First presentation of PAL (short for Phase Alternating Line), the color encoding system for analogue television.
Day of death of the British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen.
Premiere of the Hitchcock movie "The Birds".
Voodoo is legally recognized as a religion in Haiti. Priests and priestesses now have same rights as their Catholic counterparts. They may officially perform marriages, conduct baptisms and lead funerals.
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60th Birthday of Irish actor and film producer Pierce Brosnan.
Birthday of Herta Charlotte Heuwer, the inventor of currywurst.
Lovely woman, lovely glasses.
125th anniversary of the death of Theodor Storm
Storm's last complete work The Rider on the White Horse is considered as one of the greatest masterpieces of German literature.
The novella begins as a Ghost Tale and tells the story of Hauke Haien who becomes dikemaster of a small town in Northern Frisia who is distrusted by his own community. After the older dikes break, Hauke witnesses the tragic death of his family through a storm flood, he drives himself and his white horse into the see in agony. For more than a century the dike created by Hauke still protects the town and has saved many lives since his decease.
It's told that during storm floods Hauke's ghost from time to time is riding on his white horse patrolling the dike.
125th birthday of Friedrich Trautwein
He is regarded as the pioneer of electronic music.
In 1930 Trautwein developed the Trautonium, the precursor of today’s synthesizer.
Oskar Sala, the main interpreter of the trautonium, cultivated Trautwein’s electronic music instrument.
From then on the reputation of the Trautonium extended beyond the music scene. Once it was used for the soundtrack of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, the Trautonium gained international recognition.
Opening of the exhibition "Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon" in Berlin. Artists include Henri Rousseau, Kandinsky, Chagal, Klee, Mondrian and others.
Chester Carlson made the first photocopy using a zinc plate covered with sulfur.
"LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann on november, 16. 1938 from ergotamine, a chemical derived by Arthur Stoll from ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye."