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- 1602 - William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is published.
- 1605 - The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
- 1782 - The Robbers premieres in Germany
- 1898 - Emile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1930 - Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.
- 1968 - Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison.
- 1622 - Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
- 1893 - Clark Ashton Smith, American writer (d. 1961)
- 1899 - Lev Kuleshov, Russian filmmaker and film theorist (d. 1970)
- 1940 - Edmund White, American author
- 1955 - Jay McInerney, American writer
- 1599 - Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
- 1867 - Victor Cousin, French philosopher (art for art's sake) (b. 1792)
- 1941 - James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
- 1943 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
- 1956 - Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist. (b. 1871)
- 1977 - Henri Langlois, film curator and founder of the Cinémathèque Française (b. 1914)
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