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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1873 Will David Howe (Indiana-born Publisher of Howe Readers for Elementary Schools) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Education Butler University (pdf)
1937 Virginia Euwer Wolff (Oregon-born Children's Author) Oregon Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1944 Sherley Anne Williams (California-born African-American Poet and Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Poetry Notable African Americans
1959 Lane Smith (Oklahoma-born Children's Author and Illustrator) Lane Smith Young-adult Authors American Artists
1836 Bret Harte (New York-born Author) Bret Harte
1850 Bill Nye (Maine-born Journalist and Humorist) Bill Nye Journalism
1921 Brian Moore (Irish Author) Irish Authors
1935 Charles Wright (Tennessee-born Poet) Charles Wright Poetry
1938 Frederick Forsyth (English Journalist and Novelist: The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1949 Martin Amis (English Novelist) Martin Amis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1900 Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher) Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophy
1984 Truman Capote (New Orleans-born Author: "In Cold Blood") Truman Capote American Authors Awarded 1967 Emmy for Christmas Memory
1746 Abenaki Indians Murder of Two Families Inspires Lucy Terry's Poem "Bars Fight" Massachusetts Poetry African American History Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1980 42nd Street Premieres at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City New York City Plays American Musicals Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database

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