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On This Day in History:  April 13

April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 262 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Kentucky Lottery now using computerized drawings. Starting today, you will no longer be able to watch how the Kentucky Lottery draws its daily numbers games because the drawings now take place inside a computer program.
2018
NJ man claims $533 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Friday morning the New Jersey Lottery revealed the sole winner of the mammoth $533 million Mega Millions jackpot won on March 30.
2018
Michigan woman buys entire bar drinks after lottery win. A Michigan woman bought a round for everyone in a Michigan bar after realizing she won a $189,912 prize from the Michigan Lottery.
2017
Idaho Lottery announces St. Patrick's Day Raffle winners. Idaho Lottery officials on Wednesday announced the winning ticket numbers for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle, including the $100,000 top prize.
2017
Are lawmakers selling the Texas Lottery short?. Texas Lottery officials are worried they will have to cut back on the variety of scratch-offs offered — and on the advertising that promotes the games — now that Texas budget writers are considering cutting as much as $18 million from the agency's budget.
2016
Lottery rigging scandal prompts security audit in South Dakota. The scandal unfolding in Iowa, where software allowed some results to be rigged in multi-state lotto drawings, has added to concerns among South Dakota Lottery officials, spurring them to proceed Thursday in requesting proposals for a security review of South Dakota Lottery facilities.
2016
Quebec bill would force Internet firms to block access to online gambling sites. A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province.
2015
BOMBSHELL: MUSL employee might have rigged Hot Lotto computerized drawing. Lottery Post has been warning of the dangers of computerized drawings for over a decade, and now prosecutors of the mystery Hot Lotto winner from Iowa are looking at the possibility that those warnings have come true.
2014
Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets. A Pennsylvania man misread his winning lottery tickets and threw them away, losing out on a $1.25 million payout.
2012
NY lottery winner charged with welfare fraud. A western New York lottery winner has been accused of improperly receiving more than $4,000 in public assistance.
2012
Six $1 million lottery prizes won at same Louisiana store. Lottery officials say six different $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, Louisiana.
2011
$9.6M Washington Lotto jackpot claimed. A department store buyer is Washington's latest lottery millionaire, after collecting a lump-sum $4.8 million payout on a $9.6 million Lotto jackpot.
2007
Lotto tickets lead cops to murder suspect. Lottery tickets left at the scene of a double slaying at a Southwest Side grocery store in 2005 have led Chicago police to the suspected killer, police said today.
2007
Lottery declares 'foul' during evening Daily Number drawing. Pennsylvania Lottery officials declared a foul during the Thursday night Daily Number drawing.
2005
The Force is strong in California. Californians can be the first in the nation to try their luck with the release of the new collectible Star Wars Scratchers lottery ticket.
2005
Illinois House Votes To Create Lottery Game Supporting Veterans. The Illinois House Tuesday voted to create a new scratch-off lottery game and give the profit to veterans' programs.
2005
N.C. Religious Leaders Stage Anti-Lottery Rally. On the same day state Senate leaders appointed a special committee to review the lottery bill recently passed by the House, religious leaders rallied outside the Legislative Building to convince lawmakers to reject a lottery.
2005
Virginia Lottery sales top $1 billion for fifth straight year. Virginia Lottery sales have increased even as competition looms in neighboring states, lottery officials announced Tuesday.
2005
N.C. Senate lottery panel named. Nearly half of the North Carolina Senate is on a special committee that will debate the lottery bill approved last week by the House, including several members worried about state-sponsored gambling.
2005
Michigan Winfall to be eliminated on May 14. The Michigan Lotto game will end up in the grave yard of similar lottery contests and be replaced with a new game called Classic Lotto 47, said state Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters.
2004
Euro Millions $30.5 million lottery winner 'shocked'. A British woman who scooped the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot was said Monday to be "pretty shocked".
2004
Minnesota Senate wants lottery examined. After soundly rejecting a call to abolish the state lottery, Minnesota senators voted unanimously Monday night to study ways to change its management and business practices.
2004
Lottery is bright spot in S.C. revenue. The South Carolina lottery has funded more than 300,000 college scholarships and sent tens of millions of dollars to aid primary education, buy new school buses and support an endowment fund for the state's three research universities, said Ernie Passailaigue, the lottery's executive director.
