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DECEMBER 13

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1916 Leonard Weisgard (Connecticut-born Children's Author, Illustrator: 1947 Caldecott Medal for Little Island Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors American Artists 1947 Caldecott Medal for Little Island
1954 Tamora Pierce (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Tamora Pierce Young-adult Authors
1957 Lucia M. Gonzalez (Cuban-born Latin-American Children's Author) Cuban Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Latin-American Authors & Illustrators Scholastic
1720 Carlo Gozzi (Italian Playwright) Italian Authors & Illustrators Plays
1797 Heinrich Heine (German Poet) Heinrich Heine Poetry
1804 Joseph Howe (Canadian Journalist, Reformer, and Politician) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1871 Emily Carr (Canadian Writer and Painter) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Artists Writer's Almanac
1865 Ángel Ganivet (Spanish Essayist and Novelist) Ángel Ganivet
1890 Marc Connelly (Pennsylvania-born Playwright) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Plays
1897 Drew Pearson (Illinois-born Journalist) Drew Pearson Journalism
1911 Kenneth Patchen (Ohio-born Poet, Novelist, and Painter) Kenneth Patchen Poetry American Artists
1915 Ross MacDonald (California-born Writer of Detective Novels) Ross MacDonald
1927 James Wright (Ohio-born Writer Awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems) James Wright Poetry 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for <I>Collected Poems</I>
1948 Lester Bangs (California-born Rock and Roll Critic) California Authors & Illustrators Journalism Popular Music Writer's Almanac
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1204 Maimonides (Spanish Philosopher, Theologian) Spanish Political and Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders Philosophy Concordia
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1804 New Orleans' First English Language Newspaper, The Union, Begins Publication New Orleans Journalism Historic Firsts Encyclopedia Louisiana
1902 The Beck Theater Opens in Bellingham, Washington Bellingham, Washington Stage and Theater History Link
1972 The Intiman Theatre Launches Its Debut Season in Kirkland, Washington Kirkland, Washington Stage and Theater Historic Firsts Official Website History Link
1989 "Driving Miss Daisy" Is Released Film Internet Movie Database Received 4 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

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