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DECEMBER 15

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1904 Betty Smith (New York City-born Children's Author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Writer's Almanac
1955 Henrik Drescher (Danish Children's Author, Illustrator) Henrik Drescher Primary Children's Authors Artist
Deborah Savage (Massachusetts-born Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1831 Franklin Sandborn (New Hampshire-born Journalist) New Hampshire Authors & Writers Journalism
1841 James Baldwin (Indiana-born Educator, Author, Editor) Indiana Authors & Writers Educators of Note
1888 Maxwell Anderson (Pennsylvania-born Playwright) Maxwell Anderson Plays
1913 Muriel Rukeyser (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
1932 Edna O'Brien (Irish Writer) Edna O'Brien
1933 Donald Woods (South African Journalist, Civil Rights Activist) South African Authors & Writers Apartheid African American Registry
1937 Donald Goines (Detroit-born Pulp Fiction Writer) Detroit Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1828 Serving in the U.S. Army, Edgar Allan Poe's Battery Arrives at Fort Monroe, Virginia Edgar Allan Poe Virginia American Authors American Collection
1863 President Lincoln Attends Production of Henry IV at Ford's Theater Abraham Lincoln Henry IV Ford's Theater Lincoln Logs
1887 In Minnesota, the First Issue of the Northfield Independent Appears Northfield, Minnesota Journalism Historic First Minnesota Historical Society
1896 Georgia Passes Act Allowing Women to Serve as the State Librarian Georgia Library Media Resources University of Georgia
1899 Harper's Magazine Publishes "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," a Short Story by Mark Twain Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1924 A Collection of William Faulkner's Poems Is Published as The Marble Faun William Faulkner American Authors Poetry American Collection
1936 George Orwell Delivers the Manuscript for The Road to Wigan Pier George Orwell Authors History Channel
1939 Gone with the Wind Premieres in Atlanta Georgia Gone with the Wind American Civil War Received Eight Acadmy Awards Including Best Picture Internet Movie Database
1989 Glory Is Released in the U.S. Film American Civil War African-American Heritage Received Three Acadmy Awards Internet Movie Database
1999 Dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas Unveils His Design for the Seattle Public Library Dutch Artists & Architects Seattle's Central Public Library Libraries Architecture & Design History Link
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton Accepts $8 Million Book Deal for White House Memoirs Hillary Rodham Clinton Business & Economics Literature CNN

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