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MAY 10

Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1894 Amabel Williams-Ellis (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1917 Monica Dickens (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1918 Virginia Meachum (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1919 Palmer Brown (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1922 John Rowe Townsend (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1947 Bruce McMillan (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Photographer)  Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Photography
Caroline B. Cooney (Connecticut-born Children's Author)  Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1953 Christopher Paul Curtis (Michigan-born African-American Children's Author) Christopher Paul Curtis Young-adult Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1838 Sandra Marķa Esteves (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1841 James Gordon Bennett Jr. (New York City-born Publisher)  New York City Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1898 Ariel Durant (Russian-American co-Author of "The Story of Civilization) Ariel Durant World History 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Rousseau and Revolution
1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford (English Author)  Barbara Taylor Bradford
1936 Jayne Cortez (Arizona-born African-American Hispanic Poet) Jayne Cortez Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators
1937 Arthur Kopit (New York City-born Playwright) Arthur Kopit Plays
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1904 Henry Morton Stanley (Welsh Explorer, Missionary to Africa and Newspaper Correspondent ) Henry Morton Stanley Africa Explorers Religion Journalism
1977 Joan Crawford (Texas-born Actress) Joan Crawford Actress Film
1990 Walker Percy (Alabama-born Novelist; Received the 1961 National Book Award for Fiction for "The Moviegoer") Alabama Authors American Authors Mississippi Writers
1522 Martin Luther Publishes the First Part of His German New Testament Translation Martin Luther The Bible World Languages Concordia
1749 The 10th and Final Volume of Henry Fielding's Novel Tom Jones Is Published Henry Fielding Authors History Channel
1871 Treaty of Frankfurt am Main Ends Franco-Prussian War German Government European History Historic World Documents History Channel
1889 Actor's Insults Incite Riot at NYC Astor Place Opera House: 22 Die New York City Stage and Theater Death History Place
1893 Texas Woman's Press Association and the Texas Equal Rights Association Are Formed Texas Women Journalism Women's Suffrage Texas State Historical Association
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "The Cobbler" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers
1927 In Paris, Ernest Hemingway Marries His Second Wife, a Fashion Writer for Vogue Paris, France Ernest Hemingway American Authors Journalism American Collection

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