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Art and culture
- 1846 - Penny dreadfuls: fictional character Sweeney Todd first appears in the United Kingdom.
- 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
- 1894 - Mutoscope patented in the United States.
- 1962 - Lounge music, The Carnegie Hall concert "New Brazilian jazz"
- 1694 - Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778)
- 1895 - Marcel Brion, French intellectual and connoisseur of the fantastique. (d. 1984)
- 1898 - René Magritte, Belgian painter (d. 1967)
- 1937 - Ingrid Pitt, British actress (The Vampire Lovers)
- 1965 - Björk, Icelandic singer
- 1782 - Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer and inventor of the first robots (d. 1709)
- 1811 - Heinrich von Kleist, German writer (b. 1777)
- 1811 - Henriette Vogel, lover of Heinrich von Kleist (b. 1780)
- 1835 - James Hogg, Scottish writer (The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner) (b. 1770)
- 1922 - Iwan Bloch, Berlin dermatologist, sexologist and Sade connoisseur (b. 1872)
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