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The world premiere of "Oslo" opens at Lincoln Center Theater

Oslo is a play by J. T. Rogers that recounts the true-life, back-channel negotiations that led to 1990s Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The play premiered Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in the Lincoln Center. It won the Tony Award for Best Play, in addition to several other prizes.

Jean Paul Gaultier defies gender stereotypes

Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French fashion designer and founder of a fashion label. He is known for using unconventional models for his exhibitions. Gaultier defied the gender stereotypes by dressing some women as men in his 2002 show. They were paired together with other female models that were dressed in elegant evening gowns.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is published

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Big Ben chimes for the first time

The tower was designed by Augustus Pugin in a neo-gothic style. When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world. The tower stands 315 feet tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1920

Yul Brynner

born 1952

Stephen Lang