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The Tate Modern offers preview to world media

Ahead of its official opening by the Queen, the Tate Modern, Britain's national gallery of international modern art, offered a sneak preview to the world’s media. During its first year, it received more than five million visitors - twice the amount of the other three Tate galleries combined for the previous year.

"The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a play written by English dramatist Jim Cartwright. The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari.

Novelist Peter Benchley is born

Peter Bradford Benchley was an American author and screenwriter. He is known for the bestselling novel, “Jaws”, and co-wrote its subsequent film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including "The Deep", "The Island", "Beast", and" White Shark".

Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin dies

Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that distinguish him from the Impressionist painters. He spent ten years in French Polynesia late in his life, and most of the paintings from that era depict people or landscapes from the surrounding region.

The first of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales are published

The first installment of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales was published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark and contained "The Tinderbox", "Little Claus and Big Claus", "The Princess and the Pea", and "Little Ida's Flowers". Two other installments followed, and the resulting nine stories were compiled into a single collection entitled “Fairy tales for Children. First Collection.”

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