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1670 John Toland (Irish Religious Philosopher) Irish Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders Philosophy
1912 Gordon Parks (Kansas-born African-American Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker) Gordon Parks African-American Artists, Architects & Designers Photography Filmmakers American Authors
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canadian Children's Author) Lucy Maud Montgomery Young-adult Authors
1900 Geoffrey Household (English Children's Author) Geoffrey Household Young-adult Authors
1924 Louise Moeri (Oregon-born Children's Author) Oregon Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1931 Margot Zemach (Los Angeles-born Children's Author, Illustrator: 1974 Caldecott Medal Winner for Duffy and the Devil) Los Angeles Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors 1974 Caldecott Medal Winner for Duffy and the Devil
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1628 John Bunyan (English Clergy, Author of The Pilgrim's Progress) British Authors & Illustrators Religion Concordia
1667 Jonathan Swift (Irish Novelist, Satirist, Poet, Pamphleteer, Author of Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
1835 Mark Twain (Missouri-born Humorist, Author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn) Missouri Authors and Illustrators Mark Twain
1850 Cayetano Coll y Toste (Puerto Rican Historian) Puerto Rican Authors and Illustrators Latin American Authors and Illustrators
1856 James A. Woodburn (Indiana-born Historian) Indiana Authors and Illustrators
1893 I.J. Singer (Polish-born Yiddish Novelist) Polish Authors Judaism
1906 J.D. Carr (Pennsylvania Writer of Detective Fiction) J.D. Carr
1915 Robert Lax (New York-born Poet) Robert Lax Poetry
1947 David Alan Mamet (Chicago-born Playwright) David Alan Mamet Plays
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1900 Oscar Wilde (Irish Playwright) Oscar Wilde Plays
1977 Terence Rattigan (English Playwright) English Authors Plays
1921 The Joy of Cooking Is First Published The Joy of Cooking Foods and Nutrition Literature Historic Firsts Merriam-Webster
1937 Tennessee William's Play Fugitive Kind Premieres in St. Louis St. Louis Tennsssee Williams Plays American Collection
1952 First Full-Length 3-D Movie, Bwana Devil, Opens in New York New York City Film Internet Movie Database
1955 John Steinbeck's Play Pipe Dream Opens in New York John Steinbeck American Authors Internet Broadway Database
1959 Production Begins on Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Thriller Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Psycho History Channel
1960 Novelist Ernest Hemingway Undergoes Shock Treatment for Depression at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota Ernest Hemingway American Authors Mental Health Minnesota Historical Society

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