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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1820 Lucretia Peabody Hale (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1850 Eugene Field (Missouri-born Children's Author) Eugene Field Primary Children's Authors Poetry Journalism
1901 Richard Floethe (German Children's Author, Illustrator) German Authors & Illustrators Artists University of Southern Mississippi
1904 Elizabeth de Treviño (California-born Children's Author Awarded the 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Latin-American Authors 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja Encyclopedia Britannica McDougal-Littell
1936 John Bierhorst (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1937 Bernard Most (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrators) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site
1942 Demi (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary children's Authors American Artists Greenville Public Library Children's Literature Web Guide Kidsread
Ellen Stoll Walsh (Maryland-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Primary children's Authors American Artists
1944 Penny Colman (Colorado-born Children's Author) Colorado Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
1958 Lee Sullivan Hill (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Society of Illinois Children's Writers and Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1840 Giovanni Verga (Italian Novelist, Short Story Writer, Playwright) Italian Authors and Illustrators Plays
1894 Joseph Roth (Ukrainian-Austrian Novelist, Journalist) Joseph Roth Austrian Authors Journalism
1912 Aubrey Land (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors U.S. History
1917 Cleveland Amory (Massachusetts-born Critic, Historian, Journalist, Animal Activist) Massachusetts Authors Journalism Animals
1918 Allen Drury (Texas Author Awarded the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Allen Drury 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1939 Chester L. Sullivan (Mississippi-born Novelist, Poet) Mississippi Authors Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1973 J. R. R. Tolkien (English Author)  J. R. R. Tolkien English Authors
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1842 Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife Join Henry David Thoreau for an Excursion on the Concord River in His Rowboat Nathaniel Hawthorne Henry David Thoreau Boating American Collection
1946 Ayn Rand Begins Writing Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Authors American Collection
1963 "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" Expands from 15 to 30 Minutes Television CBS
1969 The Star Trek Television Series Airs Its Last Show Television History Channel
2005 Novelist John Grisham and His Wife Donate $5M for a Mississippi Gulf Coast Relief Fund John Grisham American Authors Hurricane Katrina Flooding Mississippi Writers' Project

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