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OCTOBER 13

1862 John R. Commons (Ohio-born Political Reformist, Author; Member of the Wisconsin State Legislature) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders American Authors Wisconsin Historical Society
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1902 Arna Bontemps (Louisiana-born African-American Harlem Renaissance Writer, Children's Author) Arna Bontemps Young-adult Authors Famous African-Americans
1909 Herb Block (Chicago-born Political Cartoonist) Herb Block Comics & Cartoons 1942, 1954, 1979 Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning
1921 Barbara Walker (Michigan-born Children's Author) Michigan Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1936 Robert Ingpen (Australian Children's Author, Illustrator) Australian Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1938 Eileen Dunlop (Scottish Children's Author) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Harriet Pincus (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1950 Michelle Catlidge (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists
1952 Michael Sampson (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1873 Bert J. Griswold (Iowa-born Indiana Newspaper Writer, Cartoonist) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Indiana Authors & Illustrators Journalism American Artists Indiana Historical Society
1890 Conrad Richter (Pennsylvania Novelist and Short Story Writer; Received 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Writer's Almanac
1906 J. Saunders Redding (Delaware-born African-American Author) Delaware Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1910 Ernest Kellogg Gann (Nebraska-born Writer) Ernest Kellogg Gann Aviation Film
1925 Frank Gilroy (New York City-born Playwright) Frank Gilroy Plays
1929 Richard Howard (Ohio-born Poet, Translator)) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Poetry American Academy of Poets Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Ed Sullivan (New York City-born Television Host) New York City Performing Artists Journalists Television History Channel
2002 Stephen Ambrose (Illinois-born Military History Author) Illinois Authors American Authors World War II
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1928 Laurence Stallings Publishes "Turn Out the Guard" in the Saturday Evening Post Georgia Authors & Illustrators American Authors Journalism American Collection
1934 William Faulkner Publishes "Retreat"" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1943 26-year-old Poet Robert Lowell Sentenced to Jail for Evading the Draft Robert Lowell World War II History Channel
1962 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Opens on Broadway New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1988 British Government Fails to Suppress Publication of the Book Spycatcher Great Britain Literature Cold War BBC

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