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NOVEMBER 17

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1909 Osmond Molarsky (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1944 Andrea Spalding (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1950 Marilyn Sadler (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1952 Alison Lester (Australian-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Alison Lester Primary Childrens Authors Artists
1962 Jules Hermes (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Minnesota Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1587 Joost van den Vondel (Dutch Poet) Dutch Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1895 Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes (Mexican Author) Mexican Authors & Illustrators
1916 Shelby Foote (Mississippi-born American Civil War Historian, Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Civil War Writer's Almanac
1936 Luis Rafael Sánchez (Puerto Rican Latin-American Author) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Audre Lorde (New York City-born African-American Poet) Audre Lorde Poetry Notable African Americans
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1734 Newspaper Editor John Peter Zenger Arrested for Libel Against NY Governor New York Trial of John Peter Zenger Journalism First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Merriam-Webster
1950 Jack Kerouac Marries Joan Haverty in Greenwich Village, New York New York City Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1955 Ernest Hemingway Is Awarded "The Order of San Cristobal" by the Batista Government in Cuba Cuba Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1993 Annie Proulx Wins the National Book Award for Shipping News Annie Proulx Literature History Channel

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