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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
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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