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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1850 Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) Robert Louis Stevenson Young Adult Authors
1915 Nathaniel Benchley (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Young Adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1792 Edward Trelawny (English Author) English Authors
1908 C. Vann Woodward (Arkansas-born Author: Awarded 1982 Pulitzer Prize for History) C. Vann Woodward History 1982 Pulitzer Prize for History
1939 George V. Higgins (Massachusetts-born Author) George V. Higgins
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 Junior Samples (Georgia-born Comic Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1789 Benjamin Franklin Coins the Phrase ""In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin Quotations Historic Firsts History Channel
1862 Lewis Carroll Begins Writing Alice's Adventures... Lewis Carroll Authors Children's Literature Lewis Carroll Society
1903 In Oregon, the Grants Pass City Council Votes Not to Accept a $10,000 Gift from Andrew Carnegie for Construction of a New Library Andrew Carnegie Grants Pass, Oregon Libraries Philanthropy
1909 Ballinger-Pinchot Scandal Erupts When Colliers Magazine Exposes Shady Dealings in Alaskan Coal Lands Alaska U.S. Government Journalism History Channel
1942 Eudora Welty Wins $300 O. Henry Memorial Prize for Her Short Story "The Wide Net" Eudora Welty American Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1953 A Member of the Indiana Textbook Commission Declares Robin Hood Is Communistic Indiana Education McCarthyism/Red Scare Children's Literature History Channel
1959 The Mansion, by William Faulkner, Is Published by Random House William Faulkner American Authors Random House Mississippi Writers Project
1969 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew Accuses Network Television News of Bias and Distortion President Richard Nixon Television Journalism Propaganda New York Times
1977 Li'l Abner Appears in Newspapers for the Last Time Cartoons & Comics Journalism New York Times
1979 The Times of London Resumes Printing After Nearly a Year-Long Labor Dispute London, England Labor Journalism Times of London BBC
1997 The Lion King Opens on Broadway New York City The Lion King Children's Literature Internet Broadway Database

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