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On This Day in History:  April 11

April 11 is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 264 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets. The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.
2019
Florida's biggest Powerball winner sues her own son after winnings squandered. The 90-year-old winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history is suing her own son, alleging that she lost more than $10 million because of how her son and his investment manager handled her money.
2019
Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners. A Powerball jackpot winner from Bondurant, Iowa, who was elected to the state legislature says he would oppose efforts to let lottery winners stay anonymous.
2019
Audit of California Lottery finds over $305,000 in improper or dubious spending. California Lottery officials tallied more than $305,000 in improper or questionable spending over the last four years that included travel, food, gifts to employees and entertainment expenses, a state audit concluded Tuesday.
2018
MUSL issues report about computerized drawing failures in Arizona. The Arizona Lottery released the report last month from the Multi-State Lottery Association's (MUSL) investigation of a computerized drawing malfunction that caused the same winning numbers to be generated in successive drawings.
2017
Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme. Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store.
2017
Michigan nurse claims $4 million lottery prize. A nurse from the Detroit area is looking forward to cutting back her hours after winning $4 million on a Michigan lottery instant game.
2016
Cops: Lottery ticket dispute led to Florida ax murder. A Florida man is being held without bond, accused of murdering his friend with an ax during a fight over lottery tickets.
2016
N.Y. man pleads guilty in bogus lottery scheme. A West Hempstead, New York, man pleaded guilty to federal charges in a Boston courtroom Friday in connection with his role in a fake lottery scam targeting senior citizens.
2014
NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
2013
Arkansas Lottery director appeals to state legislature to reject pending bill. The Arkansas Lottery director Friday issued a media statement vehemently opposing a proposed house bill mandating that 25% of total lottery proceeds be used to fund college scholarships.
2012
Winners of big lottery jackpots often crave anonymity amid challenges to do so. Lottery officials say that it's not unusual for winners to lay low for a while before claiming a big jackpot -- and those who advise them say it's just plain smart.
2011
$37M lotto winner dies heartbroken recluse. Ontario's biggest-ever lottery winner died a heartbroken and miserly recluse, estranged from family and too sick -- or too tightfisted -- to spend his millions.
2007
NJ lottery winner has 2 weeks to claim $19M jackpot. Someone has a New Jersey Lottery ticket worth $19 million, and just 2 weeks to claim the prize.
2006
Arizona man's lottery ticket wins on every line. Everyone dreams of purchasing a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers, but what about a $5 ticket that has winning numbers on each and every line -- including one with the winning jackpot numbers?
2006
N.C. lottery introduces 2 new scratch games. Two new scratch-off games will be available April 18, the North Carolina Education Lottery announced today.
2006
Lottery cash aids efforts to save the red squirrel. There are few of them left to enjoy it, but Britain's red squirrels have been awarded a £626,000 (US$1.09 million) Lottery grant -- supporting a project designed to save the native creatures from destruction.
2006
'Education Hero' wins lottery twice. In 1989, teacher Maurice Wiley won the lottery. He splurged on cars, retired early and donated money, and time, to Inglewood schools. Then he won the lottery again.
2006
A look at hot spots for sales of N.C. lottery tickets. North Carolina's leading sellers of lottery tickets sit along busy interstates, or on major thoroughfares, or they have extra ways of drawing their players in.
2006
Thief grabs N.C. lottery tickets from store display. A thief stole a display cabinet full of North Carolina lottery tickets this weekend, but his ill-gotten booty turned worthless almost immediately.
2005
Mass. lottery winners cash in on new prize law. Massachusetts lottery winners are rushing to cash in on a recent change in state law that allows them to negotiate with private companies for a lump-sum buyout of all or a portion of their 20-year income stream.
2005
Mass. horse racing officials raise concerns over new lottery game. Massachusetts horse racing officials expressed concern that a virtual horse racing game, which has been proposed by the state lottery, could draw bettors away from live and simulcast racing in a state with an already fragile Thoroughbred industry.
2005
Lottery winners celebrate Mega-divorce. An estranged New York City couple who agreed in court to split a $149 million lottery jackpot treated bystanders to an impromptu display of music and dance.
2005
Record Euro Millions jackpot won in Switzerland. A player in Switzerland scooped a huge £43.9 million (US$56.9 million) Lottery jackpot Friday night.
