Painter Rembrandt born in Leiden, Dutch Republic.
The disputed author of the classic holiday poem A Visit from St Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas), Clement Moore is born in New York City.
Compiler of mythology, Thomas Bulfinch born in Newton, Massachusetts.
In the Egyptian village of Rosetta, French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone.
Philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (The Arcades Project) born in Berlin, German Empire.
Novelist Iris Murdoch (The Good Apprentice) born in Dublin, Ireland.
Documentary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back) born in Evanston, Illinois.
Philosopher Jacques Derrida born in El-Biar, French Algeria.
Fashion designer, Gianni Versace is killed outside his Miami Beach home.
Social media site Twitter is launched>