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On This Day in History:  April 3

April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 272 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Mega Millions to adjust starting jackpot amount, eliminate minimum increases. The Mega Millions Consortium announced today that in response to flagging sales due to the COVID-19 response, the multi-state lottery game's starting jackpot has been lowered and the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis. 
2019
Canada's Lotto Max to increase jackpot, add drawing in May. Canadians will soon have a chance to win a bigger lottery jackpot — and twice as often.
2019
Man with stage 4 cancer wins lottery, plans to take wife on dream trip. A winning scratch-off lottery ticket has provided a ray of light for a North Carolina man who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
2019
Ireland Lotto winner had bank card declined hours before discovering €1m win. A 23-year-old farmer collected a €1 million (US$1.12 million) prize he had won in the Ireland Lottery just hours after his bank card was declined for lack of funds.
2017
18 arrested in illegal lottery bust in New Jersey. Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an illegal lottery enterprise out of storefronts across New Jersey.
2015
Georgia Lottery has first Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot winner. A Georgia Lottery retailer in Tennille has sold the first Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match jackpot-winning ticket, worth $2.1 million.
2014
Florida Lottery announces changes in response to reports of repeat winners. The Florida Lottery on Tuesday announced that it would adopt several safeguards to prevent fraud and protect players.
2011
$218 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. Just a week after the Mega Millions lottery had players across America scrambling for tickets for a mega jackpot, the Powerball multi-state lottery game is poised to do the same thing.
2011
Man gets 23 years for robbing Illinois lottery winner. A 35-year-old suburban Chicago man who targeted and shot an Illinois Lottery winner has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
2011
Should lottery winners share with colleagues?. If you won $19 million, would you share it with your co-workers?
2007
Cancer claims life of man who exposed Ontario Lottery retailer fraud. The man whose legal battle with Ontario Lottery and Gaming brought about an investigation and wholesale changes to the Crown corporation lost his fight with cancer Monday.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $174 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $174 million, with a cash option of $80.4 million.
2006
N.C. lottery staff win hefty bonuses. The new lottery produced dozens of big-money winners Thursday, none of whom played the games.
2006
UK lottery operator license up for grabs. The licence to run the national lottery is up for grabs again, but some hopefuls say that the bidding process favors Camelot, the current UK Lottery operator.
2006
N.C.'s first $100K lottery winner plays it cool. Richard Garland of Newton, North Carolina, says he'd like to buy a house or put down a substantial down payment for one.
2006
N.C. Lottery pays first big prizes. North Carolina Lottery players maintained a brisk, and somewhat unexpected, spending pace Friday as the games' first big winners came forward to collect jackpot prizes.
2006
Michigan Lottery starts 'Lucky Dog' scratch game. The Michigan Lottery launches a new game on April 10, a $1 scratch-off named "Lucky Dog" with a picture of a Michigan dog on every ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$221.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2011
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 1999
3.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2020
4.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2006
5.€122.93 Million
US$151.04 Million
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2018
6.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2016
7.€130.35 Million
US$146.32 Million
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2019
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2006
9.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2009
10.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
11.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2002
12.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
13.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2010
14.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2004
16.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2007
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2005
18.€67 Million
US$82.32 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2018
19.€72 Million
US$80.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
20.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
21.€57.28 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2014
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 1997
23.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2010
25.€65.72 Million
US$74.77 Million
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Wednesday, Apr 3, 1985
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, Apr 3, 1984
36 years old
1981
Friday, Apr 3, 1981
39 years old
1977
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977
43 years old
1977
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977
43 years old
1975
Thursday, Apr 3, 1975
45 years old
1969
Thursday, Apr 3, 1969
51 years old
1964
Friday, Apr 3, 1964
56 years old
1956
Tuesday, Apr 3, 1956
64 years old
1953
Friday, Apr 3, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
YouTube headquarters shooting.
2017
A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.
2016
The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information on 214,488 offshore companies.
2013
More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010
Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.
2009
Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.
2008
ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations.
2008
Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody.
2007
Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
2004
Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
2000
United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
1997
The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.
1996
Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
1989
The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield.
1981
The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
1980
US Congress restores a federal trust relationship with the 501 members of the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and the Indian Peaks and Cedar City bands of the Paiute people of Utah.
1975
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
1974
The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
1973
Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
1969
Vietnam War: United States Secretary of DefenseMelvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
1968
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. He was assassinated the next day.
1956
Hudsonville-Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
1955
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.
1948
Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
1948
In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising.
