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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.

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.

Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of Paris.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1919

Eva Perón

died 2019

Jean Vanier

born 1968

Traci Lords