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- 1799 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
- 1871 - The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- 1925 - Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals is written during the course of the Conference of Fascist Culture, held in Bologna, Italy, on March 29 and 30.
- 1891 - Yvan Goll, French-German writer (d. 1950)
- 1895 - Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
- 1943 - Vangelis, Greek musician and composer
- 1961 - Michael Winterbottom, British filmmaker (24 Hour Party People)
- 1772 - Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
- 1888 - Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (b. 1813)
- 1891 - Georges Seurat, French Neo-impressionist painter (b. 1859)
- 1970 - Lev Kuleshov, Russian filmmaker and film theorist (b. 1899)
- 1982 - Carl Orff, German composer (b. 1895)
- 1982 - Helene Deutsch, Austrian-American psychoanalyst and colleague of Sigmund Freud (b. 1884)
- 1989 - Bernard Blier, French actor (b. 1916)
- 1991 - Guy Bourdin, French fashion photographer (b. 1928)
- 1994 - Eugène Ionesco, French-Romanian playwright and dramatist (Theatre of the Absurd) (b. 1909)
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