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"The Scream" is recovered three months after it was stolen

After the gallery refused to pay a ransom demand of US$1 million, Norwegian police set up a sting operation with assistance from the British police and the Getty Museum and the painting was recovered undamaged. Four men were convicted in connection with the theft.

First printed copies of "Poems" by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë are received

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Brontë sisters adopted masculine first names.

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is born

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States.

Composer Antonio Salieri dies

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher. Salieri was committed to the medical care and suffered dementia for the last year and a half of his life. He died in Vienna, aged 74, and was buried in the Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof

Beethoven's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, was first performed in Vienna. The symphony is one of the best-known works in common practice music. It is widely viewed by critics as one of Beethoven's greatest works and one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon.

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