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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1892 Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (Maryland-born Children's Author: Awarded the 1933 Newbery Medal) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors China Awarded 1933 Newbery Medal for Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
1942 Paula Taylor (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1947 Diane deGroat (New Jersey-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Diane deGroat Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1962 Candace Fleming (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1850 Henry Grady (Georgia-born Journalist: Namesake of Grady County, Georgia) Georgia Authors Journalism University of Georgia
1855 Arthur Wing Pinero (English Playwright) Arthur Wing Pinero Plays
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov (Russian-American Poet; 1965 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Russian Authors & Illustrators 1965 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1928 William Trevor (Irish Novelist, Short Story Writer, Playwright) William Trevor Plays
1940 Joseph Brodsky (Russian-American Poet; 1987 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Joseph Brodsky Poetry 1987 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1963 Michael Chabon (Washington, D.C.-born Novelist) Washington, D.C. Authors Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1543 Copernicus's The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies Is Published Nicolaus Copernicus Solar System Fordham University
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Sunset," in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1958 United Press and International News Service Merge to Form UPI Journalism Business United Press International New York Times
1962 William Faulkner Accepts the Gold Medal for Fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters William Faulkner American Authors National Institute of Arts and Letters American Collection

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