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1882 Arthur Stanley Eddington (English Astronomer, Author) English Scientists and Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Authors Historic UK
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1895 Carol Ryrie Brink (Idaho-born Children's Author Awarded the 1936 Newbery Medal for Caddie Woodlawn Idaho Authors Young Adult Authors 1936 Newbery Medal for Caddie Woodlawn University of Southern Mississippi
1910 Nancy Larrick (Virginia-born Teacher, Children's Author, Editor; Founder of the International Reading Association) Virginia Authors Young Adult Authors International Reading Association School Library Journal
1919 Emily Cheney Neville (Connecticut-born Children's Author Awarded the 1964 Newbery Medal for It's like This, Cat) Connecticut Authors Young Adult Authors 1964 Newbery Medal for It's like This, Cat Britannica
1922 Stan Lee (New York City-born Comic Book Writer; Creator of the "Fantastic Four" and the "Incredible Hulk") New York City Authors Young Adult Authors Cartoons and Comics Writer's Almanac
1927 Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (Maryland-born African-American Children's Author) Maryland Authors Primary Authors African-American Authors Slippery Rok University Houghton-Mifflin PIttsburgh Post-Gazette
1928 Janet Lunn (Texas-born Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors Texas Authors Primary Authors Young Adult Authors Official Web Site Canadian Society of children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers Online Guide to Writing in Canada Canadian Children's Book Centre
1940 Barbara Dana (New York City-born Actress Children's Author) New York City Authors American Performing Artists Young Adult Authors Internet Movie Database Charlotte Zolotow The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
1941 Otha Richard Sullivan (Mississippi-born Children's Author of African-American History) Mississippi Authors Young Adult Authors African-American Heritage Mississippi Writer's Project
1951 Cynthia DeFelice (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author) Pennsylvania Authors Primary Authors Young Adult Authors Official Web Site Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
1954 Nancy Luenn (California-born Children's Author) California Authors Young Adult Authors Parenting Press James Madison University The Evergreen State College
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1833 Edward Levy-Lawson Burnham (English Creator of London Daily Telegraph Newspaper) English Authors Journalism
1932 Manuel Puig (Argentine Novelist, Screenwriter) Argentine Authors Authors Film History Channel
1951 Syl Jones (Ohio-born African-American Playwright) Ohio Authors Plays African American Authors African American Registry
1955 Liu Xiaobo (Chinese Writer, Political Dissident, 2010 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Liu Xiaobo 2010 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Clayton Moore (Chicago-born Actor Who Played the "Lone Ranger" on Television) Clayton Moore American Performing Artists Television
1594 Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors Is Performed at the Gray's Inn, London, as Part of the Christmas Celebrations London, England William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors Theatre History
1897 Edmond Rostand's Play, ''Cyrano de Bergerac,'' Is Premiered in Paris, France Paris, France Plays Historic Firsts New York Times Theatre History
1928 Ma Rainey, Known as the "Mother of the Blues," Makes Her Last Recording Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1944 Leonard Bernstein's Musical "On the Town" Opens in New York City at the Adelphi Theater New York City Leonard Bernstein American Musicals Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database American Public Media
1961 Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams Opens at the Royale Theatre in New York Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database Mississippi Writer's Project
1973 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago Is Published in the Original Russian in Paris Soviet Union Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Authors Cold War History Channel

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