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DECEMBER 14

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1917 Rhoda Blumberg (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors James Madison University
1920 Rosemary Sutcliff (English Children's Author) Rosemary Sutcliff Young-adult Authors Special Needs Education
1929 Lorna Balian (Wisconsin-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Wisconsin Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists University of Minnesota
1938 John Neufeld (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Website
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1503 Nostradamus (French Astrologer) Nostradamus
1895 Paul Éluard (French Poet) Paul Éluard Poetry
1919 Shirley Jackson (San Francisco-born Author) Shirley Jackson
1929 Raymond Patterson (New York City-born African-American Poet) New York City Authors & Illustrators African American Authors & Illustrators Poetry African American Registry
1945 Stanley Crouch (California-born African-American Writer, Essayist) Stanley Crouch African American Authors & Illustrators
1951 Ann Hempel (Chicago-born Short Story Writer) Ann Hempel
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Washington, D.C.-born Children's Author; Awarded the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Best Novel) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Young-adult Authors 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Best Novel
1993 Myrna Loy (Montana-born Actress) Myrna Loy Actors Film
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1914 In Delaware, Wilmington's Avenue Theater Is Gutted by Fire Wilmington, Delaware Stage and Theater Fire State of Delaware
1934 Babes in Toyland Opens in Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1944 National Velvet Premieres in New York City with 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor New York City Elizabeth Taylor Film History Channel

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