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April 14 Writer Birthdays

I haven't posted a writer birthday list in a few days, but I have put one together for today. Unfortunately my research didn't turn up a lot of well known authors born on April 14, but here is what I could find:

April 14 Writer Birthdays
* 1629 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer & physicist who discovered the rings of Saturn, invented the pendulum clock, and wrote about mechanics & optics.
* 1879 - James Branch Cabell, American author of satirical fantasy & literary fiction.
* 1886 - Ernst R Curtius, German literary scholar.
* 1889 - Arnold Joseph Toynbee, British historian best known for his 12-volume analysis of the rise & fall of civilizations.
* 1901 - Martin Kessel, German novelist.
* 1935 - Erich von Däniken, Swiss author known for theories about extraterrestrials, in controversial books such as Chariots of the Gods. (Perhaps the inspiration for Daniel Jackson?)
* 1946 - Mirielle Guiliano, bestselling French/American diet book author, best known for French Women Don't Get Fat.
* 1954 - Bruce Sterling, science fiction author; early cyberpunk pioneer.
* 1960 - Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist.
* 1961 - Daniel Clowes, American cartoonist & screenwriter.
* 1971 - Mars Callahan, American screenwriter & poker player.

Toynbee - A Study of HistoryDaniken - Chariots of the GodsGuiliano - French Women Dont Get FatSterling - Zenith Angle

Stay tuned for another list tomorrow, when we'll see who was born on Tax Day.