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1812 Sherman M. Booth (New York-born Abolitionist, Editor) New York Authors Abolition Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
1905 "Red" Smith (Wisconsin-born Syndicated Sports Columnist) Wisconsin Writers Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
1931 Barbara Walters (Massachusetts-born Broadcast Journalist) Massachusetts Performing Artists Journalism Television
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1875 Clara Vawter (Virginia-born Poet, Children's Author) Virginia Authors Poetry Primary Authors
1932 Shel (Shelby) Silverstein (Chicago-born Cartoonist, Poet, Songwriter and Playwright) Shel (Shelby) Silverstein Poetry Primary Authors
1947 Jim Murphy (New Jersey-born Children's Author) Jim Murphy Young-adult Authors
1948 Anne Shelby (Kentucky-born Children's Author) Kentucky Authors Young-adult Authors
1961 James E. Ransome (North Carolina-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) North Carolina Authors & Illustrator Primary Authors American Artists Noted African Americans
1963 Andrea Davis Pinkney (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Children's Author) Andrea Davis Pinkney Young-adult Authors Noted African Americans
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1897 William Faulkner (Mississippi-born 1949 Nobel Laureate for Literature) William Faulkner 1949 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1889 C. K. (Charles Kenneth) Scott-Moncrieff (Scottish Poet Who Translated Marcel Proust Into English) Scottish Authors Marcel Proust Fordham University Writer's Almanac
1909 John V. Dodge (Chicago-born Publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica) Chicago-born Authors Reference Resources Encyclopedia Britannica
1930 Francis du Plessix-Gray (French Author) French Authors
1930 Bell Hooks (Kentucky-born African-American Author, Feminist and Social Critic) Bell Hooks African American Authors
1955 Luanne Rice (Connecticut-born Author) Luanne Rice
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1933 Ring Lardner, Sr.(Michigan-born Writer) Ring Lardner, Sr. American Writers
1690 "Publick Occurrences" Is First Newspaper Published in Britain's North American Colonies Massachusetts Colonial History Journalism Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1867 Alabama's Oldest Single Family-Owned Newspaper, The Southern Star, Is First Published in Dale County Dale County, Alabama Journalism Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1913 Charlie Chaplin Signs Contract to Make Silent Movies Charlie Chaplin Film History Channel

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