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OCTOBER 20

1859 John Dewey (Vermont-born Educator, Philosopher) John Dewey Noted Educators Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1906 Crockett Johnson (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1908 Wylly Folk St. John (South Carolina-born Children's Author) South Carolina Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1937 Betsy Haynes (Illinois-born Children's Author) Ilinois Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Bob Graham (Australian Children's Author, Illustrator) Australian Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1943 John Erickson (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Dogs
Barbara Bash (Illinois-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Ilinois Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Science
1950 Nikki Grimes (New York City-born African-American Poet, Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Noted African Americans Poetry
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1854 Arthur Rimbaud (French Poet) French Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac Biography
2007 Art Buchwald (New York-born Humorist, Columnist, Author Awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary) Art Buchwald American Authors Journalism 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1940 Robert Pinsky (New Jersey-born Poet) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Poetry Amercian Academy of Poets Writer's Almanac
1946 Elfriede Jelinek (Austrian-born 2004 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Austria Women's Issues 2004 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Lewis Grizzard (Georgia-born Humorist) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Journalism
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1880 Lydia Maria Child (Massachusetts-born Author, Journalist, Abolitionist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders American Authors Abolition Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1994 Burt Lancaster (New York City-born Actor) Burt Lancaster Actors Film
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