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OCTOBER 4

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1862 Edward Stratemeyer (New Jersey-born Creator of the Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Rover Boys, and Nancy Drew) Edward Stratemeyer Young-adult Authors
1892 Robert Lawson (New York City-born 1941 Caldecott Winner and 1945 Newbery Medal Winner) Robert Lawson Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors American Artists 1941 Caldecott Medal for They Were Strong and Good 1945 Newbery Medal for Rabbit Hill
1916 Julia Cunningham (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington Authors Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1924 Donald Sobol (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-adult Authors
1941 Karen Cushman (New York City-born 1995 Newbery Medal Winner) Karen Cushman Young-adult Authors 1995 Newbery Medal Winner
1607 Francisco de Rojas Zorilla (Spanish Author) Francisco de Rojas Zorilla
1884 Damon Runyon (Kansas-born Journalist) Damon Runyon Journalism
1913 Carrie Allen McCray (Virginia-born African-American Author) Virginia Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators University of  South Carolina Aiken African American Registry
1914 Brendan Gill (Connecticut-born Novelist, Playwright, and Essayist) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Plays PBS Writer's Almanac
1928 René Márques (Puerto Rican Playwright) René Márques Plays
1939 Jackie Collins (English Author) English Authors Internet Movie Database
1941 Roy Blount, Jr. (Indianapolis-born Humorist) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Official Website Writer's Almanac
Anne Rice (New Orleans-born Novelist) Anne Rice
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1535 Myles Coverdale Prints the First Complete English Translation of the Bible The Bible The Bible Museum
1856 Amos Bronson Alcott Meets with Walt Whitman in Brooklyn, New York Walt Whitman American Authors American Collection
1931 Dick Tracy First Appears in The New York News Comics & Cartoons Journalism Toonpedia Merriam-Webster
1957 Leave It to Beaver Debuts Family Television Internet Move Database History Channel
1964 The Delaware State News of Dover Publishes Its First Sunday Edition Dover, Delaware Journalism Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1986 The Last Show of American Bandstand Airs Popular Music Television Internet Movie Database

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