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1886 Paul Tillich (German Philosopher, Theologian) Paul Tillich Philosophy Theologians and Religious Leaders
1921 Belinda Hurmence (Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors Young-Adult Authors African-American History
1933 Sue Alexander (Arizona-born Children's Author) Sue Alexander Primary Authors
1591 Robert Herrick (English Poet) Robert Herrick Poetry
1881 Edgar Guest (English-American Poetry) Edgar Guest Poetry
1890 H.P. Lovecraft (Rhode Island-born Gothic Horror Author) H.P. Lovecraft
1901 Salvatore Quasimodo (Italian Poet, Critic, Translator; 1959 Nobel Laureate in Literature) Salvatore Quasimodo Poetry 1959 Nobel Laureate in Literature
1918 Jacqueline Susann (Pennsylvania-born Novelist) Jacqueline Susann
1919 Walter Bernstein (New York City-born Screenwriter) Walter Bernstein McCarthyism Film Television
1946 Connie Chung (Washington, D.C.-born Asian-American Broadcast Journalist) Connie Chung Journalism Television Asian-American Heritage
1948 Heather McHugh (California-born Poet) California Authors Poetry Academy of American Poets Writer's Almanac
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1862 Horace Greeley Publishes Editorial Calling for Emancipation of All Slaves Horace Greeley Slavery Journalism Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation History Channel
1864 The First Edition of the Union, Predecessor of the Florida Times-Union, Is Published as a "War News" Sheet Florida Media American Civil War Journalism Historic Firsts Times Union Florida Historical Society
1900 A Gift from the Grave by Edith Wharton Is Published by John Murray, London Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1909 Playwrights Bernard Shaw and Thomas Hardy Appear Before a London Commons Committee Seeking Freedom from Stage Censorship London, England British Authors Plays Law Theatre History
1920 The Detroit News Completes the Installation of a Radio Transmitter for Commercial Radio Broadcast (WWJ) Detroit Media The Detroit News Radio History of Technology Historic Firsts WWJ Early Radio History
1971 FBI Begins Investigation of Daniel Schorr for Criticizing Vietnam War Daniel Schorr Vietnam War Journalism First Amendment of the Constitution Federal Bureau of Investigation
1994 Real Change Social Advocacy Newspaper Begins Publication in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Journalism Real Change HistoryLink