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DECEMBER 19

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1868 Eleanor H. Porter (New Hampshire-born Children's Author) New Hampshire Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1928 Eve Bunting (Irish Children's Author) Eve Bunting Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1875 Carter Woodson (Virginia-born African-American Historian, Educator) Carter Woodson Education African-American History
1901 Oliver LaFarge (New York City-born Anthropologist, Author Awarded the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Novel) New York City Authors & Illustrators Native-American Studies 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Novel
1910 Jean Genet (French Dramatist) Jean Genet
1924 Michel Tournier (French Novelist) Michel Tournier
1926 Abdal-Wahhab al-Bayyati (Iraqi Poet) Abdal-Wahhab al-Bayyati Poetry
1929 Howard Sackler (New York City-born Playwright) Howard Sackler Plays
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1732 Ben Franklin First Publishes Poor Richard's Almanack Benjamin Franklin Journalism History Channel
1776 Thomas Paine Publishes His First "American Crisis" Paper Thomas Paine Journalism American Revolution History Channel Writer's Almanac
1843 Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Is First Published in England Charles Dickens Authors Christmas Historic Firsts New York Times
1852 California's First Magazine, The Golden Era, Is Published in San Francisco San Francisco Media Journalism Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1906 Seattle's Carnegie Library Opens Its Doors Washington Libaries and Media Resources History Link
1914 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Play Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi! Opens at Princeton University F. Scott Fitzgerald Plays American Collection
1918 Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not Is First Published as "Camps and Chumps" Journalism Ripley's Historic Firsts Toonpedia
1954 Jack Kerouac Writes in His Journal, "At the lowest beatest ebb of my life." Jack Kerouac American Authors American Collection
1957 Music Man Opens in New York City New York City Meredith Wilson Music Man Internet Broadway Database
1964 John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn Is Released John Ford Film History Channel
1971 A Clockwork Orange Premieres in the United States Film Internet Movie Database
1980 9 to 5 Opens in Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1997 Titanic Opens in Theaters The Titanic Film 11 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture Internet Movie Database New York Times

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