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Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1941 Daniel Pinkwater (Tennessee-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Daniel Pinkwater Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1887 Marianne Moore (Missouri-born Poet) Marianne Moore Poetry
1930 J. G. [James Graham] Ballard (English Science Fiction Author)) English Authors and Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1934 Ted Berrigan (Rhode Island-born Poet) Rhode Island Authors and Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1851 Winona, Minnesota Is Founded by Orrin Smith, a Steamboat Captain Winona, Minnestoa Steamboat Minnesota Historical Society
1869 In Wisconsin, a Stage Fire Creates Panic in Milwaukee's Gaiety Theater, Killing Two and Injuring Many Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stage and Theater Fire Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 Edith Wharton's Book The Reef Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1927 Jerome Kern's Musical "Show Boat" Is First Performed in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Jerome Kern American Musicals Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1956 Elvis Presley's First Film, Love Me Tender, Opens Elvis Presley Film History Channel

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