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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1839 George C. Eggleston (Indiana-born Journalist, Novelist, Children's Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Journalism Young-adult Authors
1901 Doris Gates (California-born Children's Author of Blue Willow) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Britannica Harcourt San Diego County Office of Education
1935 Laurence Pringle (New York-born Children's Science Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Non-Fiction Science Butterflies Author Illustrator Source Boyds Mills Press University of Massachusetts
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1731 William Cowper (English Poet) English  Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1909 Eugène Ionesco (Romanian Author) Eugène Ionesco
1910 Cyril Cusack (South African Actor, Director, Playwright) Cyril Cusack Stage & Theater Television
1912 Eric Sevareid (North Dakota-born Broadcast Journalist) North Dakota Authors Journalism Radio Television
1921 P.D. East (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators
1943 Marilynne Robinson (Idaho-born Novelist) Idaho Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1862 Lewis Carroll Gives Handwritten Manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as a Christmas Present Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland History Channel
1919 William Faulkner Publishes "Landing in Luck" in the Mississippian, the Student Newspaper at the University of Mississippi William Faulkner American Authors Journalism The Daily Mississippian Mississippi Writers Page
1922 13-year-old Eudora Welty's Story "Soph'more Class" Is Published in Jackson Hi-Lite Eudora Welty American Authors Journalism Mississippi Writers Page
1941 Limited Editions Club Awards Its Gold Medal to Ernest Hemingway for His Novel For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection
1942 Casablanca Premieres at the Hollywood Theater in New York City Humphrey Bogart Casablanca Internet Movie Database Writer's Almanac Library of Congress
1951 Wallace Stevens Reads "A Collect of Philosophy" at City College of New York Wallace Stevens American Authors City College of New York American Collection
1957 William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun Opens in London's Royal Court Theatre London, England William Faulkner American Authors Stage and Theater Royal Court Theatre Mississippi Writers Page
1970 Charles Gordone Receives Pulitzer Prize for His Play No Place to be Somebody 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Plays
1987 August Wilson's The Piano Lesson Premieres at the Yale Repertory Theatre August Wilson Plays African-American Authors Yale Repertory Theatre Theater History

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