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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1904 Alexander Key (Maryland-born Children's Author) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1908 Taro Yashima (Jun Atsushi Iwamatsu) Japanese Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists Asian-American Artists
1938 Patricia Windsor (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1939 Anne E. Schraff (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1945 Hans Wilhelm (German-born Children's Author, Illustrator) German Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1950 Mwenye Hadithi (Bruce Hobson: Kenyan Children's Author) Kenyan Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1849 Edmund Gosse (English Literary Critic) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Atlanta Journal Constitution University of Georgia
1863 Clark Howell (Georgia-born Owner/Publisher, Atlanta Constitution) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Atlanta Journal Constitution University of Georgia
1866 H.G. Wells (English Novelist) H.G. Wells
1902 Allen Lane (English Publisher: Founder of Penguin Books) Allen Lane Penguin Books Writer's Almanac
1934 Leonard Cohen (Canadian Poet, Novelist and Songwriter) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Poetry Composers & Songwriters
1941 Fannie Flagg (Alabama-born Novelist, Humorist) Alabama Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1947 Stephen King (Maine-born Mystery Novelist) Stephen King
Marsha Norman (Kentucky-born Playwright) Kentucky Authors & Illustrators Playwrights Internet Broadway Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1832 Sir Walter Scott (Scottish Poet) Sir Walter Scott Poetry Concordia
1784 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser Is Published as America's First Daily Pennsylvania Journalism Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1897 New York Sun Publishes Editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." New York City Journalism Christmas New York Times
1909 Wallace Stevens Marries Elsie Kachel Wallace Stevens American Authors American Collection
1928 Katharine Hepburn Makes Her Broadway Debut in Night Hostess Katharine Hepburn The Internet Broadway Database
1931 William Faulkner Publishes These 13, a Short Story Collection William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1937 The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Is First Published J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien Collector New York Times
1948 Milton Berle Debuts as Permanent Host of ''The Texaco Star Theater'' on NBC Television NBC New York Times
1959 The Television Show Bonanza Premieres Television Internet Movie Database

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