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- 1768 - The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
- 1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
- 1933 - The trial United States v. One Book Called Ulysses rules that James Joyce's Ulysses was not pornographic and therefore could not be obscene.
- 1478 - Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
- 1805 - Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)
- 1824 - Emmanuel Frémiet, French sculptor ("Gorilla Carrying off a Woman") (d. 1910)
- 1885 - Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Josef Montfort) (d. 1950)
- 1890 - Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
- 1919 - Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (d. 1983)
- 1921 - Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
- 1929 - Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
- 1941 - Bruce Nauman, American artist
- 1942 - Peter Handke, Austrian writer
- 1779 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
- 1882 - Anthony Trollope, British author (b. 1815)
- 1932 - Eugène Brieux, French dramatist (Les Avariés), (b. 1858)
- 1949 - Leadbelly, American musician (b. 1888)
- 1961 - Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and writer (b. 1925)
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