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DECEMBER 30

1879 Sri Ramana Maharshi (Indian Mystic; Hindu Philosopher) Indian Political and Social Leaders Hinduism Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1865 Rudyard Kipling (English Children's Author) Rudyard Kipling Young-Audlt Authors
1922 Jane Langton (Massachusetts-born Mystery Writer Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
1931 Sheila Garrigue (English-American Children's Author) English Authors Young-Audlt Authors
1933 Mary Rayner (English Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors Primary Children's Authors Artists
1943 Mercer Mayer (Arkansas-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Arkansas Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists James Madison University LittleCritter.com Arizona State University
1944 Robert Locke (California-born Author; aka Clayton Bess, Children's Author) California Authors Young-Audlt Authors California State University Stanislaus Houghton-Mifflin
1947 Jane O'Connor (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-Audlt Authors HarperCollins
1966 Tres Seymour (Kentucky-born Children's Author) Kentucky Authors Young-Audlt Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1910 Paul Bowles (New York City-born Novelist) New York City Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1961 Douglas Coupland (Canadian Novelist) Canadian Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1896 Josť Rizal (Filipino Nationalist Novelist and Poet Executed by a Spanish Firing Squad Spain Philippine Authors Authors Poets Asian History
1982 Herbert P. Gambrell (Texas Historian) Texas Authors American Authors U.S. History Texas State Historical Association
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1816 Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Wed Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Authors History Channel
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera The Pirates of Penzance Is First Performed in the English Coastal Resort of Paignton England Stage and Theater Plays Historic Firsts Historic UK American Public Media
1896 Josť Rizal, Filipino Nationalist Novelist and Poet, Is Executed by a Spanish Firing Squad Spain Philippine Authors Authors Poets Death Asian History
1927 The Jazz Singer, the First Full-Length Feature Film with Sound, Debuts at the Blue Mouse Theater in Seattle Seattle, Washington The Jazz Singer Sound Internet Broadway Database HistoryLink
1940 Battle of Angels by Tennessee Williams Premieres in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Tennessee Williams Stage and Theater Historic Firsts Mississippi Writers Project
1948 Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" Premieres at the New Century Theatre in New York City Cole Porter Plays American Musicials Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database

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