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OCTOBER 7

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1849 James Whitcomb Riley (Indiana-born Poet, Children's Author) James Whitcomb Riley Primary Children's Author Poetry
1893 Alice Dalgliesh (Trinidad-American Children's Author) Alice Dalgliesh Young-adult Author
1929 Robert Westfall (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
1942 Susan Jeffers (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1907 Helen Clark MacInnes (Scottish Author) Helen Clark MacInnes
1934 Amiri Baraka (New Jersey-born African-American Author, Playwright) Amiri Baraka Plays Famous African Americans
1935 Thomas Keneally (Australian Author) Thomas Keneally
1948 Diane Ackerman (Illinois-born Poet, Essayist) Illinois Authors Poetry Science Literature Writer's Almanac
1966 Sherman Alexie (Washington-born Native-American Poet, Essayist) Washington Authors and Illustrators Native American Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1849 Edgar Allan Poe (Massachusetts-born Author) Edgar Allan Poe American Authors
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1844 Edgar Allan Poe Is Employed by the New York Evening Mirror As Critic and Subeditor New York City Edgar Allan Poe Journalism American Collection
1896 Wall Street Journal Begins Daily Publication of Dow Jones Industrial Average Markets & Investments Journalism Historic Firsts Chicago Board Options Exchange Wall Street Journal
1911 The Ruby Record, a Weekly Newspaper, Is Established Ruby, Alaska Journalism Alaska Historical Society
1929 William Faulkner's Novel The Sound and the Fury Is Published William Faulkner American Authors American Collection
1932 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes Save Me the Waltz F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1955 Allen Ginsberg First Reads His Poem "Howl" at Six Gallery in San Francisco San Francisco New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Poetry History Channel
1960 Route 66 First Airs Television The Internet Movie Database

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