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MAY 25

1661 Claude Buffier (French Jesuit Philosopher, Historian and Educator) French Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Education
1862 Mariano Abril y Ostaló (Puerto Rican Political, Social Leader, Author) Puerto Rican Political and Social Leaders Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators
1898 Bennett Cerf (New York City-born Publisher, Businessman, Founder of Random House Publishers) New York City Business Leaders Literature Random House
1905 Dorothy Wesley (Virginia-born African-American Librarian) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Libraries African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1917 Robert Froman (Montana-born Children's Author) Montana Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1920 Martha Alexander (Georgia-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1930 Ann McGovern (New York City-born Historical Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors World History
1931 Ivy Ruckman (Nebraska-born Children's Author) Ivy Ruckman Young-adult Authors
1933 Betty Levine (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1938 Joyce Carol Thomas (Oklahoma-born African-American Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors African American Authors
1943 Barbara Bottner (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1945 Adrienne Kennaway (New Zealand Children's Author, Illustrator) New Zealand Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson (Massachusetts-born Poet, Essayist; Important Figure in Transcendentalism) Ralph Waldo Emerson Poetry
1818 Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (Swiss Historical Author) Swiss Authors European History
1879 William Beaverbrook (Canadian-born English Politician, Journalist and Newspaper Proprietor) Canadian Political & Social Leaders English Political & Social Leaders Journalism Politics
1908 Theodore Roethke (Michigan-born Poet: Received 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Theodore Roethke Poetry 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1913 Richard Dimbleby (English Reporter, Pioneering Broadcast Journalist) English Authors Journalism Radio
1927 Robert Ludlum (New York City-born Author) Robert Ludlum
1938 Raymond Carver (Oregon-born Author) Raymond Carver
1949 Jamaica Kincaid (Antiguan African-American Author) Jamaica Kincaid African American Authors & Illustrators
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1844 First Telegraphed News (from Washington, D.C.) Appears in Baltimore's Patriot Maryland Telegraph Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1850 The New Mexico Assembly Completes Its First Constitution, Establishing a U.S.-Style Government and Repudiating Slavery New Mexico Historic U.S. Documents Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
1859 Author/Traveler Bayard Taylor Lectures in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Pennsylvania Authors American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
1867 In Minnesota, the Minneapolis Daily Tribune Is First Published Minneapolis, Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1911 Thomas Mann Visits the Lido in Venice Italy Thomas Mann History Channel
1944 In a London Car Crash, War Correspondent Ernest Hemingway Suffers a Concussion Requiring 57 Stitches Ernest Hemingway American Authors World War II American Collection
1966 Melvin B. Tolson Receives the Annual Poetry Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Missouri Poetry African-American Poets American Academy of Arts and Letters Texas State Historical Association
1977 Chinese Government Removes Ban on Shakespeare China William Shakespeare Cold War History Channel

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