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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1907 William Steig (New York City-born Cartoonist, Children's Author & Illustrator) New York City Authors & Illustrators American Artists Writer's Almanac
1917 Astrid Lindgren (Swedish Children's Author: Pippi Longstocking) Astrid Lindgren
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1861 Frederick Jackson Turner (Wisconsin-born Historian, Author) Frederick Jackson Turner History
1893 Carlo Emilio Gadda (Italian Author) Carlo Emilio Gadda
1908 Harrison Salisbury (Minnesota-born Journalist, Correspondent and Editor Awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for International Correspondence) Harrison Salisbury Journalism 1955 Pulitzer Prize for International Correspondence
1910 Norman Alexander MacCaig (Scottish Poet) Norman Alexander MacCaig Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1831 Georg Hegel (German Philosopher) Georg  Hegel Philosophy
1716 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (German Philosopher, Mathematician: Inventor of Differential and Integral Calculus) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Calculus
1996 Meridel Le Sueur (Iowa-born Author) Meridel Le Sueur Minnesota Historical Society
1665 The First Newspaper, The London Gazette, Is Published British History Journalism Historical Firsts University of Rochester
1732 The Library Company of Philadelphia Signs a Contract with Its First Librarian Pennsylvania Library and Media Resources Library of Congress
1754 Massachusetts Author, Playwright, Historian; Mercy Otis, Marries James Warren Massachusetts Authors American Women Authors American Revolution Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1851 Herman Melville's Moby Dick Is Published Herman Melville Moby Dick History Channel
1889 Nellie Bly Sets Record Circling the World in 72 Days Nellie Bly Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1935 Thomas Wolfe's Collection of Stories From Death to Morning Is Published Thomas Wolfe American Authors American Collection
1936 William Faulkner Publishes "The Unvanquished" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner American Authors Journalism American Collection
1954 In Texas, the Cuero Record Publishes an Article Revealing Fraud and Bribery in the Veterans' Land Program, Leading to Indictments for 20 People Texas Media Journalism Crime Texas State Historical Association

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