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1812 Richard Hoe (New York City-born Inventor of the Rotary Printing Press) New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Journalism Biography.com
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1919 Harold Faber (New York City-born Children's Historical Author) New York City Authors Young-adult Non-fiction U.S. History
1920 Milton Dank (Pennsylvania-born Children's Historical Author) Pennsylvania Authors Young-adult Non-fiction World War II U.S. History
1931 Kristin Hunter-Lattany (Pennsylvania-born African-American Children's Author) Kristin Hunter-Lattany Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
1949 Kevin Major (Canadian Children Author) Kevin Major
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1829 Charles Dudley Warner (Massachusetts-born Author) Charles Dudley Warner
1880 H.L. Mencken (Maryland-born Author, Journalist, Satirist) H.L.  Mencken
1892 Alfred A. Knopf (New York City-born Publisher) Alfred A. Knopf
1921 Stanislaw Lem (Polish Science Fiction Writer) Stanislaw Lem
1943 Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lankan Poet and Novelist) Michael Ondaatje Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning Elope Elizabeth Barrett Browning Robert Browning Poetry History Channel
1928 Katherine Hepburn Makes Her Broadway Debut in "Night Hostess" Katherine Hepburn Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1963 Final Episode of Leave It to Beaver Airs Children's Television History Channel

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