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On This Day in History:  April 20

April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 255 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Iowa Lottery CEO announces retirement. Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich announced Thursday that he intends to retire in late 2018 or early 2019. Rich has led the Iowa Lottery since February 2009 and is just the second person to serve as its CEO since the lottery's start in 1985.
2015
A state lottery could help Alabama get its financial house in order. Alabama might be the next hold-out state to break down and start a lottery -- and it might do the state some good.
2015
Texas man charged in Iowa lottery case contests extradition. A Texas businessman accused of helping a lottery security official to try to claim a rigged $14 million jackpot is out of jail while he fights extradition to Iowa.
2013
Canadian lottery winner donates $1 million for marijuana legalization. In Canada, the annual nationwide 420 celebrations are entirely sponsored by lottery winner Bob Erb.
2013
EuroMillions lottery winners to build unusual home. EuroMillions winners Matt and Cassey Topham plan to build an unusual eight-bedroom mansion with waterfall-screened garage and grotto swimming pool.
2012
Maryland Lottery Director says online sales coming. The Maryland Lottery hopes to have its online lottery sales platform up and running by January 1, 2013.
2011
Toronto janitor claims share of $50M lottery jackpot. A Toronto man has claimed his share of a massive $50 million lottery jackpot, four days after the ticket he purchased at a downtown newsstand was declared a winner.
2011
Millionaire janitor buys school new track. Five years after his big lottery win, a janitor made good on a decade-old promise to install a track at his school if he came into money.
2010
Nick of time: N.Z. man claims lottery prize 1 day before expiration. A man in Auckland, New Zealand claimed his lottery prize of $391,581 just 24 hours before the ticket would have expired.
2007
B.C. Lottery shuts down retailer as probe continues. The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has yanked its ticketing terminals from a North Shore kiosk -- the fifth such shutdown this year, the company says.
2007
Legal opinion sinks sale of Colorado Lottery. Dreams of selling off the Colorado Lottery for a fat payoff were discarded like a losing scratch ticket Thursday after state legal experts gave an adverse opinion on the plan.
2005
$205 Million:" Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot. Lottery mania is spreading across the United States as the Mega Millions lottery reaches a jackpot of $205 million.
2004
Maryland Couple Claims $109 Million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot. Maryland State Lottery officials today announced the winners of the $109 million, multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the second-largest award ever in Maryland.
2004
Powerball lottery sales strong in Tennessee. Lured by tomorrow night's $90 million jackpot in the multistate game, thousands of Tennesseans bought a chance to win the big money yesterday on the first day of Powerball sales in this state.
2004
Lottery winner gives away £12 million in one week. Generous Marion Richardson is giving her family £12 million (US$21.5 million) of her £17 million (US$30.5 million) Euro Millions lottery jackpot - because she reckons she won too much.
2004
Law firm cuts lottery bill by 15% after scrutiny. A Nashville law firm has agreed to reduce its $892,000 bill for legal services to the Tennessee lottery by 15 percent, or more than $100,000 legislators said Monday.
2004
Kentucky Lottery works to counter revenue loss. Even as they celebrated the 15th anniversary of the start-up of the Kentucky Lottery - and predicted a strong finish to the fiscal year - lottery officials acknowledged an uncertain future yesterday.

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.$205 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2005
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
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.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2014
10.$143 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2010
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2018
12.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2019
13.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2009
14.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 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.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2016
18.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2013
19.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2013
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2004
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2017
22.€72.4 Million
US$81.82 Million
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2016
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 20, 2018
23.$80 Million
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2010
25.€57 Million
US$78.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Friday, Apr 20, 1990
30 years old
1989
Thursday, Apr 20, 1989
31 years old
1988
Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
32 years old
1987
Monday, Apr 20, 1987
33 years old
1985
Saturday, Apr 20, 1985
35 years old
1985
Saturday, Apr 20, 1985
35 years old
1984
Friday, Apr 20, 1984
36 years old
1976
Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
44 years old
1976
Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
44 years old
1971
Tuesday, Apr 20, 1971
49 years old
1971
Tuesday, Apr 20, 1971
49 years old
1967
Thursday, Apr 20, 1967
53 years old
1957
Saturday, Apr 20, 1957
63 years old
1953
Monday, Apr 20, 1953
67 years old
1940
Saturday, Apr 20, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Ten people are killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland.
