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== Art and culture == == Art and culture ==
-*[[1888]] - [[Vincent Van Gogh]] cuts off his ear during some sort of [[seizure]]. 
*[[1906]] - [[Radio]]: [[Reginald Fessenden]] transmitted the first radio broadcast. The first program, consisted of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech. *[[1906]] - [[Radio]]: [[Reginald Fessenden]] transmitted the first radio broadcast. The first program, consisted of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
==Births== ==Births==
 +*[[1491]] - [[Ignatius of Loyola]], founder of the Jesuits (d. [[1556]])
*[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English poet (d. [[1888]]) *[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English poet (d. [[1888]])
 +*[[1891]] - [[Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky]], Russian emigré illustrator (d. [[1970]])
 +*[[1903]] - [[Joseph Cornell]], American artist (''Rose Hobart'') (d. [[1972]])
*[[1905]] - [[Howard Hughes]], American film producer and inventor (d. [[1976]]) *[[1905]] - [[Howard Hughes]], American film producer and inventor (d. [[1976]])
-*[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. [[1990]])+*[[1906]] - [[James Hadley Chase]], British author (d. [[1985]])
-*[[1931]] - [[Mauricio Kagel]], Argentine composer+*[[1906]] - [[Wolfgang Kayser]], German literary theorist (The Grotesque in Art and Literature). (d. [[1960]])
-*[[1932]] - [[On Kawara]], Japanese conceptual artist+*[[1913]] - [[Ad Reinhardt]], American artist (''Abstract Painting No. 5'') (d. [[1967]])
-*[[1945]] - [[Lemmy]], British singer, bassist ([[Motörhead]])+*[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. 1990)
 +*[[1923]] - [[David F. Friedman]], American filmmaker (d. 2011)
 +*[[1931]] - [[Mauricio Kagel]], Argentine composer (d. 2008)
 +*[[1931]] - [[Walter Abish]], American author
 +*[[1932]] - [[On Kawara]], Japanese conceptual artist (d. 2014)
 +*[[1945]] - [[Lemmy]], British singer, bassist ([[Motörhead]]) (d. 2015)
 +*[[1946]] - [[Vittorio Giardino]], Italian comic artist (''Little Ego'')
 +*[[1948]] - [[Edwige Fenech]], French-born Italian actress and film producer
==Deaths== ==Deaths==
-* [[427]] - [[Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople]] 
-* [[820]] - [[Leo V the Armenian|Leo V]], [[Byzantine Emperor]] (assassinated) (b. [[775]]) 
-*[[1257]] - [[John I, Count of Hainaut]] (b. [[1218]]) 
-*[[1453]] - [[John Dunstaple]], English composer (bc. [[1390]]) 
*[[1524]] - [[Vasco da Gama]], Portuguese explorer (bc. [[1469]]) *[[1524]] - [[Vasco da Gama]], Portuguese explorer (bc. [[1469]])
-*[[1660]] - [[Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange]] (b. [[1631]]) 
-*[[1707]] - [[Noël Coypel]], French painter (b. [[1628]]) 
-*[[1813]] - [[Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan]] (b. [[1740]]) 
*[[1863]] - [[William Makepeace Thackeray]], English writer (b. [[1811]]) *[[1863]] - [[William Makepeace Thackeray]], English writer (b. [[1811]])
-*[[1865]] - Sir [[Charles Lock Eastlake]], English painter and writer (b. [[1793]]) 
-*[[1868]] - [[Adolphe d'Archiac]], French paleontologist and geologist (b. [[1802]]) 
-*[[1872]] - [[William John Macquorn Rankine]], Scotish physician and engenier (b. [[1820]]) 
-*[[1873]] - [[Johns Hopkins]], Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. [[1795]])  
-*[[1889]] - [[Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate]], Dutch poet and clergyman (b. [[1819]]) 
-*[[1898]] - [[Sharbel Makhluf]], Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. [[1828]]) 
-*[[1914]] - [[John Muir]], Scottish-born naturalist (b. [[1838]]) 
*[[1935]] - [[Alban Berg]], Austrian composer (b. [[1885]]) *[[1935]] - [[Alban Berg]], Austrian composer (b. [[1885]])
