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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1908 Gyo Fujikawa (California-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) California Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists Asian-American Studies
1921 Brent Ashabranner(Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1925 Monica Hughes (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1938 Bette Bao Lord (Chinese-American Children's Author) Bette Bao Lord Young-adult Authors Human Rights/Civil Rights Asian-American Authors
1957 Janell Cannon (Minnesota-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Janell Cannon Primary Children's Author American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1794 William Cullen Bryant (Massachusetts-born Poet) William Cullen Bryant Poetry
1801 Karl Baedeker (German Publisher of Travel Guides) German Authors Baedeker
1831 Ignatius Donnelly (Philadelphia-born Author; Member of the U.S. Congress from Minnesota) Pennyslvania Authors Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1901 André Malraux (French Novelist) Parisian Authors and Illustrators Authors' Calendar
1909 James "Scotty" Reston (Scottish-born Journalist, Columnist for the New York Times) Scottish Authors and Illustrators Journalism PBS Writer's Almanac
1920 Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker: Australian Poet, Civil Rights Activist) Australian Authors and Illustrators Poetry Human/Civil Rights Activist Writer's Almanac
1939 Terrence McNally (Florida-born Playwright) Florida Authors and Illustrators Plays Moonstruck Writer's Almanac
1942 Martin Cruz Smith (Pennsylvania-born Novelist) Pennsylvania Authors and Illustrators Literati Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1844 William Makepeace Thackeray Completes The Luck of Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray Authors The History Channel
1916 Bound East for Cardiff Is Eugene O'Neill's Debut Work in New York City New York City Plays Library of Congress
1934 William Faulkner Publishes "Raid," in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1955 Movie Musical Guys and Dolls Opens in Theaters Film The History Channel Internet Movie Database
1956 45 Million Watch First Broadcast of Wizard of Oz on Television Wizard of Oz Television The History Channel
1974 Tennessee Williams' Play Battle of Angels Opens in NYC, 34 Yrs After Its Boston Premiere Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays American Collection
1975 Good Morning America Debuts on ABC Television Journalism Historic Firsts Good Morning America Internet Movie Database
1986 Lebanese Magazine Breaks First Story Leading to the Iran-Contra Affair President Ronald Reagan Iran-Contra Affair Lebanon Journalism History Channel

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