LitBirthdays April 3 – 9, 2011

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April is

National Frog Month

and

National Poetry Month

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Sunday April 3

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Born April 3

Herb Caen (b. 1916) – U.S. newspaper columnist

Washington Irving (b. 1783) – U.S. poet, short story writer, essayist


Unni Lindell (b. 1957) – Norwegian novelist, poet, children’s book writer

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Monday April 4

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Born April 4

Maya Angelou (b. 1928) – U.S. poet, autobiographer, playwright

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Tuesday April 5

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Born April 5

Amalia Guglielminetti (b. 1885) – Italian poet, playwright, novelist

Booker T. Washington (b. 1856) – U.S. educator, author

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Wednesday April 6

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Born April 6

Leonora Carrington (b. 1917) – U.K. surrealist artist and writer

Lowell Thomas (b. 1892) – U.S. newsman, broadcaster, author

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Thursday April 7

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Born April 7

Daniel Ellsberg (b. 1931) – U.S. decision theorist, military analyst

 

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga) (b. 1889) – Chilean poet, Nobel Prize for Literature winner (1945)

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Friday April 8

 

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Born April 8

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (b. 1947) – U.S. financial self-help speaker, writer

Trina Schart Hyman (b. 1939) – U.S. illustrator of children’s books

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Saturday April 9

 

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Born April 9

George David Weiss (b. 1921) – U.S. songwriter

Paule Marshall (Paule Burke) (b. 1929) – U.S. novelist, short-story writer

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