Roman general, statesman and dictator Gaius Julius Caesar born in Rome. He was assassinated on 15 March 44 BCE.
Essayist and author Henry David Thoreau (Walden) born in Concord, Massachusetts.
Inventor of the Kodak camera George Eastman born in Waterville, New York.
Yellow fever epidemic begins in New Orleans, eventually leading to the deaths of 4,500 people.
Film director Todd Browning (Dracula) born in Louisville, Kentucky. Worked extensively in carnivals and sideshows and in vaudeville as an actor, magician and dancer before becoming a Hollywood director.
Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani born in Livorno, Italy.
Inventor, polymath R Buckminster Fuller born in Milton, Massachusetts.
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda born in Parral, Chile.
TV funnyman Milton Berle born in New York.
American painter Andrew Wyeth born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
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