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AUGUST 19

1858 E(dith) Nesbit (English Children's Author) Edith Nesbit Young-adult Authors
1932 Barbara Wersba (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1938 Vicki Cobb (New York City-born Children's Author) Vicki Cobb Young-adult Authors Science Official Website
1947 T.A. Dyer (Oregon-born Children's Author) Oregon Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1902 Ogden Nash (New York-born Poet) Ogden Nash Poetry
1903 James Gould Cozzens (Chicago-born Novelist) James Gould Cozzens
1909 Jerzy Andrzejewski (Polish Author, Political Dissident) Jerzy Andrzejewski
1915 Ring Lardner, Jr. (Chicago-born Screenwriter) Ring Lardner, Jr. Film McCarthyism: Red Scare
1919 Malcolm Forbes (New York City-born Publisher of "Forbes" Magazine) Malcom Forbes Business & Economics Journalism
1921 Gene Roddenberry (Texas-born Science Fiction Author of Star Trek) Gene Roddenberry Space & Astronomy
1957 Li-Young Lee (Indonesian Poet) Indonesian Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1662 Blaise Pascal (French Mathematician, Scientist, Philosopher) Blaise Pascal Scientists & Mathematicians Philosophers
14 Caesar Augustus (Roman Emperor) The Roman Empire Concordia Historical Institute
1936 Federcio Garcia Lorca (Spanish Poet, Playwright Killed by Assassination) Federcio Garcia Lorca Spanish Civil War Death Writer's Almanac
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1848 The New York Herald Reports the Discovery of Gold in California California Gold Journalism History Channel
1919 HOSTESS Trademark Is Registered by William B. Ward Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Hostess U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1929 "Amos 'n' Andy" Comedy Radio Show Debuts on NBC Radio African-American History New York Times