2013
A 6.6-magnitudeearthquake strikes Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.
2012
One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.
2010
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
2008
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
2007
Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
1999
Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
1998
Air France Flight 422 crashes after taking off from El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.
1972
Apollo program: Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, lands on the moon.
1968
English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech.
1961
Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
1946
The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
1945
World War II: U.S. troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
1945
World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
1945
Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.
1922
The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
1918
Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
1916
The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
1914
Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miners' strike.
1912
Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and Fenway Park in Boston.
1908
Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.
1902
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
1898
U.S. President William McKinley signed a joint resolution to Congress for declaration of War against Spain, beginning the Spanish-American War.
1884
Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclicalHumanum genus.
1876
The April Uprising begins. Its suppression shocks European opinion, and Bulgarian independence becomes a condition for ending the Russo-Turkish War.
1865
Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.
1862
Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.
1861
American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
1836
U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
1828
René Caillié becomes the second non-Muslim to enter (and the first to return from) Timbuktu, following Major Gordon Laing.
1818
The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
1810
The Governor of Caracas, Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
1809
Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
1800
The Septinsular Republic is established.
1792
France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
1789
George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration.
1775
American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
1770
The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
1752
Start of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740-57).
1689
Deposed monarch James II of England lays siege to Derry.
1657
Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
1657
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
1653
Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
1535
The sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.
1534
Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.
1453
Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantineblockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople.
1303
The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.

Births On This Day

1998
Zachary Claman DeMelo, Canadian race car driver
1995
Damian McKenzie, New Zealand rugby union player
1995
Jean Marie Dongou, Cameroonian footballer
1992
Kristian Álvarez, Mexican footballer
1992
Marko Meerits, Estonian footballer
1990
Luhan, Chinese singer and actor
1990
Abby Mavers, English actress
1989
Cally-Jo, English fine artist and tattoo artist
1989
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014
1989
Carlos Valdes, Colombian-American actor and singer
1988
Brandon Belt, American baseball player
1987
Chun Woo-hee, South Korean actress
1985
Curt Hawkins, American wrestler
1985
Brent Seabrook, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Nelson Évora, Ivorian-Portuguese triple jumper
1984
Bárbara Lennie, Spanish actress
1984
Edixon Perea, Colombian footballer
1984
Jenna Shoemaker, American triathlete
1983
Danny Granger, American basketball player
1983
Miranda Kerr, Australian model
1983
Joanne King, Irish actress
1982
Jacqueline Govaert, Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist
1982
Dario Knežević, Croatian footballer
1980
Gunta Baško, Latvian basketball player
1980
Jasmin Wagner, German singer and actress
1979
Stian Barsnes-Simonsen, Norwegian actor and television host
1979
Ludovic Magnin, Swiss footballer and coach
1979
Nate Marquardt, American mixed martial artist
1976
Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan footballer
1976
Shay Given, Irish footballer and manager
1976
Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Ismail Rasheed, Maldivian actor
1976
Georgina Rylance, English actress
1975
Killer Mike, American rapper and activist
1974
Adrian Ilie, Romanian footballer
1974
Julie Fernandez, English actress and model
1974
Urmas Paet, Estonian journalist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1973
Isabel dos Santos, Angolan businesswoman and first African woman billionaire
1973
Lamond Murray, American basketball player
1972
Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, coach, and manager