2005
N.C. Senate to work on lottery bill. Work continues on the legislative process for a North Carolina lottery. This week, a select committee of the North Carolina Senate will consider the lottery bill approved on Wednesday by the N.C. House.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2006
1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2002
3.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2006
4.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2016
5.$175 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
6.€127.55 Million
US$157.32 Million
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2018
7.€135.47 Million
US$153.17 Million
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2019
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2020
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2019
10.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2005
11.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2010
12.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2019
13.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2020
14.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2012
14.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2014
16.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2017
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2009
18.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2018
19.€83 Million
US$88.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2017
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2008
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2015
22.€68.64 Million
US$78.21 Million
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2016
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 1995
23.$77 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
25.€58 Million
US$75.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1995
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1995
25 years old
1989
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1989
31 years old
1986
Friday, Apr 11, 1986
34 years old
1980
Friday, Apr 11, 1980
40 years old
1980
Friday, Apr 11, 1980
40 years old
1978
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
42 years old
1968
Thursday, Apr 11, 1968
52 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
An Ilyushin Il-76 which was owned and operated by the Algerian Air Forcecrashes near Boufarik, Algeria, killing 257.
2012
A pair of great earthquakes occur in the Wharton Basin west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The maximum Mercalli intensity of this strike-slipdoublet earthquake was VII (Very strong). Ten were killed, twelve were injured, and a non-destructive tsunami was observed on the island of Nias.
2011
An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.
2007
Algiers bombings: Two bombings in Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others.
2006
Iranian presidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad announces Iran's claim to have successfully enriched uranium.
2002
The Ghriba synagogue bombing by al-Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
2002
Over two hundred thousand people march in Caracas towards the Presidential palace to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters are killed.
2001
The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a J-8 fighter, is released.
1993
Four hundred fifty prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.
1990
Customs officers in Middlesbrough, England, seize what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
1987
The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
1986
FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, FBI agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. As a result, the popular .40 S&W cartridge was developed.
1981
A massive riot in Brixton, south London results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.
1979
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
1977
London Transport'sSilver JubileeAEC Routemaster buses are launched.
1976
The Apple I is created.
1970
Apollo 13 is launched.
1968
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
1968
Assassination attempt on Rudi Dutschke, leader of the German student movement.
1965
The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
1964
Brazilian Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco is elected President by the National Congress.
1963
Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris, the first encyclical addressed to all Christians instead of only Catholics.
1961
The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
1957
United Kingdom agrees to Singaporeanself-rule.
1955
The Air IndiaKashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
1951
Korean War: President Harry TrumanrelievesGeneral of the ArmyDouglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
1951
The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
1945
World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
1921
EmirAbdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
1909
The city of Tel Aviv is founded.
1908
SMS Blücher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the Imperial German Navy, launches.
1881
Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
1876
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
1868
Former shōgunTokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
1856
Second Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaría burns down the hostel where William Walker's filibusters are holed up.
1814
The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.
1809
An incomplete British victory over the French fleet at the Battle of the Basque Roads results in the court-martial of James, Lord Gambier.
1727
Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
1713
War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.
1689
William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain.
1544
Italian War of 1542-46: A French army defeats Habsburg forces at the Battle of Ceresole, but fails to exploit its victory.
1512
War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
1241
Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Mohi.
1079
BishopStanislaus of Kraków is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland.
491
Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.

Births On This Day

1997
Georgia Bohl, Australian swimmer
1997
Miriam Kolodziejová, Czech tennis player
1996
Dele Alli, English footballer
1991
Thiago Alcântara, Spanish footballer
1990
Dimitrios Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer
1990
