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AUGUST 26

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1922 Patricia Beatty (Oregon-born Children's Author) Patricia Beatty Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1874 Zona Gale (Wisconsin-born Author Awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Wisconsin Authors 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Drama University of Wisconsin Writers Almanac Wisconsin Historical Society
1875 John Buchan (Scottish Author) John Buchan
1885 Jules Romains (French Novelist, Dramatist, Poet) French Authors Poetry Plays
1903 Caroline Miller (Georgia-born Novelist; Received the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for Literature) Georgia Authors & Illustrators 1934  Pulitzer Prize for Literature University of Georgia
1904 Christopher (William) Isherwood (English Novelist, Playwright) Chistopher (William) Isherwood Plays
1914 Julio Cortázar (Argentine Novelist) Julio Cortázar
1921 Ben Bradlee (Massachusetts-born Editor of the Washington Post) Ben Bradlee Journalism Watergate Investigation
1949 Thomas Cockrell (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors U.S. History
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1635 Lope do Vega (Spanish Poet, Dramatist) Spanish Authors Poetry Plays Chambers Book of Days
1910 William James (New York City-born Philosopher) William James Philosophy
1930 Lon Chaney (Colorado-born Actor) Colorado Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1973 Mercedes Negrón Muńoz (Clara Lair: Puerto Rican Poet, Author)) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Poetry Latin-American Authors & Illustrators
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1838 Ralph Waldo Emerson Meets Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle Ralph Waldo Emerson Authors History Channel
1884 Ottmar Mergenthaler Receives First U.S. Patent for Linotype Typesetting Machine German Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Journalism Historic Firsts Patent 304272
1920 19th Amendment Goes into Effect Giving Women the Right to Vote 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting Writer's Almanac History Channel New York Times Court TV HistoryLink
1946 Harcourt, Brace Publishes First American Edition of George Orwell's Animal Farm George Orwell Animal Farm Charles' George Orwell Links

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