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OCTOBER 26

1894 John S. Knight (West Virginia-born Journalist and Publisher) West Virginia Business Leaders Journalism Knight-Ridder
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1934 Ellen Showell (Tennessee-born Children's Author) Tennesseee Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1941 Steven Kellogg (Connecticut-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Steven Kellogg Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1957 Eric Rohmann (Illinois-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Illinois Authors & Illustrators American Artists University of Wyoming
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1902 Beryl Markham (English-born Writer, Aviator, Horse Trainer and Breeder) Beryl Markham Africa Kenya Aviation
1930 John Arden (English Playwright) English Authors & Illustrators Plays Writer's Almanac
1945 Scott Russell Sanders (Tennessee-born Essayist) Tennessee Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1946 Pat Conroy (Georgia-born Novelist) Pat Conroy
1952 Andrew Motion (English Poet, Novelist) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry British Arts Council Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1952 Hattie McDaniel (Kansas-born African-American Actress: Gone with the Wind) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Gone with the Wind African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1962 Louise Beavers (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Louise Beavers Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
2006 Theodore Taylor (North Carolina-born Children's Author: The Cay) Theodore Taylor Young Adult Children's Authors
2008 Tony Hillerman (Oklahoma-born Novelist) Tony Hillerman American Authors Native-American Heritage
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1900 Henry James Writes the First of His 167 letters to Edith Wharton Henry James Edith Wharton American Authors The Writer's Almanac
1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda's Daughter, Scottie, Is Born F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1928 "Peter Pan" Is Registered by James Barrie James Barrie Young-adult Authors Copyrights and Trademarks USPTO
1936 William Faulkner's Novel Absalom, Absalom Is Published by Random House William Faulkner American Authors Random House American Collection
1951 William Faulkner Receives the French Legion of Honor in New Orleans, Louisiana France New Orleans William Faulkner American Authors American Collection

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