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1818 Karl Marx (German Political Philosopher and Economist; Author of "The Communist Manifesto") Karl Marx Philosophy
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1910 Leo Lionnim (Dutch Children's Author and Illustrator) Dutch Authors and illustrators Primary Childrens Authors Artists
1942 J. Patrick Lewis (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors and illustrators Primary Childrens Authors
1950 Todd Strasser (New York City-born Children's Author) Todd Strasser Young-adult Authors
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1813 Sřren Kierkegaard (Danish Theologian and Philosopher) Sřren Kierkegaard Philosophy
1832 Hubert Howe Bancroft (Ohio-born Historian of the American West) Ohio Authors U.S. History Westward Expansion
1846 Henryk Sienkiewicz (Polish Author of Quo Vadis) Henryk Sienkiewicz 1905 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1865 Nellie Bly (Pennsylvania-born Journalist) Nellie Bly Journalism
1890 Christopher Morley (Pennsylvania-born Novelist and Columnist for the Saturday Review: 1924-41) Pennsylvania Authors Journalism
1903 James Beard (Oregon-born Food Writer) Oregon Authors Foods and Nutrition Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1909 Miklós Radnóti (Hungarian Poet) Miklós Radnóti Poetry
1915 Richard Rovere (New Jersey-born Writer for New Yorker Magazine) New Jersey Authors Journalism New Yorker Magazine Writer's Almanac
1920 Amos Tutuola (Nigerian Author) Amos Tutuola
1959 Brian Williams (New York-born Broadcast Journalist) New York Authors Journalism Television Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Américo Paredes (Texas-born Folklorist, Scholar, Educator) Américo Paredes Folktale Educators of Note Latin-American Authors
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1816 The First Published Poem by 20-year-old John Keats Appears in The Examiner John Keats Poetry Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1831 The Detroit Free Press Begins Publication Detroit Media Journalism Historic Firsts Detroit Free Press State of Michigan
1923 In Delaware, the Wilmington Institute Free Library Is Dedicated Wilmington, Delaware Libraries and Reference Resources Wilmington Institute Free Library State of Delaware
1936 Bette Davis Receives the Academy Award for Best Actress for Her Role in Dangerous Bette Davis Actors Film Academy Awards The History Channel
1952 Herman Wouk Is Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for His Novel The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk American Authors 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Caine Mutiny American Collection
Marianne Moore Receives the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems Marianne Moore American Authors Poetry 1952 Pulitzer Prize forPoetry for Collected Poems American Collection
1960 Prison Author, Caryl Chessman, Is Executed by the State of California California Government American Authors Prisons Capital Punishment Death Learn California
1964 Scribner's and Sons Posthumously Publishes Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection

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