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On This Day in History:  April 7

April 7 is the 97th day of the year (98th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 268 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Wisconsin Lottery launches new All or Nothing game. A lottery game format that has grown in popularity in recent years is now finding its way to Wisconsin.
2017
Canada couple wins lottery for third time. An Edmonton, Alberta, couple is walking away with a cool $8.1 million after striking it big in February in Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game.
2017
Proposal to boost N.J. pensions with lottery could happen this year, treasurer says. The state treasurer said Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to use New Jersey Lottery ticket proceeds to bolster the government worker pension fund could be finalized by the June 30 end of the fiscal year.
2016
Investigators find Tipton's software code to rig computerized lottery drawings. Authorities called newly obtained forensic evidence a breakthrough in the investigation of alleged jackpot-fixing scheme by Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
2011
Arkansas Lottery conducts first state raffle. In what started as one of the longest raffle ticket sales periods in recent memory, and ended in a flurry of last-minute sales, the Arkansas Lottery officially concluded its first-ever raffle today.
2011
Store wins lottery prize on mistake ticket. Tesco Ireland, the Irish arm of supermarket group Tesco, is to give away a €500,000 (US$713,000) Euro Millions prize it won by accident on April Fool's Day.
2010
Florida poised to become Vegas of Southeast. Gov. Charlie Crist, the Seminole tribe of Florida and once-reluctant lawmakers have signed off on a gambling deal guaranteed to bring at least $1 billion to the state over the next five years.
2009
Tennessee may cap lottery winnings at $600 for poor. The Tennessee Legislature is considering a bill that could end up making life more difficult for the poor -- or could help them, depending on your point of view.
2009
Book Review: The Lottery Wars. In "The Lottery Wars," Matthew Sweeney takes an incisive and sweeping look into America's long fascination with the lottery.
2005
N.C. Senate in no hurry to vote on lottery bill. North Carolina Senate leader Marc Basnight said Wednesday that he doesn't want to rush a lottery bill to a vote.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $105 Million. What would you do with $105 million? That's what Lottery players everywhere are thinking as they place their order for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing.
2004
Tennessee Senator criticizes Lottery vacation, sick leave policy. For employees of the Tennessee Lottery, it could pay not to get sick. Employees can build up sick days and be paid for half of the unused ones when they leave. They earn one day per month, and there's no maximum on how much can be accrued or rolled over from year to year.
2004
Tennessee Lottery to launch Powerball on April 19. The eagerly-anticipated Powerball game is rolling into Tennessee in just 12 days, the Tennessee Lottery announced Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2006
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2020
3.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2016
4.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2006
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2002
6.€125.13 Million
US$153.73 Million
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2018
7.€132.95 Million
US$149.81 Million
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
8.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2009
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2020
10.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2010
11.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
12.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2004
13.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
14.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2010
16.€79 Million
US$89.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
17.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2019
18.€76 Million
US$80.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2012
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2014
21.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
22.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
23.€66.62 Million
US$75.82 Million
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2016
24.$75 Million
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2007
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Apr 7, 1987
33 years old
1984
Saturday, Apr 7, 1984
36 years old
1972
Friday, Apr 7, 1972
48 years old
1971
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1971
49 years old
1971
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1971
49 years old
1971
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1971
49 years old
1965
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1965
55 years old
1963
Sunday, Apr 7, 1963
57 years old
1963
Sunday, Apr 7, 1963
57 years old
1962
Saturday, Apr 7, 1962
58 years old
1961
Friday, Apr 7, 1961
59 years old
1957
Sunday, Apr 7, 1957
63 years old
1954
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1954
66 years old
1954
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1954
66 years old
1953
Tuesday, Apr 7, 1953
67 years old
1947
Monday, Apr 7, 1947
73 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 2017 Stockholm attack kills five and injures fifteen others.
2009
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
2009
Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.
2003
U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
2001
Mars Odyssey is launched.
1999
The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
1995
First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
1994
Rwandan genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
1994
Auburn Calloway attempts to destroy Federal Express Flight 705 in order to allow his family to benefit from his life insurance policy.
1990
Iran-Contra affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).
1990
A fire breaks out on the passenger ferryScandinavian Star, killing 159 people.
1989
Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
1983
During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
1980
During the Iran hostage crisis, the United States severs relations with Iran.
