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On This Day in History:  April 12

April 12 is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 263 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for life. A Michigan man will be making $25,000 a year for life after rescuing his lotto ticket from the garbage.
2017
Maryland man wins lottery twice at same convenience store. A Silver Spring, Maryland, man won a state lottery game twice at the same convenience store — a rare occurrence, lottery officials said.
2015
Director of DC Lottery dies after suffering an aneurysm. Buddy Roogow, the director of the DC Lottery since 2009, died Saturday after suffering an aneurysm.
2012
Four golfers score $30M Lotto Max win. Four golfers from Langley, British Columbia, have scored their best ever round -- a $30 million Lotto Max jackpot.
2011
Colorado newspaper prints wrong lottery results; couple thought they won. It pays to doublecheck those lottery numbers -- if you want to avoid heartache.
2011
D.C. first in USA to offer Internet gambling. The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, trying to raise millions of dollars from the habits of online poker buffs and acting ahead of traditional gambling meccas like New Jersey and Nevada.
2011
Just-released Indians prospect cashes $1M lottery ticket. Joel Torres' dreams of becoming a professional baseball player were dashed last month when he was cut from the Cleveland Indians' farm team. But a dream of a different sort came true when he won $1 million on a New York lottery ticket.
2011
Pair arrested for allegedly stealing lottery tickets. Two Glendale, California, residents were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing dozens of lottery scratchers after distracting a store clerk, police said.
2010
Multi-state lottery jackpots offer multiple $100M+ chances. This weekend the two biggest USA multi-state lottery games remained unbeaten, each offering a jackpot of greater than $100 million.
2006
$220 Million: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $220 million Wednesday.
2006
Powerball Back-to-Back Jackpots Set Record. Just when it seemed as if the Powerball game had broken all records, yet another milestone has been set with the current jackpot of $220 million: It's the first time two consecutive jackpots have surpassed $200 million.
2006
Wisconsin Lottery Posts Record Quarter. The Wisconsin Lottery posted sales of just more than $142 million from January through March, the third quarter of the state's fiscal year.
2006
S.C. woman scratches $1 million lottery jackpot. A Spartanburg, South Carolina, woman won $1 million Monday after purchasing a ticket from a convenience store in Simpsonville, lottery officials said.
2005
N.C. newspapers ignore law banning lottery results. For years, North Carolina newspapers have routinely broken state law that prohibits the publishing of lottery results.
2004
UK player wins record Euro Millions lottery jackpot. The biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot has been won by a British ticketholder for the first time, Camelot said today.
2004
Man bets all on roulette and wins. A British man who sold all his possessions, including his clothes, stood in a rented tuxedo on Sunday surrounded by family and friends and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel -- and won.

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
1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 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.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2012
12.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2018
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2010
14.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2019
15.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2020
16.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2014
17.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2017
18.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2009
19.€57 Million
US$90.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2008
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2001
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2008
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

1990
Thursday, Apr 12, 1990
30 years old
1980
Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
40 years old
1980
Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
40 years old
1979
Thursday, Apr 12, 1979
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1977
43 years old
1969
Saturday, Apr 12, 1969
51 years old
1968
Friday, Apr 12, 1968
52 years old
1960
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1960
60 years old
1955
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1955
65 years old
1951
Thursday, Apr 12, 1951
69 years old
1948
Monday, Apr 12, 1948
72 years old
1936
Sunday, Apr 12, 1936
84 years old
1936
Sunday, Apr 12, 1936
84 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.
2013
Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.
2009
Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.
2007
A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
2002
A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing seven people and wounding 104.
1999
United States President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a civil lawsuit; he is later fined and disbarred.
1992
The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland; the resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
1990
Jim Gary's "Twentieth Century Dinosaurs" exhibition opens at the Smithsonian InstitutionNational Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He is the only sculptor ever invited to present a solo exhibition there.
1983
Harold Washington is elected as the first black mayor of Chicago.
1981
The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission.
1980
Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
1980
Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. 55 out of the 58 people on board are killed.
1970
Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
1963
The Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
1961
Cold War: Space Race: The SovietcosmonautYuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.
1955
The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
1945
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes President upon Roosevelt's death.
1945
World War II: The U.S. Ninth Army under General William H. Simpson crosses the Elbe River astride Magdeburg, and reached Tangermünde—only 50 miles from Berlin.
