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1835 William Torrey Harris (Connecticut-born Public School Educator, Philosopher) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1916 Robert McClung (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Animals
1918 Ozzie Sweet (Connecticut-born Photographer) Ozzie Sweet Photography
1922 Anne Holm (Danish Children's Author) Anne Holm Young-adult Authors
Roy Doty (Chicago-born Cartoonist, Illustrator) Roy Doty Artists Cartoon & Comics
1927 Betty Levin (New York City-born Children's Author) Betty Levin Young-adult Authors
1941 Rachel Epstein (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors Young-adult Authors
1946 E. Wendy Saul (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Science University of Maryland Baltimore County
1947 Rebecca C. Jones (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Website
1949 Babette Cole (English Children's Author, Illustrator) Babette Cole Primary Children's Authors English Artists
1956 Scott Banfill (American Children's Author, Illustrator) Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1880 Georgia Douglas Johnson (Georgia-born African-American Poet) Georgia Douglas Johnson Poetry Famous African Americans
1884 Carl Van Doren (Illinois-born Novelist, Biographer, Critic) Illinois
1886 Hilda Doolittle (Pennsylvania-born Poet) Pennsylvania Poetry
1890 Franz Werfel (Czech-born Austrian Poet, Playwright, Novelist) Franz Werfel Poetry
1892 Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal (South African Journalist; Indian Rights Advocate) South African Authors India Journalism Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History
1897 Georges Bataille (French Poet, Novelist, Philosopher) Georges Bataille Poetry Philosophy
1902 Toivo (Richard) Pekkanenm (Finnish Author) Toivo (Richard) Pekkanen
1903 Cyril Vernon Connolly (English Essayist, Critic, Novelist) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1935 Mary Oliver (Ohio-born Author) Mary Oliver Poetry
1941 Stephen Jay Gould (New York City-born Naturalist, Science Writer) Stephen Jay Gould Science
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1797 Mary Wollstonecraft (English Author, Women's Rights Advocate, Mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) English Authors Women's Rights Chambers Book of Days
1878 A Mask of Poets Prints Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's Poem "Success in counted sweetest." Elizabeth Dickinson Poetry Journalism American Collection
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Country Mice" in the New Orleans Times-Picayune William Faulkner American Authors New Orleans Times-Picayune Mississippi Writers' Project
1948 Wallace Stevens Reads "Imagination as Value" at Columbia University Wallace Stevens Poetry Columbia University American Collection
1951 KING-TV Broadcasts the Pacific Northwest's First Local Live Television News Program Washington Media Television Journalism Historic Firsts KING-TV HistoryLink
1955 ''Gunsmoke'' Premieres on CBS Television CBS Historic Firsts New York Times
2000 NBC's ''The West Wing'' Wins a Record Nine Emmy Awards, Including Best Drama Series Television Emmy Awards The West Wing New York Times

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