1972
Carmen Electra, American model and actress
1972
Željko Joksimović, Serbian singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Stephen Marley, American singer, guitarist, and producer
1972
Julia Peng, Taiwanese singer
1971
Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer, physiologist, and academic
1971
Allan Houston, American basketball player and manager
1971
Nikos Kyzeridis, Greek footballer
1970
Sarantuya, Mongolian soprano
1970
Avishai Cohen, Israeli singer-songwriter and bassist
1970
Shemar Moore, American actor
1969
Felix Baumgartner, Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper
1969
Will Hodgman, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Tasmania
1968
Julia Morris, Australian entertainer
1968
Yelena Välbe, Russian skier and manager
1968
Roman Virastyuk, Ukrainian shot putter
1967
Mike Portnoy, American drummer and songwriter
1967
Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
1966
David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and academic
1966
David Filo, American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
1966
Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Kostis Chatzidakis, Greek politician, Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism
1965
Léa Fazer, Swiss film director, screenwriter and actress
1965
Adrián Fernández, Mexican race car driver
1965
Rebecca Lacey, English actress
1964
Crispin Glover, American actor
1964
Andy Serkis, English actor and director
1964
Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater
1963
Maurício Gugelmin, Brazilian race car driver
1963
Rachel Whiteread, English sculptor
1961
Don Mattingly, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1961
Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
1961
Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor
1961
Paul Usher, English actor
1960
Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian hurdler and coach
1958
Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1956
Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for Justice
1956
Peter Chelsom, English film director, writer, and actor
1956
Kakha Bendukidze, Georgian economist and politician
1956
Georgie Glen, Scottish actress
1955
Donald Pettit, American engineer and astronaut
1953
Sebastian Faulks, English journalist and author
1952
Louka Katseli, Greek economist and politician
1952
Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball player and coach
1952
Eric Pickles, English politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
1951
Louise Jameson, English actress
1951
Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1950
Steve Erickson, American author and critic
1950
Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (d. 2002)
1950
N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
1949
Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress
1949
Toller Cranston, Canadian-Mexican figure skater and painter (d. 2015)
1949
Massimo D'Alema, Italian journalist and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
1949
Jessica Lange, American actress
1948
Gregory Itzin, American actor
1948
Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (d. 2015)
1947
Rita Dionne-Marsolais, Canadian economist and politician
1947
David Leland, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1947
Viktor Suvorov, Russian intelligence officer, historian, and author
1946
Sandro Chia, Italian painter and sculptor
1946
Julien Poulin, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (d. 1982)
1945
Michael Brandon, American actor and director
1945
Olga Karlatos, Greek actress and Bermudian lawyer
1945
Thein Sein, Burmese general and politician, 8th President of Burma
1945
Naftali Temu, Kenyan runner (d. 2003)
1944
Toivo Aare, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1999)
1943
Alan Beith, English academic and politician
1943
John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor and director
1943
Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (d. 1971)
1942
Giles Henderson, English lawyer and academic
1942
Arto Paasilinna, Finnish journalist and author
1941
Ryan O'Neal, American actor
1940
James Gammon, American actor (d. 2010)
1939
Elspeth Ballantyne, Australian actress
1939
Peter S. Beagle, American author and screenwriter
1939
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian physician and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Norway
1939
Johnny Tillotson, American singer-songwriter
1938
Betty Cuthbert, Australian sprinter
1938
Manfred Kinder, German runner
1938
Peter Snow, British historian and journalist
1938
Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
1937
Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2011)
1937
Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
1937
Harvey Quaytman, American painter and educator (d. 2002)
1937
George Takei, American actor
1936
Lisa Davis, English and American former child and adult actress
1936
Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese technician, surveyor, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
1936
Pat Roberts, American captain, journalist, and politician
1936
Christopher Robinson, English organist and conductor
1933
Kristaq Dhamo, Albanian actor and film director
1932
Myriam Bru, French actress
1931
Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
1931
John Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician
1930
Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1930
Antony Jay, English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1929
Harry Agganis, American baseball and football player (d. 1955)
1929
Bobby Hollander, American film director, actor, and magazine publisher (d. 2002)
1928
Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (d. 2013)
1928
Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
1927
Bud Cullen, Canadian judge and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Employment and Immigration (d. 2005)
1927
Phil Hill, American race car driver (d. 2008)
1927
K. Alex Müller, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1925
Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (d. 2006)
1925
Elena Verdugo, American actress (d. 2017)
1924
Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (d. 2008)
1924
Leslie Phillips, English actor and producer
1924
Guy Rocher, Canadian sociologist and academic
1923
Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network (d. 2016)
1923
Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
1923
Tito Puente, American drummer and producer (d. 2000)
1920
Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist (d. 2002)
1920
Clement Isong, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Cross River State (d. 2000)
1920
Ronald Speirs, American colonel (d. 2007)
1920
John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1919
Richard Hillary, Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
1918
Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1916
Nasiba Zeynalova, Azerbaijani actress (d. 2004)
1915
Joseph Wolpe, South African-American psychotherapist and physician (d. 1997)
1914
Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
1913
Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor and poet (d. 1986)
1913
Willi Hennig, German biologist and entomologist (d. 1976)
1913
Roger Rochard, French runner (d. 1993)
1910
Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, Turkish diplomat and politician (d. 1961)
1908
Lionel Hampton, African-American vibraphone player, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)
1907
Miran Bux, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1991)
1907
Augoustinos Kantiotes, Greek bishop (d. 2010)
1904
Bruce Cabot, American actor (d. 1972)
1899
Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
1896
Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)
1895
Emile Christian, American trombonist and composer (d. 1973)
1895
Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist, and dramatist (d. 1972)
1893
Harold Lloyd, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1971)
1893
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
1891
Dave Bancroft, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
1890
Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
1890
Adolf Schärf, Austrian soldier and politician, 6th President of Austria (d. 1965)
1889
Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish rabbi, lawyer, and activist (d. 1996)
1889
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (d. 1918)
1889
Marie-Antoinette de Geuser, French mystic (d. 1918)
1889
Adolf Hitler, Austrian born German politician, Führer of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)
1889
Tonny Kessler, Dutch footballer (d. 1960)
1884
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
1884
Oliver Kirk, American boxer (d. 1960)
1884
Daniel Varoujan, Armenian poet and educator (d. 1915)
1882
Holland Smith, American general (d. 1967)
1879
Paul Poiret, French fashion designer (d. 1944)
1875
Vladimir Vidrić, Croatian poet and lawyer (d. 1909)
1873
James Harcourt, English character actor (d. 1951)
1871
Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
1860
Justinien de Clary, French target shooter (d. 1933)
1851
Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (d. 1918)
1851
Siegmund Lubin, Polish-American businessman, founded the Lubin Manufacturing Company (d. 1923)
1850
Daniel Chester French, American sculptor, designed the Lincoln statue (d. 1931)
1840
Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (d. 1916)
1839
Carol I of Romania, King of Romania (d. 1914)
1836
Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American scientist and academic (d. 1895)
1826
Dinah Craik, English author and poet (d. 1887)
1818
Heinrich Göbel, German-American mechanic and engineer (d. 1893)
1816
Bogoslav Šulek, Croatian philologist, historian, and lexicographer (d. 1895)
1808
Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (d. 1873)
1772
William Lawless, Irish revolutionary and French general (d. 1824)
1748
Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and theologian (d. 1831)
1745
Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (d. 1826)
1727
Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian minister and diplomat (d. 1794)
1723
Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (d. 1781)
1718
David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
1650
William Bedloe, English spy (d. 1680)
1646
Charles Plumier, French botanist and author (d. 1704)
1633
Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1654)
1586
Rose of Lima, Peruvian mystic and saint (d. 1617)
1544
Renata of Lorraine, Duchess consort of Bavaria (d. 1602)
1494
