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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1888 Anne Parish (Colorado-born Artists, Children's Author) Colorado Authors & Illustrators American Artists
1917 Dahlov Ipcar (Vermont-born Artist, Children's Author) Vermont American Artists Exit Five Portland Museum of Art
1928 Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Maine-born Children's Author) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Young-adult Author Waterboro Public Library
1932 James Forman (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Author
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1889 (William Roy) DeWitt Wallace (Minnesota-born Founder of Reader's Digest) DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest
1915 Roland Barthes (French Philosopher, Essayist, Literary Critic) Roland Barthes Philosophy
1945 Tracy Kidder (New York City-born Journalist, Author Awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for General non-Fiction) Tracy Kidder Journalist 1982 Pultizer Prize for General non-Fiction
Hanan al-Shaykh (Lebanese Author) Hanan al-Shaykh
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1907 Lewis Morris (Welsh Poet) Welsh Authors Poetry
1984 Chester Himes (Missouri-born African-American Novelist) Chester Himes African-American Authors
1868 A Revised Version of James Russell Lowell's "Emerson The Lecturer" Is Published in The Nation James Russell Lowell American Authors American Collection
1872 Edwin Forrest, the First Great American Tragedian, Performs as Hamlet in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists Hamlet State of Delaware
1880 Lew Wallace Publishes His Novel "Ben-Hur" Lew Wallace American Authors Indiana Historical Society
1969 Seymour Hersh Breaks the Story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam My Lai Massacre Seymour Hersh Journalism Vietnam War War Crimes Writer's Almanac History Channel
1977 In Minnesota, Steve Carter's Eden Is the First Documented Performance at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre St. Paul, Minnesota Stage and Theater Historic Firsts African-American Performing Artists Penumbra Theatre Company Minnesota Historical Society

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