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SEPTEMBER 23

1800 William Holmes McGuffey (Pennsylvania-born Educator, Author of the "McGuffey Reader") William Holmes McGuffey Educators of Note Reading
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1922 Sonia Gidal (German Children's Author) German Authors
1946 Jan Ormerod (Australian Children's Author, Illustrator) Australian Authors Artists
1950 Bruce Brooks (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author) Washington, D.C. Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
480 B.C. Euripides (Greek Poet) Ancient Greece Poetry Writer's Almanac
1865 Emmuska Orczy (Hungarian Author) Hungarian Authors
1867 John Avery Lomax (Texas-born Folklorist) Mississippi Authors Texas History Folktales and Folklore Texas State Historical Asociation
1889 Walter Lippmann (New York City-born Journalist) New York City Writers Journalism
1954 George C. Wolfe (Kentucky-born Playwright) Kentucky Writers Plays Stage & Theater
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1862 34-year-old Leo Tolstoy Marries a Russian Teenager Leo Tolstoy Russian Authors History Channel
1897 The Library of the Ramsey County Minnesota Medical Society Is Established by a Donation From Dr. Eduard Boeckmann Ramsey County, Minnesota Medicine Libraries and Reference Resources Minnesota Historical Society
1905 Louisville's Western Library Opens for the City's African-American Community Kentucky Libraries African-American Heritage Louisville Public Library African American Registry
1932 Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon Is Published - First Run of 10,300 Copies Ernest Hemingway American Authors Literature American Collection
1943 Eudora Welty's The Wide Net and Other Stories Is Published Eudora Welty American Authors Literature American Collection
1952 Charlie Chaplin Returns to Native England after 21 Years in US Great Britain Charlie Chaplin Film BBC

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