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United States: National Author's Day
(Observed annually on November 1)
Authors Wheatmark
1899 Gavin de Beer (English Zoologist, Author) English Scientists & Mathematicians Biology English Authors
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1892 Mabel Leigh Hunt (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors Young-adult Authors
1896 Sulamith Ish-Kishor (English Children's Author) English Authors Young-adult Authors
1902 Symeon Shimin (Russian Children's Author, Illustrator) Russian Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists
1917 Margaret Taylor Burroughs (Louisiana-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Louisiana Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Literature Poetry American Artists African American Registry
1926 Hilary Knight (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1938 Nicholasa Mohr (New York City-born Hispanic Children's Author, Illustrator) Nicholasa Mohr Primary Children's Authors American Artists Latin-American Studies
1946 Brian Heinz (New York City-born Children's Science Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Science
1960 Annette Cascone (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors Young-adult Authors
1871 Stephen Crane (New Jersey-born Author: The Red Badge of Courage) Stephen Crane The American Civil War
1880 Grantland Rice (Tennessee-born Sports Columnist) Grantland Rice Journalism Sports
Sholem Asch (Polish-born American Novelist and Playwright) Sholem Asch Plays
1886 Hermann Broch (Austrian Author) Hermann Broch
Sakutaro Hagiwara (Japanese Poet) Japanese Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1902 Nordahl Brun Grieg (Norwegian Lyric Poet) Norwegian Authors Poetry
1930 A.R. Gurney, Jr (New York-born Playwright) A.R. Gurney, Jr Plays Internet Broadway Database
1944 Lee Smith (Virginian-born Author) Lee Smith
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1865 Alexander Beaufort Meek (Alabama Lawyer, Poet, Newspaper Editor and State Legislator Responsible for Passage of the Public School Act of 1854) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Poetry Journalism Law and Legal Resources Alabama State Archives
1604 Shakespeare's Othello First Presented in London Great Britain William Shakespeare Othello New York Times
1611 Shakespeare's The Tempest Is First Performed Publicly Great Britain William Shakespeare The Tempest Brandeis University
1857 The Atlantic Monthly Is First Published Journalism Atlantic Monthly Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1944 Harvey Opens on Broadway Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1945 First Issue of Ebony Is Published Journalism African-American History Ebony African American Registry
1976 The First Issue of The Circle Newsletter Is Published by the Minneapolis American Indian Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Native-American Heritage The Circle Historic Firsts Minneapolis American Indian Center Minnesota Historical Society

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