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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1905 Esther Wood Brady (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors Young Adult Authors
1922 Howard Zinn (New York City-born Science Historian, Educator) Howard Zinn U.S. History Educators of Note
1943 Dean Hughes (Utah-born Children's Author) Dean Hughes Young Adult Authors Sports
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1872 Max Beerbohm (English Caricaturist and Writer) English Artists Artists Authors
1890 Jean Rhys (Dominican-born English Novelist) Jean Rhys English Authors
1898 Malcolm Cowley (Pennsylvania-born Literary Editor of The New Republic: 1929-44) Malcolm Cowley The New Republic
1899 Jorge Luis Borges (Argentine Poet, Essayist and Short Story Writer) Jorge Luis Borges Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1903 Charles H. Smith (Georgia-born Journalist, Humorist) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Journalism University of Georgia
1915 Alice B. Sheldon (Chicago-born Science Fiction Author Published as James Tiptree, Jr.) Alice B. Sheldon
1936 A.S. Byatt (English Novelist) A.S. Byatt
1951 Oscar Hijuelos (New York City-born Hispanic Author: "1990 Pulitzer Prize for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love") Oscar Hijuelos Hispanic Authors & Illustrators 1990 Pulitzer Prize for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Official Website
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1978 Kathleen Kenyon (English Religious Historian and Archaeologist) Kathleen Kenyon Archaeology & Anthropology Authors Religious History
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1465 Gutenberg Bible Is Bound As First Complete Book Printed with Movable Type Germany Bible Firsts Concordia Historical Institute
1827 The Mechanics Gazette, America's First Labor Newspaper, Is Published Labor Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel

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