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On This Day in History:  April 19

April 19 is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 256 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote. Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.
2019
Lottery first-timer nearly threw out $387,000 prize. A first-time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.
2018
Iowa Lottery wins International Gaming-Compliance award for work in lottery rigging investigation. The Iowa Lottery has won an international gaming-compliance award for its work in the long-running lottery jackpot investigation that uncovered fraud against U.S. lotteries and resulted in guilty pleas from three men.
2018
Teen claims $15 million top prize on Florida Lottery scratch off game. A 19-year-old Bonita Springs man has claimed a $15 million top prize in the new Florida 100X the Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
2018
Man wins $1M lottery prize for second time this year. For the second time in 2018, a very lucky lottery player from Methuen, Massachusetts, has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery.
2017
71-year-old Texas construction worker claims $177 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A couple from Abernathy, Texas, Monday claimed a $177 million jackpot in Arkansas from the March 31 Mega Millions drawing.
2017
NJ Lottery adding Quick Draw game to its lineup. The New Jersey Lottery announced that it will soon be adding a new style of lottery play to its product lineup with Quick Draw, a game with drawings held every five minutes.
2017
Waitress wins $292K from the Michigan Lottery's Keno game. A waitress had to lock herself in a bathroom to calm down after winning a $292,524 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
2016
Kentucky Lottery launches online ticket sales. Without any fanfare, the Kentucky Lottery Monday began selling tickets online to try and attract more young adults.
2014
Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo. The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday by showing off its new logo, care of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi.
2013
Non-jury trial expected next week for lottery-thieving brothers. Two brothers accused of attempting to claim $5 million from the state lottery office with a stolen scratch-off ticket will waive their right to a jury trial, according to attorneys.
2013
NJ Gov. slams Democrat tactics to derail lottery plan. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to some New Jersey federal lawmakers' insistence that the U.S. Attorney General conduct a formal review of his lottery privatization plans as "naked partisanship."
2013
Iowa woman tries to cash stolen lottery tickets. A Des Moines, Iowa, woman tried to cash voided Iowa Lottery tickets she stole while working at a company hired to shred old tickets, police said.
2013
Former MD Lottery employee charged with theft of lottery tickets. A former Maryland Lottery official has been indicted for stealing tickets and collecting tens of thousands of dollars from the winnings, officials said on Thursday.
2012
Jamaican lottery scams spread despite US crackdown. U.S. officials say that Jamaican lottery scams continue to haul in millions of dollars each year, disproportionately from the elderly.
2011
Siblings fight over lottery jackpot. The family of an Australian man who won almost $2 million in a lottery and died the next day has been fighting over who is entitled to the money.
2009
Michigan Lottery winner gives prize to charity. A Kalamazoo-area man who won $10,000 in the Michigan Lottery's Club Keno game has donated his winnings to a charity.
2009
Unemployed woman gets lotto winnings after 4 years. An unemployed woman who won $1 million in a Maine State Lottery game has collected her winnings -- four years after she bought the scratch ticket in a store that's since burned down.
2009
Florida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch. The winner of a $3.3 million lottery jackpot wanted to return to the farm life he grew up in, so he and a friend opened "CJ Dude Ranch", a "clothing optional" bed-and-breakfast.
2006
$853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires. One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn.
2006
Big Florida Lotto prize whips up ticket frenzy. If conventional wisdom holds, Lake County will break out in Lotto fever today. The Florida Lotto jackpot has grown to $82 million and is expected to tempt residents into throwing down $1 or more for a shot at a fortune.
2006
N.C. Lottery will pay Scientific Games one way or the other. When North Carolina joins the multi-state Powerball game May 30, the state will have to pay Scientific Games for the rights, unless they work a deal.
2006
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Cincinnati. The winning ticket from the $265 million Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night was sold at a local Kroger supermarket, an Ohio Lottery spokeswoman said.
