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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]]) *[[1491]] - [[Ignatius of Loyola]], founder of the Jesuits (d. [[1556]])
-*[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English critic (d. [[1888]])+*[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English poet (d. [[1888]])
*[[1891]] - [[Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky]], Russian emigré illustrator (d. [[1970]]) *[[1891]] - [[Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky]], Russian emigré illustrator (d. [[1970]])
-*[[1903]] - [[Joseph Cornell]], American artist (d. [[1972]])+*[[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]])
*[[1906]] - [[James Hadley Chase]], British author (d. [[1985]]) *[[1906]] - [[James Hadley Chase]], British author (d. [[1985]])
*[[1906]] - [[Wolfgang Kayser]], German literary theorist (The Grotesque in Art and Literature). (d. [[1960]]) *[[1906]] - [[Wolfgang Kayser]], German literary theorist (The Grotesque in Art and Literature). (d. [[1960]])
*[[1913]] - [[Ad Reinhardt]], American artist (''Abstract Painting No. 5'') (d. [[1967]]) *[[1913]] - [[Ad Reinhardt]], American artist (''Abstract Painting No. 5'') (d. [[1967]])
-*[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. [[1990]])+*[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. 1990)
-*[[1923]] - [[David F. Friedman]], American filmmaker +*[[1923]] - [[David F. Friedman]], American filmmaker (d. 2011)
-*[[1931]] - [[Mauricio Kagel]], Argentine composer+*[[1931]] - [[Mauricio Kagel]], Argentine composer (d. 2008)
*[[1931]] - [[Walter Abish]], American author *[[1931]] - [[Walter Abish]], American author
-*[[1932]] - [[On Kawara]], Japanese conceptual artist+*[[1932]] - [[On Kawara]], Japanese conceptual artist (d. 2014)
-*[[1945]] - [[Lemmy]], British singer, bassist ([[Motörhead]])+*[[1945]] - [[Lemmy]], British singer, bassist ([[Motörhead]]) (d. 2015)
*[[1946]] - [[Vittorio Giardino]], Italian comic artist (''Little Ego'') *[[1946]] - [[Vittorio Giardino]], Italian comic artist (''Little Ego'')
*[[1948]] - [[Edwige Fenech]], French-born Italian actress and film producer *[[1948]] - [[Edwige Fenech]], French-born Italian actress and film producer

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