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DECEMBER 31

1896 Amy Jacques Garvey (Jamaican Feminist, Journalist, Rights Activist) Jamaican Political and Social Leaders Women Journalism Human Rights, Civil Rights African American Registry
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1906 Pamela Bianco (English-American Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists University of Southern Mississippi
1948 Margery Cuyler (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Adams Literary Balkin Buddies Official Web Site
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1803 José María Heredia Y Campuzano (Cuban Poet)  José María Heredia Y Campuzano Poetry
1905 Frank Marshall Davis (Kansas-born African-American Poet, Journalist) Kansas Authors Journalism Poetry African-American Authors African American Registry
1965 Nicholas Sparks (Nebraska-born Author) Nebraska Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1968 Junot Díaz (Dominican-born Latin-American Author Awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Junot Díaz Hispanic Authors 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 P.D. East (Mississippi-born Author) Mississippi Authors American Authors
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1879 The First U.S. Performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera The Pirates of Penzance Is in New York City English Composers New York City Stage and Theater Plays Historic Firsts American Public Media
1942 Ayn Rand Finishes Writing The Fountainhead and Delivers It to the Publishers, Bobbs-Merrill Ayn Rand American Authors American Collection
1954 Radio Mystery Program The Shadow Airs Its Last Episode Radio History Channel
1974 A Pageant of Birds by Eudora Welty Is Published by Albondocani Press, New York Eudora Welty American Authors Mississippi Writer's Project

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