 William Faulkner Is Awarded a Pulitzer Prizes for A Fable William Faulkner American Authors 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: A Fable Mississippi Writers
Tennessee Williams Is Awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Mississippi Writers
1957 A Moon for the Misbegotten, Eugene O'Neill's Last Play, Opens on Broadway Eugene O'Neill' American Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database

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