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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1860 J.M. Barrie (Scottish Children's Author of Peter Pan) Scottish Writers J.M. Barrie Young-adult Authors
1906 Eleanor Estes (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Eleanor Estes Young-adult Authors
1914 Keith Robertson (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors
1916 William Pene Du Bois (New Jersey-born Children's Author and Illustrator) William Pene Du Bois Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1883 Josť Ortega y Gasset (Spanish Philosopher and Humanist) Spanish Writers Philosophy
1897 Rudolph Fisher (Washington, D.C.-born Author, Physician; Writer of the Harlem Renaissance) Rudolph Fisher Medicine African American Authors
1920 Richard Adams (English Author of Watership Down) English Authors Biography
1921 Mona Van Duyn (Iowa-born Poet) Mona Van Duyn Poetry
1938 Charles Simic (Yugoslavian-born Poet) Charles Simic Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1805 Frederick Schiller (German Poet) Frederick Schiller Authors Poetry
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1754 Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette Publishes First Political Cartoon Benjamin Franklin Political Cartoons Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1862 Henry David Thoreau Is Buried in Concord, Massachusetts Henry David Thoreau American Authors American Collection
1913 The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Is Ratified U.S. Congress 17th Amendment NY Times
U.S. Military Authorities Raid "The Socialist and Labor Star" Newspaper in Huntington, West Virginia Huntington, West Virginia Journalism 1st Amendment West Virginia Archive

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