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Accolade

On this day in 1778, at the sixth performance of the play Irène, the audience crowned playwright Voltaire with a laurel wreath.

Born on this day in 1746 painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Born on this day in 1853 painter Vincent van Gogh

Born on this day in 1844 poet Paul Verlaine

Happy 74th birthday soprano Laila Andersson-Palme