2005
Arkansas man claims $1.4 million Missouri lottery jackpot. An Arkansas man said his seven children are full of suggestions after he won a $1.4 million Missouri Lottery jackpot.
2005
N.C. Lottery opponents put pressure on lawmakers. As the battle over a lottery in North Carolina continues, opponents are stepping up the pressure on lawmakers.
2005
N.C. Senate lottery committee to meet Wednesday. A North Carolina Senate committee commissioned to take up the House's lottery bill approved two weeks ago will meet this week for the first time.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows To $90 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $90 million, with a cash option of $47.6 million.
2004
Tennessee Lottery has paid nearly $700,000 in bonuses to date. State lawmakers are surprised by the number of Tennessee Lottery employees who have received bonuses totaling nearly $700,000 since the launch of the games in January.
2004
Powerball may draw new kind of Tennessee lottery player. Powerball tickets go on sale in Tennessee early this morning, and is expected to draw a different player base than its other games.
2004
New York lottery fans have Mega Mania. Mega Millions has become megapopular since its launch in New York two years ago.
2004
Man Dies In Crash Weeks After Winning Lottery. A northwestern Indiana man who won $9.7 million in a January lottery drawing died when his car struck a utility pole in a rainstorm, police said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$258.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2010
2.$227 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2016
3.$175 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2019
4.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2005
5.$164 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2020
6.€130 Million
US$159.91 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2018
7.€139.49 Million
US$156.84 Million
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2019
8.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2012
9.$143 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2010
10.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2018
11.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2019
12.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2009
13.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2014
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2008
15.€75 Million
US$99.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
16.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2013
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2004
19.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2016
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2013
21.$82 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2006
22.€71.51 Million
US$81.2 Million
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2016
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2000
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2017
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Monday, Apr 19, 1982
38 years old
1979
Thursday, Apr 19, 1979
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
43 years old
1976
Monday, Apr 19, 1976
44 years old
1976
Monday, Apr 19, 1976
44 years old
1973
Thursday, Apr 19, 1973
47 years old
1971
Monday, Apr 19, 1971
49 years old
1971
Monday, Apr 19, 1971
49 years old
1965
Monday, Apr 19, 1965
55 years old
1964
Sunday, Apr 19, 1964
56 years old
1961
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1961
59 years old
1950
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1950
70 years old
1947
Saturday, Apr 19, 1947
73 years old
1947
Saturday, Apr 19, 1947
73 years old
1944
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1944
76 years old
1943
Monday, Apr 19, 1943
77 years old
1942
Sunday, Apr 19, 1942
78 years old
1941
Saturday, Apr 19, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.
2011
Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.
2005
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
2000
Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.
1999
The German Bundestagreturns to Berlin.
1995
Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six.
1993
The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. 76 Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.
1989
A gun turretexplodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
1987
The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.
1985
Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacistsurvivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.
1984
Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1975
India's first satellite Aryabhata launched in orbit from Kapustin Yar, Russia.
1973
The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.
1971
Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
1971
Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
1971
Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca murders.
1960
Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against presidentSyngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
1956
Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
1943
World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
1943
Albert Hofmann deliberately doses himself with LSD for the first time, three days after having discovered its effects on April 16.
1942
World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
1927
Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
1903
The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.
1861
American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
1839
The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guarantees its neutrality.
1818
French physicist Augustin Fresnel signs his preliminary "Note on the Theory of Diffraction" (deposited on the following day). The document ends with what we now call the Fresnel integrals.
1810
Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparán, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
1809
An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
1782
John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
1775
American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
1770
Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
1770
Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
1713
With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inheritable by a female; his daughter and successor, Maria Theresa was not actually born until 1717.
1677
The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
1608
In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.
1539
Treaty of Frankfurt signed.
1529
Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German:Fürst) and independent citiesprotests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
1506
The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.
1012
Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
797
Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.
531
Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).
