From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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Art and culture
- 1894 - Precursors of film - W. K. Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
- 1927 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London.
- 2015 - Charlie Hebdo shooting
- 1899 - Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
- 1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
- 1919 - Robert Duncan, American poet (d. 1988)
- 1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
- 1957 - Nicholson Baker, American novelist
- 1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor
- 1715 - François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
- 1886 - Richard Dadd, English painter (b. 1817)
- 1943 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-born inventor and electrical engineer (b. 1856)
- 1967 - David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)