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1815 Jane Grey Swisshelm (Pennsylvania-born Abolitionist, Feminist, Newspaper Publisher) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Abolition Women Journalism
1898 Alfred Eisenstaedt (German Photographer) Alfred Eisenstaedt Photography Journalism
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1884 Cornelia Meigs (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors & Illustrators Young-adult  Authors
1905 Elizabeth Yates (New York-born Children's Author: Awarded 1951 Newbery Medal for Amos Fortune, Free Man) Elizabeth Yates Young-adult  Authors 1951 Newbery Medal for Amos Fortune, Free Man
1944 John Reynolds Gardiner (Los Angeles-born Children's Author) John Reynolds Gardiner Young-adult  Authors
1478 Baldassare Castiglione (Italian Author, Courtier, and Diplomat) Baldassare Castiglione
1803 Susanna Moodie (English Novelist) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1883 Khalil Gibran (Lebanese Poet) Khalil Gibran Poetry
1886 Joyce Kilmer (New Jersey Poet) Joyce Kilmer Poetry Trees World War I
1892 Osbert Sitwell (English Essayist) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1893 Sylvia Townsend Warner (English Novelist and Short Story Writer) English Authors Writer's Almanac
1922 William P. McGivern (Chicago-born Novelist) William P. McGivern
1942 Peter Handke (Austrian Avant-garde Playwright and Novelist) Peter Handke Plays
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1902 Mark Twain's "The Belated Russian Passport" Appears in Harper's Weekly Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1864 President Lincoln Submits His Annual Message to Congress U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers

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