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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1920 Christopher Robin (English Son of A.A. Milne) A.A. Milne Primary Children's Authors
1929 X. J. Kennedy (New Jersey-born Poet, Children's Author) X. J. Kennedy Primary Children's Authors Poetry
1948 Sharon Mills Draper (Ohio-born African-American Children's Author) Sharon Mills Draper Children's Literature Famous African Americans
1953 Arthur Yorinks (New York City-born Children's Author) Arthur Yorinks Children's Literature
1954 Claudia Mills (New York-born Children's Author) Claudia Mills Young-adult Authors
1854 Frank Munsey (Maine-born Newspaper and Magazine Publisher) Maine Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1896 Roark Bradford (Tennessee-born Novelist and Short-Story Writer) Roark Bradford
1935 Mart Crowley (Mississippi-born Playwright and Screenwriter) Mississippi Authors Plays Film The Internet Movie Database
1937 Robert Stone (New York City-born Novelist) Robert Stone
1951 Harry Smith (Illinois-born Broadcast Journalist) Harry Smith Broadcast Journalism
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1910 Sara Estela Ramírez (Texas-born Poet and Political Leader) Sara Estela Ramírez Poetry Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1978 Rhys Davies (Welsh Author) Welsh Authors Authors
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1869 "A Day at Niagara" by Mark Twain Appears in the Buffalo Express New York Mark Twain Journalism American Collection