1946
Japanese Lt. GeneralMasaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
1942
World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
1936
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
1933
First flight over Mount Everest, by the British Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.
1922
Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1895
The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
1888
The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
1885
Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
1882
American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.
1865
American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1860
The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.
1834
The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
1559
The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
1077
The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
1043
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
801
King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.
686
Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' assumes the crown of Calakmul.

Births On This Day

1998
Paris Jackson, American actress, model and singer
1997
Gabriel Jesus, Brazilian footballer
1996
Mayo Hibi, Japanese tennis player
1994
Kodi Nikorima, New Zealand rugby league player
1993
Pape Moussa Konaté, Senegalese footballer
1992
Simone Benedetti, Italian footballer
1992
Yuliya Yefimova, Russian swimmer
1991
Stanislav Engovatov, Russian footballer
1991
Hayley Kiyoko, American actress and singer
1990
Karim Ansarifard, Iranian footballer
1990
Madison Brengle, American tennis player
1990
Sotiris Ninis, Greek footballer
1990
Natasha Negovanlis, Canadian actress and singer
1989
Romain Alessandrini, French footballer
1989
Israel Folau, Australian rugby player and footballer
1989
Joel Romelo, Australian rugby league player
1989
Thisara Perera, Sri Lankan cricketer
1988
Kam Chancellor, American football player
1988
Brandon Graham, American football player
1988
Peter Hartley, English footballer
1988
Tim Krul, Dutch footballer
1987
Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and producer
1987
Jay Bruce, American baseball player
1987
Yileen Gordon, Australian rugby league player
1987
Jason Kipnis, American baseball player
1987
Martyn Rooney, English sprinter
1987
Julie Sokolow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
Amanda Bynes, American actress
1986
Stephanie Cox, American soccer player
1986
Annalisa Cucinotta, Italian cyclist
1986
Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer
1985
Jari-Matti Latvala, Finnish race car driver
1985
Leona Lewis, English singer-songwriter and producer
1984
Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer
1984
Maxi López, Argentinian footballer
1983
Ben Foster, English footballer
1983
Stephen Weiss, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Jared Allen, American football player
1982
Iain Fyfe, Australian footballer
1982
Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
1981
Aaron Bertram, American trumpet player
1981
DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player
1980
Andrei Lodis, Belarusian footballer
1980
Megan Rohrer, American pastor and transgender activist
1979
Simon Black, Australian footballer and coach
1978
Matthew Goode, English actor
1978
Tommy Haas, German-American tennis player
1978
John Smit, South African rugby player
1976
Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player
1975
Shawn Bates, American ice hockey player
1975
Michael Olowokandi, Nigerian-American basketball player
1975
Aries Spears, American comedian and actor
1975
Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese baseball player
1975
Koji Uehara, Japanese baseball player
1974
Marcus Brown, American basketball player
1974
Drew Shirley, American guitarist and songwriter
1974
Lee Williams, Welsh model and actor
1973
Nilesh Kulkarni, Indian cricketer
1973
Adam Scott, American actor
1972
Jennie Garth, American actress and director
1972
Catherine McCormack, English actress
1972
Sandrine Testud, French tennis player
1971
Vitālijs Astafjevs, Latvian footballer and manager
1971
Emmanuel Collard, French race car driver
1971
Picabo Street, American skier
1969
Rodney Hampton, American football player
1969
Peter Matera, Australian footballer and coach
1969
Ben Mendelsohn, Australian actor
1969
Lance Storm, Canadian wrestler and trainer
1968
Sebastian Bach, Bahamian-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
1968
Charlotte Coleman, English actress (d. 2001)
1968
Jamie Hewlett, English director and performer
1968
Tomoaki Kanemoto, Japanese baseball player
1967
Cat Cora, American chef and author
1967
Pervis Ellison, American basketball player
1967
Brent Gilchrist, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Cristi Puiu, Romanian director and screenwriter
1967
Mark Skaife, Australian race car driver and sportscaster
1966
John de Vries, Australian race car driver
1965
Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist (d. 2000)
1964
Marco Ballotta, Italian footballer and manager
1964
Nigel Farage, English politician
1964
Claire Perry, English banker and politician
1964
Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist and manager
1964
Andy Robinson, English rugby player and coach
1964
Jay Weatherill, Australian politician, 45th Premier of South Australia
1963
Les Davidson, Australian rugby league player
1963
Ricky Nixon, Australian footballer and manager
1963
Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter
1962
Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager
1962
