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1817 Debendranath Tagore (Indian Hindu Philosopher, Religious Reformer) India Hinduism Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1856 L. Frank Baum (New York-born Author of "The Wizard of Oz") L. Frank Baum Author of the Wizard of Oz
1891 Florence Crannell Means (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1893 Constance Buel Burnett (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1906 Ellen MacGregor (Maryland-born Children's Author) Maryland Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1931 Norma Fox Mazer (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1935 Richard Lewis (New York City-born Poet and Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1936 Paul Zindel (New York City-born Playwright and Children's Author) Paul Zindel Young-adult Authors Plays
1938 Nancy Garden (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1950 G. Clifton Wisler (Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1803 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (English Novelist) English Authors
1862 Arthur Schnitzler (Austrian Playwright and Novelist) Austria Plays
1887 Edwin Muir (Scottish Poet, Literary Critic and Translator) Scottish Writers Poetry
1890 Katherine Anne Porter (Texas-born Short Story Writer and Novelist) Katherine Anne Porter
1904 Clifton Fadiman (New York City-born Author and Editor) New York City Authors
1911 Max Frisch (Swiss Author) Swiss Authors
1926 Anthony & Peter Shaffer (English Playwrights) British Authors Plays
1930 María Irene Fornés (Cuban-American Playwright) María Irene Fornés Plays Latin-American Authors
1947 Wyatt Prunty (Tennessee-born Poet) Tennessee Authors Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1886 Emily Dickinson (Massachusetts-born Poet) Emily Dickinson Poetry
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1851 Nathaniel Hawthorne's Short Story "Ethan Brand: A Chapter from an Abortive Romance," Is Published Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1896 The Miami Metropolis, the Forerunner of the Miami News, Is Founded Florida Media Journalism The Miami News Florida Historical Society
1911 Seattle, Washington's Orpheum Theatre Opens Seattle, Washington Stage & Theater Film History Link
1923 Chip Woman's Fortune Is the First Dramatic Play by an African-American Author to be Performed on Broadway New York City Stage & Theater African American History Historic First Internet Broadway Database
Carroll John Daly Introduces the Hard-boiled Detective Genre in Black Mask Magazine New York Authors American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection

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