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MAY 13

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1938 Francine Pascal (New York City-born Children's Author) Francine Pascal Young-adult Author
Norma Klein (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Young-adult Author
1942 Bernadette Watts (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Artists Rutgers University
1960 Jennifer Bryant (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author Young-adult Author
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1840 Alphonse Daudet (French Novelist) French Writers
1907 Daphne du Maurier (English Novelist) English Writers Authors' Calendar The History Channel Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1937 Roger Zelazny (Ohio-born Science Fiction Writer) Ohio Writers
1940 Bruce Chatwin (English Novelist, Travel Writer) English Writers Writer's Almanac
1944 Armistead Maupin (Washington, D.C.-born Novelist) Washington, D.C. Writers Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1921 George Washington Daniels (Texas-born African-American Author) Texas Authors American Authors Slavery American Civil War African-American Authors Texas State Historical Association
1953 Anthony Klinkner (Iowa's First Poet Laureate) Iowa Authors Poetry
1961 Gary Cooper (Montana-born Actor) Montana Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
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1798 A Convention Meeting at Louisville, Georgia Adopts a New State Constitution Louisville, Georgia Historic U.S. Documents Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1913 Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Marquette, Michigan to Confront a Newpaper Editor Who Publicly Called the Former President a Drunk and a Liar Marquette, Michigan President Theodore Roosevelt Journalism State of Michigan
1927 Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton Is Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1954 Pajama Game Debuts on Broadway New York City Labor Internet Broadway Database
1958 VELCRO is Trademarked Inventions Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks Velcro U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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