A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky to death for activities linked to a radical intellectual group.
His sentence is later commuted to hard labor.
Blues/Jazz great W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy (St Louis Blues) born in Florence, Alabama.
American playwright George S. Kaufman (You Can't Take It With You) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader Eddie Condon born in Goodland, Indiana.
Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall born in Nanaimo, Canada.
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French Republican Calendar
Brumaire 26 Pistache