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OCTOBER 9

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1909 Elton C. Fax (Maryland-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Elton C. Fax Primary Children's Authors American Artists Famous African Americans
1937 Johanna Hurwitz (New York City-born Children's Author) Johanna Hurwitz Young-adult Authors
1941 Dina Anastasio (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1899 Bruce Catton (Michigan-born Historian) Bruce Catton American Civil War
1923 Mary Ann Shadd Cary (Delaware-born African-American Educator, Journalist, Abolitionist) Mary Ann Shadd Cary Canadian Social Leaders Education Journalism The Underground Railroad Famous African Americans
1934 Jill Ker Conway (Australian Memoirist) Jill Ker Conway
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1849 Emily Elizabeth Dickinson and Party Climb Mt. Holyoke Emily Dickinson American Authors Mount Holyoke Range Stqate Park American Collection
1854 U.S. President Franklin Pierce Appoints Nathaniel Hawthorne to the American Consulate at Liverpool, England Liverpool, England Nathaniel Hawthorne Franklin Pierce American Authors U.S. Government American Collection
1925 The Writing of Fiction by Edith Wharton is Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1940 Carol Frost, the Son of Robert Frost, Commits Suicide Robert Frost Poetry Death American Collection
1946 The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O'Neill, Opens on Broadway Eugene O'Neill The Iceman Cometh Internet Broadway Database
1947 High Button Shoes Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1965 "Mr. Acarius," a Story Originally Written by William Faulkner in 1953, Is Published in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers Project

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