AD 65
The freedmanMilichus betrays Piso's plot to kill the EmperorNero and all the conspirators are arrested.

Births On This Day

1993
Lia Wälti, Swiss footballer
1991
Steve Cook, English footballer
1990
Jackie Bradley, Jr., American baseball player
1990
Kim Chiu, Filipino actress, singer, and dancer
1990
Héctor Herrera, Mexican footballer
1990
Kim Him-chan, South Korean singer and dancer
1990
Ayaka Takahashi, Japanese badminton player
1990
Damien Le Tallec, French footballer
1990
Patrick Wiegers, German footballer
1989
Dominik Mader, German footballer
1989
Sam Tordoff, English racing driver
1989
Daisuke Watabe, Japanese footballer
1989
Genoveva Añonma, Equatoguinean footballer
1988
Enrique Esqueda, Mexican footballer
1987
Luigi Giorgi, Italian footballer
1987
Joe Hart, English footballer
1987
Daniel Schuhmacher, German singer-songwriter
1987
Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player
1987
Lauren Wilson, Canadian figure skater
1986
Pascal Angan, Beninese footballer
1986
Candace Parker, American basketball player
1986
Gabe Pruitt, American basketball player
1986
Will Thursfield, English-Australian footballer
1985
Valon Behrami, Swiss footballer
1985
David Cavazos, Mexican singer-songwriter
1985
Sabrina Jalees, Canadian comedian, dancer, actress, presenter, and writer
1985
Jan Zimmermann, German footballer
1984
Christopher Pearce, English cricketer
1983
Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1983
Zach Duke, American baseball player
1983
Joe Mauer, American baseball player
1983
Patrick Platins, German footballer
1983
Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
1982
Joseph Hagerty, American gymnast
1982
Filip Jícha, Czech handball player
1982
Samuel C. Morrison, Jr., Liberian-American journalist, producer, and screenwriter
1982
Rocco Sabato, Italian footballer
1982
Ignacio Serricchio, Argentinian-American actor
1982
Sitiveni Sivivatu, New Zealand rugby player
1981
Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor and producer
1981
Ryuta Hara, Japanese footballer
1981
Martin Havlát, Czech ice hockey player
1981
James Hibberd, English cricketer
1981
Troy Polamalu, American football player
1981
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
1980
Jason Blaine, Canadian singer-songwriter
1980
Robyn Regehr, Brazilian-Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Rocky Bernard, American football player
1979
Kate Hudson, American actress
1979
Zhao Junzhe, Chinese footballer
1978
James Franco, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer
1978
Amanda Sage, American-Austrian painter and educator
1977
Joe Beimel, American baseball player
1977
Anju Bobby George, Indian long jumper
1977
Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
1977
Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
1977
Jonny Storm, English wrestler and trainer
1976
Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist
1976
Scott Padgett, American basketball player, coach, and radio host
1976
Kim Young-oh, South Korean author and illustrator
1975
Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer and coach
1975
Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
1973
George Gregan, Zambian-Australian rugby player and coach
1973
Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer
1972
Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer
1972
Jeff Wilkins, American football player
1971
Brendon Burns, Australian comedian, podcaster, writer and author
1971
Scott McCord, Canadian voice actor
1970
Luis Miguel, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer
1970
Kelly Holmes, English runner
1970
Abelardo Fernández, Spanish footballer and manager
1969
Andrew Carnie, Canadian-American linguist, author, and academic
1969
Susan Polgar, Hungarian-American chess player
1968
Ashley Judd, American actress and activist
1968
Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor and producer
1967
Philippe Saint-André, French rugby player and coach
1967
Steven H Silver, American journalist and author
1967
Dar Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Véronique Gens, French soprano and actress
1966
David La Haye, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Julia Neigel, Russian-German singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Paul Reiffel, Australian cricketer and umpire
1966
El Samurai, Japanese wrestler
1965
Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress
1965
Suge Knight, American record producer, co-founded Death Row Records
1964
Gordon Marshall, Scottish footballer and coach
1964
Kim Weaver, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
1962
Al Unser Jr., American race car driver
1961
Alan Kirschenbaum, American producer and writer (d. 2012)
1961
Albert Martinez, Filipino actor, director, and producer
1961
Spike Owen, American baseball player and coach
1961
Richard Phelps, English pentathlete
1960
Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress and producer
1960
Ara Gevorgyan, Armenian pianist, composer, and producer
1960
Roger Merrett, Australian footballer and coach
1960
John Schweitz, American basketball player and coach
1960
