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1852 John Neville Keynes (English Philosopher and Economist) English Mathematicians and Scientists Economics Philosophy
1905 Sanford Meisner (New York City-born Acting Instructor) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Education Internet Movie Database
1935 Eldridge Cleaver (Arkansas-born African-American Rights Advocate and Author: Soul on Ice) Eldridge Cleaver U.S. Civil Rights Movement American Authors African-American Political & Social Leaders
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1903 Elizabeth Sechrist (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors
1939 Dennis Lee (Canadian Poet, Children's Author) Canadian Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Poetry
1940 Deborah Kogan Ray (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Deborah Kogan Ray Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1812 William Thompson (Ohio-born Journalist) Ohio Authors Georgia Journalism University of Georgia
1885 DuBose Heyward (South Carolina-born African-American Dramatist, Novelist and Poet) South Carolina Authors Poetry African American Registry
1905 Dore Schary (New Jersey-born Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer and Director) New Jersey Authors Filmmakers Plays
1907 William Shawn (Chicago-born Editor of New Yorker Magazine: 1952-1987) William Shawn Journalism New Yorker
1908 William Saroyan (California-born Novelist and Playwright) William Saroyan Plays
1916 Daniel Schorr (New York-born Journalist) Daniel Schorr Journalism National Public Radio
1918 Alan Jay Lerner (New York City-born Librettist and Lyricist for Stage and Screen: Camelot, My Fair Lady) Alan Jay Lerner Brigadoon Camelot My Fair Lady
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1809 Michigan's First Newspaper, The Michigan Essay or Impartial Observer, Is Printed Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1836 African-American Inventor, Henry Blair, Receives Patent for Cotton Seed Planter Maryland Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Farming & Agriculture African American Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors
1897 Thomas Edison Receives U.S. Patent for the "Kinetoscope" Thomas Edison Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks The Kinetoscope The Library of Congress

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