From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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Art and culture
- 1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
- 1796 - Catherine the Great suffered a stroke while taking a bath and subsequently died at 10:15 the following evening without having regained consciousness.
- 1872 - Women's suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
- 1916 - The Everett Massacre takes place as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police
- 1924 - Diagonal Symphony film has premiers privately in Germany.
- 1957 - Potlatch Magazine 27th and last issue is published.
- 1880 - Richard Oswald, Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter. (d. 1963)
- 1893 - Raymond Loewy, United States industrial designer (d. 1986)
- 1926 - John Berger, British art critic.
- 1940 - Elke Sommer, German actress
- 1941 - Art Garfunkel, American musician
- 1946 - Herman Brood, Dutch musician and artist (d. 2001)
- 1946 - Loleatta Holloway, American singer (d. 2011)
- 1948 - Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
- 1960 - Mack Sennett, Canadian producer and director (b. 1880)
- 1977 - René Goscinny, French comic book writer (b. 1926)
- 1982 - Jacques Tati, French actor and director (b. 1908)
- 1987 - Georges Franju, French filmmaker (Les Yeux sans visage) (b. 1912)
- 2005 - John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)