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- 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
- 1833 - Slavery abolished in the British colonies.
- 1973 - Stockholm syndrome, Norrmalmstorg robbery begins
- 1994 - K Foundation Burn a Million Quid
- 1754 - King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
- 1840 - Gabriel von Max, Prague-born Austrian painter. (d. 1915)
- 1868 - Paul Otlet, founding father of documentation, the field of study now more commonly referred to as information science.(d. 1944)
- 1908 - Arthur Adamov, Russian-born playwright (d. 1970)
- 1926 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (d. 2006)
- 1927 - Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
- 1927 - Allan Kaprow, United States artist (d. 2006)
- 1963 - Park Chan-wook, Korean director and screenwriter
- 1965 - Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
- 1970 - River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1898 - Félicien Rops, Belgian artist and printmaker (b. 1833)
- 1926 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (b. 1895)
- 1989 - R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (b. 1927)
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