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- 1709 - Antoine Galland's diary records that he met the Maronite scholar, by name Youhenna Diab ("Hanna")
- 1811 - Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
- 1931 - The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
- 1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.
- 1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
- 1891 - Filip de Pillecijn, Belgian Dutch language author (Monsieur Hawarden) (d. 1962)
- 1897 - Jean Epstein, Polish-born French film director and early film theorist (d. 1953)
- 1921 - Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
- 1921 - Mary Douglas, British anthropologist (d. 2007)
- 1925 - Flannery O'Connor, American author (d. 1964)
- 1932 - Toshio Matsumoto, Japanese film director and writer (Funeral Parade of Roses)
- 1938 - Daniel Buren, French conceptual artist
- 1940 - Mina (singer), Italian singer
- 1950 - Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (d. 2006)
- 1967 - Matthew Barney, American media artist
- 1801 - Novalis, German poet (b. 1772)
- 1918 - Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
- 1957 - Max Ophüls, German-born director and writer (b. 1902)
- 1973 - Edward Steichen, American photographer and painter (b. 1879)
- 2006 - Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
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