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1916 Hal Lebovitz (Ohio-born Member of the Writers' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1926 Alfred Slote (New York City-born Children's Author: Sports and Science Fiction) Alfred Slote Sports Young-adult Authors
1942 Lois Ruby (San Francisco-born Children's Author) Lois Ruby Young-adult Authors
1946 Anthony Browne (English Children's Author, Illustrator) Anthony Browne English Artists Primary Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1700 James Thomson (Scottish Poet: Author of Rule Britannia) James Thomson Poetry
1862 Juhani Aho (Finnish Journalist and Writer) Juhani Aho Journalism
William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) (North Carolina-born Short Story Writer) O. Henry
1885 D.H. Lawrence (English-born Poet, Playwright, Novelist) D.H. Lawrence
1903 (Austin) Merrill Moore (Tennessee-born Poet) Tennesssee Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1917 Jessica Mitford (English-born American Writer) English Authors
1941 Miguel Algarín (Puerto Rican Poet and Playwright) Miguel Algarín Poetry Plays
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1958 Robert W. Service (English Poet) English Authors Poetry
2002 David Wisniewski (British-born American Children's Author) David Wisniewski Primary Children's Authors American Artists
2009 Larry Gelbart (Chicago-born Comedy Writer/Dramatist for Stage, Film, Television)) Larry Gelbart Stage & Theater Film Television
1854 Illinois Journal Publishes Editorial by Abraham Lincoln on the Kansas-Nebraska Act Illinois Kansas-Nebraska Act Slavery Abraham Lincoln Journalism Lincoln Library
1930 Katherine Anne Porter Publishes Flowering Judas Katherine Anne Porter American Authors History Channel
1937 Thomas Wolfe's Story "The Child by Tiger" Is Published by The Saturday Evening Post Thomas Wolfe American Authors Journalism American Collection
1954 The Miss America Pageant Is First Broadcast on Network Television Television Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1967 ''The Carol Burnett Show'' Premiers on CBS. Television CBS Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database New York Times
1974 Little House on the Prairie Debuts on Television Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Television Internet Movie Database

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