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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1879 Clara Ingram Judson (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors Young-adult Authors
1932 Beverly Butler (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors Young-adult Authors Special Education
1945 Don Wood (California-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Don Wood Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1953 Doug Cushman (Ohio-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1959 Dom Lee (Kansas-born Children's Author & Illustrator) Korean Authors & Illustrators Artists Salisbury University
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1904 Agustín Yáńez (Mexican Journalist) Agustín Yáńez Law & Legal Resources Journalism
1914 Emmanuel Robles (Algerian-French Novelist and Playwright) Algeria Plays
1928 Thomas Kinsella (Irish Poet) Thomas Kinsella Poetry
1934 Alan Bennett (English Playwright) Alan Bennett Plays
1939 Amos Oz (Israeli Author) Amos Oz
1941 George Will (Illinois-born Pulitzer-Prize Winning Print and Broadcast Journalist) George Will Journalism Media 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1956 David Guterson (Washington-born Author) David Guterson
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1924 Edith Nesbit (English Children's Author) Edith Nesbit Primary Authors
1977 Richard Bissell (Iowa-born Author and Playwright of "The Pajama Game") Iowa Authors American Authors Plays
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1597 William Shakespeare Buys the Second-Largest House in Stratford for Ł60. The House Is over 100 Years Old with 10 Fireplaces and 2 Barns Stratford-on-Avon William Shakespeare Authors Theatre History
1789 A Convention Is Called to Bring the Georgia State Constitution in Line with the Federal Constitution Georgia Government U.S. Constitution University of Georgia
1861 The Springfield Republican Prints Emily Dickinson's Poem "The May Wine" Emily Dickinson American Authors Poetry American Collection
1919 Chinese Students Protest Treaty of Versailles Extending Japanese Influence May Fourth Movement Japan Treaty of Versailles Chinese Culture
1929 Show Boat Closes on Broadway After 572 Performances New York City Plays American Musical Internet Broadway Database
1935 Ellen Glasgow's "Heroes and Monsters" Appears in the Saturday Review of Literature Virginia Authors American Authors American Collection
1942 Ellen Glasgow Is Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Her Novel In This Our Life Virginia Authors American Authors 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Her Novel In This Our Life American Collection
1948 Norman Mailer's First Novel, The Naked and the Dead, Is Published Norman Mailer American Authors History Channel Writer's Almanac
1953 Ernest Hemingway Is Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for His Novel Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway American Authors 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Old Man and the Sea American Collection
William Inge Receives the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Picnic William Inge American Authors 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Picnic American Collection
1959 Miami News Writer, Howard Van Smith, Receives Pulitzer Prize for Stories on Migrant Workers Florida Media The Miami News Labor 1959 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting Florida Historical Society
1970 T. Harry Williams, Receives the Pulitzer Prize for His Biography, Huey Long Illinois Authors Huey Long American Authors 1970 Pulitzer Prize for His Biography, Huey Long

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