2004
Texas Lottery sales up for the year. Overall lottery ticket sales are up this year even as Lotto Texas, the state-run big jackpot game, is down about 26 percent, Texas Lottery Commission officials said Monday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$331 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2002
2.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2006
3.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2016
4.$175 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
5.€128.93 Million
US$159.03 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2018
6.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2019
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.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 15, 2005
10.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2012
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2014
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.€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.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2008
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
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 15, 2016
22.€69.53 Million
US$78.3 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2016
23.$77 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
24.€58 Million
US$75.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2009
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Wednesday, Apr 13, 1988
32 years old
1978
Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
42 years old
1978
Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
42 years old
1978
Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
42 years old
1972
Thursday, Apr 13, 1972
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, Apr 13, 1971
49 years old
1966
Wednesday, Apr 13, 1966
54 years old
1964
Monday, Apr 13, 1964
56 years old
1963
Saturday, Apr 13, 1963
57 years old
1948
Tuesday, Apr 13, 1948
72 years old
1947
Sunday, Apr 13, 1947
73 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The US dropsthe largest ever non-nuclear weapon on Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
2003
A bus near the Vale of Tempe, Greece was involved in a major vehicle accident with a truck and multiple cars, leaving 21 students in the tenth grade of Makrochori, Imathia High School dead and nine injured during their return to their homes from a trip to Athens.
1997
Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
1992
Basements throughout the Chicago Loop are flooded, forcing the Chicago Board of Trade Building and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to close.
1987
Portugal and China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.
1976
The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
1976
Forty workers die in an explosion at the Lapua ammunition factory, the deadliest accidental disaster in modern history in Finland.
1975
An attack by the Phalangist resistance kills 26 militia members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
1972
The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
1972
Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
1970
An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo Command/Service Module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.
1964
At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
1960
The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system.
1958
American pianist Van Cliburn is awarded first prize at the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
1953
CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKUltra.
1948
In an ambush, 78 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital, and a British soldier, are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarrah. This event came to be known as the Hadassah medical convoy massacre.
1945
World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen, Germany.
1945
World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna.
1944
Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
1943
World War II: The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoners of warkilled by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
1943
The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.
1941
A Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
1919
Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops gun down at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India; at least 1200 are wounded.
1909
The military of the Ottoman Empirereverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
1873
The Colfax massacre, in which more than 60 African Americans are murdered, takes place.
1870
The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.
1865
American Civil War: Raleigh, North Carolina is occupied by Union Forces.
1861
American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
1849
Lajos Kossuth presents the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in a closed session of the National Assembly.
1829
The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 gives Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom the right to vote and to sit in Parliament.
1777
American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
1742
George Frideric Handel's oratorioMessiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
1613
Samuel Argall captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by her father; she is brought to Henricus as hostage.
1612
Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Funajima island.
1204
Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
1111
Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
945
Hugh of Provence abdicates the throne in favor of his son Lothair II who is acclaimed sole king of Italy.

Births On This Day

1994
Ángelo Henríquez, Chilean footballer
1994
Elvis Merzļikins, Latvian ice hockey player
1993
Tony Wroten, American basketball player
1992
Denis Kudryavtsev, Russian hurdler
1992
Jordan Silk, Australian cricketer
1991
Akeem Adams, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2013)
1991
Ulises Dávila, Mexican footballer
1991
Josh Gordon, American football player
1990
Anastasija Sevastova, a professional tennis player from Latvia
1989
Ryan Bailey, American sprinter
1989
Dong Dong, Chinese trampolinist
1989
Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova, Belarusian long jumper
