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1855 Josiah Royce (California-born Philosopher) California Poltical and Social Leaders Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1919 William Cole (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Author
1938 Marion Dane Bauer (Illinois-born Children's Author) Marion Dane Bauer Young-adult Author
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1752 Thomas Chatterton (English Poet) English Authors Poetry Chambers Book of Days
1858 Selma Lagerlöf (Swedish Writer) Selma Lagerlöf 1909 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1878 Claude Bowers (Indiana-born Journalist, Historian, Diplomat) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Journalism President Franklin Roosevelt U.S. Government
1889 Donn Byrne (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors & Illustrators American Collection
1908 Alistair Cooke (English Journalist, Commentator) Alistair Cooke Journalism Radio
1910 Pauli Murray (Maryland-born African-American Poet, Attorney, Educator, Civil Rights Activist) Pauli Murray Poetry Law & Legal Resources Famous African-Americans
1916 Thomas McGrath (North Dakota-born Author) North Dakota Authors & Illustrators
1923 Nadine Gordimer (South African Novelist: 1991 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Nadine Gordimer 1991 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1936 Don DeLillo (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors Writer's Almanac
1945 Deborah Eisenberg (Chicago-born Author) Deborah  Eisenberg
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1819 The First Issue of the Arkansas Gazette Reports on the First Elections Held in the Arkansas Territory Arkansas Elections Journalism Historic Firsts Arkansas Encyclopedia Arkansas History Commission
1875 Henry James Publishes His First Novel, Roderick Hudson Henry James American Authors History Channel
1969 Seymour Hersh Reveals More of My Lai Massacre Story Seymour Hersh My Lai Massacre Journalism History Channel

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