Frank Viola, American baseball player and coach
1959
Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, English activist
1959
Teofisto Guingona III, Filipino lawyer and politician
1959
Donald Markwell, Australian sociologist and academic
1958
Steve Antin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Stevie B, American singer-songwriter and record producer
1958
Denis O'Brien, Irish businessman, founded BT Ireland
1958
Vytautas Šapranauskas, Lithuanian actor (d. 2013)
1958
Keith Shine, British academic and educator
1957
Tony Martin, English singer-songwriter
1956
Sue Barker, English tennis player and journalist
1956
Randy Carlyle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1956
Anne Glover, Scottish biologist and academic
1954
Trevor Francis, English footballer and manager
1954
Bob Rock, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1953
Rod Morgenstein, American drummer
1953
Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper
1953
Ruby Wax, British-based American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
1952
Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009)
1952
Tony Plana, Cuban-American actor and director
1952
Michael Trend, English journalist and politician
1951
Barry Brown, American actor and playwright (d. 1978)
1951
Jóannes Eidesgaard, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1950
Julia Cleverdon, English businesswoman and philanthropist
1949
Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish fashion designer
1949
Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (d. 1993)
1948
Stuart McLean, Canadian radio host and author (d. 2017)
1948
Rick Miller, American baseball player and manager
1947
Murray Perahia, American pianist and conductor
1947
Wilfrid Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara, English civil servant
1947
Yan Pascal Tortelier, French violinist and conductor
1947
Mark Volman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Duygu Asena, Turkish journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
1946
Tim Curry, English actor
1944
Keith Erickson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1944
James Heckman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Bernie Worrell, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2016)
1943
Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2014)
1943
Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman
1942
Bas Jan Ader, Dutch-American photographer and director (d. 1975)
1942
Alan Price, English keyboard player, singer, and composer
1942
Jack Roush, American businessman, founded Roush Fenway Racing
1942
Maarten van den Bergh, American-Dutch businessman
1941
Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1941
Michel Roux, French-English chef and author
1941
Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
1939
E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant, judge, and politician (d. 2013)
1938
Stanley Fish, American theorist, author, and scholar
1937
Antonio Carluccio, Italian-English chef and author (d. 2017)
1937
Elinor Donahue, American actress
1937
Joseph Estrada, Filipino politician, 13th President of the Philippines
1936
Wilfried Martens, Belgian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2013)
1936
Jack Pardee, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1935
Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian, and pianist (d. 2002)
1935
Justin Francis Rigali, American cardinal
1934
Dickie Goodman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1989)
1933
Dickie Bird, English cricketer and umpire
1933
Jayne Mansfield, American model and actress (d. 1967)
1933
Philip Lavallin Wroughton, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
1932
Fernando Botero, Colombian painter and sculptor
1931
Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)
1928
John Horlock, English engineer and academic (d. 2015)
1928
Azlan Shah of Perak, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2014)
1926
Rawya Ateya, Egyptian captain and politician (d. 1997)
1925
John Kraaijkamp, Sr., Dutch actor (d. 2011)
1925
Hugh O'Brian, American actor (d. 2016)
1922
Erich Hartmann, German colonel and pilot (d. 1993)
1921
Anna Lee Aldred, American jockey (d. 2006)
1921
Leon Henkin, American logician (d. 2006)
1921
Roberto Tucci, Italian Jesuit leader, cardinal, and theologian (d. 2015)
1920
Gene Leis, American guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1993)
1920
Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (d. 2015)
1920
John O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
1920
Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (d. 2013)
1920
Marian Winters, American actress (d. 1978)
1919
Sol Kaplan, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)
1917
Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author (d. 2012)
1913
Ken Carpenter, American discus thrower and coach (d. 1984)
1912
Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1908
Irena Eichlerówna, Polish actress (d. 1990)
1907
Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
1903
Eliot Ness, American law enforcement agent (d. 1957)
1902
