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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
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
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
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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