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1835 Edward Porter Alexander (Georgia-born Confederate Military Strategist, Businessman, and Historian) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Authors University of Georgia
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1905 Ruth Arthur (Scottish Children's Author) Scottish Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young Adult Authors
1934 Sheila Greenwald (New York City-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Sheila Greenwald Primary Children's Authors Young Adult Authors American Artists
Ann Schlee (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Young Adult Authors
1954 Lisbeth Zwerger (Austrian Children's Author and Illustrator) Lisbeth Zwerger Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1799 Aleksandr Pushkin (Russian Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Short-Story Writer) Aleksandr Pushkin Poetry
1895 Salo Wittmayer Baron (Austrian-born American Historian) Austrian Authors World History
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1825 Samuel Pepys (British Diarist) Samuel Pepys Authors
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1521 Edict of Worms Declares Martin Luther an Outlaw and Bans His Writings Martin Luther Diet of Worms Writer's Almanac Concordia
1827 Edgar Allan Poe Enlists in the United States Army under the Name Edgar A. Perry Edgar Allan Poe American Authors American Collection
1861 Author and Naturalist Henry David Thoreau Arrives in St. Paul, Minnesota for Two Weeks Exploring Local Flora and Fauna St. Paul, Minnesota Henry David Thoreau American Authors Botany Minesota Historical Society
1879 Afghans Sign Treaty of Gandamak Giving British Control of Khyber Pass Great Britain Afghanistan Historic World Documents Khyber Gateway
1897 Bram Stoker's Novel, Dracula, Goes on Sale in London Bram Stoker Authors Literature The History Channel
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty Is Signed, Providing for Collaboration During and After WWII Great Britain Soviet Union World War II Historic World Documents BBC

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