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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1927 Thomas Aylesworth (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors Young-adult Authors Science University of Southern Mississippi
1935 Marcia Sewall (Rhode Island-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Rhode Island Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists Kidspoint
1948 Raymond Bial (Illinois-born Photographer, Children's Author) Illinois Authors Young-adult Authors Photography Houghton-Mifflin Official Web Site
1949 Larry Dane Brimner (Florida-born Children's Author) Florida Authors Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
1950 Margaret Willey (Chicago-born Children's Author) Margaret Willey Young-adult Authors
1951 Marisa Montes (Puerto Rican Children's Author) Marisa Montes Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Latin-American Authors
1958 Megan Lloyd (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists Penn State University
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1834 Anna Leonowens (Welsh Writer, Governess to the Children of King Mongkut of Siam) Welsh Authors Thai Political and Social Leaders The King and I Anna and the King
1850 Ella Wheeler (Wisconsin-born Poet, Columnist) Wisconsin Authors Poetry Journalism Wisconsin Historical Association
1857 Ida M. Tarbell (Pennsylvania-born Muckraker Journalist) Ida M. Tarbell Journalism
1885 Will Durant (Massachusetts-born Writer, Historian) Will Durant World History
1889 Willis Richardson (North Carolina-born African-American Playwright; the First to Have a Nonmusical Play Produced on Broadway) North Carolina Authors Plays African-American Authors African American Registry
1938 Robert Hamblin (Mississippi-born Poet, Educator) Mississippi Authors Poetrys Educators of Note Mississippi Writers Project
1943 Sam Shepard (Illinois-born Actor, Playwright Awarded the 1979 Pulitzer for Drama) Sam Shepard Actors Plays 1979 Pulitzer for Drama
Linda Peavy (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors Mississippi Writers Project
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1833 Ralph Waldo Emerson Gives His First Lecture, "The Uses of Natural History," at the Masonic Temple in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts Ralph Waldo Emerson The Masons Amrican Collection
1893 Columns by the 20-year-old Willa Cather Begin Appearing in the Nebraska State Journal Willa Cather Nebraska Media Journalism History Channel
1930 Sinclair Lewis Is the First American Selected for the Nobel Prize for Literature Sinclair Lewis 1930 Nobel Laureate for Literature Writer's Almanac History Channel
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Debuts: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall Marilyn Monroe Film Internet Movie Database

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