1978
Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
1977
German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
1976
Member of Parliament and suspected spy John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party (UK) after being arrested for faking his own death.
1971
President Richard Nixon announces his decision to quicken the pace of Vietnamization.
1969
The Internet's symbolic birth date: Publication of RFC 1.
1968
Motor racing world champion Jim Clark is killed in an accident during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.
1965
Representatives of the National Congress of American Indians testify before members of the US Senate against the termination of the Colville tribe in Washington DC.
1964
IBM announces the System/360.
1964
A bulldozer kills Rev. Bruce W. Klunder, a civil rights activist, during a school segregation protest in Cleveland, Ohio, sparking a riot.
1955
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
1954
United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.
1949
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway; it would run for 1,925 performances and win ten Tony Awards.
1948
The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
1946
Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
1945
World War II: The battleship Yamato, one of the two largest ever constructed, is sunk by American aircraft during Operation Ten-Go.
1945
World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
1943
The Holocaust in Ukraine: In Terebovlia, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress and march through the city to the nearby village of Plebanivka, where they are shot and buried in ditches.
1943
Ioannis Rallis becomes collaborationistPrime Minister of Greece during the Axis Occupation.
1940
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
1933
Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment. (Now celebrated as National Beer Day in the United States.)
1927
The first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce SecretaryHerbert Hoover).
1922
The United States Secretary of the Interiorleases federal petroleum reserves to private oil companies on excessively generous terms.
1908
H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
1906
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
1906
The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
1890
Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
1868
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation, is assassinated by a Fenian activist.
1862
American Civil War: The Union's Army of the Tennessee and the Army of the Ohiodefeat the Confederate Army of Mississippi near Shiloh, Tennessee.
1831
Emperor Pedro I of Brazil resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King Pedro IV.
1829
Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
1827
John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.
1805
Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
1805
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
1798
The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
1789
Selim III became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1788
American pioneers to the Northwest Territory establish Marietta, Ohio as the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory.
1776
Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
1767
End of Burmese-Siamese War (1765-67).
1724
Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John PassionBWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
1541
Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
1521
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
1348
Charles University is founded in Prague.
1141
Empress Matilda became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English'.
611
Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
529
First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman EmperorJustinian I.
451
Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.

Births On This Day

1997
Rafaela Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
1994
Johanna Allik, Estonian figure skater
1994
Aaron Gray, Australian rugby league player
1993
Ichinojō Takashi, Mongolian sumo wrestler
1992
Andreea Acatrinei, Romanian gymnast
1992
Guilherme Negueba, Brazilian footballer
1991
Luka Milivojević, Serbian footballer
1991
Anne-Marie, English singer-songwriter
1990
Anna Bogomazova, Russian-American kick-boxer, martial artist, and wrestler
1990
Sorana Cîrstea, Romanian tennis player
1990
Trent Cotchin, Australian footballer
1989
Franco Di Santo, Argentinian footballer
1989
Mitchell Pearce, Australian rugby league player
1989
Teddy Riner, French judoka
1988
Antonio Piccolo, Italian footballer
1988
Ed Speleers, English actor and producer
1987
Martín Cáceres, Uruguayan footballer
1987
Eelco Sintnicolaas, Dutch decathlete
1987
Jamar Smith, American football player
1986
Brooke Brodack, American comedian
1986
Jack Duarte, Mexican actor, singer, and guitarist (Eme 15)
1986
Andi Fraggs, English singer-songwriter and producer
1986
Christian Fuchs, Austrian footballer
1985
KC Concepcion, Filipino actress and singer
1985
Humza Yousaf, Scottish politician
1984
Hiroko Shimabukuro, Japanese singer
1983
Hamish Davidson, Australian musician
1983
Franck Ribéry, French footballer
1983
Jon Stead, English footballer
1983
Jakub Smrž, Czech motorcycle rider
1983
Janar Talts, Estonian basketball player
