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1875 Kirby Rollin (Illinois-born Pulitzer Prize Winning Satirist, Political Cartoonist) Kirby Rollins Journalism Political Cartoons Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1912 Syd Hoff (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Syd Hoff Primary Children's Author American Artists
1924 Joan Aiken (English Children's Author) Joan Aiken Young-adult Author
1950 Suzanne Freeman (Children's Author) Young-adult Authors
1951 Kate Waters (American Children's Author) Primary Children's Authors Thanksgiving Scholastic Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1768 Francois Chateaubriand (French Romantic Author) French Authors
1860 Hamlin Garland (Wisconsin-born Author) Wisconsin Authors
1900 Cyril Hare (English Crime Novelist) Cyril Hare
1905 Mary Renault (Mary Challans; English-born South African Author) Mary Renault South African Authors Classical Greece
1908 Richard Wright (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Richard Wright Famous African Americans
1918 Paul Harvey (Oklahoma-born Member of the Radio Hall of Fame) Paul Harvey Radio Journalism
1920 Craig Claiborne (Mississippi-born Journalist, Food Critic) Mississippi Authors Journalism Food
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2010 Paul Conrad (Iowa-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist) Paul Conrad Journalism Political Cartoons Pulitzer Prize
1833 New York Sun Is First Published as a Penny Newspaper New York City Journalism Historic Firsts New York University
1869 Mark Twain's "Journalism in Tennessee" Appears in the Buffalo Express Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1871 The Every Evening Newspaper Is Founded in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Journalism State of Delaware
1893 Beatrix Potter Writes to a Child a Letter That Will Evolve into The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Primary Children's Authors Penguin Publishing
1951 President Truman's Speech from San Francisco Is the First Live Coast-to-Coast Television Broadcast San Francisco President Harry Truman Television Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities History Channel Technology & Society
1967 The Final Episode of Gilligan's Island Airs Television History Channel

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