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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1914 Noel Gerson (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
1922 Peggy Thomson (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
1927 Sheila Solomon Klass (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
1937 Roger Carr (Australian Children's Author) Australian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1947 Michelle Magorian (English Poet, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry
1959 Molly Coxe (Georgia-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1588 Thomas Kyd (English Playwright) Thomas Kyd Plays
1833 Jonas Lie (Norwegian Author) Jonas Lie
1851 Charles Henry Dow (Connecticut-born Journalist, Economist) Charles Henry Dow Journalism Markets & Investments
1880 Robert Edler von Musil (Australian Author) Robert Edler von Musil
1892 Harold Ross (Colorado-born Founder of the New Yorker Magazine) Harold Ross New Yorker Magazine
1896 Raymond Postgate (English Author) Raymond Postgate
1918 John F. Stegeman (Mississippi-born Physician, Author) Mississippi Authors Medical Professionals Mississippi Writers Project
1921 James Jones (Illinois-born Author of From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line) James Jones
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1884 William Wells Brown (Kentucky-born Abolitionist, Author, Playwright) Kentucky Social and Political Leaders Abolition American Authors African-American Social and Political Leaders
1908 Seattle's First Italian-Language Newspaper Is Published Italy Seattle, Washington Immigration Journalism HistoryLink
1920 The Shreveport Sun Is Founded as the First African-American Newspaper in Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Journalism Historic Firsts African-American Heritage Louisiana Secretary of State
1947 Meet the Press Debuts on NBC Television Television Journalism Meet the Press Internet Movie Database

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