Mike Ness, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Jaya Prada, Indian actress and politician
1961
Tim Crews, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1961
Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
1960
Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
David Hyde Pierce, American actor and activist
1958
Alec Baldwin, American actor, comedian, producer and television host
1958
Adam Gussow, American scholar, musician, and memoirist
1958
Francesca Woodman, Jewish-American photographer (d. 1981)
1956
Kalle Kulbok, Estonian politician
1956
Boris Miljković, Serbian director and producer
1956
Miguel Bosé, Spanish musician and actor
1956
Ray Combs, American game show host (d. 1996)
1954
Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer
1954
K. Krishnasamy, Indian physician and politician
1953
Sandra Boynton, American author and illustrator
1953
Wakanohana Kanji II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 56th Yokozuna
1953
James Smith, American boxer
1953
Craig Taubman, American singer-songwriter and producer
1952
Mike Moore, American lawyer and politician
1951
Brendan Barber, English trade union leader
1951
Annette Dolphin, British academician and educator
1951
Mitch Woods, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1950
Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Sri Lankan cricketer and economist
1949
Lyle Alzado, American football player and actor (d. 1992)
1949
A. C. Grayling, English philosopher and academic
1949
Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Arlette Cousture, Canadian author and screenwriter
1948
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch academic, politician, and diplomat, 11th Secretary General of NATO
1948
Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, German footballer
1948
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexican economist and politician, 53rd President of Mexico
1947
Anders Eliasson, Swedish composer (d. 2013)
1946
Nicholas Jones, English actor
1946
Dee Murray, English bass player (d. 1992)
1946
Hanna Suchocka, Polish lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Poland
1945
Doon Arbus, American author and journalist
1945
Bernie Parent, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1945
Catherine Spaak, French actress
1944
Peter Colman, Australian biologist and academic
1944
Tony Orlando, American singer
1943
Mario Lavista, Mexican composer
1943
Jonathan Lynn, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Richard Manuel, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)
1943
Hikaru Saeki, Japanese admiral, the first female star officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces
1942
Marsha Mason, American actress
1942
Wayne Newton, American singer
1942
Billy Joe Royal, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1941
Jan Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1941
Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (d. 1984)
1939
François de Roubaix, French composer (d. 1975)
1939
Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
1939
Paul Craig Roberts, American economist and politician
1938
Jeff Barry, American singer-songwriter, and producer
1938
Phil Rodgers, American golfer
1936
Jimmy McGriff, American organist and bandleader (d. 2008)
1936
Harold Vick, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1987)
1934
Pamela Allen, New Zealand children's writer and illustrator
1934
Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist
1934
Jim Parker, American football player (d. 2005)
1933
Bob Dornan, American politician
1933
Rod Funseth, American golfer (d. 1985)
1931
William Bast, American screenwriter and author (d. 2015)
1930
Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (d. 1998)
1930
Helmut Kohl, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 2017)
1930
Mario Benjamín Menéndez, Argentinian general and politician (d. 2015)
1930
Wally Moon, American baseball player and coach (d. 2018)
1929
Fazlur Khan, Bangladeshi engineer and architect, co-designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center (d. 1982)
1929
Poul Schlüter, Danish lawyer and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Denmark
1928
Don Gibson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1928
Emmett Johns, Canadian priest, founded Dans la Rue (d. 2018)
1928
Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1928
Jennifer Paterson, English chef and television personality (d. 1999)
1927
Wesley A. Brown, American general and engineer (d. 2012)
1926
Alex Grammas, American baseball player, manager, and coach
1926
Gus Grissom, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1967)
1925
Tony Benn, English pilot and politician, Secretary of State for Industry (d. 2014)
1924
Marlon Brando, American actor and director (d. 2004)
1924
Roza Shanina, Russian sergeant and sniper (d. 1945)
1923
Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (d. 2013)
1922
Yevhen Bulanchyk, Ukrainian hurdler (d. 1996)
1922
Doris Day, American singer and actress
1921
Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
1921
Jan Sterling, American actress (d. 2004)
1920
Stan Freeman, American composer and conductor (d. 2001)
1920
Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (d. 1977)
1919
Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (d. 2015)
1919
Clairette Oddera, French-Canadian actress and singer (d. 2008)
1918
Mary Anderson, American actress (d. 2014)
1918
Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 2000)
1916
Herb Caen, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
1916
Cliff Gladwin, English cricketer (d. 1988)
1916
Louis Guglielmi, Catalan composer (d. 1991)
