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OCTOBER 21

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1929 Ursula Le Guin (California-born Children's Author) Ursula Le Guin Young-adult Authors
1939 Meredith Hooper (Australian Children's Author) Australian Authors Young-adult Authors
1943 Ann Cameron (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors Young-adult Authors
1944 Janet Ahlberg (English Children's Author) English Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (English Poet) Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poetry
1842 Will Carleton (Michigan-born Poet) Michigan Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1847 Giuseppe Giacosa (Italian Author) Italian Writers
1908 Louis L'Amour (North Dakota-born Author of the American West) Louis L'Amour Westward Expansion
1947 Florence Ai Ogawa (English Children's Author) Texas Writers Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Jack Kerouac (Massachusetts-born Author) Jack Kerouac American Authors
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1845 The New York Morning News Prints the First Known Boxscore of a Baseball Game New York City Media Baseball Journalism Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1910 Labor Union Bomb Destroys the Los Angeles Times Building: 20 die Los Angeles Journalism Labor Unions Crime Terrorism History Channel
1916 "Xingu and Other Stories" by Edith Wharton Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1930 "Certain People" by Edith Wharton Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1940 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway Is Published Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1954 Wallace Stevens Reads "The Whole Man: Perspectives, Horizons" at Metropolitan Museum of Art Wallace Stevens American Authors Metropolitan Museum of Art American Collection

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