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OCTOBER 19

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1931 Ed Emberley (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Authors University of Southern Mississippi
1939 Edith Tarbescu (New York City-born Playwright, Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Plays Official Website
1946 Philip Pullman (English Children's Author) Philip Pullman Young-adult Authors
1950 Donna Diamond (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Authors
1955 Dan Gutman (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Sports Official Website
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1605 Thomas Browne (English Physician and Author) English Authors
1784 Leigh Hunt (English Essayist, Poet and Critic) English Authors Poetry Bluepete Writer's Almanac
1829 J.R. Pettigrew (Arkansas Publisher) Arkansas Authors Journalism Arkansas History Commission
1899 Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemalan-born 1967 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Miguel Angel Asturias 1967 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1913 Valev Uibopuu (Estonian Author) Valev Uibopuu
1931 John le Carré (English Spy Novelist: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) John le Carré
1960 Susan Straight (California-born Novelist) California Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay (Maine-born Author) Edna St. Vincent Millay American Authors
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1765 Stamp Act Congress Adjourns Having Drafted Declaration of Rights & Liberties Stamp Act Congress The New York Times
1833 The Baltimore Saturday Visitor Publishes "Ms. Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allen Poe Maryland Edgar Allen Poe Journalism American Collection
1907 The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1928 The First Edition of the Jewish Floridian Is Published Florida Media Judaism Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Opens in Theaters Starring Jimmy Stewart Jimmy Stewart Film The History Channel The Internet Movie Database
1943 Paul Robeson Opens in Othello at the Shubert Theater on Broadway Paul Robeson Othello African American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database
1953 Ray Bradbury's Novel, "Fahrenheit 451" Is Registered Ray Bradbury American Authors Copyrights and Trademarks USPTO

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