Return Today in the History of Literature, Journalism, Stage & Media Return

DECEMBER 12

1805 Frederic Henry Hedge (Massachusetts-born Clergyman, Transcendentalist, and Translator of German Literature) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Religion Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1896 Ben Lucien Burman (Kentucky-born Journalist, Children's Author) Kentucky Authors Young-adult Authors Journalism
1932 Barbara Emberley (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator; 1968 Caldecott Award for Drummer Hoff) Barbara Emberley Primary Authors American Artists 1968 Caldecott Award for Drummer Hoff
1961 Stéphane Poulin (Canadian Children's Author, Illustrator) Stéphane Poulin Primary Authors Artists
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1821 Gustave Flaubert (French Novelist) Gustave Flaubert
1864 Arthur Brisbane (New York City-born Newspaper Editor and Writer) New York City Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1897 Lillian Smith (Florida-born Author and Civil Rights Advocate) Florida Authors & Illustrators Civil Rights/Humans Rights Racism University of Georgia
1902 Howard Koch (New York City-born Film Writer, Producer: Casablanca) Howard Koch Film
1905 Mulk Raj Anand (Indian Novelist) Mulk Raj Anand
1914 Patrick O'Brian (English Novelist) English Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1918 Eugene Burdick (Iowa-born Author of "Fail-Safe" and "The Ugly American") Iowa Authors American Authors
1929 John Osborne (English Playwright) John Osborne Plays
1957 Robert Lepage (Canadian Playwright) Robert Lepage Plays
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1968 Tallulah Bankhead (Alabama-born Actress) Tallulah Bankhead Actors Film
1999 Joseph Heller (New York City-born Author of Catch 22) Joseph Heller American Authors
Icon
Icon
1897 Katzenjammer Kids Appear in the New York Journal as the First Comic Strip in a U.S. Newspaper New York City Journalism The Katzenjammer Kids Historic Firsts New York State Library
1975 National Association of Black Journalists Is Founded in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Journalism African-American Authors & Illustrators National Association of Black Journalists African American Registry
1980 Computer Software Act Defines "Computer Program", Clarifies Patent & Trademark Protection U.S. Congress Copyrights Computer History USPTO

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail