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DECEMBER 21

1804 Benjamin Disraeli (Prime Minister of England: 1868, 1874 - 1880) Benjamin Disraeli Authors
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1936 Claire Mackay (Canadian Children's Author) Claire Mackay Primary Children's Authors Canadian Society of Children's Authors
1946 Susan Pearson (Canadian Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors University of Minnesota
1951 Michael Berenstain (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors James Madison University
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1860 Frederick Bonfils (Missouri-born Publisher of The Denver Post) Missouri Authors & Illustrators Colorado Authors & Illustrators The Denver Post
1892 Rebecca West (English Journalist) English Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1903 Lawrence Treat (New York City-born Mystery Writer: Three-time Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner) Lawrence Treat Mystery Writers of America
1905 Anthony Powell (English Novelist) Anthony Powell
1917 Heinrich Böll (German-born 1972 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Heinrich Boll 1972 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1932 Edward Hoagland (New York City-born Novelist, Nature Writer, Essayist) Edward Hoagland
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1940 F. Scott Fitzgerald (Minnesota-born Author) F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors
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1799 William Wordsworth Moves into Dove Cottage William Wordsworth Poetry History Channel
1913 The First Crossword Puzzle Is Printed in the New York World Crossword Puzzles Journalism Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1945 Ernest Hemingway Divorces His Third Wife, Martha Gellhorn Ernest Hemingway American Authors American Collection

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