In 1800, President John Adams signed legislation establishing the Library of Congress. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. In 1913, New York City's Woolworth Building opened as the world's tallest building. In 1916, the Easter Rising began in Dublin, Ireland, as Irish nationalists seized several sites. In 2013, an eight-story building housing garment factories collapsed in a suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 workers.
Anthony Trollope (1815-82), novelist; Willem de Kooning (1904-97), artist; Robert Penn Warren (1905-89), novelist/poet; Shirley MacLaine (1934- ), actress; Sue Grafton (1940-2017), mystery writer; Barbra Streisand (1942- ), singer/actress; Jean Paul Gaultier (1952- ), fashion designer; Cedric the Entertainer (1964- ), comedian/actor; Chipper Jones (1972- ), baseball player; Damon Lindelof (1973- ), TV writer/producer; Carlos Beltrán (1977- ), baseball player; Kelly Clarkson (1982- ), singer
In 1901, the first American League baseball game was played; Chicago White Stockings defeated the Cleveland Blues, 8-2.
In 2017, American plastic surgeons performed 17.2 million cosmetic procedures; 1.8 million of those procedures were surgical and the balance were described as minimally invasive.
"Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money." – Robert Penn Warren
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