Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12

1860 - William Cabell Bruce
American politician, author of the Pulitzer Prize in History-winning Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed.

1922 - Jack Kerouac
American novelist and poet, one of the pioneers of the Beat Generation.

1925 - Harry Harrison
American science fiction author whose 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! was the basis for the film Soylent Green.

1934 - Virginia Hamilton
African-American children's book author, winner of the 1975 Newbery award for M.C. Higgins, The Great.

1948 - Sandra Brown
American bestselling author of romance and thrillers.

1952 - Naomi Shihab Nye
American poet and writer of Palestinian descent.

1953 - Carl Hiaasen
American journalist and author, much of whose crime fiction takes place in Florida.

1956 - Ruth Ozeki
Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest.

1970 - Dave Eggers
American novelist best known for his memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

1935 - Mihajlo Pupin
1947 - Winston Churchill
2001 - Robert Ludlum
2003 - Howard Fast
2015 - Terry Pratchett

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