First President of the US, George Washington ("First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, . . ") born in Bridges Creek, Virginia.
I always believed that Gilbert Stuart's unfinished portrait was indeed finished but misunderstood.
It was a picture of the great general peaking his head above the celestial clouds.
American portrait painter Rembrandt Peale born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
He was particularly known for his paintings of George Washington.
Poet James Russell Lowell born Cambridge, Massachusetts.
English General Robert Baden-Powell, co-founder of The Scout Association, born in London, England.
Australian artist Norman Lindsay born in Creswick, Victoria, Australia.
Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay born in Rockland, Maryland.
Surrealist filmmaker/director Luis Buñuel born in Calanda, Spain.
Author/artist Edward Gorey (The_Gashlycrumb_Tinies) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Poet Gerald Stern born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Founder of the Nation of Gods and Earths, Clarence 13X born in Danville, Virginia.
Author, poet and playwright Ishmael Reed (Mumbo Jumbo) born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Film director Jonathan Demme (Something Wild) born in Baldwin, New York.
Miracle on Ice: The United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4 to 3 in the 1980 Winter Olympics in lake Placid, New York.
Artist and photographer Andy Warhol dies following gall bladder surgery in New York City.
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