Johannes Agricola, German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Avicii, Swedish DJ and musician (b. 1989)
2017
Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)
2016
Chyna, American wrestler (b. 1969)
2016
Victoria Wood, British comedian, actress and writer (b. 1953)
2014
Mithat Bayrak, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1929)
2014
Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (b. 1937)
2014
Neville Wran, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1926)
2012
Bert Weedon, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
2011
Tim Hetherington, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)
2010
Dorothy Height, American educator and activist (b. 1912)
2008
Monica Lovinescu, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1923)
2007
Andrew Hill, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)
2007
Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931)
2005
Fumio Niwa, Japanese journalist and author (b. 1904)
2004
Lizzy Mercier Descloux, French musician, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, writer and painter (b. 1956)
2003
Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
2003
Bernard Katz, German-English biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2002
Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
2001
Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
1999
Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Cassie Bernall, American student (b. 1981)
1999
Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris, American student and murderer (b. 1981)
1999
Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Dylan Klebold, American student and murderer (b. 1981)
1999
Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Rachel Scott, American student, inspired the Rachel's Challenge (b. 1981)
1999
Rick Rude, American wrestler (b. 1958)
1996
Trần Văn Trà, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1918)
1995
Milovan Đilas, Yugoslav communist, politician, theorist and author (b. 1911)
1993
Cantinflas, Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1992
Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (b. 1922)
1992
Benny Hill, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1991
Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
1991
Don Siegel, American director and producer (b. 1912)
1986
Sibte Hassan, Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (b. 1916)
1982
Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (b. 1892)
1980
M. Canagaratnam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1924)
1969
Vjekoslav Luburić, Croatian war criminal and Porajmos perpetrator (b. 1911)
1968
Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (b. 1877)
1967
Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1896)
1961
Ado Vabbe, Estonian painter (b. 1892)
1951
Ivanoe Bonomi, Italian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
1947
Christian X of Denmark (b. 1870)
1946
Mae Busch, Australian actress (b. 1891)
1945
Erwin Bumke, Polish-German jurist and politician (b. 1874)
1944
Elmer Gedeon, American baseball player and pilot (b. 1917)
1942
Jüri Jaakson, Estonian businessman and politician, 6th State Elder of Estonia (b. 1870)
1935
John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1872)
1935
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (b. 1863)
1932
Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1858)
1931
Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet, Scottish-English fencer and businessman (b. 1862)
1929
Prince Henry of Prussia (b. 1862)
1927
Enrique Simonet, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1866)
1918
Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
1912
Bram Stoker, Anglo-Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (b. 1847)
1902
Joaquim de Sousa Andrade, Brazilian poet and educator (b. 1833)
1899
Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (b. 1820)
1887
Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Greek-Egyptian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1826)
1886
Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French general and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (b. 1814)
1881
William Burges, English architect and designer (b. 1827)
1874
Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1817)
1873
William Tite, English architect, designed the Royal Exchange (b. 1798)
1831
John Abernethy, English surgeon and anatomist (b. 1764)
1769
Chief Pontiac, American tribal leader (b. 1720)
1703
Lancelot Addison, English clergyman and educator (b. 1632)
1643
Christoph Demantius, German composer and poet (b. 1567)
1558
Johannes Bugenhagen, German priest and theologian (b. 1485)
1534
Elizabeth Barton, English nun and martyr (b. 1506)
1521
Zhengde, Chinese emperor (b. 1491)
1322
Simon Rinalducci, Italian Augustinian friar
1314
Pope Clement V (b. 1264)
1284
Hōjō Tokimune, regent of Japan (b. 1251)
1248
Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (b. 1206)
1176
Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English-Irish politician, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1130)
1164
Antipope Victor IV
1099
Peter Bartholomew (b. 1061)
888
Xi Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 862)
767
Taichō, Japanese monk (b. 682)
689
Cædwalla, king of Wessex (b. 659)

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