Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 19

Born:



1899 - Allen Tate
American poet; Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 1943-44




1907 - Jack Schaefer
American author known for westerns like Shane.








1942 - Sharon Olds
American poet; winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Peotry.








1958 - Annette Gordon-Reed
American historian; winner of the 2009 Pulitzer prize for History (as well as 15 other awards) for her work on the Hemings family at Monticello.




Died:
1887 - Emma Lazarus
1955 - Marquis James
1974 - Louise Fitzhugh
1988 - Peggy Parish
2004 - Trina Schart Hyman
2011 - Ruth Stone

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