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MAY 27

1890 Vivian Harsh (The First African-American Professional Librarian in the Chicago Public Library System) Chicago Political and Social Leaders Libraries African-American Political and Social Leaders Chicago Public Library African American Registry
1907 Rachel Carson (Pennsylvania-born Environmentalist, Author of "Silent Spring") Rachel Carson Earth and Environmental Science American Authors
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1927 M.E. Kerr (New York-born Children's Author) M.E. Kerr Young-adult Authors
1934 Lynn Sweat (Louisiana-born Children's Author) Louisiana Authors Young Adult Authors American Artists & Illustrators Brief Biographies
1944 Garnet Nelson Jackson (Louisiana-born African-American Educator, Poet, Children's Author) Louisiana Authors Educators of Note Young Adult Authors Poetry African American Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1819 Julia Ward Howe (New York City-born Author, Lyricist of the Battle Hymn of the Republic) Julia Ward Howe The Battle Hymn of the Republic American Civil War
1894 Louis-Ferdinand Céline (French Novelist) Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Dashiell Hammett (Maryland-born Novelist, Mystery Writer of "The Maltese Falcon," "The Thin Man") Dashiell Hammett
1912 John Cheever (Massachusetts-born Novelist, Short Story Writer Awarded the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) John Cheever 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1915 Herman Wouk (New York City-born Novelist of "The Caine Mutiny," "The Winds of War," "War and Remembrance" Herman Wouk War
1925 Tony Hillerman (Oklahoma-born Mystery Novelist) Tony Hillerman
1930 John Barth (Maryland-born Novelist) John Barth
1932 Linda Pastan (New York City-born Poet) Linda Pastan Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1941 Richard Wright's Signed Appeal Against American Intervention in the War Appears in the New Masses Richard Wright American Authors World War II African-American Authors American Collection
1994 Nobel Author, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Returns to Russia After a 20-Year Exile Alexandr Solzhenitsyn The Cold War 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature BBC The History Channel

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