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OCTOBER 2

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1939 Otto R. Salassi (Mississippi-born Children's Author) Mississippi Authors Young Adult Authors
1941 Jeanne Betancourt (Vermont-born Children's Author) Vermont Authors Young Adult Authors
Jennifer Owings Dewey (Chicago-born Children's Science Author) Jennifer Owings Dewey Primary Children's Authors Science
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1879 Wallace Stevens (Pennsylvania-born Poet) Wallace Stevens Poetry
1904 Graham Greene (English Novelist) Graham Greene
1910 Lauren Kephart Soth (Iowa-born 1956 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Editorial Writing) Iowa Authors Journalism 1956 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Editorial Writing
1921 Edmund Crispin (English Writer) Edmund Crispin
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Rock Hudson (Illinois-born Actor; AIDS) Illinois Performing Artists Famous American Entertainers Film AIDS
1998 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
2005 Nipsey Russell (Georgia-born African-American Comedian, Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
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1900 The St. Paul Dispatch Runs a Photo of all Motorized Vehicles Owned by City Residents: Two Cars and Two Trucks St. Paul, Minnesota Automotives Journalism Minnesota Historical Society
1937 Ronald Reagan Makes His Film Debut in Love Is on the Air Ronald Reagan Film The Internet Movie Database
1950 Charles Schulz' Peanuts Comic Strip Begins National Syndication in Seven Newspapers Charles Schulz Cartoons & Comics Journalism Official Web Site New York Times Minnesota Historical Society
1959 The First of 154 Episodes of Twilight Zone Airs Television Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1962 Johnny Carson Debuts as the Host of The Tonight Show Johnny Carson Television History Channel

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