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MAY 23

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1898 Scott O'Dell (California-born Children's Author) Scott O'Dell Young-adult Authors
1918 Oliver Butterworth (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut  Authors Primary Children's Authors
1921 James Blish (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors Gene Roddenberry Young-adult Authors
1935 Susan Cooper (English Children's Author) Susan Cooper Young-adult Authors
1936 Peter Parnall (New York-born Illustrator) New York Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists
1938 Merle Peek (Colorado-born Children's Author/Illustrator) Colorado Primary Children's Authors Artists
1941 Brenda Seabrooke (Florida-born Children's Author) Florida Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Margaret Wise Brown (New York City-born Children's Author) Margaret Wise Brown Primary Children's Authors
1951 Jeanne Titherington (Maine-born Children's Author/Illustrator) Maine Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists HarperCollins
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1799 Thomas Hood (English Poet, Humorist, Editor) English Writers Poetry Writer's Almanac
1810 Margaret Fuller (Massachusetts-born Writer, Journalist) Margaret Fuller Journalism
1891 Par Lagerkvist (Swedish Novelist, Poet, Dramatist; 1951 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Par Lagerkvist Poetry 1951 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1914 Celestine Sibley (Florida-born Writer, Columnist for the Atlanta Constitution) Florida Authors and Writers Atlanta Constitution University of Georgia
1947 Jane Kenyon (Michigan-born Poet) Jane Kenyon Donald Hall Poetry
1958 Mitch Albom (Pennsylvania-born Writer: Tuesdays with Morrie) Mitch Albom
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1906 Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian Playwright Henrik Ibsen Plays
1981 George Jessel (New York City-born Performing Artist) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Radio Television
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1788 South Carolina Is the 8th State to Ratify the U.S. Constitution South Carolina U.S. Constitution U.S. Constitution Online New York Times
1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne is Buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors Sleepy Hollow Cemetery American Collection
1895 Astor & Lenox Libraries Merge to Form the New York Public Library New York City New York Public Library New York Public Library
1911 New York Public Library Is Dedicated after 16 Years of Construction New York City New York Public Library Library of Congress Writer's Almanac The History Channel
1921 Shuffle Along Opens at New York City's 63rd Street Music Hall New York City Musical Theater African-American Studies Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1934 Ernest Hemingway Catches the Largest Atlantic Sailfish Ever Taken on Rod and Reel (9'2", 119.5 lbs) Ernest Hemingway American Authors Fish American Collection
1992 U.S. & Four Former USSR Republics Sign Missile Reduction Treaty The Soviet Union Historic Documents Nuclear Weapons Cold War Arms Control Association New York Times
2004 Seattle's New Central Public Library Opens Seattle, Washington Libraries Seattle Public Library History Link

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