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1568 Tommaso Campanella (Italian Philosopher and Writer) Italian Authors Philosophy Authors
1807 Richard Chenevix Trench (Irish Clergyman, Philologist, and Poet) Irish Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Poetry Dictionaries
1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Indian Philosopher Indian Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Memphis State University
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1941 Gloria Jean Pinkney (North Carolina-born African-American Children's Author) Gloria Jean Pinkney Primary Children's Authors Famous African Americans
1945 Roxie Munro (Texas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Texas Artists Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1952 Paul Fleischman (California-born Children's Author; Awarded 1989 Newbery Medal) Paul Fleischman Young-adult Authors 1989 Newbery Medal
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1905 Arthur Koestler (Hungarian Novelist) Arthur Koestler
1916 Frank Yerby (Georgia-born African-American Author of Historical Fiction) Georgia Authors African-American Authors New Georgia Encyclopedia Writer's Almanac African American Registry University of Georgia
1937 Larry Neal (Georgia-born African-American Writer) Georgia Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1935 Ward Just (Indiana-born Journalist and Fiction Writer) Ward Just
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1787 Constitutional Convention Adopts Patent & Copyright Clause U.S. Constitution Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1859 Our Nig Is First Novel Published by an African-American Woman Literature African-American History Historic Firsts The Harriet Wilson Project African American Registry
1957 Jack Kerouac's On the Road Goes on Sale Jack Kerouac American Authors Writer's Almanac History Channel
1958 Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago First Appears in the U.S. Boris Pasternak Adult Fiction 1958 Nobel Prize for Literature History Channel

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