Thulani Serero, South African footballer
1989
Torrin Lawrence, American sprinter (d. 2014)
1988
Leland Irving, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter and actress
1986
Sarodj Bertin, Haitian model and human rights lawyer
1986
Dai Greene, Welsh hurdler
1986
Lena Schöneborn, German pentathlete
1985
Pablo Hernández Domínguez, Spanish footballer
1985
Will Minson, Australian footballer
1984
Kelli Garner, American actress
1984
Nikola Karabatić, French handball player
1983
Jennifer Heil, Canadian skier
1983
Rubén Palazuelos, Spanish footballer
1983
Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch race car driver
1982
Ian Bell, English cricketer
1982
Peeter Kümmel, Estonian skier
1981
Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
1981
Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Veronica Pyke, Australian cricketer
1980
Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
1980
Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
1979
Malcolm Christie, English footballer
1979
Sebastien Grainger, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
1979
Josh Server, American actor
1978
Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1977
Ivonne Teichmann, German runner
1976
Kelvim Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
1975
Olga Hostáková, Czech tennis player
1975
Walid Soliman, Tunisian author and translator
1974
Àlex Corretja, Spanish tennis player and coach
1974
Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
1974
David Jassy, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1974
Zöe Lucker, English actress
1974
Tom Thacker, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Trot Nixon, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973
Jennifer Esposito, American actress
1973
Olivier Magne, French rugby player
1972
Balls Mahoney, American wrestler (d. 2016)
1972
Allan Théo, French singer
1972
Jason Varitek, American baseball player and manager
1971
John Leech, English politician
1971
Oliver Riedel, German bass player
1970
Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1970
Delroy Pearson, English singer-songwriter and producer
1969
Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer-songwriter
1969
Michael von Grünigen, Swiss skier
1968
Sergei Lukyanenko, Kazakh-Russian journalist and author
1966
Steve Scarsone, American baseball player and manager
1966
Shin Seung-hun, South Korean singer-songwriter
1966
Lisa Stansfield, English singer-songwriter and actress
1964
Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
John Cryer, English journalist and politician
1964
Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
1964
Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player and coach
1964
Patrick Sang, Kenyan runner
1963
Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricketer and umpire
1963
Waldemar Fornalik, Polish footballer and manager
1963
Elizabeth Smylie, Australian tennis player
1962
Franck Ducheix, French fencer
1962
Mark Lawson, English journalist and author
1961
Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, producer, and musician
1961
Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)
1961
Nobuaki Kakuda, Japanese martial artist
1960
Jeremy Clarkson, English journalist and television presenter
1959
Pierre Lacroix, Canadian ice hockey player
1959
Ana María Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and judge
1958
Stuart Adamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
1958
Lyudmila Kondratyeva, Russian sprinter
1955
Kevin Brady, American lawyer and politician
1955
Michael Callen, American singer-songwriter and AIDS activist (d. 1993)
1955
Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player and coach
1954
Abdullah Atalar, Turkish engineer and academic
1954
Aleksandr Averin, Azerbaijani cyclist and coach
1954
Francis Lickerish, English guitarist and composer
1954
David Perrett, Scottish psychologist and academic
1954
Ian Redmond, English biologist and conservationist
1954
Willie Royster, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1953
Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian politician, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium
1953
Andrew Wiles, English mathematician and academic
1952
Nancy Honeytree, American singer and guitarist
1952
Indira Samarasekera, Sri Lankan engineer and academic
1952
Peter Windsor, English-Australian journalist and sportscaster
1951
Paul Fox, English singer and guitarist (d. 2007)
1950
Bill Irwin, American actor and clown
1949
Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (d. 2011)
1947
Lev Bulat, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 2016)
1947
Uli Edel, German director and screenwriter
1947
Frank Mantooth, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
1947
Peter Riegert, American actor, screenwriter and film director
1947
Michael T. Wright, English engineer and academic (d. 2015)
1946
Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator, and academic (d. 2015)
1946
Bob Harris, English journalist and radio host
1945
John Krebs, Baron Krebs, English zoologist and academic
1944
Peter Barfuß, German footballer
1944
John Milius, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, English businessman and politician
1943
Harley Race, American wrestler and trainer
1942
Anatoly Berezovoy, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)
1942
James Underwood, English pathologist and academic
1941
Ellen Goodman, American journalist and author
1941
Shirley Stelfox, English actress (d. 2015)
1940
Col Firmin, Australian politician (d. 2013)
1940
Thomas Harris, American author and screenwriter
1940
Władysław Komar, Polish shot putter and actor (d. 1998)
1939
Luther Johnson, American singer and guitarist
1939
Louise Lasser, American actress
1938
Gerry Baker, American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)
1938
Michael Deaver, American politician, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
1938
Reatha King, American chemist and businesswoman
1937
Jill Gascoine, English actress and author
1936
Brian Noble, English bishop
1935
Richard Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
1934
Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
1934
Ron Pember, English actor, director and playwright
1933
Tony Brown, American journalist and academic
1932
Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
1931
Lewis Jones, Welsh rugby player and coach
1930
Nicholas F. Brady, American businessman and politician, 68th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1930
Walter Krüger, German javelin thrower
1930
Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
