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OCTOBER 12

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1863 Evaleen Stein (Indiana-born Poet, Children's Author, Illustrator) Indiana Children's Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Poetry
1908 Ann Lane Petry (Connecticut-born African-American Children's Author) Ann Lane Petry Primary Children's Authors African-American Authors
Gösta Knutsson (Swedish Children's Author) Gösta Knutsson Primary Children's Authors
1916 Alice Childress (South Carolina-born African-American Playwright, Novelist, Children's Author) Alice Childress Plays Young-adult Authors African-American Authors
1934 Joan Clark (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1941 John Mole (English Poet, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Poetry
John Foster (English Poet, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1875 Aleister Crowley (English Author) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1896 Eugenio Montale (Italian Author: 1975 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Eugenio Montale 1975 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1910 Robert Fitzgerald (New York-born Poet, Translator) Robert Fitzgerald Poetry
1925 Charles Gordone (Ohio-born African-American Playwright Awarded 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Charles Gordone Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1929 Robert Coles (Massachusetts-born Psychologist, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author) Robert Coles Psychology 1973 Pulitzer Prize for non-Fiction
1947 Chris Wallace (Chicago-born Journalist) Chicago Journalist Television Internet Movie Database
1949 Richard Price (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors & Illustrators Random House Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1940 Tom Mix (Pennsylvania-born Film Cowboy, Killed in Automobile Accident) Tom Mix Actors Film Westward Movement History Channel
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1817 Henry David Thoreau is Christened David Henry Thoreau Henry David Thoreau American Authors American Collection
1931 Johnny Weissmuller Is Cast as Tarzan Tarzan History Channel
1938 Production Starts on The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Film History Channel
1940 Film Star Tom Mix Dies in Auto Accident Tom Mix Actors Film Westward Movement History Channel
1966 John Steinbeck's America and Americans Is Published John Steinbeck American Authors American Collection
1971 Rock Opera, ''Jesus Christ Superstar,'' Opens on Broadway New York City Great Britain Internet Broadway Database

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