French inventor and one of the founders of photography, Nicéphore Niépce born in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
Abstract painter Piet Mondriaan born in Amersfoort, Holland.
French composer Maurice Ravel (Bolero) born in Ciboure, France.
Italian actress Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo) born in Rome, Italy.
She said, "Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them".
The First Jazz Record went on sale. The Victor Company released a tune called "The Dixieland Jazz Band One-Step" recorded by Nick La Rocca and his Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," is published in the New Republic magazine.
He said the lines, "Whose woods these are, I think I know, his house is in the village though..." contained everything he ever knew about how to write.
French author Georges Perec (Life a User's Manual) born in Paris, France.
Musician Townes Van Zandt born in Fort Worth, Texas.
American author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) born in Los Angeles.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Ventôse 17 Doronic