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1898 Norman Vincent Peale (Ohio-born Religious Leader) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians American Authors Biography.com
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1893 Elizabeth Coatsworth (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Primary Children's Authors
1913 Alfred H. Tamarin (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors
1914 Jay Williams (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors
1918 Madeleine A. Polland (Irish Children's Historical Novelist) Irish Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors
1925 Harry Mazer (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors
1940 Ron Goor (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author, Illustrator, Photographer) Washington, D.C. Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors American Artists Photography
1944 Elaine Moore (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Children's Authors Primary Children's Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors The Children's Book Guild
1960 Will Hillenbrand (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Ohio Children's Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site The Bulletin
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1819 Walt Whitman (New York-born Poet, Journalist, Essayist) Walt Whitman American Authors Poetry
1939 Al Young (Mississippi-born African-American Novelist) Mississippi Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1855 Charlotte Brontė (English Novelist) Charlotte Bronte British Authors
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1669 Samuel Pepys Makes the Final Entry in His Diary Samuel Pepys Authors Writer's Almanac
1759 Pennsylvania Outlaws the Performance of Plays in Response to Religious Groups Who Consider Theatrical Performances Immoral Pennsylvania Government Stage and Theater Religion Laws and Legal Resources History Channel
1783 The Lower Creeks Sign the Treaty of Augusta Ceding Lands between Georgia's Ogeechee and Oconee Rivers Georgia Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "The Kid Learns" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors Times-Picayune Mississippi Writer's Project
1941 William Faulkner Publishes "The Tall Men" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writer's Project
1957 Playwright Arthur Miller Is Convicted of Contempt of Congress for Refusing to Reveal Names of Alleged Communist Writers Arthur Miller U.S. Congress American Authors McCarthyism BBC

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