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DECEMBER 23

1648 Robert Barclay (Scottish Quaker Author) Scottish Authors Quakers Authors Chambers Book of Days
1832 Hans Mattson (Swedish Pioneer in Minnesota, Union Colonel, U.S. Consul General in India, Newspaper Publisher) Swedish Political and Social Leaders India Minnesota Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Journalism Minnesota Historical Society
1870 Jessie Tarbox Beals (Canadian-American Pioneer Photographer, Photojournalist) Canadian Artists & Photographers Photography Journalism Biography.com
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1937 Avi (New York City-born Children's Author) Avi Young-Adult Authors
1950 Erick Ingraham (Pennsylvania-born Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Artists Primary Children's Authors Artists Official Web Site.
1951 Keiko Kasza (Japanese-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Japanese Authors Primary Children's Authors Asian-American Authors Houghton-Mifflin Penguin Putnam Redland Oaks Elementary School, Texas
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1860 Harriet Monroe (Chicago-born Poet) Chicago Authors Poetry Yale University Writer's Almanac
1902 Norman Maclean (Iowa-born Author) Iowa Authors Writer's Almanac
1926 Robert Bly (Minnesota-born Poet, Editor, Translator, Author) Minnesota Authors Poetry Official Web Site Writer's Almanac Minnesota Historical Society
1963 Donna Tartt (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors Poets & Writers BBC Writer's Almanac Mississippi Writer's Project
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1879 Irwin Russell (Mississippi-born Poet) Mississippi Authors Poetry Mississippi Writer's Project
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1823 The Poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore Is Published Anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel New York City Authors Poetry Journalism Christmas American Collection Writer's Almanac
1912 The Parisian Literary Review, Nouvelle Revue Francaise Refuses to Publish an Excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust Marcel Proust Authors Journalism History Channel
Keystone Pictures Releases Its First "Keystone Kop" Movie, Directed by Mack Sennett Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database History Channel

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