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1740 John Penn (Virginia-born Signer of Declaration of Independence From North Carolina) Virginia Political and Social Leaders North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Declaration of  Independence
1812 Martin R. Delany (West Virginia-born African-American Military Leader, Rights Advocate, Journalist) Martin R. Delany American Military Leaders Rights Journalism African American Military Figures)
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1914 Randall Jarrell (Tennessee-born Poet Children's Author) Tennessee Authors Poetry Primary Children Authors Academy of American Poets University of Illinois University of North Carolina Greensboro Writer's Almanac
1931 Judy Delton (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Minnesota Authors Young-adult Authors
1933 Malcolm J. Bosse, Jr. (Detroit-born Children's Author) Detroit Authors Young-adult Authors
1935 Ted Lewin (New York-born Children's Author) Ted Lewin Young-adult Authors
1937 Susan Terris (Missouri-born Children's Author) Susan Terris Young-adult Authors Poetry
1942 Giulio Maestro (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Children Authors Artists Official Web Site
1955 Barbara McClintock (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children Authors Artists Visiting Authors
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1868 Gaston Leroux (French Crime and Mystery Writer) Paris Writers
1889 Stanley Morison (English Publisher, Typographer) English Authors Journalism
1915 Theodore White (Massachusetts-born Historian, Journalist, Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Journalism
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1862 Henry David Thoreau (Massachusetts-born Philosopher, Author) Henry David Thoreau Philosopher Writer
1902 Bret Harte (New York-born Author) Bret Harte Writer Poetry
1919 L. Frank Baum (New York-born Children's Author) L. Frank Baum Young-adult Authors
1936 Hugh Fitzgerald (South Carolina-born Texas Journalist) South Carolina Authors Texas Authors Journalism Texas State Historical Association
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1789 A Constitutional Convention Meeting in Augusta, Georgia Ratifies a New State Constitution Georgia Government Historic U.S. Docuements University of Georgia
1940 John Steinbeck Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck American Authors Pulitzer Prize American Collection The History Channel
1942 William Faulkner Publishes "The Bear" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1945 Axis Sally Makes Her Final Propaganda Broadcast to Allied Troops World War II Radio Propaganda History Net
1957 A Pulitzer Prize Is Won by Eugene O'Neill for Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O'Neill American Authors Pulitzer Prize American Collection
1960 President Eisenhower Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 Dwight Eisenhower Civil Rights Historic U.S. Documents African-American Heritage African American Registry
1996 South African President, Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique President, Joaquim Chissano, Sign an Agreement on Farming and Investments Nelson Mandela Mozambique Political and Social Leaders Farming and Agriculture Economics Historic Documents South African History

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