Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.
1941: Writer Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century, commits suicide by drowning herself at the age of 59. Woolf, who had fallen into a depression after completing the manuscript of her last novel, the posthumously published "Between the Acts," put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, and walked into the River Ouse near her home. Her body was not found until April 18, 1941. Some of Woolf's most famous works include the novels "Mrs. Dalloway," "To the Lighthouse" and "Orlando," and the book-length essay "A Room of One's Own."
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