From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) - a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's huge knightly army.
- 1740 - Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
- 1776 - Captain James Cook begins third voyage.
- 1859 - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.
- 1914 - Manifesto of Futurist Architecture by Antonio Sant'Elia is published.
- 1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
- 1967 - Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Richard Cornwell are arrested for illegal drug possion in Haight-Ashbury, but released quickly without being charged.
- 1977 - British gay paper found guilty of blasphemy for publishing The Love that Dares to Speak its Name
- 1995 - Srebrenica Genocide: Serb army from Yugoslavia and Bosnia, capture the Bosniak town of Srebrenica. More than eight thousands inhabitants are murdered. It is generally regarded to be the most horrific event in recent European history.
- 1754 - Thomas Bowdler, English physician and censor (d. 1825)
- 1834 - James McNeill Whistler, American artist (d. 1903)
- 1846 - Léon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
- 1930 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic
- 1934 - Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer
- 1974 - Lil' Kim, American rapper
- 1593 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
- 1978 - Harold Rosenberg, American art critic (b. 1906)
- 2001 - Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (suicide) (b. 1946)