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On This Day - July 10

Literary and Innovative People
A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.


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Julian May

Julian May was born on July 10,1931 in Chicago and died on October 17, 2017 in Washington. May was an author of Fantasy novels and Fantasy series of books. Her best known series of books is the Pliocene Exiles series of which The Many Coloured Land is the first installment.

Authors to have made their mark on July 10


1967 John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator
1967 Gillian Tett, English journalist and author
1949 Anna Czerwińska, Polish mountaineer and author
1941 David G. Hartwell, American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 2016)
1930 Janette Sherman, American physician, author, and pioneer in occupational and environmental health (d. 2019)
1929 George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1923 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (d. 1987)
1922 Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (d. 2003)
1919 Pierre Gamarra, French author, poet, and critic (d. 2009)
1918 James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (d. 2015)
1913 Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1985)
1905 Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (d. 2002)
1903 John Wyndham, English soldier and author (d. 1969)
1888 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese evangelist, author, and activist (d. 1960) 1871 Marcel Proust, French novelist and essayist. (d. 1922)


2018 Clive King, author of children's book Stig of the Dump. (b. 1924) 2018 Henry Morgenthau III, American author and television producer (b. 1917)
2013 Gokulananda Mahapatra, Indian author and academic (b. 1922)
2012 Berthe Meijer, German-Dutch journalist and author (b. 1938)
2007 Doug Marlette, American cartoonist and author (b. 1949)
2005 A. J. Quinnell, English author (b. 1940)
2003 Winston Graham, English author (b. 1908)
2002 Laurence Janifer, American author (b. 1933)
1996 Eno Raud, Estonian author (b. 1928)
1993 Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (b. 1901)
1986 Tadeusz Piotrowski, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1940)
1980 Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriteramous for his 'Poldark' series of novels (b. 1908)
1863 Clement Clarke Moore, American author and educator (b. 1779)
1683 – François Eudes de Mézeray, French historian and author (b. 1610)

Other events through the years on July 10


The last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the line in Puebla, Mexico. The last of 5,961 "Special Edition" cars will be exhibited in a museum.


In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.


Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.


Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law. The event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in July

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