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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1946 Eric Kimmel (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Author
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1751 Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish Playwright) Richard Brinsley Sheridan Plays
1857 Gertrude Franklin Atherton (San Francisco-born Author) Gertrude Franklin Atherton
1871 Paul Valéry (French Poet) Paul Valéry Poetry
1877 Irma Rombauer (Missouri-born Author of the "Joy of Cooking") Irma Rombauer Foods and Nutrition
1885 Ezra Pound (Idaho-born Poet) Ezra Pound Poetry
1906 Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan (South African Xhosa Writer and Linguist) ) South African Authors South African History
1910 Miguel Hernandez (Spanish Poet) Miguel Hernandez Poetry
1936 Robert Caro (New York City-born Journalist, Biographer) Robert Caro Journalism 1975 Putlitzer Prize for Biography 2003 Putlitzer Prize for Biography: Master of the Senate Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2000 Steve Allen (New York City-born Television Personality: Original Host of the Tonight Show) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists
1811 Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Is Published Jane Austen <I>Sense and Sensibility</I> History Channel
1852 The Name "Seattle" First Appears in Print Seattle, Washington Journalism Historic Firsts History Link
1888 John J. Loud of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Receives a Patent for the First Ballpoint Pen Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Writing Technology and Society USPTO
1905 Czar Nicholas II Signs the "October Manifesto" Granting Civil Liberties to Avoid Revolution Czar Nicholas II Historic World Documents Britannica
1968 Lion in the Winter Premieres Katherine Hepburn Film IMDB History Channel

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