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MAY 17

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1929 Eloise Greenfield (North Carolina-born African-American Poet, Children's Author) Eloise Greenfield Primary Children's Authors Poetry African-American Authors
1939 Gary Paulsen (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Gary Paulsen Young-adult Authors
1939 Susan Gold Purdy (New York City-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Foods & Nutrition
1943 Jeanne M. Lee (Vietnamese-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Vietnamese Authors & Illustrators Artists Asian-American Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1869 Cora Mae White Harris (Georgia-born Writer) Georgia Authors University of Georgia
1873 Dorothy Richardson (English Author; Pioneer of Stream of Consciousness) Dorothy Richardson
Henri Barbusse (French Author of Le Feu "Under Fire") French Authors World War I The History Channel
1884 Max Brod (Czech-Israeli Author) Czech Authors & Illustrators Israel Writer's Almanac
1889 Alfonso Reyes (Mexican Author) Alfonso Reyes Hispanic Authors and Illustrators
1914 Stewart Alsop (Connecticut-born Journalist) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1916 Robin Maugham (English Novelist, Playwright, Travel Writer English Authors Plays
1935 Dennis Potter (English Writer) Dennis Potter Television Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1826 John J. Audubon Sails from New Orleans to Seek a Publisher in Europe John J. Audubon New Orleans Birds American Artists Princeton Audubon
1843 The Democratic Review Publishes "The Celestial Road," a Short Story by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1843 The Democratic Review Publishes "The Celestial Road," a Short Story by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Journalism American Collection
1864 President Lincoln Sends a Chippewa Indian Treaty to the Senate U.S. Senate President Abraham Lincoln Chippewa Indians Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Papers
1866 The Atlantic Monthly Concludes "The Bigelow Papers, Second Series," by James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell American Authors The Atlantic American Collection
1881 The English Revised Version of the New Testament (R.V. or E.R.V.) Is Sold in England Great Britain The Bible Religion Concordia
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Chance" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1953 Tennessee Williams' Play Camino Real Opens on Broadway Tennessee Williams Plays Internet Broadway Database

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