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1939 Polly Berends (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1949 Jan Brett (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Jan Brett Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1886 Rex Stout (Indiana-born Detective Story Writer) Rex Stout
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 James Baldwin (New York City-born African-American Author) James Baldwin American Authors Notable African-Americans
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1830 Victor Hugo Misses Submission Date The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo Authors History Channel
1860 First Installment of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Is Published Great Expectations Authors Penguin Putnam Writer's Almanac
1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's First Story about Sherlock Holmes Is Published Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Authors Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1905 Political Cartoonist John Francis Knott Begins 52-yr Career with the Dallas Morning News Texas Political Cartoons Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1924 George Gershwin's Musical, "Lady, Be Good," Is First Performed at the Liberty Theater in New York City George Gershwin Composers American Musicals Historic Firsts American Public Media
1951 Eudora Welty's Story "The Bride of the Innisfallen" is Published by the New Yorker Eudora Welty American Authors The New Yorker American Collection

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