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DECEMBER 11

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1957 William Joyce (Louisiana-born Children's Author, Illustrator) William Joyce Primary Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1810 Alfred de Musset (French Poet, Playwright) Alfred de Musset Poetry Plays
1864 Maurice Leblanc (French Author of Crime Novels) Maurice Leblanc
1906 Birago Diop (Senegalese Author of West African Folktales) Birago Diop Folktales
1918 Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russian-born 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Alexander Solzhenitsyn Cold War 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1922 Grace Paley (New York City-born Short Story Writer) New York City Authors New York State Writers Institute Writer's Almanac
1937 Jim Harrison (Michigan-born Novelist) Jim Harrison
1939 Thomas McGuane (Michigan-born Novelist, Poet) Michigan Authors Poetry Writer's Almanac
1947 Patrick Creevy (Chicago-born Novelist) Chicago Authors Mississippi Writers Page
1948 Mark Rudman (New York City-born Poet) Mark Rudman Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1833 The Green Bay Intelligencer, Wisconsin's First Newspaper, Begins Publication Green Bay, Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1872 Buffalo Bill Cody Makes His First Stage Appearance Buffalo Bill Cody Stage & Theater History Channel
1930 Germany Bans the Film "All Quiet On The Western Front" Germany Nazi Germany Film World War I Internet Movie Database Theater History
1983 Michael Frayn's Noises Off Makes Its Broadway Debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre English Authors New York City Plays Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database
1987 Charlie Chaplin's Trademark Cane & Bowler Are Sold at Auction in London London, England Charlie Chaplin Actors Film Business & Economics Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
1989 Cy Coleman's City of Angels Makes Its Broadway Debut at the Virginia Theatre New York Authors Plays Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database

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