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- 1847 - Comte de Lautréamont was baptized
- 1849 - A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his execution is canceled at the last minute.
- 1952 - This is the Beat Generation, a manifesto of published in the New York Times Magazine John Clellon Holmes
- 1980 - Louis Althusser strangles his wife to death, following a period of alleged mental instability.
- 1717 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician (d. 1793)
- 1867 - Léon Daudet, French writer (d. 1942)
- 1938 - Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
- 1945 - Jan Bucquoy, Belgian anarchist and author-filmmaker
- 1964 - Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian actress
- 1971 - Edie Sedgwick, American socialite and heiress (b. 1940)
- 1973 - Alan Watts, English writer (b. 1915)
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