In 1485, the Wars of the Roses ended as Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. In 1831, Nat Turner led a rebellion against slaveowners in Southampton County, Virginia. In 1864, the first Geneva Convention, which established protections for those wounded in active warfare, was signed. In 2004, armed thieves stole Edvard Munch's The Scream and Madonna from the Munch Museum in Olso, Norway.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), composer; Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), writer; Alexander Calder (1898-1976), sculptor; Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003), film director/actress; Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), photographer; Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), writer; Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), composer; Norman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012), military leader; Valerie Harper (1939- ), actress; Carl Yastrzemski (1939- ), baseball player; Bill Parcells (1941- ), football coach; Cindy Williams (1947- ), actress; Tori Amos (1963- ), singer; Ty Burrell (1967- ), actor; Kristen Wiig (1973- ), actress/comedian; James Corden (1978- ), TV personality/actor; Jahri Evans (1983- ), football player
In 2007, the Texas Rangers routed the Baltimore Orioles, 30-3, to set a modern MLB record for most runs scored in a game. The Rangers had 29 hits, including six home runs (two of which were grand slams).
Leni Riefenstahl, whose films were propaganda for the Nazi cause, stopped making movies after World War II. She released her first film in nearly half a century, Underwater Impressions, in 2002, the year before she died.
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." – Ray Bradbury
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