Veniamin Kaverin, Russian author and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1900
Iracema de Alencar, Brazilian film actress (d. 1978)
1900
Richard Hughes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
1900
Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
1900
Rhea Silberta, Yiddish songwriter and singing teacher (d. 1959)
1899
George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
1899
Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (d. 1968)
1898
Constance Talmadge, American actress and producer (d. 1973)
1897
Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
1897
Jiroemon Kimura, Japanese super-centenarian, oldest verified man ever (d. 2013)
1894
Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (d. 1966)
1892
Germaine Tailleferre, French composer and educator (d. 1983)
1891
Françoise Rosay, French actress (d. 1974)
1889
Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
1885
Karl Tarvas, Estonian architect (d. 1975)
1883
Henry Jameson, American soccer player (d. 1938)
1883
Richard von Mises, Austrian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1953)
1882
Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (d. 1954)
1879
Arthur Robertson, Scottish runner (d. 1957)
1877
Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American engineer, invented the outboard motor (d. 1934)
1874
Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
1873
Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1967)
1872
Alice Salomon, German social reformer (d. 1948)
1863
Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (d. 1940)
1835
Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1888)
1832
José Echegaray, Spanish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1814
Louis Amédée Achard, French journalist and author (d. 1875)
1806
Sarah Bagley, American labor organizer (d. 1889)
1793
Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
1787
Deaf Smith, American soldier (d. 1837)
1785
Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (d. 1858)
1758
William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish admiral (d. 1831)
1757
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (d. 1833)
1734
Karl von Ordóñez, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1786)
1721
Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
1715
James Nares, English organist and composer (d. 1783)
1686
Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750)
1665
Jacques Lelong, French author (d. 1721)
1660
Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer (d. 1716)
1658
Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German husband of Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (d. 1716)
1655
George St Lo, Royal Navy officer and administrator (d. 1718)
1633
Willem Drost, Dutch painter (d. 1659)
1613
Christoph Bach, German musician (d. 1661)
1603
Michel Le Tellier, French politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1685)
1593
Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1647)
1483
Paolo Giovio, Italian historian, biographer, and bishop (d. 1552)
1452
Frederick IV, King of Naples (d. 1504)
626
Eanflæd, English nun and saint (d. 685)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Aaron Hernandez, American football player (b. 1989)
2016
Patricio Aylwin, Chilean politician (b. 1918)
2016
Milt Pappas, American baseball player (b. 1939)
2015
Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (b. 1919)
2015
William Price Fox, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
2015
Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1924)
2015
Tom McCabe, Scottish social worker and politician (b. 1954)
2015
Oktay Sinanoğlu, Italian-Turkish chemist and academic (b. 1935)
2014
Lindy Berry, American football player (b. 1927)
2014
Ian McIntyre, Scottish journalist and producer (b. 1930)
2014
Frits Thors, Dutch journalist (b. 1909)
2013
Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (b. 1936)
2013
Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (b. 1918)
2013
Mike Denness, Scottish-English cricketer and referee (b. 1940)
2013
François Jacob, French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
2013
E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (b. 1930)
2013
Al Neuharth, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded USA Today (b. 1924)
2012
Leopold David de Rothschild, English financier and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2012
Greg Ham, Australian saxophonist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1953)
2012
Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and actor (b. 1940)
2012
Valeri Vasiliev, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
2011
Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (b. 1946)
2009
J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. (b. 1930)
2008
John Marzano, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1963)
2008
Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (b. 1935)
2007
Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)
2006
Albert Scott Crossfield, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1921)
2005
George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2005
Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)
2005
Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor and author (b. 1929)
2005
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (b. 1946)
2004
Norris McWhirter, English author and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (b. 1925)
2004
John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (b. 1920)
2003
Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph (b. 1928)
2002
Reginald Rose, American writer (b. 1920)
2001
Meldrim Thomson, Jr.. American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1912)
2000
Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1918)
1999
Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian-German SS officer (b. 1919)
1998
Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, philosopher, and academic Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
1993
David Koresh, American religious leader (b. 1959)
1993
George S. Mickelson, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1941)
1992
Frankie Howerd, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1991
Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (b. 1905)
1989
Daphne du Maurier, English novelist and playwright (b. 1907)
1987
Hugh Brannum, American vocalist, arranger, and composer (b. 1910)
1975
Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist and academic (b. 1899)
1971
Luigi Piotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1913)
1967
Konrad Adenauer, German politician, 1st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1961
Max Hainle, German swimmer (b. 1882)
1960
Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (b. 1894)
1955
Jim Corbett, Indian colonel, hunter, and author (b. 1875)
1950
Ernst Robert Curtius, French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886)
1949
Ulrich Salchow, Danish-Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
1941
Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (b. 1878)
1937
Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English cartographer and politician (b. 1856)
1937
William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist and zoologist (b. 1865)
1930
Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)
1926
Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian-Swiss statistician and theorist (b. 1874)
1916
Ephraim Shay, American engineer, designed the Shay locomotive (b. 1839)
1915
Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (b. 1837)
1914
Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1839)
1909
Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (b. 1836)
1906
Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
1906
Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
1901
Alfred Horatio Belo, American publisher, founded The Dallas Morning News (b. 1839)
1893
Martin Körber, Estonian-German pastor, composer, and conductor (b. 1817)
1882
Charles Darwin, English biologist and theorist (b. 1809)
1881
Benjamin Disraeli, English journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1804)
1854
Robert Jameson, Scottish mineralogist and academic (b. 1774)
1840
Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (b. 1777)
1833
James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, Bahamian-English admiral and politician, 36th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1756)
1831
Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765)
1824
Lord Byron, English-Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1788)
1813
Benjamin Rush, American physician and educator (b. 1745)
1791
Richard Price, Welsh-English preacher and philosopher (b. 1723)
1776
Jacob Emden, German rabbi and author (b. 1697)
1768
Canaletto, Italian painter and etcher (b. 1697)
1739
Nicholas Saunderson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1682)
1733
Elizabeth Hamilton, countess of Orkney (b. 1657)
1689
Christina, queen of Sweden (b. 1626)
1686
Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish historian and playwright (b. 1610)
1632
Sigismund III Vasa, king of Sweden and Poland (b. 1566)
1629
Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer (b. 1582)
1619
Jagat Gosain, Mughal empress (b. 1573)
1618
Thomas Bastard, English priest and author (b. 1566)
1608
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, English poet, playwright, and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1536)
1588
Paolo Veronese, Italian painter (b. 1528)
1578
Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)
1567
Michael Stifel, German monk and mathematician (b. 1487)
1560
Philip Melanchthon, German theologian and reformer (b. 1497)
1431
Adolph III, count of Waldeck (b. 1362)
1405
Thomas West, 1st Baron West, English nobleman (b. 1335)
1390
Robert II, king of Scotland (b. 1316)
1321
Gerasimus I, patriarch of Constantinople
1054
Leo IX, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1002)
1044
Gothelo I, duke of Lorraine
1013
Hisham II, Umayyad caliph of Córdoba (b. 966)
1012
Ælfheah of Canterbury, English archbishop and saint (b. 954)
843
Judith of Bavaria, Frankish empress

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