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1843 Richard Avenarius (German Philosopher) German Political and Social Leaders Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1926 Ann Herbert Scott (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
1935 Marianna Dengler (Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1939 Elizabeth Cleaver (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) Elizabeth Cleaver Primary Children's Authors Artists Online Guide to Writing in Canada National Library of Canada
1943 Margaret Musgrove (Connecticut-born Children's Author) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Africa
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1899 Allen Tate (Kentucky-born Poet) Allen Tate Poetry
1900 Anna Seghers (German Novelist, Essayist, and Short Story Writer) Anna Seghers
1907 Jack Schaefer (Ohio-born Journalist, Author of Shane) Jack Schaefer Journalism
1911 William Attaway (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Mississippi Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1937 Penelope Leach (English Child Psychologist, Author) English Authors Child Mental Health Psychology Writer's Alamanc
1942 Sharon Olds (San Francisco-born Poet) Sharon Olds Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1887 Emma Lazarus (New York City-born Poet) Emma Lazarus Poetry Statue of Liberty Jewish Virtual Library
1845 Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven and Other Poems and Tales Is Published in New York by Wiley and Putnam Edgar Allan Poe American Authors American Collection
1855 Minnesota's First German-Language Newspaper, the Minnesota Deutsche Zeitung, Is Published in St. Paul Germany St. Paul, Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1857 The Atlantic Monthly Publishes the Poem, "Brahma," by Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson American Authors Poetry American Collection
1861 Julia Ward Howe Writes The Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe The Battle Hymn of the Republic American Civil War Writer's Alamanc University of Georgia
1874 The Atlantic Monthly Publishes "A True Story Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It," by Mark Twain Mark Twain American Authors American Collection
1923 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Play "The Vegetable, or from President to Postman" Opens at the Apollo Theatre in Atlantic City, New Jersey F. Scott Fitzgerald Atlantic City, New Jersey American Authors Plays American Collection
1937 The RKO Film "Damsel in Distress" Is Released, with Music by George Gershwin George Gershwin Composers Film Internet Movie Database American Public Media

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