1989
Josh Reynolds, Australian rugby league player
1989
Vladislav Yegin, Russian ice hockey player
1988
Anderson, Brazilian footballer
1988
Petteri Koponen, Finnish basketball player
1988
Allison Williams, American actress and singer
1987
Brandon Hardesty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1987
Massimiliano Pesenti, Italian footballer
1987
Allison Weiss, American singer-songwriter
1986
Michael Bingham, American-English sprinter
1986
Lorenzo Cain, American baseball player
1985
Anna Jennings-Edquist, Australian actress, director, and playwright
1985
Algo Kärp, Estonian skier
1985
Cody Nickson, American reality television personality
1984
Jarmo Ahjupera, Estonian footballer
1984
Anders Lindegaard, Danish footballer
1983
Claudio Bravo, Chilean footballer
1983
Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
1983
Nicole Cooke, Welsh cyclist
1983
Magneto Dayo, American rapper
1983
Hunter Pence, American baseball player
1982
Nellie McKay, British-American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress
1981
Nat Borchers, American soccer player
1981
Gemma Doyle, Scottish politician
1980
Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980
Jason Maguire, Irish jockey
1980
Alan Melikdjanian, American independent filmmaker and YouTuber
1980
Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
1979
Gréta Arn, Hungarian tennis player
1979
Baron Davis, American basketball player
1979
Tony Lundon, Irish singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
1979
Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
1978
Arron Asham, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer
1978
Raemon Sluiter, Dutch tennis player
1978
Keydrick Vincent, American football player
1977
Margus Tsahkna, Estonian lawyer and politician
1976
Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003)
1976
Patrik Eliáš, Czech-American ice hockey player
1976
Glenn Howerton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Jasey-Jay Anderson, Canadian snowboarder
1975
Lou Bega, German singer-songwriter
1975
Bruce Dyer, English footballer
1975
Tatiana Navka, Russian ice dancer
1974
Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
1974
Sergei Gonchar, Russian ice hockey player
1974
Darren Turner, English racing driver
1974
David Zdrilic, Australian footballer and manager
1972
Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish ice hockey player and golfer
1972
Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Franck Esposito, French swimmer
1971
Danie Mellor, Australian painter and sculptor
1971
Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
1971
Valensia, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Monty Brown, American football player and wrestler
1970
Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer and manager
1970
Nick Garrett, English singer
1970
Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast
1970
Ricardo Rincón, Mexican-American baseball player
1970
Ricky Schroder, American actor
1969
Dirk Muschiol, German footballer
1968
Ted Washington, American football player
1967
Dana Barros, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1967
Michael Eisen, American biologist and academic
1967
Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1966
Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian footballer
1966
Marc Ford, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1965
Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinian architect and educator
1964
Davis Love III, American golfer and sportscaster
1964
Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress and comedian
1964
John Swinney, Scottish businessman and politician, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
1963
Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player and author
1962
Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (d. 1988)
1961
Hiro Yamamoto, American bass player and songwriter
1960
Lyn Brown, English social worker and politician
1960
Bob Casey, Jr., American lawyer and politician, senior senator of Pennsylvania
1960
Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist and manager
1960
Rudi Völler, German footballer and manager
1957
Amy Goodman, American journalist and author
1957
Saundra Santiago, American actress
1956
Possum Bourne, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2003)
1956
Alan Devonshire, English footballer and manager
1956
Edward Forbes Smiley III, American art thief and map dealer
1955
Steve Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Muwenda Mutebi II,The reigning King of Buganda Kingdom
1955
Louis Johnson, American bass player and producer (d. 2015)
1955
Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
1955
Ole von Beust, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Hamburg
1954
Jimmy Destri, American keyboard player and songwriter
1954
Niels Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Barbara Roche, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Immigration
1953
Stephen Byers, English politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1953
Dany Laferrière, Haitian-Canadian journalist and author
1952
Sam Bush, American mandolin player
1952
David Drew, English lawyer and politician
1952
Gabrielle Gourdeau, Quebec writer (d. 2006)
1952
Jonjo O'Neill, Irish jockey and trainer
1951
Leszek Borysiewicz, Welsh immunologist and academic
1951
Peabo Bryson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951
Peter Davison, English actor
1951
Joachim Streich, German footballer and manager
1951
Max Weinberg, American drummer
1950
Ron Perlman, American actor
1950
Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league player and coach
1949
Len Cook, New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician
1949
Frank Doran, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1949
Christopher Hitchens, English-American essayist, literary critic, and journalist (d. 2011)
1949
Ricardo Zunino, Argentinian racing driver
1948
Nam Hae-il, South Korean admiral
1948
Drago Jančar, Slovenian author and playwright
1948
Mikhail Shufutinsky, Soviet and Russian singer, actor, TV presenter
1947
Rae Armantrout, American poet and academic
1947
Mike Chapman, Australian-English songwriter and producer
1947
Jean-Jacques Laffont, French economist and academic (d. 2004)
1947
Yves Landry, Canadian cyclist
