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1696 St. Alfonso Liguori (Italian Theologian) Italian Political and Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders Catholic Saints
1840 Thomas Nast (German-born American Political Cartoonist) Thomas Nast Journalism Political Cartoons Santa Claus
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1924 Bernard Waber (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1933 Paul Goble (English Children's Author, Illustrator, Native-American Folklorist) English Authors Young-Adult Authors English Artists Native-American Heritage
1956 Martin Handford (Pennsylvania-born Artist, Illustrator: "Where's Waldo?") Martin Handford Young-Adult Authors English Artists
1871 Grazia Deledda (Italian-born 1926 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Grazia Deledda 1926 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1906 Jim Thompson (Oklahoma-born Crime Novelist) Jim Thompson Film
1917 Louis Auchincloss (New York-born Attorney, Novelist) Louis Auchincloss
1935 Joyce Johnson (New York City-born Author) Joyce Johnson Jack Kerouac
1942 Mark Vinz (North Dakota-born Poet) Mark Vinz Poetry
1943 Ray DiPalma (Pennsylvania-born Poet) Ray DiPalma Poetry
1945 Kay Ryan (California-born Poet) California Authors Poetry Christian Science Monitor Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2009 William Safire (New York City-born Columnist, Author Awarded the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary) William Safire Journalism 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary
1787 Text of the Proposed U.S. Constitution Is Printed for Public View in New York Journal Constitutional Convention Journalism Supreme Court Historical Society University of Georgia
1925 William Faulkner Publishes "Yo Ho and Two Bottles of Rum," in New Orleans Times Picayune William Faulkner New Orleans American Authors Journalism American Collection
1929 Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms Is Published - First Run of 31,500 Copies Ernest Hemingway American Authors Literature American Collection
1935 Judy Garland Signs Contract with MGM Judy Garland Film MGM History Channel
1948 William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1951 William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1954 The Tonight Show Debuts with Steve Allen Television New York Times
1962 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Is First Published Rachel Carson <I>Silent Spring</I> Earth & Environment PBS
1983 A Chorus Line Becomes the Longest-running Broadway Musical Musical Theater Interrnet Broadway Database History Channel
1996 U.S. Postal Service Issues an F. Scott Fitzgerald Commemorative Stamp F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Stamps History Channel
A Statue of Author F. Scott Fitzgerald Is Unveiled in St. Paul, Minnesota's Rice Park F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Minnesota Historical Society

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