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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1839 Mary L. Molesworth (English Children's Author) English Authors
1906 T.H. White (English Novelist, Children's Author) T.H. White Young-adult Authors
1922 Eleanor Coerr (Canadian Children's Author) Eleanor Coerr Young-adult Authors
1924 Lila McGinnis (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1928 Willo Davis Roberts (Michigan-born Children's Author) Willo Davis Roberts Young-adult Authors
1938 Brock Cole (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists James Madison University Educational Paperback
1949 Andrew Clements (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
1964 Stephen T. Johnson (Wisconsin-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Art and Ideas Richard Solomon Lawrence Arts Center
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1874 G.K. Chesterton (English Novelist, Essayist ) English Authors The American Chesteron Society Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1880 Oswald Spengler (German Philosopher) Germany Writers Philosophy
1892 Alfonsina Storni (Argentinian Poet) Alfonsina Storni Poetry
1933 Abdelrahman Munif (Jordanian Novelist, Economist) Jordan Economics
1943 Melvin Dixon (Connecticut-born African-American Poet, Educator) Connecticut Authors African American Authors Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1942 John Barrymore (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film
1979 Mary Pickford (Canadian Actress) Mary Pickford Actors Film
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1836 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Treaty of New Echota U.S. Senate Cherokee Indians Historic U.S. Documents North Georgia University of Georgia
1886 The First Advertisement for Coca-Cola Appears in the Atlanta Journal Coca-Cola Journalism Propaganda Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1895 The First Free Public Library Is Approved for Oshkosh, Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wisconsin Libraries Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1897 The St. Paul Dispatch Runs a Photograph of the First Automobile in the Twin Cities St. Paul, Minnesota Journalism Photography Minnesota Historical Society
1901 Booker T. Washington Petitions for African-American Representation in the Alabama Constitutional Convention Alabama Government Booker T. Washngton Historic U.S. Documents Alabama State Archives
1925 Richard Wright Graduates as Class Valedictorian from Smith Robertson Junior High School, in Jackson, Mississippi Richard Wright American Authors Jackson Public Schools African-American Authors Mississippi Writers Page
1937 "Mr. Malone," a Story by Thomas Wolfe, Appears in The New Yorker Thomas Wolfe American Authors The New Yorker American Collection
1941 Roxy Theatre Opens in Bremerton, Washington Bremerton, Washington Stage and Theater HistoryLink
1975 The Florida Senate Approves the Play The Cross and the Sword as the State's Official Play Florida Government Plays Florida State Archive

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