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MAY 18

1872 Bertrand Russell (Welsh-born Philosopher, Mathematician; 1950 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Bertrand Russell Mathematics Philosophy 1950 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1907 Irene Hunt (Illinois-born Children's Author Awarded the 1967 Newberry Medal) Irene Hunt Young-adult Authors 1967 Newbery Medal for Up a Road Slowly
1925 Lillian Hoban (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1927 Gloria D. Miklowitz (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1936 David Rees (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1943 Barbara Ann Porte (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1948 Ron Hirschi (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington State Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Animals Trees
1951 Colin McNaughton (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1952 Diane Duane (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Diane Duane Young-adult Authors Television
1954 Ken Mochizuki (Washington-born Asian-American Children's Author) Washington State Authors Young-adult Authors Baseball Asian-American Authors & Illustrators
Deborah Guarino (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1959 Debbie Dadey (Kentucky-born Children's Author) Kentucky Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1889 Gunnar Gunnarsson (Icelandic Author) Gunnar Gunnarsson
1911 Michael Berry Hartwell (Welsh-born Editor of Britain's Daily Telegraph: 1954-87) Welsh Authors and Writers Journalism The Daily Telegraph
1921 Patrick Dennis (Illinois-born Author) Patrick Dennis
1931 Barbara Goldsmith (New York City-born Biographer, Novelist) New York City Authors
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1799 Pierre Beaumarchais (French Author, Playwright) French Authors Plays Opera
1958 Louis Begeman (Indiana-born Physicist, Author) Indiana Scientists & Mathematicans Physics Electrons American Authors
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery (Los Angeles-born Actress: Samantha on "Bewitched") Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Bewitched History Channel
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1593 Thomas Kyd's Accusations Lead to Arrest Warrant for Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe Thomas Kyd Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1897 A Public Reading of Bram Stoker's New Novel ''Dracula'' Is Staged in London. London Bram Stoker Authors New York Times
1937 Ernest Hemingway Returns to the U.S. after 45 Days in Spain During the Civil War There Spain Ernest Hemingway American Authors Spanish Civil War American Collection
1953 James Baldwin's First Novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Is Published James Baldwin American Authors African-American Authors American Collection
1988 Raymond Carver Is Inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Raymond Carver American Authors American Academy of Arts and Letters American Collection

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