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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1911 Virginia Haviland (New York-born Librarian, Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Libraries
1928 Janet Bruce Winn (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Brenda Seabrook (Georgia-born Children's Author) Georgia Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C.
1943 Beverley Naidoo (South African Children's Author) Beverley Naidoo Young-adult Authors
1955 Erica Silverman (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
427 B.C. Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher) Plato Philosophy
1688 Alexander Pope (English Poet, Satirist) Alexander Pope Poetry
1901 Regina Anderson (Chicago-born African-American Librarian, Playwright, Arts Advocate: a Leader of the Harlem Renaissance ) Chicago Authors Harlem Renaissance Libraries Plays African-American Authors African American Registry
1916 Harold Robbins (New York City-born Novelist) Harold Robbins
1926 Robert Creeley (Massachusetts-born Poet, Novelist, Editor, Teacher) Robert Creeley Poetry Education
1944 Janet Dailey (Iowa-born Novelist) Iowa Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1853 José Martí (Cuban Poet, Revolutionary) José Martí Poetry
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1733 In Georgia, Oglethorpe's Colonists Sign the Treaty of Savannah with the Nation of the Lower Creeks Georgia Colonial Georgia Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1833 In Massachusetts, the Mashpee Indians of Cape Cod Sign a Declaration of Independence Demanding Self-Governance Cape Cod, Massachusetts Mashpee Indians Historic U.S. Documents Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1864 President Lincoln Lifts Ban on Publication of New York Newspapers "World" and "Journal of Commerce" New York City President Abraham Lincoln Journalism First Amendment American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1882 Mark Twain Visits St. Paul, Minnesota While Compiling Research for His Book Life on the Mississippi St. Paul, Minnesota Mark Twain Ameerican Authors Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
1901 Constitutional Convention Assembles in Montgomery to Write Alabama's Sixth Constitution Montgomery, Alabama Historic U.S. Documents Alabama Archives
1910 French Author Colette Begins to Publish Her Novel The Vagabond in Serial Form French Authors Authors History Channel
1959 The Musical ''Gypsy'' Opens on Broadway New York City Stage and Theater Historic Firsts The Internet Broadway Database
1984 The Movie "The Natural," Based on the Book by Bernard Malamud, Is Copyrighted Trademarks and Copyrights Film Internet Movie Database USPTO

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