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- 70 – The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
- 1944 – The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- 1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.
- 1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
- 1839 - Walter Pater, English essayist, critic and writer (d. 1894)
- 1859 - Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1952)
- 1901 - Louis Armstrong, American musician (d. 1971)
- 1904 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (d. 1969)
- 1945 - Paul McCarthy, American artist
- 1947 - Klaus Schulze, German composer
- 1952 - Franco Saudelli Italian illustrator
- 1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b. 1805)
- 1927 - Eugène Atget, French photographer (b. 1857)
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