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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1910 Edith Thacher Hurd (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1914 William H. Armstrong (Virginia-born Children's Author: Received 1970 Newbery Medal for Sounder) William H. Armstrong Young-adult Authors 1970 Newbery Medal for Sounder
1940 Caroline Stutson (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1948 Elizabeth Winthrop (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1949 Diane Goode (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1950 John Steptoe (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) John Steptoe Primary Children's Authors American Artists African American Artists
1956 Holly Meade (American Artist, Illustrator) Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1792 Seba Smith (Maine-born Humorist) Maine Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1843 Lola Rodríguez de Tió (Puerto Rican Author, Poet) Lola Rodríguez de Tió Cuban Authors & Illustrators Poetry Women Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1857 Alice Stone Blackwell (New Jersey-born Suffragist and Journalist) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Journalism Women's Suffragist Writer's Almanac
1860 Hamlin Garland (Wisconsin-born Author Awarded the 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Wisconsin Authors & Illustrators Hamlin Garland Society 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Writer's Almanac Wisconsin Historical Society
1899 Norman Chandler (California-born Publisher of the Los Angeles Times) California Authors & Illustrators Journalism Los Angeles Times
1917 Byron Herbert Reece (Georgia-born Poet) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Poetry New Georgia Encyclopedia
1926 Michel Butor (French Author) Michel Butor
1930 Allan Bloom (Indiana-born Philosopher and Educator) Allan Bloom Education
1934 Barbara Harrison (Brooklyn-born Essayist) Barbara Harrison
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1851 James Fenimore Cooper (New Jersey-born Author: Last of the Mohicans) James Fenimore Cooper American Authors
1982 Grace Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Princess of Monaco; Died in Auto Accident) Monaco Grace Kelly Actors Film
1814 Francis Scott Key Writes the Words to The Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key Fort McHenry Star Spangled Banner American Composers & Songwriters War 1812 American Collection
1835 Ralph Waldo Emerson Marries Lydia Jackson Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors American Collection
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Presents John Steinbeck the Medal of Freedom John Steinbeck President Lyndon Johnson American Authors The History Channel American Collection
1972 The Family Drama Series ''The Waltons'' Premieres on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database

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