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Typographer/printer Johannes Gutenberg publishes the Gutenberg Bible.
Diarist Samuel Pepys born in London.
Organist and composer George Frideric Handel born in Halle-upon-Saale, Germany.
Poet John Keats dies at age 25 of tuberculosis in Rome.
His grave stone says:
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
Anarchist author/novelist B. Traven (Treasure of the Sierra Madre) born in Poznañ, Poland.
Film director Victor Fleming (Gone With the Wind) born in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Historian and Journalist William L. Shirer (The Rise and fall of the Third Reich) born in Chicago.
Film director Paul Morrissey (Chelsea Girls) born in New York City.
Rock musician Johnny Winter born in Beaumont Texas.
A group of United States Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi on the island of Iwo Jima and were photographed raising the American flag.