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1805 William Lloyd Garrison (Massachusetts-born Journalist, Abolitionist, Social Activist) William Lloyd Garrison Abolition Journalism
1837 Edward Eggelston (Indiana-born Author of "The Hoosier School-Master" ) Indiana Authors
1851 Melvil Dewey (New York-born Librarian, Cataloguer) Melvil Dewey Libraries & Library Resources
1912 John Allen Moore (Mississippi-born Theologian, Author) Mississippi Authors Theologians, Religious Leaders Mississippi Writer's Project
1913 Paul Ramsey (Mississippi-born Theologian, Author) Mississippi Authors Theologians, Religious Leaders Mississippi Writer's Project
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1824 George MacDonald (Scottish Novelist, Children's Author) George MacDonald Young Adult Authors
1879 E.H. (Ernest Howard) Shepard (English Children's Author, Illustrator) E.H. Shepard Artists Winnie the Pooh
1902 Robert Hofsinde (Danish-American Children's Author, Illustrator of Books on Native-American Culture) Danish Authors Young-adult Authors Artists Native-American Heritage University of Southern Mississippi
1903 Mary Norton (English Children's Author) Mary Norton Young-adult Authors
1907 Rumer Godden (English Children's Author) Rumer Godden Young-adult Authors
1943 Mercer Mayer (Arkansas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Arkansas Authors Primary Children's Author Artists Little Critters James Madison University
1945 Ann Turner (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Ann Turner Primary Children's Author Young-adult Authors
1951 Douglas Wood (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors Primary Children's Author Artists Official Web Site
1953 Janny Wurts (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors Young-adult Authors Artists WritersWrite BooksnBytes Voyager Online
1958 Cornelia Funke (German Young-Adult Author) Cornelia Funke Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1538 (Giovanni) Battista Guarini (Italian Poet, Dramatist) Italian Authors Poetry Plays
1830 Emily Dickinson (Massachusetts-born Poet) Emily Dickinson Poetry
1891 Nelly Sachs (German Poet) Nelly Sachs Poetry Plays
1925 Carolyn Kizer (Washington-born Poet Awarded the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) Carolyn Kizer Poetry 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1933 Philip R. Craig (California-born Mystery Novelist) Philip R. Craig
1946 Thomas Lux (Massachusetts-born Poet) Thomas Lux Poetry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Woodrow Borah (Mississippi-born Historian, Author) Mississippi Authors American Authors
1863 Seattle, Washington's First Newspaper, The Seattle Gazette, Is Published Seattle, Washington Journalism Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1884 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Is Published in Great Britain and Canada Canada Great Britain Mark Twain American Authors American Collection
1930 Sinclair Lewis Receives the Nobel Prize in Literature Sinclair Lewis American Authors 1930 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1938 Filming Begins in Hollywood for Gone with the Wind Los Angeles Gone with the Wind History Channel University of  Georgia
Pearl S. Buck Is Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for Her Book The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck American Authors 1938 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1950 William Faulkner Receives the Nobel Prize for Literature William Faulkner American Authors 1949 Nobel Laureate for Literature

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