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Art and culture
- 1818 - Théodore Géricault's illegitimate child is born
- 1911 - The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia.
- 1798 - Jules Michelet, French historian (d. 1874)
- 1872 - Aubrey Beardsley, English illustrator (d. 1898)
- 1894 - Christian Schad, German painter (d. 1982)
- 1911 - Anthony Boucher, United States science fiction editor and writer (b. 1968)
- 1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, United States film director
- 1944 - Peter Weir, Australian film director
- 1614 - Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)
- 1838 - Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (b. 1781)
- 1978 - Charles Eames, American designer and architect (b. 1907)
- 1999 - Leo Castelli, European art dealer of Jewish origin. (b. 1907)
- 2005 - Robert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (b. 1934)
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