In 1793, The Louvre began admitting the public, even though the French museum had been officially open since August.
1847: Bram Stoker, author of “Dracula,” was born in Dublin.
1900: Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone With the Wind,” was born in Atlanta.
1910: The first insect electrocutor was patented by William Frost of Spokane, Wash.
1965: The soap opera “Days of Our Lives” premiered on NBC.
1978: Artist Norman Rockwell, best known for his work on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, died in Stockbridge, Mass.; he was 84