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On This Day - July 29

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

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Karen Rose

Karen Rose was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on July 29, 1964. While Karen Rose'e books are not strictly a series and each one is a stand alone novel, there is an interconnectedness to them. Characters keep popping up from time to enhance the stories. Have You Seen Her? is the second novel.

Authors to have made their mark on July 29


1970 Adele Griffin, American author
1965 Chang-Rae Lee, South Korean-American author and academic
1965 Xavier Waterkeyn, Australian author
1960 Didier Van Cauwelaert, French author
1958 Gail Dines, English-American author, activist, and academic
1957 Liam Davison, Australian author and educator (d. 2014)
1950 Jenny Holzer, American painter, author, and dancer
1945 Sharon Creech, American author and educator
1938 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2005)
1927 Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 2010)
1918 Edwin O'Connor, American journalist and author (d. 1968)
1909 Samm Sinclair Baker, American author (d. 1997)
1909 Chester Himes, American-Spanish author (d. 1984)
1883 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and author (d. 1942)
1878 Don Marquis, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)
1872 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American author, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
1849 Max Nordau, Hungarian physician, author, and critic, co-founded the World Zionist Organization (d. 1923)


2014 Thomas R. St. George, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
2014 María Antonia Iglesias, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1945)
2012 James Mellaart, English archaeologist and author (b. 1925)
2007 Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (b. 1940)
1987 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)
1974 Erich Kästner, German author and poet (b. 1899)
1973 Henri Charriere, French author of Papillon and Banco, memoirs of is incarceration in prison and life after release. (d. 1973)
1890 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist 1857 Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, astronomer, and author (b. 1774)

Events through the years on July 29


U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J R R Tolkien published by George Allen and Unwin in London


The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.


The First Hague Convention is signed.


Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37.


Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt: In County Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

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

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