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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1898 Edgar d'Aulaire (Swiss Children's Author, Illustrator) Switzerland Artists
1912 Zoa Sherburne (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington Authors Young-adult Authors
1916 Alvin Tresselt (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors & Illustrators
1926 Gillian Avery (British Children's Author) British Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors & Illustrators
1929 Carol Fenner (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors & Illustrators
1954 Sylvia McNicoll (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators
1962 Janet S. Wong (Los Angeles-born Asian-American Poet, Children's Author) Janet S. Wong Primary Children's Authors Poetry Asian American Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1906 Michael Innes (Scottish Author) Michael Innes
1924 Truman Capote (New Orleans-born Author) Truman Capote
1927 W. S. Merwin (New York City-born Poet) W. S. Merwin Poetry
1928 Piri Thomas (new York City-born Latin-American Author) Piri Thomas Latin Americans
Elie Wiesel (Romanian Author, Holocaust Survivor; 1986 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Elie Wiesel The Holocaust 1986 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1946 Larry Levis (California-born Poet) Larry Levis Poetry
1948 W. D. Ehrhart (Pennsylvania-born Author) W. D. Ehrhart Vietnam War
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
420 Saint Jerome (Croatian-born Catholic Saint) Saint Jerome Catholic Saints Education Libraries
1829 Ralph Waldo Emerson Marries Ellen Tucker Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors American Collection
1847 Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Enters Mount Holyoke Emily Dickinson American Authors Mount Holyoke American Collection
1868 First Volume of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is Published Louisa May Alcott Young-adult Literature The History Channel
1876 The Czecho-Slovanic Benefit Society, Known as CSPS, a Free-Thought Fraternal Organization, Is Formed in St. Paul, Minnesota Czech Republic Slovenia St. Paul, Minnesota Philosophy Minnesota Historical Association
1911 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection

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