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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1826 Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini: Italian Journalist, Author of "Pinocchio") Carlo Collodi Pinocchio Journalism
1847 Fay Hempstead (Arkansas Historian) Arkansas Authors U.S. History Arkansas History Commission
1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett (English Children's Author) Frances Hodgson Burnett Young-adult Authors
1907 James Ramsey Ullman (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Mount Everest Young-adult Authors
1921 Yoshiko Uchida (California-born Asian-American Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Asian Americans World War II Clarion University Web English Teacher
1933 Sylvia Louise Engdahl (Los Angeles-born Children's Author) Los Angeles Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site Authors Den
1935 Mordicai Gerstein (Los Angeles-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded the 2004 Caldecott Medal) Moridcai Gerstein Primary Childrens Authors American Artists 2004 Caledcott Medal for the Man Who Walked between Two Towers
1940 Gloria Houston (North Carolina-born Children's Author) North Carolina Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1951 Ruth Sanderson (Massachusetts-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Childrens Authors American Artists Official Web Site R. Michelson Galleries
1952 Ben Mikaelsen (American Children's Author) Ben Mikaelsen Bears Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1713 Laurence Sterne (Irish Writer, Novelist) Laurence Sterne
1747 Elizabeth Porter Phelps (Massachusetts-born Diarist of 54 Years) Massachusetts Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1878 Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (Ohio-born Texas Antisocialist Newspaper Publisher) Ohio Authors Texas Authors Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1886 Margaret Anderson (Indiana-born Editor of The Little Review Magazine) Indiana Authors Journalism Writer's Almanac
1888 Dale Carnegie (Missouri-born Author, Public Speaker) Dale Carnegie Business & Economics
1908 Harry Kemelman (Massachusetts-born Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Authors' Calendar
1912 Garson Kanin (New York-born Playwright, Screenwriter, Stage and Film Director, Writer) New York Authors & Illustrators Plays Film Writer's Almanac
1925 William F. Buckley, Jr.(New York City-born Author, Political Commentator) New York City Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1932 Judith Paige Mitchell (Louisiana-born Novelist, Screenwriter) Louisiana Authors & Illustrators Television Internet Movie Database
1946 Michael B. Ballard (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Civil War
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2004 Larry Brown (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors American Authors Missisippi Writers Page
2006 William Diehl (Georgia-born Novelist) Georgia Authors American Authors University of Georgia
1859 Darwin's Origin of Species Is Published: All 1,250 Copies Sell on First Day Charles Darwin Origin of Species Evolution History Channel
1879 Squire's Opera House Opens as Seattle, Washington's First Theater Seattle, Washington Stage & Theater Opera Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1913 The Seeley Theatre Opens in Pomeroy, Washington Pomeroy, Washington Stage & Theater HistoryLink
1918 Enrico Caruso's First Film, My Cousin, Premieres in New York Enrico Caruso New York City Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1947 "Hollywood 10" Cited for Contempt of Congress U.S. Congress McCarthyism Film History Channel
John Steinbeck's The Pearl Is Published by Viking John Steinbeck The Pearl Today in Literature
1950 Frank Loesser's Guys And Dolls Premieres at the 46th Street Theatre in New York New York City American Musical Plays Internet Broadway Database
1951 Gigi Opens on Broadway Starring Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn Plays History Channel
1979 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Marries His Long-Time Friend, Author and Photographer Jill Krementz Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Jill Krementz American Authors American Artists & Photographers American Collection

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