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MAY 28

1814 Daniel Reaves Goodloe (North Carolina-born Abolitionist, Author) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Abolition American Authors
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1924 Isabella Leitner (Hungarian Children's Author) Hungarian Authors Young-adult Authors The Holocaust
1953 Debby Atwell (Rhode Island-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Debby Atwell Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1779 Thomas Moore (Irish Poet) Thomas Moore Poetry
1855 Ole Amundsen Buslett (Norwegian-American Author, Journalist) Norwegian Authors Wisconsin Authors Authors Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
1908 Ian Fleming (English Author of the James Bond Novels) Ian Fleming
1911 Randolph Churchill (English Author, Journalist, Politician) English Authors Journalism Politician
1912 Patrick White (Australian Novelist; 1973 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Australian Authors Authors Calendar Writer's Almanac 1973 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1916 Walker Percy (Alabama-born Novelist) Alabama Authors Writer's Almanac
1919 May Swenson (Utah-born Author) Utah Authors Poetry Academy of American Poets Writer's Almanac
1936 Fred Chappell (North Carolina-born Novelist, Poet) North Carolina Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
1940 Maeve Binchy (Irish Novelist) Irish Authors
1958 Jill Marie Watts (California-born Author, Historian) California Authors
1959 Meg Wolitzer (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1843 Noah Webster (Connecticut-born Lexicographer) Noah Webster Dictionaries
1958 Stephen Leacock (Canadian Author) Canadian Authors Authors CBC
1971 Audie Murphy (Texas-born World War II Hero, Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film World War II
1998 Phil Hartman (Canadian Comedian, Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film
2002 Mildred Wirt Benson (Iowa-born Children's Author of Nancy Drew) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
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1867 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Treaty Providing for the Purchase of Alaska From Russia Russia Alaska U.S. Congress Historical World Documents Alaska Historical Society
1902 Owen Wister's The Virginian Is Published Pennsylvania Authors Adult Fiction Westward Expansion Writer's Almanac History Channel
1926 Ernest Hemingway's Book The Torrents of Spring Is Published by Scribner's in New York New York City Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1935 John Steinbeck's First Successful Novel, Tortilla Flat, Is Published New York City John Steinbeck <I>Tortilla Flat</I> American Collection History Channel
1947 Robert Frost's Steeple Bush Is Published by Holt Robert Frost Poetry American Collection

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