Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.
1828: Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian author whose major works include the plays "Peer Gynt," "A Doll's House," "Ghosts," "Hedda Gabler," "The Wild Duck" and "Rosmersholm," is born in Skien, Norway. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare and "A Doll's House" is often cited as the world's most performed play.
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