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1691 – Edward Cave, Printer and founder of Gentleman’s Magazine (d. 1754)
1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born Portland, ME (d. 1882)
1812 – Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
1902 – John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1904 – James Farrell is born Chicago, IL (d. 1979)
1910 – Peter De Vries, American writer (d. 1993) in Chicago, IL
1912 – Lawrence Durrell, poet and novelist (d. 1990)
1913 – Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
1919 – Gustav Holst’s popular tone-poem The Planets received it first public performance.
1930 – Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
1934 – N. Scott Momaday is born in Lawton, Oklahoma
1974 – People magazine is published for the first time – and hasn’t American journalism benefited from it enormously?

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