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NOVEMBER 18

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1916 Miroslav Sasek (Czech Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) The Czech Republic Artists Places
1932 Jill Duvall (Delaware-born Children's Author) Delaware Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Native Americans
1939 Margaret Eleanor Atwood (Canadian Poet Children's Author) Margaret Eleanor Atwood Young-adult Authors Poetry
Nancy Van Laan (Louisiana-born Children's Author) Nancy Van Laan Primary Children's Authors
1949 J. J. Strong (English Poet, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Poetry
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1836 Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (aka Dorothy Dix: Tennessee-born Journalist, Advice Columnist) Tennessee Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1861 Sir William Schwenk Gilbert (English Lyricist of Gilbert and Sullivan) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1906 Klaus Mann (German Author, Playwright) German Authors Plays Writer's Almanac
1940 James Welch (Montana-born Native-American Novelist) James Welch Native American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1477 William Claxton's Translation of The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres First Book Printed in England Great Britain Books Historic Firsts State Library of Victoria
1853 Putnam's Magazine Publishes Part I of Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" Herman Melville American Authors Journalism American Collection
1865 New York Saturday Press Publishes Twain's "Celebrated Frog of Calaveras County" Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1926 Seattle, Washington's Venetian Theater Opens in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Seattle Washington Stage and Theater Film HistoryLink
1942 Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth Opens in New York Thornton Wilder Plays Internet Broadway Database American Collection
1950 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Closes on Broadway After 742 Performances Arthur Miller Plays Internet Broadway Database American Collection
1998 Alice McDermott Wins the National Book Award for Charming Billy New York Authors & Illustrators Charming Billy National Book Award History Channel

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