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MAY 22

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1933 Arnold Lobel (Los Angeles-born Children's Author & Illustrator) Arnold Lobel Young-adult Authors American Artists
1946 Ruth Young (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1841 Catulle Mendes (French Poet, Playwright, Novelist) French Writers
1859 Arthur Conan Doyle (Scottish Short Story Writer, Author of the Sherlock Holmes Novels) Arthur Conan Doyle
1891 Johannes Becher (German Poet, Critic, Editor) German Writers
1892 José P. H. "Peache" Hernández (Puerto Rican Pharmacist, Musician, Poet) Puerto Rico Hispanic Heritage
1914 Vance (Oakley) Packard (California-born Journalist and Social Critic) California Authors Journalism Writer's Almanac
1927 Peter Matthiessen (New York City-born Author) Peter Matthiessen
1934 Garry Wills (Georgia-born Author) Garry Wills
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Langston Hughes (Missouri-born African-American Poet) Langston Hughes Poetry Notable African Americans
1911 The Carlos Villalongín Dramatic Company Opens at the Teatro Aurora in San Antonio San Antonio, Texas Stage and Theater Hispanic Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1945 Kurt Vonnegut Receives the Purple Heart for His Time as a German Prisoner of War Kurt Vonnegut American Authors World War II American Collection
1955 Last Episode (#925) of the Jack Benny Radio Show Airs Jack Benny Radio Jack Benny Radio Archives
1966 Bill Cosby Is the First African-American to Receive the Best Actor Emmy Bill Cosby The Emmy African American History Historic Firsts History Channel African American Registry
1992 The Final Tonight Show with Johnny Carson Airs Johnny Carson Television New York Times

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