1928
Ethel Kennedy, American philanthropist
1928
Edwin Pope, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
1928
Tommy Tycho, Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
1927
Lokesh Chandra, Indian historian
1926
David Manker Abshire, American commander and diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO (d. 2014)
1926
Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2011)
1926
Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2007)
1925
Yuriy Lituyev, Russian hurdler and commander (d. 2000)
1925
Viola Liuzzo, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
1925
Viktor Masing, Estonian botanist and ecologist (d. 2001)
1925
Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (d. 1997)
1924
Mohammad Naseem, Pakistani-English activist and politician (d. 2014)
1923
George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
1922
Arved Viirlaid, Estonian-Canadian soldier and author (d. 2015)
1921
Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1921
Jack Rayner, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
1920
Emilio Colombo, Italian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2013)
1920
Peter O'Donnell, English soldier and author (d. 2010)
1920
William Royer, American soldier and politician (d. 2013)
1919
Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (d. 2015)
1918
Richard Wainwright, English soldier and politician (d. 2003)
1917
Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television broadcaster and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1917
David Westheimer, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2005)
1916
Alberto Ginastera, Argentinian-Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1983)
1916
Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (d. 2001)
1914
Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator, director, and producer (d. 1987)
1914
Robert Stanfield, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)
1914
Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, American mathematician (d. 1988)
1913
Oleg Cassini, French-American fashion designer (d. 2006)
1912
John Levy, American bassist and businessman (d. 2012)
1910
António de Spínola, Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1996)
1908
Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
1908
Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1997)
1908
Dan Maskell, English tennis player and sportscaster (d. 1992)
1908
Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (d. 1997)
1907
Paul Douglas, American actor (d. 1959)
1907
Ivor Spencer-Thomas, Welsh farmer and businessman (d. 2001)
1906
Dale Messick, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)
1905
Attila József, Hungarian poet and educator (d. 1937)
1904
K. L. Saigal, Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)
1903
Misuzu Kaneko, Japanese poet (d. 1930)
1900
Sándor Márai, Hungarian journalist and author (d. 1989)
1899
Percy Lavon Julian, African-American chemist and academic (d. 1975)
1896
Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1967)
1893
Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)
1887
Jamini Roy, Indian painter (d. 1972)
1879
Bernhard Schmidt, Estonian-German astronomer and optician (d. 1935)
1876
Paul Henry, Irish painter (d. 1958)
1876
Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (d. 1940)
1873
Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1955)
1871
Gyula Kellner, Hungarian runner (d. 1940)
1869
Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal (d. 1943)
1867
Mark Keppel, American educator (d. 1928)
1866
Bernard O'Dowd, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1953)
1864
Johanna Elberskirchen, German author and activist (d. 1943)
1862
William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1938)
1862
Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 44th United States Secretary of State (d. 1948)
1859
Stefanos Thomopoulos, Greek historian and author (d. 1939)
1856
Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1903)
1854
Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
1827
Jyotirao Phule, Indian scholar, philosopher, and activist (d. 1890)
1825
Ferdinand Lassalle, German philosopher and jurist (d. 1864)
1819
Charles Hallé, German-English pianist and conductor (d. 1895)
1798
Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1854)
1794
Edward Everett, English-American educator and politician, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
1770
George Canning, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
1755
James Parkinson, English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist (d. 1824)
1749
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, French miniaturist and portrait painter (d. 1803)
1722
Christopher Smart, English actor, playwright, and poet (d. 1771)
1721
David Zeisberger, Czech-American clergyman and missionary (d. 1808)
1715
John Alcock, English organist and composer (d. 1806)
1683
Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer and conductor (d. 1738)
1658
James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish peer (d. 1712)
1644
Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1724)
1592
John Eliot, English lawyer and politician (d. 1632)
1591
Bartholomeus Strobel, Silezian painter (d. 1650)
1493
George I, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1531)
1374
Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (d. 1398)
1370
Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1428)
1357
John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
1348
Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)
1184
William of Winchester, Lord of Lüneburg (d. 1213)
145
Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (d. 211)

Deaths On This Day

2017
J. Geils, American singer and guitarist (b. 1946)
2017
Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (b. 1945)
2015
Jimmy Gunn, American football player (b. 1948)
2015
Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi journalist and politician (b. 1952)
2015
François Maspero, French journalist and author (b. 1932)
2015
Hanut Singh, Indian general (b. 1933)
2015
Tekena Tamuno, Nigerian historian and academic (b. 1932)
2014
Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (b. 1926)
2014
Edna Doré, English actress (b. 1921)
2014
Bill Henry, American baseball player (b. 1927)
2014
Lou Hudson, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1944)
2014
Myer S. Kripke, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1914)
2014
Sergey Nepobedimy, Russian engineer (b. 1921)
2014
Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
2013
Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1953)
2013
Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
2013
Thomas Hemsley, English actor and singer (b. 1927)
2013
Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist (b. 1916)
2013
Gilles Marchal, French singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
2013
Maria Tallchief, American ballerina (b. 1925)
2013
Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect (b. 1923)
2013
Jonathan Winters, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2012
Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (b. 1916)
2012
Roger Caron, Canadian criminal and author (b. 1938)
2012
Tippy Dye, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
2012
Hal McKusick, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player (b. 1924)
2012
Agustin Roman, American bishop (b. 1928)
2011
Larry Sweeney, American wrestler and manager (b. 1981)
2010
Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian pianist and composer (b. 1948)
2009
Gerda Gilboe, Danish actress and singer (b. 1914)
2009
Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (b. 1912)
2009
Corín Tellado, Spanish author (b. 1927)
2008
Merlin German, American sergeant (b. 1985)
2007
Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (b. 1922)
2007
Loïc Leferme, French diver (b. 1970)
2007
Janet McDonald, American lawyer and author (b. 1954)
2007
Ronald Speirs, Scottish-American colonel (b. 1920)
2007
Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1922)
2006
June Pointer, American singer (b. 1953)
2005
André François, Romanian-French cartoonist, painter, and sculptor (b. 1915)
2005
Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (b. 1907)
2003
Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, founded Texas Instruments (b. 1900)
2001
Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (b. 1921)
2000
Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
1999
William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (b. 1911)
1997
Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (b. 1899)
1997
Wang Xiaobo, contemporary Chinese novelist and essayist (b. 1952)
1996
Jessica Dubroff, American pilot (b. 1988)
1992
James Brown, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
1992
Eve Merriam, American author and poet (b. 1916)
1992
Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter, sculptor, and engraver (b. 1920)
1991
Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)
1991
Bruno Hoffmann. German glass harp player (b. 1913)
1990
Harold Ballard, Canadian businessman (b. 1903)
1987
Erskine Caldwell, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1903)
1987
Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (b. 1919)
1985
Bunny Ahearne, Irish-born English businessman (b. 1900)
1985
John Gilroy, English artist and illustrator (b. 1898)
1985
Enver Hoxha, Albanian educator and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1908)
1984
Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1910)
1983
Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1904)
1981
Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (b. 1895)
1980
Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish journalist and producer (b. 1935)
1977
Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1977
Phanishwar Nath 'Renu', Indian author and activist (b. 1921)
1974
Ernst Ziegler, German actor (b. 1894)
1970
Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
1970
John O'Hara, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1905)
1967
Thomas Farrell, American general (b. 1891)
1967
Donald Sangster, Jamaican lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1911)
1962
Ukichiro Nakaya, Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1900)
1962
George Poage, American hurdler and educator (b. 1880)
1960
Rosa Grünberg, Swedish actress (b. 1878)
1958
Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and educator (b. 1875)
1954
Paul Specht, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1895)
1953
Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
1939
Kurtdereli Mehmet, Turkish wrestler (b. 1864)
1926
Luther Burbank, American botanist and academic (b. 1849)
1918
Otto Wagner, Austrian architect and urban planner (b. 1841)
1916
Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
1908
Henry Bird, English chess player and author (b. 1829)
1906
James Anthony Bailey, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1847)
1906
Francis Pharcellus Church, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Armed Forces Journal and The Galaxy Magazine (b. 1839)
1903
Gemma Galgani, Italian mystic and saint (b. 1878)
1902
Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1818)
1895
Julius Lothar Meyer, German chemist (b. 1830)
1894
Constantin Lipsius, German architect and theorist (b. 1832)
1890
David de Jahacob Lopez Cardozo, Dutch Talmudist (b. 1808)
1890
Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities (b. 1862)
1873
Edward Canby, American general (b. 1817)
1861
Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (b. 1824)
1856
Juan Santamaría, Costa Rican soldier (b. 1831)
1798
Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet and academic (b. 1725)
1783
Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Polish-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1718)
1723
John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1650)
1712
Richard Simon, French priest and critic (b. 1638)
1626
Marino Ghetaldi, Ragusan mathematician and physicist (b. 1568)
1612
Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian and author (b. 1535)
1612
Edward Wightman, English minister and martyr (b. 1566)
1609
John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley, English noble (b. 1533)
1587
Thomas Bromley, English lord chancellor (b. 1530)
1554
Thomas Wyatt the Younger, English rebel leader (b. 1521)
1512
Gaston de Foix, French military commander (b. 1489)
1447
Henry Beaufort, Cardinal, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1377)
1240
Llywelyn the Great, Welsh prince (b. 1172)
1165
Stephen IV, king of Hungary and Croatia
1079
Stanislaus of Szczepanów, bishop of Kraków (b. 1030)
1077
Anawrahta, king of Burma and founder of the Pagan Empire (b. 1014)
1034
Romanos III Argyros, Byzantine emperor (b. 968)
924
Herman I, chancellor and archbishop of Cologne
678
Donus, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 610)
618
Yang Guang, Chinese emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 569)

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