1937
Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
1934
The strongest surface wind gust in the world at the time of 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. It has since been surpassed.
1934
The U.S. Auto-Lite strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
1928
The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
1927
Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
1927
Rocksprings, Texas was hit by an F5 tornado that destroyed 235 of the 247 buildings in the town and killed 72 townspeople and injured 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.
1917
World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
1910
SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
1877
The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
1865
American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Pillow: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
1862
American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurs, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
1861
American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter. The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1831
Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.
1820
Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
1807
The Froberg mutiny ends when the remaining mutineers blow up the magazine of Fort Ricasoli.
1776
American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
1606
The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.
1204
The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
1012
Duke Oldřich of Bohemia deposes and blinds his brother Jaromír who flees to Poland.
627
King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York.
467
Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
240
Shapur I becomes co-emperor of the Sasanian Empire with his father Ardashir I.
238
Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, subsequently commits suicide.

Births On This Day

1996
Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russian tennis player
1995
Pedro Cachín, Argentine tennis player
1994
Isabelle Drummond, Brazilian actress and singer
1994
Saoirse Ronan, American-born Irish actress
1994
Oh Sehun, South Korean musician
1994
Eric Bailly, Ivorian professional footballer
1994
Guido Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
1993
Jordan Archer, English-Scottish footballer
1993
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Chad le Clos, South African swimmer
1991
Torey Krug, American ice hockey player
1991
Oliver Norwood, English footballer
1991
Magnus Pääjärvi, Swedish ice hockey player
1991
Lionel Carole, French professional footballer
1990
Francesca Halsall, English swimmer
1990
Hiroki Sakai, Japanese footballer
1989
Bethan Dainton, Welsh rugby union player
1989
Miguel Ángel Ponce, American-Mexican footballer
1989
Ádám Hanga, Hungarian basketball player
1989
Kaitlyn Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer
1989
Valentin Stocker, Swiss footballer
1988
Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
1988
Stephen Brogan, English footballer
1988
Amedeo Calliari, Italian footballer
1988
Jessie James Decker, American singer-songwriter
1987
Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
1987
Shawn Gore, Canadian football player
1987
Josh McCrone, Australian rugby league player
1987
Luiz Adriano, Brazilian professional footballer
1987
Brendon Urie, American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist
1986
Brad Brach, American baseball pitcher
1986
Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
1986
Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player
1986
Jonathan Pitroipa, Burkinabé footballer
1985
Brennan Boesch, American baseball player
1985
Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
1984
Aleksey Dmitrik, Russian high jumper
1983
Jelena Dokic, Serbian-Australian tennis player
1983
Luke Kibet, Kenyan runner
1981
Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Russian runner
1981
Nicolás Burdisso, Argentinian footballer
1981
Tulsi Gabbard, American politician
1981
Grant Holt, English footballer and professional wrestler
1981
Hisashi Iwakuma, Japanese baseball pitcher
1980
Sara Head, Welsh Paralympic table tennis champion
1980
Brian McFadden, Irish singer-songwriter
1979
Claire Danes, American actress
1979
Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast
1979
Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
1979
Jennifer Morrison, American actress
1979
Cristian Ranalli, Italian footballer
1979
Lee Soo-young, South Korean singer
1978
Guy Berryman, Scottish bass player and producer
1978
Scott Crary, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Svetlana Lapina, Russian high jumper
1978
Robin Walker, English businessman and politician
1977
Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
1977
Sarah Monahan, Australian actress
1977
Jason Price, Welsh footballer
1977
Glenn Rogers, Australian-Scottish cricketer
1976
Olga Kotlyarova, Russian runner
1976
Brad Miller, American basketball player
1974
Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (d. 2006)
1974
Bryan Fletcher, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1974
Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player
1974
Marley Shelton, American actress
1974
Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
1973
J. Scott Campbell, American author and illustrator
1973
Ryan Kisor, American trumpet player and composer
1973
Antonio Osuna, Mexican-American baseball player
1973
Christian Panucci, Italian footballer and manager
1972
Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971
Nicholas Brendon, American actor
1971
Shannen Doherty, American actress, director, and producer
1970
Sylvain Bouchard, Canadian speed skater
1969
Jörn Lenz, German footballer and manager
1969
