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Poet Dante Alighieri (Divine Comedy) is born in Florence, Italy.
Henry IV of France was assassinated by a mad monk - François Ravaillac.
He jumped aboard the coach of the King and stabed him twice through the open window.
His son, Louis the XIII becomes King of France.
With the death of Louis XIII, Louis XIV - the so-called 'Sun King' becomes King of France at age 4.
Painter Thomas Gainsborough is born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England.
Thomas Wedgwood is born in Etruria, Staffordshire, England.
He is sometimes refered to as the first photagrapher for his idea of creating permanent pictures on material coated with a light-sensitive chemicals.
Merriwether Lewis and William Clark leave St Louis on their expedition up the Missouri River.
Jazz musician Sidney Bechet is born in New Orleans.
II The Summer Olympics open in Paris, France.
Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
Singer Bobby Darin is born New York.
Bass guitarist and singer Jack Bruce (Cream) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Artist, musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is born in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange is published.