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SEPTEMBER 16

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1897 Thomas Handforth (Washington-born Children's Author, Artist; Where's Waldo) Thomas Handforth Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1898 H.A. Rey (German Children's Author, Illustrator; Curious George) H.A. Rey Primary Children's Authors Artists
1906 Zhenya Gay (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Zhenya Gay Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1926 John Knowles (West Virginia-born Children's Author of A Separate Peace) John Knowles Young-adult Authors
1946 Joanne Ryder (New Jersey-born Children's Science Author) Joanne Ryder Primary Children's Authors Science Insects
1880 Alfred Noyes (English Poet) English Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
1925 Samuel Menashe (New York City-born Poet) Samuel Mensahe Poetry
1943 James Alan McPherson (Georgia-born African-American Awarded the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Awarded Pulitzer Prize for 1978 Fiction African-American Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac History Channel
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1672 Anne Dudley Bradstreet (English-born Writer; America's First Poet of Note) Anne Dudley Bradstreet Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Poetry Concordia
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1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes Writes "Old Ironsides" to Protest Dismantling USS Constitution Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S.S. Constitution Poetry Concordia
1932 Edith Wharton's The Gods Arrive Is Published in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1933 Paul Robeson Is First African American to Star in Major Film: The Emperor Jones Paul Robeson Eugene O'Neill Film African American History Historic Firsts
1938 Edith Wharton's Last Book, The Buccaneers, Is Published Posthumously in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1954 FBI Interviews Richard Wright in Paris About Relationship to the Communist Party Richard Wright McCarthyism/Red Scare FBI American Authors American Collection

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