From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 356 BC - A young man called Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- 1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots Dave Tutt dead in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
- 1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
- 1959 - American censorship: A federal district court at New York lifts a U.S. Post Office ban on distributing the 1928 D. H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley's Lover
- 1969 - First Pan-African Cultural Festival
- 1973 - In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in 1972's Munich Olympics Massacre.
- 1858 - Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
- 1885 - Jacques Feyder, Belgian filmmaker (d. 1948)
- 1920 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch artist (d. 2005)
- 1899 - Ernest Hemingway, American writer (d. 1961)
- 1911 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)