From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1712 - 11 slaves are executed in New York for starting an uprising that killed 9 caucasians
- 1776 - Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain
- 1789 - Marquis de Sade is transferred to the Charenton Asylum.
- 1810 - The French occupy Amsterdam.
- 1827 - Slavery is abolished in New York State.
- 1862 - Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.
- 1865 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.
- 1941 - Mass murder of Polish scientists and writers, committed by Nazi Germans in captured Polish city of Lwów.
- 1987 - In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 1804 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (d. 1864)
- 1899 - Benjamin Péret, French writer (d. 1959)
- 1900 - Robert Desnos, French surrealist poet. (d. 1945)
- 1927 - Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
- 1938 - Bill Withers, American singer and songwriter
- 1761 - Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
- 1980 - Gregory Bateson, British anthropologist, social scientist, linguist (b. 1904)
- 1992 - Ástor Piazzolla, Argentinian composer (b. 1921)
- 2003 - Barry White, American singer (b. 1944)