1395 – Johannes Gutenberg is born (more or less)
1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type.
1633 – Samuel Pepys, born London England (d.1703) his first diary entry is Mar 10, 1666
1868 – W.E.B. Du Bois is born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Du Bois was one of the founders of the N.A.A.C.P.
1898 – Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his J’accuse letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus.
1904 – William Shirer, Chicago, IL (d. 1993)