1946
Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
1945
Ed Caruthers, American high jumper
1945
Tony Dow, American actor
1945
Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1979)
1945
Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970)
1945
Judy Nunn, Australian actress and author
1944
Franco Arese, Italian runner
1944
Charles Burnett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Jack Casady, American bass guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)
1944
Susan Davis, Russian-American social worker and politician
1943
Alan Jones, Australian rugby coach, radio host, and educator
1943
Billy Kidd, American skier
1943
Tim Krabbé, Dutch journalist and author
1943
Philip Norman, English journalist, author, and playwright
1942
Bill Conti, American composer and conductor
1941
Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Jean-Marc Reiser, French author and illustrator (d. 1983)
1940
Mike Beuttler, Egyptian-English racing driver (d. 1988)
1940
Lester Chambers, American singer and musician (The Chambers Brothers)
1940
J. M. G. Le Clézio, Breton French-Mauritian author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Vladimir Cosma, French composer, conductor and violinist
1940
Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
1940
Max Mosley, English racing driver and engineer, co-founded March Engineering, former president of the FIA
1940
Ruby Puryear Hearn, African-American biophysicist
1939
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1939
Paul Sorvino, American actor and singer
1938
Klaus Lehnertz, German pole vaulter
1938
John Weston, English poet and diplomat
1937
Edward Fox, English actor
1937
Lanford Wilson, American playwright, co-founded the Circle Repertory Company (d. 2011)
1936
Col Joye, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936
Pierre Rosenberg, French historian and academic
1934
John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1933
Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American soldier and politician
1932
Orlando Letelier, Chilean-American economist and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1976)
1931
Anita Cerquetti, Italian soprano (d. 2014)
1931
Robert Enrico, French director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1931
Dan Gurney, American race car driver and engineer (d. 2018)
1931
Jon Stone, American composer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1929
Marilynn Smith, American golfer (d. 2019)
1928
Alan Clark, English historian and politician, Minister of State for Trade (d. 1999)
1928
Gianni Marzotto, Italian racing driver and businessman (d. 2012)
1927
Rosemary Haughton, English philosopher, theologian, and author
1927
Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler (d. 1977)
1927
Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (d. 1983)
1926
Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (d. 1983)
1926
John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (d. 2014)
1924
John T. Biggers, American painter (d. 2001)
1924
Jack T. Chick, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 2016)
1924
Stanley Donen, American film director and choreographer (d. 2019)
1923
Don Adams, American actor and director (d. 2005)
1923
A. H. Halsey, English sociologist and academic (d. 2014)
1923
Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (d. 2010)
1922
Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)
1922
John Braine, English librarian and author (d. 1986)
1922
Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician and teacher, 1st President of Tanzania (d. 1999)
1922
Valve Pormeister, Estonian architect (d. 2002)
1920
Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
1920
Claude Cheysson, French lieutenant and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012)
1920
Liam Cosgrave, Irish lawyer and politician, 6th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2017)
1920
Theodore L. Thomas, American chemical engineer, Patent attorney and writer (d. 2005)
1919
Roland Gaucher, French journalist and politician (d. 2007)
1919
Howard Keel, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
1919
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American activist, founded American Atheists (d. 1995)
1917
Robert Orville Anderson, American businessman, founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. (d. 2007)
1917
Bill Clements, American soldier, engineer, and politician, 15th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 2011)
1916
Phyllis Fraser, Welsh-American actress, journalist, and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (d. 2006)
1914
Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish poet and author (d. 1950)
1913
Dave Albritton, American high jumper and coach (d. 1994)
1913
Kermit Tyler, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 2010)
1911
Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 1946)
1911
Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1994)
1911
Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1983)
1909
Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1984)
1909
Eudora Welty, American short story writer and novelist (d. 2001)
1907
Harold Stassen, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2001)
1906
Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1906
Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
1905
Rae Johnstone, Australian jockey (d. 1964)
1904
David Robinson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1987)
1902
Philippe de Rothschild, French Grand Prix driver, playwright, and producer (d. 1988)
1902
Marguerite Henry, American author (d. 1997)
1901
Jacques Lacan, French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1981)
1901
Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to Japan (d. 1988)
1900
Sorcha Boru, American potter and ceramic sculptor (d. 2006)
1900
Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
1899
Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble (d. 1993)
1899
Harold Osborn, American high jumper and decathlete (d. 1975)
1897
Werner Voss, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
1896
Fred Barnett, English footballer (d. 1982)
1894
Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
1894
Joie Ray, American runner (d. 1978)
1892
Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, English air marshal (d. 1984)
