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1703 James Delancey (English-born American Jurist Who Presided Over the John Peter Zenger Trial) English Political and Social Leaders Journalism First Amendment John Peter Zenger Trial Library of Congress
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1894 Katherine Milhous (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded 1951 Caldecott Medal for The Egg Tree Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Fiction American Artists 1951 Caldecott Medal for The Egg Tree
1960 Kevin Henkes (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Kevin Henkes Primary Fiction American Artists
1809 Fanny Kemble (English Author, Actress) Fanny Kemble Actors
1874 Charles Beard (Indiana-born Historian) Charles Beard Indiana Authors U.S. History
1909 James Agee (Tennessee-born Author Awarded 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for A Death In The Family) James Agee Plays 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1937 Gail Sheehy (New York-born Journalist, Author) Gail Sheehy Journalism
1942 Marilyn Hacker (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors Poetry Ploughshares Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Eugene O'Neill (New York City-born Playwright: 1936 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Eugene O'Neill Plays American Authors 1936 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1920 The Mark of Zorro, Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Opens in New York City New York City Douglas Fairbanks The Mark of Zorro History Channel Internet Movie Database
1939 Stage Production of Key Largo Opens in New York New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1942 John Steinbeck's Novel, Bombs Away, Is Published by Viking Press John Steinbeck American Authors American Collection
1949 William Faulkner Publishes Knight's Gambit William Faulkner American Authors Mississippi Writers Project
1963 Elvis Presley's Film Fun in Acapulco Is Released in Theaters Elvis Presley Film Internet Movie Database

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