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DECEMBER 9

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1848 Joel Chandler Harris (Georgia-born Children's Author) Joel Chandler Harris Primary Children's Authors
1899 Jean de Brunhoff (French Children's Author) Jean de Brunhoff Primary Children's Authors
1915 Eloise McGraw (Texas-born Children's Author) Eloise McGraw Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1608 John Milton (English Poet) John Milton Poetry
1866 Meredith Nicholson (Indiana Author) Montgomery County, Indiana
1905 Dalton Trumbo (Colorado-born Screenwriter) Dalton Trumbo Film Makers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1935 Walter W. Liggett (Minnesota-born Tabloid Editor Killed by Machine-Gun Fire at His Home) Minnesota Authors Journalism Crime Gun Control Minnesota Historical Society
1979 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (Illinois-born Theologian, Author) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Religion Radio Television
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1793 Noah Webster Establishes New York's First Daily Newspaper, American Minerva New York Media Noah Webster Journalism Middle Tennessee State University
1844 Milwaukee, Wisconsin's First Daily Newspaper, The Daily Sentinel, Is Published Milwaukee Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" Is Published Alfred Lord Tennyson Charge of the Light Brigade The History Channel
1918 Edith Wharton's The Marne Is Published Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1935 In Minnesota, Tabloid Editor Walter W. Liggett Is Killed by Machine-Gun Fire at His Minneapolis Home Minnespolis, Minnesota Journalism Crime Gun Control Death Minnesota Historical Society
1957 Jack Kerouac Finishes Writing Dharma Bums Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection

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