Lucas Radebe, South African footballer and sportscaster
1969
Michael Jackson, American football player and politician (d. 2017)
1968
Alicia Coppola, American actress
1968
Toby Gad, German songwriter and producer
1968
Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter
1966
Nils-Olav Johansen, Norwegian guitarist and singer
1966
Lorenzo White, American football player
1965
Kim Bodnia, Danish actor and director
1965
Chi Onwurah, English politician
1965
Gervais Rufyikiri, Burundian politician
1965
Mihai Stoica, Romanian footballer and manager
1964
Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer
1963
Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist and author
1962
Art Alexakis, American singer-songwriter and musician (Everclear)
1962
Carlos Sainz, Spanish racing driver
1962
Nobuhiko Takada, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler, founded Hustle
1961
Corrado Fabi, Italian racing driver
1961
Charles Mann, American football player and sportscaster
1961
Magda Szubanski, English-Australian actress, comedian and writer
1959
Howard Stableford, English radio and television host
1958
Will Sergeant, English guitarist
1958
Klaus Tafelmeier, German javelin thrower
1958
Ginka Zagorcheva, Bulgarian hurdler
1957
Greg Child, Australian mountaineer and author
1957
Vince Gill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Tama Janowitz, American novelist and short story writer
1956
Andy Garcia, Cuban-American actor, director, and producer
1956
Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer-songwriter and actor
1955
Fabian Hamilton, English graphic designer, engineer, and politician
1954
John Faulkner, Australian educator and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Defence
1954
Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (d. 2015)
1954
Pat Travers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Tanino Liberatore, Italian author and illustrator
1952
Reuben Gant, American football player
1952
Leicester Rutledge, New Zealand rugby player
1952
Gary Soto, American poet, novelist, and memoirist
1952
Ralph Wiley, American journalist (d. 2004)
1951
Tom Noonan, American actor
1950
Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman
1950
David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1950
Joyce Banda, 4th president of Malawi
1950
Nick Sackman, English composer and educator
1949
Scott Turow, American lawyer and author
1948
Jeremy Beadle, English television host and producer (d. 2008)
1948
Joschka Fischer, German academic and politician, Vice Chancellor of Germany
1948
Marcello Lippi, Italian footballer, manager, and coach
1947
Roy M. Anderson, English epidemiologist, zoologist, and academic
1947
Martin Brasier, English palaeontologist, biologist, and academic (d. 2014)
1947
Alex Briley, American disco singer (Village People)
1947
Tom Clancy, American historian and author (d. 2013)
1947
Woody Johnson, American businessman and philanthropist
1947
Dan Lauria, American actor
1947
David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host
1946
Ed O'Neill, American actor and comedian
1946
George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Scottish politician and diplomat, 10th Secretary General of NATO
1945
Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician and diplomat (d. 2006)
1944
Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1944
John Kay, German-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1943
Sumitra Mahajan, Indian politician, 16th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
1942
Bill Bryden, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
1942
Carlos Reutemann, Argentinian race car driver and politician, Governor of Santa Fe
1942
Jacob Zuma, South African politician, 4th President of South Africa
1941
Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)
1940
Woodie Fryman, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1940
Herbie Hancock, American pianist, composer, and bandleader
1939
Alan Ayckbourn, English director and playwright
1939
Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league player and coach
1937
Dennis Banks, American author and activist (d.2017)
1937
Igor Volk, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1936
Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
1936
Kennedy Simmonds, Kittitian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
1934
Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer and manager
1933
Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 2018)
1932
Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 5th Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2005)
1932
Jean-Pierre Marielle, French actor
1932
Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (d. 1996)
1931
Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (d. 1995)
1930
John Landy, Australian runner and politician, 26th Governor of Victoria
1930
Bryan Magee, English philosopher and politician
1930
Manuel Neri, American sculptor and painter
1930
Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (d. 2006)
1929
Elspet Gray, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
1929
Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet and educator (d. 2010)
1928
Hardy Krüger, German actor
1928
Jean-François Paillard, French conductor (d. 2013)
1927
Thomas Hemsley, English baritone (d. 2013)
1927
Alvin Sargent, two-time Academy-Award-winning screenwriter
1926
Jane Withers, American actress
1925
Evelyn Berezin, American computer scientist and engineer
1925
Ned Miller, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2016)
1925
Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1924
Raymond Barre, French economist and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
1924
Peter Safar, Austrian physician and academic (d. 2003)
1924
Curtis Turner, American race car driver (d. 1970)
1923
Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2004)
1922
Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (d. 1980)
1921
Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)
1919
István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer and educator (d. 2012)
1919
Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
1917
Helen Forrest, American singer and actress (d. 1999)
1917
Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 1978)
1917
Robert Manzon, French racing driver (d. 2015)
1916
Beverly Cleary, American author
1916
Russell Garcia, American-New Zealander composer and conductor (d. 2011)
1916
Benjamin Libet, American neuropsychologist and academic (d. 2007)
1914
Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
1913
Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist (d. 2013)
1912
Frank Dilio, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
1912
Hamengkubuwono IX, Indonesian politician, 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1988)
1912
Hound Dog Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1911
Mahmoud Younis, Egyptian engineer (d. 1976)
1910
Gillo Dorfles, Italian art critic, painter and philosopher (d. 2018)
1910
Irma Rapuzzi, French politician (d. 2018)
1908
Ida Pollock, English author and painter (d. 2013)
1908
Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American pilot and general (d. 2006)
1907
Zawgyi, Burmese poet, author, literary historian, critic, scholar and academic (d. 1990)
1907
Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (d. 2003)
1903
Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1902
Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, 36th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
1901
Lowell Stockman, American farmer and politician (d. 1962)
1898
Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)
1894
Dorothy Cumming, Australian-American actress (d. 1983)
1894
Francisco Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
1892
Henry Darger, American writer and artist (d. 1973)
1888
Dan Ahearn, Irish-American long jumper and police officer (d. 1942)
1888
Cecil Kimber, English automobile engineer (d. 1945)
1887
Harold Lockwood, American actor and director (d. 1918)
1885
Robert Delaunay, French painter (d. 1941)
1884
Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)
1884
Otto Meyerhof, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1883
Imogen Cunningham, American photographer and educator (d. 1976)
1883
Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (d. 1959)
1880
Addie Joss, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1911)
1874
William B. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1940)
1871
Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1941)
1869
Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1868
Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese admiral (d. 1918)
1863
Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (d. 1895)
1856
Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English mountaineer, cartographer, and politician (d. 1937)
1852
Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (d. 1939)
1851
José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican soldier and poet (d. 1880)
1851
Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer and author (d. 1928)
1845
Gustaf Cederström, Swedish painter (d. 1933)
1839
Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1888)
1823
Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright and translator (d. 1886)
1816
Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (d. 1903)
1801
Joseph Lanner, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1843)
1799
Henri Druey, Swiss lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)
1796
George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
1794
Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (d. 1847)
1792
John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, English soldier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1840)
1777
Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
1748
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist and author (d. 1836)
1724
Lyman Hall, American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)
1722
Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1793)
1716
Felice Giardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1796)
1713
Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (d. 1796)
1710
Caffarelli, Italian actor and singer (d. 1783)
1705
William Cookworthy, English minister and pharmacist (d. 1780)
1656
Benoît de Maillet, French diplomat and natural historian (d. 1738)
1639
Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician (d. 1712)
1612
Simone Cantarini, Italian painter and engraver (d. 1648)
1577
Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1550
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1604)
1526
Muretus, French philosopher and author (d. 1585)
1500
Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (d. 1574)
1484
Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace and St. Peter's Basilica (d. 1546)
1484
Maharana Sangram Singh, Rana of Mewar (d. 1527)
1432
Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (d. 1462)
1116
Richeza of Poland, queen of Sweden and Grand Princess of Minsk (d. 1156)
959
En'yū, emperor of Japan (d. 991)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (b. 1959)
2016
Anne Jackson, American actress (b. 1925)
2016
Mohammad Al Gaz Emirati politician & diplomat (b. 1930)
2015
Paulo Brossard, Brazilian jurist and politician (b. 1924)
2015
Patrice Dominguez, Algerian-French tennis player and trainer (b. 1950)
2015
Alfred Eick, German commander (b. 1916)
2015
André Mba Obame, Gabonese politician (b. 1957)
2014
Pierre Autin-Grenier, French author and poet (b. 1947)
2014
Pierre-Henri Menthéour, French cyclist (b. 1960)
