Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 15

Born:



1896 - Ann Nolan Clark
American children's writer, winner of the 1953 Newbery Medal for Secret of the Andes.







1896 - Betty Smith
American author best known for her 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.








1939 - Alan Armstrong
American children's author whose 2005 book Whittington won a Newbery Honor.







1953 - Robert Charles Wilson
American-Canadian science fiction author, winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for his novel Spin.




Died:
1683 - Izaak Walton
1947 - Walter Machen
2006 - Mary Stolz
2011 - Christopher Hitchens

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