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NOVEMBER 16

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1912 Joan Phipson (Australian Children's Author) Australian Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1915 Jean Fritz (China-born American Children's Author) American Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1920 Colin Thiele (Australian Poet, Playwright and Children's Author) Australian Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Poetry Plays
1937 Ronald Himler (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators
1939 Victoria Chess (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Chicago Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators
1943 Stephanie Spinner (Iowa-born Children's Author) Iowa Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1947 Ann Blades (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) Canadian Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists & Illustrators
1952 Robin McKinley (Ohio-born Children's Author Awarded the 1985 Newbery Medal for "The Hero and the Crown") Robin McKinley Young-adult Authors 1985 Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown
1953 Gibbs Davis (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1957 Barbara Reid (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) Barbara Reid Primary Children's Authors Artists & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1886 Arthur Krock (Kentucky-born Journalist and Recipient of Four Pulitzer Prizes) Kentucky Authors and Illustrators Journalism Recipient of Four Pulitzer Prizes
1889 George S. Kaufman (Pennsylvania-born Playwright) George S. Kaufman Plays Internet Broadway Database
1922 Josť Saramago (Portuguese Author: 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Josť Saramago 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1930 Chinua Achebe (Nigerian Author) Chinua Achebe
1943 Phillip Lopate (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1951 Paula Vogel (Washington, D.C.-born Playwright Awarded the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for "How I Learned to Drive") Washington, D.C. Authors & Illustrators Playbill 1998 Pulitzer Prize for How I Learned to Drive Writer's Almanac
1954 Andrea Barrett (Massachusetts-born Author of Earth and Environmental Sciences) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Earth and Environmental Science Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Clark Gable (Ohio-born Actor) Clark Gable Actors Film History Channel
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1801 Alexander Hamilton's New York Evening Post Is First Published Alexander Hamilton Journalism Historic Firsts New York Post New York Historical Society
1897 In Florida, the First Edition of the Kissimmee Valley Gazette Is Published Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1951 Wallace Stevens Reads "A Collect of Philosophy" at the University of Chicago Wallace Stevens Poetry American Collection
1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical ''The Sound of Music'' Opens on Broadway The Sound of Music The Internet Broadway Database

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