1915
Piet de Jong, Dutch politician and naval officer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967-1971) (d. 2016)
1915
İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish physician and academic (d. 2010)
1914
Ray Getliffe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1914
Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (d. 2008)
1913
Per Borten, Norwegian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2005)
1912
Dorothy Eden, New Zealand-English author (d. 1982)
1912
Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (d. 1963)
1911
Nanette Bordeaux, Canadian-American actress (d. 1956)
1911
Michael Woodruff, English-Scottish surgeon and academic (d. 2001)
1911
Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner (d. 1980)
1910
Ted Hook, Australian public servant (d. 1990)
1905
Robert Sink, American general (d. 1965)
1904
Iron Eyes Cody, American actor and stuntman (d. 1999)
1904
Sally Rand, American dancer (d. 1979)
1904
Russel Wright, American furniture designer (d. 1976)
1903
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian social reformer and freedom fighter (d. 1988)
1900
Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (d. 1987)
1900
Albert Walsh, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1958)
1898
David Jack, English footballer and manager (d. 1958)
1898
George Jessel, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1981)
1898
Henry Luce, American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (d. 1967)
1897
Joe Kirkwood Sr., Australian golfer (d. 1970)
1897
Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, Greek general (d. 1989)
1895
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1968)
1895
Zez Confrey, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
1893
Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)
1889
Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1949)
1888
Neville Cardus, English author and critic (d. 1975)
1888
Thomas C. Kinkaid, American admiral (d. 1972)
1887
Ōtori Tanigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Yokozuna (d. 1956)
1887
Nishizō Tsukahara, Japanese admiral (d. 1966)
1886
Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (d. 1953)
1885
Allan Dwan, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1885
Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
1885
Marie-Victorin Kirouac, Canadian botanist and academic (d. 1944)
1885
St John Philby, English colonial and explorer (d. 1960)
1883
Ikki Kita, Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1937)
1882
Philippe Desranleau, Canadian archbishop (d. 1952)
1881
Alcide De Gasperi, Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1954)
1880
Otto Weininger, Jewish-Austrian philosopher and author (d. 1903)
1876
Margaret Anglin, Canadian actress, director, and producer (d. 1958)
1876
Tomáš Baťa, Czech businessman, founded Bata Shoes (d. 1932)
1875
Mistinguett, French actress and singer (d. 1956)
1864
Emil Kellenberger, Swiss target shooter (d. 1943)
1860
Frederik van Eeden, Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 1932)
1858
Jacob Gaudaur, Canadian rower (d. 1937)
1848
Arturo Prat, Chilean lawyer and captain (d. 1879)
1842
Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (d. 1864)
1837
John Burroughs, American botanist and author (d. 1921)
1826
Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (d. 1900)
1823
George Derby, American lieutenant and journalist (d. 1861)
1823
William M. Tweed, American politician (d. 1878)
1822
Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1909)
1814
Lorenzo Snow, American religious leader, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1901)
1807
Mary Carpenter, English educational and social reformer (d. 1877)
1798
Charles Wilkes, American admiral, geographer, and explorer (d.1877)
1791
Anne Lister, English diarist, mountaineer, and traveller (d.1840)
1783
Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (d. 1859)
1782
Alexander Macomb, American general (d. 1841)
1781
Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (d. 1830)
1778
Pierre Bretonneau, French doctor who performed the first successful tracheotomy (d. 1862)
1770
Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)
1769
Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian politician and diplomat (d. 1835)
1764
John Abernethy, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1831)
1715
William Watson, English physician, physicist, and botanist (d. 1787)
1693
George Edwards, English ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1773)
1682
Valentin Rathgeber, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
1643
Charles V, duke of Lorraine (d. 1690)
1639
Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (d. 1682)
1593
George Herbert, English poet (d. 1633)
1540
Maria de' Medici, Italian noblewoman, the eldest daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Eleonora di Toledo. (d. 1557)
1529
Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)
1438
John III of Egmont, Dutch nobleman (d. 1516)
1151
Igor Svyatoslavich, Russian prince (d. 1202)
1016
Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1055)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Kishori Amonkar, Indian Classical Vocalist (b. 1931)
2016
Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1932)
2016
Joe Medicine Crow, American anthropologist, historian, and author (b. 1913)
2016
Koji Wada, japanese singer and songwritter (b. 1974)
2015
Sarah Brady, American activist and author (b. 1942)
2015
Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1950)
2015
Shmuel Wosner, Austrian-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1913)
