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- 1849 - The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.
- 1894 - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune premieres in Paris.
- 1894 - The Dreyfus affair begins, in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason, on antisemitic grounds.
- 1550 - Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
- 1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
- 1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
- 1876 - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian poet and editor (d. 1944)
- 1883 - Edgard Varèse French-born composer (d. 1965)
- 1900 - Marc Allégret, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- 1905 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (d. 1982)
- 1905 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (d. 1972)
- 1908 - Max Bill, Swiss architect (d. 1994)
- 1960 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (d. 1988)
- 1967 - Stefan Zweifel, Swiss writer, translator and journalist.
- 1880 - George Eliot, English writer (b. 1819)
- 1902 - Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German psychiatrist (b. 1840)
- 1940 - Nathanael West, American writer (b. 1903)
- 1942 - Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)
- 1969 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American film director (b. 1894)
- 1989 - Samuel Beckett, Irish writer (b. 1906)
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