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1466 Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch Scholar) The Netherlands Philosophy Concordia
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1862 Lawton Evans (Georgia-born Children's Author) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Educators of Note University of Georgia
1889 Enid Bagnold (English Playwright, Children's Author) Enid Bagnold Young-adult Authors Playwright
1917 Lillian Morrison (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1924 Constance Greene (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors
1956 Paul Westman (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Minnesota Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1914 Dylan Thomas (Welsh Poet) Dylan Thomas Poetry
1932 Sylvia Plath (Boston-born Poet) Sylvia Plath Poetry
1940 Maxine Hong Kingston (California-born Asian-American Novelist and Memoirist) California Authors and Illustrators Asian-American Heritage National Women's History Project Writer's Almanac
1975 Zadie Smith (English Novelist) English Authors and Illustrators Random House Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1937 Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger (West Virginia-born Journalist) West Virginia Authors & Journalists Journalism West Virginia State Archives
1787 First Federalist Paper Calling for Ratification of U.S. Constitution Is Published U.S. Constitution Library of Congress
1933 Ernest Hemingway's Book Winner Take Nothing Is Published by Scribner's Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1937 The Sinclair Lewis Play It Can't Happen Here Opens in 21 Theater, 18 Cities, 14 States Sinclair Lewis Plays American Collection
1941 F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes The Last Tycoon F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors American Collection
1946 Travel Show "Geographically Speaking" Is First TV Program with Commercial Sponsor Television Business Propaganda Historic Firsts History Channel
1947 ''You Bet Your Life,'' Starring Groucho Marx, Premieres on ABC Radio Groucho Marx Radio New York Times

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