2014
Régine Deforges, French author, playwright, and director (b. 1935)
2014
Fred Kida, American illustrator (b. 1920)
2014
Prince Michael of Prussia (b. 1940)
2014
Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (b. 1936)
2014
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, American guitarist, fiddler, and composer (b. 1921)
2013
Mariví Bilbao, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
2013
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2012
Mingote, Spanish cartoonist and journalist (b. 1919)
2012
Richard Descoings, French civil servant (b. 1958)
2012
Govind Narain, Indian politician, 8th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1917)
2012
Chief Jay Strongbow, American wrestler (b. 1928)
2012
José María Zárraga, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2008
Hrvoje Ćustić, Croatian footballer (b. 1983)
2007
Nina Wang, Chinese businesswoman (b. 1937)
2005
François Gérin, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
2000
Terence McKenna, American botanist and philosopher (b. 1946)
2000
Dina Abramowicz, Librarian and YIVO and Yiddish language expert (b. 1909)
1999
Lionel Bart, English composer (b. 1930)
1999
Geoffrey Walsh, Canadian general (b. 1909)
1998
Mary Cartwright, English mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
1996
Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1941)
1995
Alfred J. Billes, Canadian businessman, co-founded Canadian Tire (b. 1902)
1994
Frank Wells, American businessman (b. 1932)
1993
Pinky Lee, American television host (b. 1907)
1991
Charles Goren, American bridge player and author (b. 1901)
1991
Graham Greene, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1904)
1990
Sarah Vaughan, American singer (b. 1924)
1988
Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)
1987
Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
1986
Peter Pears, English tenor and educator (b. 1910)
1983
Jimmy Bloomfield, English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
1982
Warren Oates, American actor (b. 1928)
1981
Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (b. 1899)
1978
Ray Noble, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1903)
1978
Winston Sharples, American composer (b. 1909)
1976
David M. Dennison, American physicist and academic (b. 1900)
1976
Claude-Henri Grignon, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1894)
1975
Mary Ure, Scottish-English actress (b. 1933)
1972
Ferde Grofé, American pianist and composer (b. 1892)
1971
Joseph Valachi, American gangster (b. 1904)
1970
Avigdor Hameiri, Israeli author (b. 1890)
1962
Manolis Kalomiris, Greek composer and educator (b. 1883)
1958
Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (b. 1891)
1957
Ned Sparks, Canadian-American actor (b. 1883)
1952
Miina Sillanpää, Finnish minister and politician (b. 1866)
1951
Henrik Visnapuu, Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1890)
1950
Kurt Weill, German-American composer and pianist (b. 1900)
1950
Carter G. Woodson, American historian, author, and journalist, founded Black History Month (b. 1875)
1946
Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (b. 1887)
1943
Conrad Veidt, German actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
1941
Tachiyama Mineemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Yokozuna (b. 1877)
1941
Pál Teleki, Hungarian academic and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1879)
1936
Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (b. 1899)
1930
Emma Albani, Canadian-English operatic soprano (b. 1847)
1902
Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (b. 1814)
1901
Richard D'Oyly Carte, English composer and talent agent (b. 1844)
1897
Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (b. 1833)
1882
Jesse James, American criminal and outlaw (b. 1847)
1868
Franz Berwald, Swedish composer and surgeon (b. 1796)
1849
Juliusz Słowacki, Polish-French poet and playwright (b. 1809)
1846
William Braine, English soldier and explorer (b. 1814)
1844
Edward Bigge, English cleric, 1st Archdeacon of Lindisfarne (b. 1807)
1838
François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician and author (b. 1780)
1827
Ernst Chladni, German physicist and academic (b. 1756)
1804
Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest, historian, and author (b. 1727)
1792
George Pocock, English admiral (b. 1706)
1728
James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (b. 1662)
1717
Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician and academic (b. 1640)
1695
Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Dutch painter (b. 1636)
1691
Jean Petitot, French-Swiss painter (b. 1608)
1682
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1618)
1680
Shivaji, Indian emperor, founded the Maratha Empire (b. 1630)
1630
Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English noble (b. c.  1593)
1606
Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1563)
1545
Antonio de Guevara, Spanish chronicler and moralist (b. 1481)
1538
Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (b. 1480)
1350
Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1295)
1325
Nizamuddin Auliya, Sufi saint (b. 1238)
1287
Pope Honorius IV (b. 1210)
1253
Saint Richard of Chichester
1203
Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1187)
1171
Philip of Milly, seventh Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1120)
1153
al-Adil ibn al-Sallar, vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate
963
William III, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 915)

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