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OCTOBER 18

1859 Henri Bergson (French Philosopher) Henri Bergson Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1917 Florence Engel Randall (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1930 Esther Hautzig (Polish Children's Author) Polish Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Judaism
Nancy Winslow Parker (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors New Jersey Artists
1942 Joyce Hansen (New York City-born African-American Children's Author) Joyce Hansen Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
Susan Jeschke (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Susan Jeschke Primary Children's Authors Ohio Artists
Colin Thompson (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors English Artists
1944 Katherine Kurtz (Florida-born Children's Author) Florida Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1889 Fanny Hurst (Ohio-born Author) Fanny Hurst
1894 H.L. Davis (Oregon-born Cowboy, Poet, Novelist) Oregon Authors & Illustrators Poetry Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission Writer's Almanac
1904 A(bbott) J(oseph) Liebling (New York City-born Journalist) A(bbott) J(oseph) Liebling Journalism
1948 Ntozake Shange (New Jersey-born Poet, Playwright) Ntozake Shange Poetry Plays
1950 Wendy Wasserstein (New York City-born Playwright: Awarded the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Wendy Wasserstein Plays 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1951 Terry McMillan (Michigan-born African-American Novelist: Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back) Terry McMillan Famous African Americans
1961 Rick Moody (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors & Illustrators Time Warner Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1928 Charles Siringo (Texas-born Western Author) Texas Authors & Illustrators American Authors & Illustrators Westward Expansion Texas State Historical Association
2005 Hal Lebovitz (Ohio-born Sports Writer Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
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1838 Henry Thoreau Is Elected to Serve As Secretary of the Concord Lyceum Henry David Thoreau American Authors American Collection
1839 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine Publishes "William Wilson" by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe American Authors American Collection
1843 The Dial Publishes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Ode to Beauty" Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors American Collection
1913 Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1922 Robin Hood Opens at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood Los Angeles Douglas Fairbanks Film Internet Movie Database History Channel
1929 Thomas Wolfe's First Novel Look Homeward, Angel Is Published Thomas Wolfe American Authors American Collection
1950 John Steinbeck's Play Burning Bright Opens in New York New York John Steinbeck Plays American Collection
1961 Film Version of West Side Story Opens in New York City New York City Leonard Bernstein <I>West Side Story</I> Internet Movie Database History Channel

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