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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1946 David Macaulay (English-American Children's Author) David Macaulay Invention Architecture Young-adult  Authors 1991 Caldecott Award for Black and White
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1885 Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek Author, Journalist, Statesman) Greek Authors Journalism
1891 Charles Wesley (Kentucky-born African-American Historian, Educator) Kentucky Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1902 Howard Koch (New York City-born Academy Award-Winning Screeenwriter for "Casablanca") Howard Koch American Authors Film 1942 Academy Award for Best Actor - Raging Bull Internet
1948 T(homas) C(oraghessan) Boyle (New York-born Novelist, Short Story Writer) New York Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1958 George Saunders (Texas-born Author) Texas Authors Writer's Almanac
1963 Ann Patchett (Los Angeles-born Novelist) Los Angeles Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1620 First English Newspaper, New Tydings Out of Italie, Is Published In Amsterdam The Netherlands Journalism Historic Firsts NYU
1858 In Minnesota, the St. Anthony Falls' Falls Evening News First Applies the Term "Land of Lakes" to the State Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1867 Charles Dickens Begins His Second Reading Tour of America in Boston Charles Dickens Boston Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1932 Bing Crosby and Bob Hope First Perform Together Bing Crosby Bob Hope History Channel
1957 Raymond Carver's First Child, Christine LaRae Carver, Is Born in Yakima, Washington Washington Raymond Carver American Authors American Collection

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