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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==
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*[[1975]] - [[Bernard Herrmann]], American film composer (b. [[1911]]) *[[1975]] - [[Bernard Herrmann]], American film composer (b. [[1911]])
*[[1982]] - [[Louis Aragon]], French writer (b. [[1897]]) *[[1982]] - [[Louis Aragon]], French writer (b. [[1897]])
- +*[[1994]] - [[John Osborne]], English playwright (''Look Back in Anger'') (b. [[1929]])
-== Notes ==+
-*[[1524]] - [[David F. Friedman]] (born December 24, 1923), an American filmmaker of (exploitation films). +
-*[[1524]] - [[Ignatius of Loyola]] (December 24, 1491 – July 31 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. Members of the order are called Jesuits. +
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-*[[1524]] - [[Joseph Cornell]] , (born December 24, 1903 – died December 29, 1972) was an American artist and sculptor, +
-*[[1524]] - [[James Hadley Chase]] is a pseudonym for British author Rene Brabazon Raymond (December 24,1906 – February 6, 1985)+
-*[[1524]] - [[Wolfgang Kayser]] (December 24 1906 in Berlin - January 23 1960 in Göttingen) was a German literary theorist best remembered for his Das Groteske. Seine Gestaltung in Dichtung und Malerei (Eng: The Grotesque in Art and Literature). +
-*[[1524]] - [[Edwige Fenech]] (born December 24, 1948 as Edwige Sfenek in Bône, (now Annaba) in French Algeria is a French-born Italian actress and film producer. +
-*[[1524]] - [[Ad Reinhardt]] (December 24, 1913–August 30, 1967) was a painter, writer, and pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. He was also a critic of abstract expressionism. He is perhaps best known for his near monochrome work Abstract Painting No. 5. +
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-*[[1524]] - [[Vittorio Giardino]](born December 24, 1946), is an Italian comic artist and creator of Little Ego. +
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-*[[1524]] - [[Walter Abish]] (born December 24 1931) is a American author of experimental novels and short stories. +
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-*[[1524]] - [[John Osborne]]+
-*[[1524]] - [[Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky]]+
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