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calendar •
1834 –
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling was first published.
1854 – Louisa May Alcott’s first published story, The Rival Prima Donnas appears under the pen name Flora Fairfield in the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.
1884 – Henrik Ibsen play The Wild Duck is published.
1924 – Eugene O’Neill play Desire Under the Elms opens in NY (208 performances).
1948 – Twenty-four-year-old James Baldwin leaves for Europe on a one way ticket.

birthdays •
1821 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (d. 1881)
1836 – Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and novelist (d. 1907)
1914 – Howard Fast screenwriter, publisher, novelist, McCarthy/HUAC victim is born.
1922 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American author is born
1928 – Carlos Fuentes, Mexican writer

events •
CT –
Connecticut Children’s Book Fair – Storrs, Conn
FL – Vero Beach Book Festival – Vero Beach, FL
IL –The Latino Book & Family Festivals – Chicago, Ill.,
KY – Kentucky Book Fair – Frankfort, Ky.
NJ – Pulp Adventure-Con #6 – Bordentown NJ
PR – Puerto Rico International Book Fair – San Juan, PR

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