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OCTOBER 6

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1902 Elizabeth Gray Vining (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Japan Elizabeth Gray Vining Young-adult Non-Fiction 1943 Newbery Award for Adam of the Road as Elizabeth Janet Gray Quakers
1919 Lee Kingman (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1921 Val Biro (British Children's Author, Illustrator) British Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1939 Jeannette Winter (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1942 Betsy Hearne (Alabama-born Children's Author) Alabama Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1822 Manuel A. Alonso (Puerto Rican Author) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators
1867 George Horace Lorimer (Kentucky-born Editor of the Saturday Evening Post) George Horace Lorimer Publisher
1895 Caroline Gordon (Kentucky-born Author, Critic) Caroline Gordon
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 Alfred Tennyson (British Poet) Alfred Tennyson Poetry
1989 Bette Davis (Massachusetts-born Academy Award-Winning Actress) Bette Davis Actors Film The Academy Awards
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1847 Charlotte Brontė's Jane Eyre Is Published Charlotte Brontė Jane Eyre History Channel
1889 The Moulin Rouge in Paris First Opens Its Doors to the Public Paris Stage and Theater Dance Writer's Almanac
1927 "The Jazz Singer", First Movie with Spoken Dialogue, Premieres in New York City New York City Al Jolson The Jazz Singer Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1930 William Faulkner's Novel As I Lay Dying Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1932 William Faulkner's Novel Light in August Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1948 Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams Opens on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre Tennessee Williams American Authors Internet Broadway Database
1971 Eudora Welty's One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression Is Published Eudora Welty American Authors American Collection

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