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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1899 Kate Seredy (Hungarian-born Children's Author, Illustrator: Awarded the 1938 Newbery Medal for The White Stag) Kate Seredy Young-adult Authors Artists & Illustrators Awarded the 1938 Newbery Medal for The White Stag
1929 W.E. Butterworth: aka W.E.B. Griffin (New Jersey-born Children's Author, War/Military Novels and Stories) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Korean War (M*A*S*H)
1943 Terence Dickinson (Canadian Children's Science Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Science
1946 Sandra Lee Markle (Ohio-born Children's Science Author, Illustrator) Ohio Authors & Illustrators American Artists & Illustrators Science Boyds Mill Press
1947 Sal Barraca (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators Official Website
Judith Logan Lehne (Maryland Children's Author) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1730 Oliver Goldsmith (Irish Author, Poet, Playwright) Oliver Goldsmith Poetry Plays
1759 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German Author) Friedrich von Schiller
1879 Vachel Lindsay (Illinois-born Poet) Illinois Authors & Illsutrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1893 John Phillips Marquand Delaware-born Author) Delaware Authors & Illsutrators
1913 Karl Shapiro (Maryland-born Poet Awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Maryland Authors & Illustrators Poetry 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Writer's Almanac
1944 Tim Rice (English Librettist: "Jesus Christ Superstar") English Writers Music
1960 Neil Gaiman (English Author of Graphic Novels and Comic Books English Authors & Illustrators Comics Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Ken Kesey (Oregon-born Author) Oregon Authors American Authors
2007 Norman Mailer (New Jersey-born Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author) Norman Mailer Pulitzer Prize
1855 Poet Henry W. Longfellow Publishes The Song of Hiawatha Henry W. Longfellow Minnesota Poetry Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1871 Reporter Henry Morton Stanley Finds Explorer David Livingstone Africa Henry Morton Stanley Journalism New York Times
1960 Tennessee Williams' Period of Adjustment Opens in New York to Tepid Reviews Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
Lady Chatterley's Lover Sells Out After Being Banned for 30 Years D.H. Lawrence Literature BBC
1973 Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Is Burned in North Dakota North Dakota Kurt Vonnegut Literature History Channel
1995 Nigerian Government Executes Civil Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa Ken Saro-Wiwa Human Rights/Civil Rights Death History Channel BBC

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