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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1908 Mary Childs Jane (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Mary Childs Jane Young-adult Authors
1927 Ellin Greene (New Jersey-born Children's Author) Ellin Greene Primary Authors
1950 Twig C. George (Michigan-born Children's Non-fiction Science Author) Twig C. George Young-adult Authors Science Animals Non-fiction
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1893 William March (Alabama-born Novelist and Short Story Writer) Alabama Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1908 Harold Courlander (Indiana-born Folklorist) Harold Courlander
1910 Raymond Geiger (New Jersey-born Editor of the Farmers' Almanac) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Farmers' Almanac
1922 George Thatcher (Mississippi-born Newspaper Columnist) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Journalism Mississippi Writers Page
1709 Samuel Johnson (English Writer and Lexicographer Who Compiled the First English Dictionary) Samuel Johnson Dictionaries
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Sean O'Casey (Irish Author) Sean O'Casey Irish Authors
1980 Katherine Anne Porter (Texas-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author) Katherine Anne Porter American Authors 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
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1838 The Baltimore American Museum Publishes "Ligeia," by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe American Authors Journalism American Collection
1839 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine Publishes "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe American Authors Journalism American Collection
1851 The First Edition of the New York Times Is Published New York City Media Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times Writer's Almanac Technology and Society
1902 Aldous Huxley Is Hired as a Schoolmaster at Eton Aldous Huxley Authors Education Eton History Channel
1903 The Fairbanks News (Today's Fairbanks News-Miner) Is Established Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks News-Miner Alaska Historical Society
1915 Louisa May Alcott's Book, "Little Women" Is Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Louisa May Alcott Children's Authors Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1940 You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe Is Published Posthumously by Harper & Bros. Thomas Wolfe American Authors Harper Collins American Collection
1953 Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March Is Published in New York by Viking Saul Bellow Authors Penguin Viking American Collection

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