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1855 J.W.E. Bowen (New Orleans-born African-American Educator, Minister, Writer, Lecturer) New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Education Religion African American Political and Social Leaders
1929 John Howie (Mississippi-born Philosopher, Scholar) Mississippi Authors Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1763 Mary Lamb (English Author Who Wrote with her Brother Charles, Tales from Shakespeare) English Authors William Shakespeare Young-adult Authors Bibliomania Writer's Almanac
1920 Esther Elisabeth Carlson (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Young-adult Authors
1922 Barbara Brooks Wallace (American Children's Author) Barbara Brooks Wallace Young-adult Authors Random House
1931 Rose Blue (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors
1937 Piero Ventura (Italian Children's Author, Illustration) Italian Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1766 Robert Bloomfield (English Poet) English Authors & Illustrators Poetry Chambers Book of Days
1857 Joseph Conrad (Ukrainian-born English Novelist) Joseph Conrad
1923 Malcolm Franklin (Step-Son of William Faulkner; Author of Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak William Faulkner Mississippi Writers Page
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1894 Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Children's Author) Robert Louis Stevenson Young-adult Authors Writer's Almanac
1806 In Vincennes, a Group Headed by William Henry Harrison Incorporates the First Circulating Library in the Indiana Territory Vincennes, Indiana William Henry Harrison Libraries Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1847 Martin Delany and Frederick Douglass Start the anti-Slavery Newspaper The North Star Frederick Douglass Martin Delany Slavery Journalism African-American Heritage New York Council for the Social Studies (pdf)
1885 The Dallas Morning News Buys Its Major Competitor, the Dallas Herald Dallas, Texas Journalism Business Dallas Morning News Texas State Historical Association
1907 Future Movie Star Mary Pickford and Future Director Cecil B. DeMille Appear in the Broadway Play The Warrens of Virginia Mary Pickford Cecil B. DeMille Film Plays Internet Broadway Database History Channel
1932 William Faulkner Publishes "Mountain Victory" in the Saturday Evening Post William Faulkner Journalism Mississippi Writers Page
1951 In Waco, Texas, the Armstrong Browning Library Is Dedicated on the Campus of Baylor University Waco, Texas Education Libraries Armstrong Browning Library Texas State Historical Association
1970 Two Tennessee Williams Plays Are, Televised Together under the Title Dragon Country by New York Television Theatre New York City Tennessee Williams Plays Mississippi Writers Page

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