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DECEMBER 4

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1905 Munro Leaf (Maryland-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Maryland Authors Primary Authors American Artists
1929 George Ancona (New York City-born Latin-American Author, Photographer) George Ancona Primary Authors Photography Latin-American Authors
1940 Bruce Hiscock (California-born Children's Author, Illustrator) California Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1795 Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Author) Thomas Carlyle
1804 John Kitto (English Biblical Writer and Illustrator) English Artists Religion The Bible Artists Chambers Book of Days Concordia
1835 Samuel Butler (English Writer) English Authors Victorian Web Writer's Almanac
1875 Rainer Maria Rilke (Czech Poet) Rainer Maria Rilke Poetry
1893 Herbert Read (English Poet) Herbert Read Poetry
1895 Fung Yu-lan (Chinese Philosopher) Chinese Political and Social Leaders Philosophy
1911 Robert Payne (English Writer) English Authors Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1131 Omar Khayyam (Persian Poet) Omar Khayyam Poetry
1679 Thomas Hobbes (English Philosopher) Thomas Hobbes Philosophy
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1791 Britain's Observer Newspaper Is Founded by WS Bourne British History Journalism The Guardian
1850 The First Issue of the Portland Oregonian Hits Newsstands Portland, Oregon Journalism Historic Firsts Portland Oregonian SalemOregon.com
1897 "The Decoration of Houses" by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr. Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1909 New York's Amsterdam News Is Founded as an African-American Weekly Newspaper New York City Media Journalism African-American Heritage Amsterdam News PBS African American Registry
1991 Associated Press Journalist Terry Anderson Is Released after Being Held Hostage in Lebanon for Seven Years Lebanon Journalism Terrorism History Channel BBC

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