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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1904 Louise Fatio (Swiss Children's Author) Louise Fatio Primary Authors
1934 Sonia Levitin (German-born Children's Author) Sonia Levitin Young-adult Authors Official Website
1938 Joan Carris (Ohio-born Children's Author) Joan Carris Young-adult Authors Official Website
1944 Paula Danziger (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author) Paula Danziger Young-adult Authors Who Am I?
1949 Nicola Bayley (Singapore Children's Author, Illustrator) Nicola Bayley Primary Authors Artists
Authors
1918 Elsa Morante (Italian Author) Elsa Morante Adult Authors
1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet (French Author) Alain Robbe-Grillet Adult Authors
1925 Brian Aldiss (English Science Fiction Writer) Brian Aldiss Official Website Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1821 Pensacola, Florida's First Newspaper, The Floridian Is Established Florida Journalism Florida Historical Society
1896 Adolph Ochs Purchases Controlling Interest of Struggling NY Times for $75,000 New York City Journalism Business & Economics NY Times
1958 Vladimir Nabokov's Novel Lolita Is Published Vladimir Nabokov Adult Fiction History Channel
1996 San Jose Mercury Links CIA to Nicaraguan Contra Drugs Brought to Black LA Los Angeles Iran-Contra Scandal CIA Journalism Illegal Drugs African-American Studies PBS