Make Way for Robert McCloskey...
... who was born today in 1914. His legendary Make Way for Ducklings was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1942. He died in 2003. To see the Boston Public Garden sculpture by Nancy Schon inspired by McCloskey's book, go here.
... Agatha Christie, who was born today in 1890. She died in 1976. The summer 07 issue of CLUES has an article by Marty S. Knepper positing the real location of Miss Marple's St. Mary Mead.
... and humorist extraordinaire Robert Benchley (member of the famed Algonquin Round Table, author, actor, and grandfather of Jaws creator Peter), who was born today in 1889. He died in 1945.
"The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him."--Robert Benchley, My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew (1936)