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DECEMBER 18

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1884 Alison Uttley (English Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1916 Carla Greene (Minnesota-born Children's Author) Minnesota Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1927 Marilyn Sachs (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1950 Catherine Gourley (Pennsylvania-born non-Fiction Children's Author) Catherine Gourley Young-adult Non-fiction
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1826 Orpheus Everts (Indiana-born Surgeon, Medical Writer, Poet, Painter) Indiana Authors Health Care Poetry American Artists
1865 Ephraim Douglass Adams (Iowa-born Historian) Iowa Authors History
1870 H.H. Munro (Saki: Burma-born Scottish Short-Story Writer) H.H. Murno
1910 Abe Burrows (New York City-born Playwright) New Yrok City Authors Plays Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1832 Philip Freneau (New York City-born Poet) Philip Freneau Poetry
2001 Wang Ruowang (Chinese Dissident Writer) Chinese Authors Authors Asian History
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1840 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine Publishes "The Man of the Crowd" by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe Journalism American Collection
1853 Putnam's Monthly Magazine Publishes Second Part of "Bartleby the Scrivener..." by Herman Melville Herman Melville Journalism American Collection
1915 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Play The Evil Eye, A Two-Act Musical Comedy, Opens at Princeton University F. Scott Fitzgerald Plays Princeton University American Collection

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