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1813 Daniel Macmillan (Scottish Bookseller; Co-founder of Macmillan Publishing Company) Scottish Business Leaders Literature Macmillan Publishing Company
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1916 Roald Dahl (Welsh Children's Author) Roald Dahl Young-adult Authors
1917 Carol Kendall (Ohio-born Children's Author) Carol Kendall Young-adult Authors
1920 Else Minarik (Danish Children's Author) Else Minarik Primary Children's Authors
1943 Mildred Taylor (Mississippi-born African-American Children's Author) Mildred Taylor Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1876 Sherwood Anderson (Ohio-born Author: Winesburg, Ohio) Sherwood Anderson
1886 Alain Locke (Pennsylvania-born African-American Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Noted Educators African American Authors African American Registry
1894 J.B. Priestley (English Novelist, Essayist, Dramatist) J.B. Priestley Plays
1931 Adrienne Kennedy (Pennsylvania-born African-American Author, Playwright) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Plays African American Authors African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1814 Francis Scott Key Watches British Bombardment of Fort McHenry Francis Scott key Fort McHenry Star Spangled Banner American Composers & Songwriters War 1812
1863 Virginia City's Territorial Enterprise Publishes Short Story by Mark Twain Nevada Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1918 Residents of Eugene, Oregon Burn Newspapers and Magazines to Protest Unfair Treatment of Local Newsdealers by the Hearst Corporation Eugene, Oregon Journalism Consumer Economics Hearst Corporation
1998 NBC's ''Frasier'' Wins Record Fifth Consecutive Emmy as TV's Best Comedy Series NBC Television Emmys Internet Movie Database New York Times

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