stuff that happened

Folks were born
1774 • Robert Southey, English poet and biographer
1859 • Katharine Lee Bates, American poet
1866 • Jacinto Benavente, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate
1867 • Edith Hamilton, German classicist
1876 • Mary Roberts Rinehart, American author
1880 • Radclyffe Hall, British author
1884 • Frank Swinnerton, English novelist and literary critic
1889 • Zerna Sharp, creator of the Dick and Jane readers
1925 • Donald Justice, poet
1926 • Wallace Markfield, satirical novelist
1937 • Walter Dean Myers, young adult novelist and picture book writer
1937 • William Goldman, novelist and screenwriter
1940 • Gail Parent, writer
1941 • Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
1945 • J.D. McClatchy, poet and essayist
1955 • Ann M. Martin, American author
1970 • Anthony Swofford, American novelist

folks perished:
1952 – The Night of the Murdered Poets – Thirteen most prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow.

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