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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1921 Leonard Kessler (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1946 Judith Thurman (New York City-born Poet, Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1951 Carolyn Coman (Chicago-born Children's Author) Carolyn Coman Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1875 Gilbert H. Grosvenor (American Editor of the National Geographic Magazine) Journalism National Geographic Library of Congress
1895 Samuel Chamberlain (Iowa-born Photographer, Writer) Iowa Authors & Illustrators Photography
1903 Evelyn Waugh (English Author) Evelyn Waugh
1928 Alvin Toffler (new York City-born Author) Alvin Toffler
1929 John Hollander (New York City-born Poet) John Hollander Poetry
1938 Anne Perry (English Author) English Authors & Illustrators Official Website Writer's Almanac
1939 Ayi Kwei Armah (Ghanian Poet) Ayi Kwei Armah Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1704 John Locke (English Philosopher) John Locke Philosophy
1854 Ottmar Mergenthaler (German Inventor of the Linotype) German Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Journalism
1854 Second Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Mosses from an Old Manse Is Published Nathaniel Hawthorne American Authors American Collection
1887 The Prison Mirror Newspaper Is First Published in the Minnesota State Penitentiary Minnesota Prison Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1905 George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession" Closes After Only 5 Nights on Broadway George Bernard Shaw Plays The Internet Broadway Database The History Channel
1945 San Antonio's German-language Freie Presse für Texas Ceases Publication after 80 Years Germany Texas Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1950 Jack Benny Television Show Debuts Jack Benny Television Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1954 Ernest Hemingway Is Selected as the Nobel Laureate for Literature Ernest Hemingway American Authors 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature American Collection
1958 Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's Is Published by Random House Truman Capote American Authors Random House American Collection
1998 President Clinton Signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act President Clinton Copyright UCLA

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