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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1893 Marie Hall Ets (Wisconsin-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded the 1960 Caldecott Medal for Nine Days to Christmas) Wisconsin Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Artists 1960 Caledcott Award for
1912 Jane Andrews Lee Hyndman (Lee Wyndham: Russian-American Children's Author) Russian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1917 Arthur C. Clarke (English Science Fiction Novelist, Children's Author) Arthur C. Clarke Young-adult Authors
1921 John T. Carter (Mississippi-born Children's Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1927 Peter Dickinson (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Web Site University of Calgary University of Rochester
Sandol Stoddard Warburg (Alabama-born Children's Author) Alabama Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1930 Bill Brittain (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Harpers Children James Madison University
1932 Quentin Blake (English Children's Author, Illustrator; 3-time Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Artists
1936 Karleen Bradford (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Official Website Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers
1938 Judith Gorog (Wisconsin-born Author of Short Stories for Children) Wisconsin Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1945 Laurene Krasny Brown (New York City-born Children's Authors, Illustrator, Broadcaster) New York City Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Artists
1956 E. B. (Earl Bradley) Lewis (Pennsylvania-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) E.B. Lewis American Artists Young-adult Authors African-American Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1775 Jane Austen (English Novelist) Jane Austen
1863 George Santayana (Spanish-American Philosopher, Poet) George Santayana Poetry Latin-American Studies
1899 NoŽl Coward (English Playwright) NoŽl Coward Plays
1900 V.S. Pritchett (English Author) V.S. Pritchett Journalism
1928 Philip K. Dick (Chicago-born Science Fiction Novelist) Philip K. Dick
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1859 Wilhelm Grimm (German Author of Folktales; The Brothers Grimm) The Brothers Grimm Folktales
1965 W. Somerset Maugham (English Novelist) W. Somerset Maugham Adult Authors
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1815 William Cullen Bryant Writes the Poem, "To a Waterfowl" William Cullen Bryant American Authors Poetry American Collection
1865 Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Is Printed in the San Francisco Californian San Francisco Mark Twain American Authors Journalism American Collection
1884 Longman's Magazine Publishes "A Humble Remonstrance" by Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Authors Journalism American Collection
1913 Charlie Chaplin Reports to Work for His First Day in the Film Business English Performing Artists Charlie Chaplin Actors Film History Channel
1951 Dragnet First Appears on Television As a Sneak Preview Television Internet Movie Database History Channel
1979 Women!! Make Turban in Own Home by Eudora Welty Is Published by Palaemon Press Limited Eudora Welty American Authors Mississippi Writers Project

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