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- 1619 - First African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia.
- 1793 - Paméla ou la Vertu récompensée is performed, its authors and actors imprisoned.
- 1829 - first issue of French magazine Revue des Deux Mondes
- 1834 - Slavery is abolished in the British Empire.
- 1966 - Charles Whitman, America's first spree killer strikes, killing 14 people and wounding 32
- 1981 - MTV begins broadcasting and airs its first video, "Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles.
- 1817 - Richard Dadd, English painter (d. 1886)
- 1819 - Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
- 1837 - Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
- 1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
- 1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
- 1987 - Pola Negri Polish film actress (b. 1897)
- 2005 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
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