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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1908 Elizabeth George Speare (Massachusetts-born Children's Author: Newbery Award Winner in 1959 & 1962) Elizabeth George Speare Young-adult Authors 1959 Newbery Award Winner, The Witch of Blackbird Pond;  1962 Newbery Award Winner, The Bronze Bow
Leo Politi (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) California Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1929 Marilyn French (New York City-born Author) Marilyn French
1933 Beryl Bainbridge (English Author) Beryl Bainbridge
1965 Megan Whalen Turner (Oklahoma-born Author) Oklahoma Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Ellen Glasgow (Virginia-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author) Virginia Authors & Illustrators American Authors 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Novel American Collection Virginia Historical Society
1814 Indiana's First Theatrical Production Is Presented in Vincennes Vincennes, Indiana Stage and Theater Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1843 In Philadelphia, Edgar Allan Poe Delivers His First Lecture on American Poetry Pennsylvania Edgar Allen Poe Poetry American Collection
1849 The St. Anthony, Minnesota Library Association Is Formed St. Anthony, Minnesota Library and Media Resources Minnesota Historical Society
1850 Oregon's Fourth Newspaper, The Western Star, Makes Its Appearance in Milwaukie Milwaukie, Oregon Journalism
1934 Cole Porter's Anything Goes Opens on Broadway Cole Porter Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1940 Ernest Hemingway Marries His Fourth Wife in a Wyoming Union Pacific Dining Room Wyoming Ernest Hemingway American Authos American Collection
1980 Over 80 Million Viewers Tune In to Dallas to See Who Shot JR? Television New York Times

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