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Art and culture
- 1628 - Puritans settle Salem, Massachusetts, United States
- 1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family.
- 1960 - Manifesto of the 121, a French open letter calling on the French government and public opinion to recognize the Algerian War as a legitimate struggle for independence.
- 1896 - Mario Praz, Italian-born critic of art and literature, author of the Romantic Agony. (d. 1982)
- 1912 - Nicolas Schöffer, Hungarian-born French artist, father of cybernetic art. (d. 1992)
- 1879 - Amédée de Noé, French caricaturist and lithographer. (b. 1818)
- 1998 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (b. 1910)
- 2007 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
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