1892
Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented Radar (d. 1973)
1891
Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1921)
1891
Nella Larsen, Danish/African-American nurse, librarian, and author (d. 1964)
1891
Robert Scholl, German accountant and politician (d. 1973)
1890
Frank Murphy, American jurist and politician, 56th United States Attorney General (d. 1949)
1890
Dadasaheb Torne, Indian director and producer (d. 1960)
1889
Herbert Yardley, American cryptologist and author (d. 1958)
1887
Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and golfer (d. 1995)
1885
Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
1885
Juhan Kukk, Estonian politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1942)
1885
György Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and critic (d. 1971)
1885
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Dutch politician (d. 1961)
1880
Charles Christie, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded the Christie Film Company (d. 1955)
1879
Edward Bruce, American lawyer and painter (d. 1943)
1879
Oswald Bruce Cooper, American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and educator (d. 1940)
1875
Ray Lyman Wilbur, American physician, academic, and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1949)
1873
John W. Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Solicitor General (d. 1955)
1872
John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1935)
1872
Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian-Croatian journalist and author (d. 1945)
1866
Butch Cassidy, American criminal (d. 1908)
1860
James Ensor, English-Belgian painter (d. 1949)
1854
Lucy Craft Laney, Founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial School, Augusta, Georgia (d. 1933)
1852
Frank Winfield Woolworth, American businessman, founded the F. W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)
1851
Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist (d. 1928)
1851
William Quan Judge, Irish occultist and theosophist (d. 1896)
1850
Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Irish astronomer (d. 1917)
1841
Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor and academic (d. 1905)
1832
Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author and diplomat (d. 1889)
1828
Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (d. 1906)
1828
Joseph Lightfoot, English bishop and theologian (d. 1889)
1825
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
1824
William Alexander, Irish archbishop, poet, and theologian (d. 1911)
1810
Félicien David, French composer (d. 1876)
1808
Antonio Meucci, Italian-American engineer (d. 1889)
1802
Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist and herpetologist (d. 1884)
1794
Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (d. 1867)
1787
John Robertson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1873)
1784
Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
1780
Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse (d. 1868)
1771
Richard Trevithick, Cornish-English engineer and explorer (d. 1833)
1769
Thomas Lawrence, English painter and educator (d. 1830)
1764
Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1830)
1747
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1793)
1743
Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
1735
Isaac Low, American merchant and politician, founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)
1732
Frederick North, Lord North, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
1729
Thomas Percy, Irish bishop and poet (d. 1811)
1713
Pierre Jélyotte, French tenor (d. 1797)
1648
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
1636
Hendrik van Rheede, Dutch botanist (d. 1691)
1618
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author (d. 1693)
1593
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1641)
1573
Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1625)
1570
Guy Fawkes, English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (d. 1606)
1519
Catherine de' Medici, Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)
1506
Peter Faber, French priest and theologian, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1546)
1350
Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (d. 1405)
1229
Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1294)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Art Bell, American broadcaster and author, founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM (b. 1945)
2017
Dan Rooney, American football executive and former United States Ambassador to Ireland (b. 1932)
2016
Nera White, American basketball player (b. 1935)
2015
Gerald Calabrese, American basketball player and politician (b. 1925)
2015
Ronnie Carroll, Irish singer and politician (b. 1934)
2015
Thelma Coyne Long, Australian tennis player and captain (b. 1918)
2015
Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (b. 1940)
2015
Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, and illustrator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
2015
Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)
2014
Fred Enke, American football player (b. 1924)
2014
Ernesto Laclau, Argentinian-Spanish philosopher and theorist (b. 1935)
2014
Michael Ruppert, American journalist and author (b. 1951)
2014
Rafał Sznajder, Polish fencer (b. 1972)
2013
Chi Cheng, American bass player (b. 1970)
2013
Stephen Dodgson, English composer and educator (b. 1924)
2013
Dean Drummond, American composer and conductor (b. 1949)
2013
Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (b. 1928)
2013
Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, 29th Vice Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1927)
2012
William B. Buffum, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Lebanon (b. 1921)
2012
Cecil Chaudhry, Pakistani pilot, academic, and activist (b. 1941)
2012
Shūichi Higurashi, Japanese illustrator (b. 1936)
2012
David S. Smith, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1918)
2012
Robert Wigmore, Cook Islander politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1949)
2009
Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)
2009
Bruce Snyder, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
2008
John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist and academic (b. 1911)
