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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggin (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Kate Douglas Wiggin Young-adult Authors
1946 Barbara Samuels (American Children's Author) Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1803 Prosper Mérimée (French Dramatist, Historian, Archaeologist and Short Story Writer) Prosper Mérimée Stage and Theater World History Archaeology
1892 Elmer Rice (New York City-born Playwright, Director and Novelist) Elmer Rice Plays
1950 John Sayles (New York-born Author, Filmmaker) New York Authors Filmmakers Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1891 Herman Melville (New York City-born Author of Moby Dick Herman Melville American Authors American Collection
1917 Elizabeth Scott Neblett (Mississippi-born Civil War Diarist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Writing American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1634 John Milton's Drama, Comus, Is Performed John Milton History Channel
1829 Abolitionist David Walker Publishes the First Edition of His Appeal David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1831 Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer Is First Published as a Daily Newspaper Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1922 The First Books Are Added to the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska Libraries and Reference Resources Rasmuson Library Alaska Historical Society
1961 "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis, Opens on Broadway Ossie Davis Plays African-American History Internet Broadway Database
1969 Jack Kerouac's Article "After Me, the Deluge" Appears in the Chicago Tribune Jack Kerouac Journalism American Collection

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