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OCTOBER 15

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher) Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1830 Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson (Massachusetts-born Author, Poet, Advocate for Native American Rights) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Native-American Heritage Human Rights Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1923 Italo Calvino (Cuban-Italian Fabulist, Folklorist) Italo Calvino Italian Authors Young-adult Authors
1935 Helen H. King (Mississippi-born Educator, Children's Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Educators of Note
1940 Barry Moser (Tennessee-born Illustrator of Classics) Barry Moser Primary Children's Authors American Artists The Bible
1942 Beatrice Gormley (California-born Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site
1955 Emma Chicester Clark English Authors & Illustrators English Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
70 B.C. Virgil, Publius Vergilius Maro (Roman Poet) Virgil Poetry
1686 Allan Ramsay (Scottish Poet) Scottish Writers Poetry
1831 Isabella Bird (English Author) Isabella Bird
1875 Jean Price-Mars (Haitian Educator, Diplomat, Author) Jean Price-Mars
1881 P.G. Wodehouse (English Novelist) P.G. Wodehouse
1893 Saunders Lewis (Welsh Poet, Playwright, Politician; Founding Member of the Welsh Nationalist Party) Welsh Authors Poetry Playbill Welsh Heroes
1905 C.P. Snow (English Novelist) C.P. Snow
1917 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (Ohio-born Historian) Ohio Authors History Writer's Almanac
1920 Mario Puzo (New York City-born Author of The Godfather) Mario Puzo Crime
1923 Italo Calvino (Cuban Journalist, Novelist) Italo Calvino
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1873 The Arkansas Press Association is Organized Arkansas Media Journalism Arkansas History Commission
1900 Newspaper Publisher, William Randolph Hearst, Hosts Benefit in New York City for Orphans of the Galveston, Texas Hurricane New York City San Francisco Business Leaders Galveston, Texas Hurricanes Child Advocacy Philanthropy Texas State Historical Association
1920 Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence Is Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1941 The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe Is Published Posthumously by Harper & Bros Thomas Wolfe American Authors American Collection
1951 I Love Lucy Debuts on Television Television History Channel
1953 Teahouse of the August Moon Opens on Broadway Stage and Theater Internet Broardway Database
1958 Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums Is Published Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1971 A New Bridge Near Wayne, West Virginia Is Dedicated in Honor of Newsman David Brinkley Wayne, West Virginia Bridges Journalism Television West Virginia State Archive
1998 Impossible Marriage, by Beth Henley, Opens on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre in New York New York City Beth Henley Plays Roundabout Theater Mississippi Writers Page

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