2006
Bill Baker, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1911)
2006
Muriel Spark, Scottish novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1918)
2005
Don Blasingame, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)
2005
Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)
2005
Phillip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (b. 1912)
2005
Philippe Volter, Belgian actor and director (b. 1959)
2004
Caron Keating, Northern Irish television host (b. 1962)
2000
Giorgio Bassani, Italian author and poet (b. 1916)
2000
Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)
1999
Ortvin Sarapu, Estonian-New Zealand chess player and author (b. 1924)
1999
Willi Stoph, German engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of East Germany (b. 1914)
1998
Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and base jumper (b. 1960)
1997
Bryant Bowles, American soldier and activist, founded the National Association for the Advancement of White People (b. 1920)
1997
Alan Cooley, Australian public servant (b. 1920)
1997
Dorothy Frooks, American author and actress (b. 1896)
1997
Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)
1996
Leila Mackinlay, English author and educator (b. 1910)
1993
Wallace Stegner, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1909)
1992
Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1923)
1992
Feza Gürsey, Turkish mathematician and physicist (b. 1921)
1992
Daniel Pollock, Australian actor (b. 1968)
1988
Jean Gascon, Canadian actor and director (b. 1920)
1984
Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harp player and musicologist (b. 1911)
1983
Gerry Hitchens, English footballer (b. 1934)
1983
Theodore Stephanides, Greek physician, author, and poet (b. 1896)
1980
Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
1978
Jack Chambers, Canadian painter and director (b. 1931)
1975
Larry Parks, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
1975
François Tombalbaye, Chadian soldier, academic, and politician, 1st President of Chad (b. 1918)
1971
Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
1971
Juhan Smuul, Estonian author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1969
Alfred Karindi, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1901)
1967
Nicole Berger, French actress (b. 1934)
1966
Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi colonel and politician, 2nd President of Iraq (b. 1921)
1966
Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (b. 1881)
1966
Georges Duhamel, French soldier and author (b. 1884)
1962
Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of California (b. 1876)
1961
John A. Bennett, American soldier (b. 1935)
1959
Eduard van Beinum, Dutch pianist, violinist, and conductor (b. 1901)
1956
Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and educator (b. 1867)
1954
Samuel Jones, American high jumper (b. 1880)
1954
Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1890)
1945
Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (b. 1874)
1944
Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (b. 1857)
1942
Henk Sneevliet, Dutch politician (b. 1883)
1942
Anton Uesson, Estonian engineer and politician, 17th Mayor of Tallinn (b. 1879)
1941
Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (b. 1863)
1941
William Twaits, Canadian soccer player (b. 1879)
1938
Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author (b. 1888)
1936
Konstantinos Demertzis, Greek politician 129th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
1927
Georg Voigt, German politician, Mayor of Frankfurt (b. 1866)
1918
Lavr Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
1917
Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1856)
1912
Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet and author (b. 1886)
1911
John McLane, Scottish-American politician, 50th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1852)
1911
George Washington Glick, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Kansas (b. 1827)
1910
William Quiller Orchardson, Scottish-English painter and educator (b. 1835)
1909
Whitley Stokes, Anglo-Irish lawyer and scholar (b. 1830)
1899
James Service, Scottish-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Victoria (b. 1823)
1890
Samuel J. Randall, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1828)
1886
John Humphrey Noyes, American religious leader, founded the Oneida Community (b. 1811)
1882
Bruno Bauer, German historian and philosopher (b. 1809)
1880
Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist and author (b. 1813)
1868
Tewodros II of Ethiopia (b. 1818)
1855
Henry De la Beche, English geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1796)
1853
Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (b. 1788)
1853
James Iredell, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of North Carolina (b. 1788)
1826
Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1763)
1794
Nicolas Chamfort, French playwright and poet (b. 1741)
1793
Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French botanist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1763)
1722
Charles Leslie, Irish priest and theologian (b. 1650)
1716
Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, English admiral and politician (b. 1648)
1695
Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (b. 1621)
1641
Richard Montagu, English bishop (b. 1577)
1638
Henri, Duke of Rohan (b. 1579)
1635
Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (b. 1572)
1612
Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai (b. 1585)
1605
Boris Godunov, Tsar of Russia (b. 1551)
1592
Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor (b. 1511)
1367
John Tiptoft, 2nd Baron Tibetot (b. 1313)
1275
Eleanor of England (b. 1215)
1213
Guy of Thouars, regent of Brittany
1138
Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
1113
Ida of Lorraine, saint and noblewoman (b. c. 1040)
1093
Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)
1035
Herbert I, Count of Maine
989
Bardas Phokas, Byzantine general
862
Donald I, king of the Picts (b. 812)
814
Krum, khan of the Bulgarian Khanate
799
Paul the Deacon, Italian monk and historian (b. 720)
585
Hermenegild, Visigothic prince and saint
548
Lý Nam Đế, Vietnamese emperor (b. 503)

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