2014
Maurício Alves Peruchi, Brazilian footballer (b. 1990)
2014
Hal Smith, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
2014
Billy Standridge, American race car driver (b. 1953)
2013
Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (b. 1928)
2013
Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (b. 1964)
2013
Michael France, American screenwriter (b. 1962)
2013
Brennan Manning, American priest and author (b. 1934)
2013
Annamária Szalai, Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1961)
2013
William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (b. 1922)
2013
Ya'akov Yosef, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1946)
2012
Mohit Chattopadhyay, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1934)
2012
Rodgers Grant, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)
2011
Karim Fakhrawi, Bahraini journalist, co-founded Al-Wasat (b. 1962)
2010
Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader (b. 1916)
2010
Werner Schroeter, German director and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2008
Cecilia Colledge, English-American figure skater and coach (b. 1920)
2008
Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (b. 1923)
2008
Jerry Zucker, Israeli-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1949)
2007
Kevin Crease, Australian journalist (b. 1936)
2006
William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (b. 1924)
2004
Moran Campbell, Canadian physician and academic, invented the venturi mask (b. 1925)
2002
George Shevelov, Ukrainian-American linguist and philologist (b. 1908)
2001
Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the smiley (b. 1921)
1999
Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
1998
Robert Ford, Canadian poet and diplomat (b. 1915)
1997
George Wald, American neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1992
Ilario Bandini, Italian racing driver and businessman (b. 1911)
1989
Abbie Hoffman, American activist, co-founded Youth International Party (b. 1936)
1989
Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921)
1988
Colette Deréal, French singer and actress (b. 1927)
1988
Alan Paton, South African historian and author (b. 1903)
1986
Valentin Kataev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1897)
1984
Edwin T. Layton, American admiral and cryptanalyst (b. 1903)
1983
Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (b. 1906)
1983
Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
1981
Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
1981
Joe Louis, American boxer and wrestler (b. 1914)
1980
William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (b. 1913)
1977
Philip K. Wrigley, American businessman, co-founded Lincoln Park Gun Club (b. 1894)
1975
Josephine Baker, French actress, activist, and humanitarian (b. 1906)
1973
Arthur Freed, American songwriter and producer (b. 1894)
1971
Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and dentist (b. 1886)
1968
Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (b. 1899)
1966
Sydney Allard, English racing driver and founder of the Allard car company (b. 1910)
1962
Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
1953
Lionel Logue, Australian actor and therapist (b. 1880)
1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
1943
Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (b. 1889)
1938
Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (b. 1873)
1937
Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan, Turkish playwright and poet (b. 1852)
1933
Adelbert Ames, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Mississippi (b. 1835)
1912
Clara Barton, American nurse and humanitarian, founded the American Red Cross (b. 1821)
1906
Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar, academic, and philanthropist (b. 1836)
1902
Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist and academic (b. 1842)
1898
Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1820)
1879
Richard Taylor, American general (b. 1826)
1878
William M. Tweed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
1872
Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1795)
1866
Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, English politician, founded Fleetwood (b. 1801)
1850
Adoniram Judson, American lexicographer and missionary (b. 1788)
1817
Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (b. 1730)
1814
Charles Burney, English composer and historian (b. 1726)
1795
Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710)
1788
Carlo Antonio Campioni, French-Italian composer (b. 1719)
1782
Metastasio, Italian-Austrian poet and composer (b. 1698)
1748
William Kent, English architect, designed Holkham Hall and Chiswick House (b. 1685)
1704
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (b. 1627)
1687
Ambrose Dixon, English-American soldier (b. 1619)
1684
Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (b. 1596)
1675
Richard Bennett, English politician, colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)
1555
Joanna of Castile (b. 1479)
1550
Claude, Duke of Guise (b. 1496)
1530
Joanna La Beltraneja, Princess of Castile (b. 1462)
1500
Leonhard of Gorizia, Count of Gorz (b. 1440)
1443
Henry Chichele, English archbishop (b. 1364)
1256
Margaret of Bourbon, Queen of Navarre, regent of Navarre (b. c. 1217)
1212
Vsevolod the Big Nest, Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1154)
1167
Charles VII, king of Sweden (b. c. 1130)
1125
Vladislaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 1065)
901
Eudokia Baïana, Byzantine empress and wife of Leo VI
434
Maximianus, archbishop of Constantinople
352
Julius I, pope of the Catholic Church
238
Gordian II, Roman emperor (b. 192; killed in battle)
45 BC
Gnaeus Pompeius, Roman general and politician (b. 75 BC)

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