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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1882 N.C. Wyeth (Massachusetts-born Illustrator) N.C. Wyeth Young-adult Authors & Illustrators American Artists
1901 Louise Latsky (South African Children's Author) South African Authors Primary Authors & Illustrators South African History
1919 Doris Lessing (English Novelist; 2007 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Doris Lessing Young-adult Authors 2007 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1932 John Tohr Yamaguchi (Japanese Children's Author) Japanese Authors Primary Authors & Illustrators
1947 Neil Waldman (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Authors & Illustrators American Artists Artist Net
1958 Lisa Thiesing (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Authors & Illustrators American Artists Official Web Site Net Industries
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1870 Ivan Bunin (Russian Novelist, Poet; 1933 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Ivan Bunin Poetry 1933 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1887 John Reed (Oregon-born Poet, Journalist, Revolutionist) John Reed Poetry Journalism
1908 John Gould (Boston-born Humorist, Columnist) Massachusetts Authors Journalism Writer's Almanac
1919 Thomas Daniel Young (Mississippi-born Author, Biographer) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1931 Edwin Corley (New Jersey-born Novelist) New Jersey Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1935 Ann Rule (Michigan-born True-Crime Writer) Michigan Authors Crime Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1948 Polly Whitney (Missouri-born Mystery Novelist) Polly Whitney
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Arnold Toynbee (English Historian) Arnold Toynbee Authors World History
1995 Kingsley Amis (English Novelist) Kingsley Amis Authors
1861 Part of Shakespeare's Property in Stratford-on-Avon Is Purchased in the Public Interest Stratford-on-Avon William Shakespeare Authors Economics Chambers Book of Days
1910 Tales of Ghosts and Men by Edith Wharton Is Published by Scribner's in New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1926 Ernest Hemingway's First Major Novel The Sun Also Rises Is Published in New York by Scribner's, with a First Issue of 5,090 Copies Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1942 Men at War, a Collection of 82 War Stories Edited by Ernest Hemingway, Is Published Ernest Hemingway American Authors War American Collection
1945 Truman Capote Signs a Contract for Other Voices, Other Rooms with Random House Truman Capote American Authors Random House American Collection
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre Declines the Nobel Prize for Literature Jean-Paul Sartre Literature 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature History Channel

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