*[[1938]] - [[Bruno Taut]], German architect (b. [[1880]]) *[[1938]] - [[Bruno Taut]], German architect (b. [[1880]])
-*[[1941]] - [[Siegfried Alkan]], German composer (b. [[1858]]) 
-*[[1942]] - [[François Darlan]], vice-premier of Vichy France (b. [[1881]]) 
-*[[1957]] - [[Norma Talmadge]], American actress (b. [[1893]]) 
-*[[1965]] - [[William M. Branham]], Christian minister (b. [[1906]]) 
-*[[1972]] - [[Gisela Richter]], English art historian (b. [[1882]]) 
-* 1972 - [[Melville Ruick]], American actor (b. [[1898]]) 
*[[1975]] - [[Bernard Herrmann]], American film composer (b. [[1911]]) *[[1975]] - [[Bernard Herrmann]], American film composer (b. [[1911]])
-*[[1976]] - [[Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza]], heir to the throne of [[Portugal]] (b. [[1907]]) 
-*[[1977]] - [[Samael Aun Weor]], Columbian writer (b. [[1917]]) 
-*[[1980]] - [[Karl Dönitz]], [[President of Germany]] (b. [[1891]]) 
-* 1980 - [[Siggie Nordstrom]], model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The [[Nordstrom Sisters]] (b. [[1893]]) 
*[[1982]] - [[Louis Aragon]], French writer (b. [[1897]]) *[[1982]] - [[Louis Aragon]], French writer (b. [[1897]])
-*[[1984]] - [[Peter Lawford]], English actor (b. [[1923]])+*[[1994]] - [[John Osborne]], English playwright (''Look Back in Anger'') (b. [[1929]])
-*[[1985]] - [[Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith]], Last Lincoln descendant (b. [[1904]])+
-*[[1986]] - [[Gardner Fox]], American writer (b. [[1911]])+
-*[[1987]] - [[Joop den Uyl]], [[Prime Minister of the Netherlands]] (b. [[1919]])+
-* 1987 - [[M. G. Ramachandran]], [[List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu|Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu]] (b. [[1917]])+
-*[[1990]] - [[Thorbjørn Egner]], Norwegian author (b. [[1922]])+
-*[[1992]] - [[Peyo]], Belgian comics artist, and creator of [[The Smurfs]] (b. [[1928]])+
-* 1992 - [[Bobby LaKind]], American musician and singer ([[The Doobie Brothers]]) (b. [[1945]])+
-*[[1993]] - [[Norman Vincent Peale]], American writer (b. [[1898]])+
-*[[1994]] - [[John Boswell]], American historian (b. [[1947]])+
-* 1994 - [[Rossano Brazzi]], Italian actor and singer (b. [[1916]])+
-*[[1997]] - [[Toshiro Mifune|Toshirô Mifune]], Japanese actor (b. [[1920]])+
-* 1997 - [[Pierre Péladeau]], Quebec businessman, founder of [[Quebecor]] (b. [[1925]])+
-*[[1999]] - [[João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo]], [[President of Brazil]] (b. [[1918]])+
-* 1999 - [[Maurice Couve de Murville]], French politician, Prime minister of France (b. [[1907]])+
-* 1999 - [[Bill Bowerman]], American track and field coach+
-*[[2000]] - [[Nick Massi]], American singer ([[The Four Seasons (group)|The Four Seasons]]) (b. [[1935]])+
-*[[2002]] - [[Kjell Aukrust]], Norwegian author (b. [[1920]])+
-* 2002 - [[Laci Peterson]], American murder victim (b. [[1975]])+
-*[[2004]] - [[Johnny Oates]], baseball player and manager (b. [[1946]])+
-*[[2005]] - [[Michael Vale]], [[United States|American]] commercial actor (b. [[1922]])+
-*[[2006]] - [[Braguinha (composer)|"Braguinha"]], Brazilian songwriter (b. [[1907]])+
-* 2006 - [[Kenneth Sivertsen]], Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. [[1961]])+
-* 2006 - [[Frank Stanton]], American television executive (b. [[1908]])+
-== Notes ==+
-#+
-# David F. Friedman+
-# Ignatius of Loyola+
-# Mauricio Kagel+
-# Ava Gardner+
-# Louis Aragon+
-# Joseph Cornell+
-# James Hadley Chase+
-# Wolfgang Kayser+
-# Edwige Fenech+
-# Bernard Herrmann+
-# Ad Reinhardt+
-# Vittorio Giardino+
-# William Makepeace Thackeray+
-# Reginald Fessenden+
-# Walter Abish+
-# John Osborne+
-# Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky+
-# Bruno Taut+
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