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1729 Moses Mendelssohn (German-Jewish Philosopher, Critic and Bible Translator) German Political and Social Leaders Judaism The Bible Philosophy
1889 Martin Heidegger (German Philosopher) Martin Heidegger Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1783 Jane Taylor (English Poet: Author of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star") English Authors Primary Children's Authors Poetry
1925 Berthe Amoss (New Orleans-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Berthe Amoss Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1929 Ned O'Gorman (New York City-born Poet) Ned O'Gorman Young-adult Authors Poetry
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1888 T.S. Eliot (St. Louis-born Poet; 1948 Nobel Laureate for Literature) T.S. Eliot Poetry 1948 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1893 Freda Kirchwey (New York-born Editor and Publisher of "The Nation"; Rights Activist) New York Authors & Illustrators Journalism Human Rights/Civil Rights African American Registry
1942 Gloria Anzald˙a (Texas-born Latin-American Author) Gloria Anzald˙a Latin Americans
1949 Jane Smiley (Los Angeles-born Writer Awarded 1992 Pulitzer Prize) Jane Smiley 1992 Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1904 Lafcadio Hearn (Greek-born American Journalist, Novelist) American Authors Journalism
1935 Andy Adams (Indiana-born Writer of the American West) Indiana Authors & Illustrators American Authors Westward Movement Texas State Historical Association
1918 John Dos Passos Is Inducted into the U.S. Army Medical Corps  John Dos Passos American Authors World War I American Collection
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1964 Gilligan's Island Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1969 The Brady Bunch Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Opens in U.S. Theaters Film Internet Movie Database

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