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Art and culture
- 1497 - Bonfire of the Vanities, book burning in Florence
- 1865 - Pall Mall Gazette is founded.
- 1857 - Flaubert acquitted in Madame Bovary obscenity charges.
- 1898 - Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
- 1914 - Charlie Chaplin first appears as "The Tramp".
- 2008 - Berlin International Film Festival opens
- 1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
- 1741 - Henry Fuseli, Swiss-born British painter, draughtsman, and writer (d. 1825)
- 1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
- 1909 - Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 1995)
- 1927 - Juliette Greco, French singer and actor
- 1929 - Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chilean artist and countercultural icon
- 1932 - Gay Talese, American author
- 1957 - Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
- 1960 - James Spader, American actor
- 1823 - Ann Radcliffe, English novelist (b. 1764)
- 1873 - Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)
- 1943 - Paul Sharits, American experimental filmmaker (b. 1874)
- 1944 - Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
- 1979 - Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (b. 1911)
- 1986 - Minoru Yamasaki, American modernist architect (World Trade Center and the Pruitt-Igoe complex) (b. 1912)
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