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DECEMBER 29

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1892 Richard Atwater (Chicago-born Children's Author) Chicago Authors Young Adult Authors
1917 Ruth Robbins (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1925 E.W. Hildick (New Jersey-born Children's Author) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors
1942 Jan Greenberg (Missouri-born Children's Author) Missouri Authors Young Adult Authors Missouri Writes for Kids Houghton-Mifflin University of  Illinois Missouri Authors Directory
1943 Molly Garrett Bang (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site
Irene Brady (Oregon-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Oregon Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Nature Works Author's Den
1953 Stanley "Tookie" Williams (New Orleans-born African-American Gang Member; Author of Children's Book on Gangs and Violence) New Orleans Authors and Illustrators Young-Adult Authors Crime African-American Registry
1955 Ernest Herndon (Tennessee-born Novelist Children's Science Author) Tennesssee Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Science
1956 Tracy Campbell Pearson (Connecticut-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Connecticut Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Official Web Site Educational Paperback Association VisitingAuthors.com
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1908 Norvin S. Veal (Kentucky-born Publisher of the Jacksonville Journal) Kentucky Authors Jacksonville, Florida Journalism Jacksonville Journal Courier Florida Historical Society
1922 William Gaddis (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors and Illustrators The Gaddis Annotations Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1860 President Lincoln Responds to William Cullen Bryant's Concerns About Cabinet Appointments William Cullen Bryant President Abraham Lincoln American Authors Lincoln Log
1891 The Minnesota Library Association Is Organized in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Libraries and Library Resources Minnesota Library Association Minnesota Historical Society
1909 The Texas Folklore Society Is Founded in Dallas Dallas, Texas Folktales The Texas Folklore Society Texas State Historical Association
1916 James Joyce Publishes His First Novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce Authors Writer's Almanac History Channel
1918 Louis B. Mayer's First Movie Virtuous Wives Premieres in New York City Russian Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1950 The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams Premieres at the Erlanger Theatre in Chicago Chicago Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Mississippi Writer's Project
1958 Period of Adjustment High Point over a Cavern by Tennessee Williams Premieres at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami Miami, Florida Tennessee Williams American Authors Plays Mississippi Writer's Project
1972 The Last Cartoon of William J. McClanahan's Appears in the Dallas Morning News Texas Artists American Artists Journalism Texas State Historical Association
1980 A South African Court Refuses to Lift a Ban on 4 Black Newspapers South Africam Media Journalism Law and Legal Resources South African History
1989 Dramatist Vaclav Havel Is Sworn in as President of Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel Plays Elections Theatre History Television News Archive

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