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- 1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
- 1881 - The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert.
- 1894 - Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
- 1914 - Copyright: In New York City the ASCAP (for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1920 - The Negro National League is formed.
- 1440 - Hartmann Schedel, German physician, humanist and historian (Nuremberg Chronicle) (b. 1514)
- 1707 - Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French novelist (Le Sopha, conte moral) (d. 1777)
- 1766 - Thomas Robert Malthus Demographer and Political Economist (d. 1834)
- 1892 - Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
- 1895 - Paul Nougé, Belgian poet and philosopher (d. 1967)
- 1903 - Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
- 1930 - Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
- 1933 - Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
- 1933 - Kim Novak, American actress
- 1938 - Oliver Reed, English actor (Women in Love, The Devils) (d. 1999)
- 1941 - Sigmar Polke, German painter
- 1950 - Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress (Candy)
- 1961 - Henry Rollins, American musician
- 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer
- 1571 - Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (b. 1500)
- 1868 - Charles Méryon, French artist (b. 1821)
- 1883 - Richard Wagner, German composer (b. 1813)
- 1914 - Alphonse Bertillon, French law enforcement officer and creator of anthropometry (b. 1853)
- 1958 - Georges Rouault, French painter (b. 1871)
- 2004 - Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (Five Easy Pieces) (b. 1934)
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