1982
Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
1982
Sonjay Dutt, American wrestler
1982
Kelli Young, English singer
1981
Hitoe Arakaki, Japanese singer
1981
Kazuki Watanabe, Japanese songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1981
Vanessa Olivarez, American singer-songwriter, and actress
1981
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
1980
Dragan Bogavac, Montenegrin footballer
1980
Tetsuji Tamayama, Japanese actor
1979
Adrián Beltré, Dominican-American baseball player
1979
Patrick Crayton, American football player
1979
Pascal Dupuis, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Danny Sandoval, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1978
Jo Appleby, English soprano
1978
Duncan James, English singer-songwriter and actor
1978
Lilia Osterloh, American tennis player
1976
Kevin Alejandro, American actor and producer
1976
Martin Buß, German high jumper
1976
Jessica Lee, English lawyer and politician
1976
Barbara Jane Reams, American actress
1976
Gang Qiang, Chinese anchor
1975
Karin Dreijer Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1975
Ronde Barber, American football player and sportscaster
1975
Tiki Barber, American football player and journalist
1975
Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
1975
John Cooper, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1975
Simon Woolford, Australian rugby league player
1973
Marco Delvecchio, Italian footballer
1973
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence
1973
Carole Montillet, French skier
1973
Christian O'Connell, British radio DJ and presenter
1973
Brett Tomko, American baseball player
1972
Tim Peake, British astronaut
1971
Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)
1971
Victor Kraatz, German-Canadian figure skater
1970
Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist and educator
1969
Ricky Watters, American football player
1968
Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer and sportscaster
1968
Jennifer Lynch, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Jože Možina, Slovenian historian, sociologist and journalist
1968
Vasiliy Sokov, Russian triple jumper
1967
Artemis Gounaki, Greek-German singer-songwriter
1967
Bodo Illgner, German footballer
1967
Simone Schilder, Dutch tennis player
1966
Richard Gomez, Filipino actor and politician
1966
Béla Mavrák, Hungarian tenor singer
1966
Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
1965
Bill Bellamy, American comedian, actor, and producer
1965
Rozalie Hirs, Dutch composer and poet
1965
Alison Lapper, English painter and photographer
1965
Nenad Vučinić, Serbian-New Zealand basketball player and coach
1964
Jace Alexander, American actor and director
1964
Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor
1964
Steve Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
1963
Jaime de Marichalar, Spanish businessman
1963
Nick Herbert, English businessman and politician, Minister for Policing
1963
Dave Johnson, American decathlete and educator
1962
Jon Cruddas, English lawyer and politician
1962
Andrew Hampsten, American cyclist
1961
Thurl Bailey, American basketball player and actor
1961
Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
1961
Brigitte van der Burg, Tanzanian-Dutch geographer and politician
1960
Buster Douglas, American boxer and actor
1960
Sandy Powell, English costume designer
1958
Brian Haner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Hindrek Kesler, Estonian architect
1957
Kim Kap-soo, South Korean actor
1957
Thelma Walker, British politician
1956
Annika Billström, Swedish businesswoman and politician, 16th Mayor of Stockholm
1956
Christopher Darden, American lawyer and author
1956
Georg Werthner, Austrian decathlete
1955
Tim Cochran, American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
1955
Gregg Jarrett, American lawyer and journalist
1954
Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Tony Dorsett, American football player
1953
Douglas Kell, English biochemist and academic
1952
David Baulcombe, English geneticist and academic
1952
Jane Frederick, American hurdler and heptathlete
1952
Gilles Valiquette, Canadian actor, singer, and producer
1952
Dennis Hayden, American actor
1951
Bruce Gary, American drummer (d. 2006)
1951
Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Brian J. Doyle, American press secretary
1949
Mitch Daniels, American academic and politician, 49th Governor of Indiana
1948
John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer
1947
Patricia Bennett, American singer
1947
Florian Schneider, German singer and drummer
1947
Michèle Torr, French singer and author
1946
Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
1946
Colette Besson, French runner and educator (d. 2005)
1946
Herménégilde Chiasson, Canadian poet, playwright, and politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
1946
Stan Winston, American special effects designer and makeup artist (d. 2008)
1945
Megas, Icelandic singer-songwriter
1945
Gerry Cottle, English businessman
1945
Marilyn Friedman, American philosopher and academic
1945
Martyn Lewis, Welsh journalist and author
1945
Joël Robuchon, French chef and author (d. 2018)
1945
Werner Schroeter, German director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1945
Hans van Hemert, Dutch songwriter and producer
1944
Shel Bachrach, American insurance broker, investor, businessman and philanthropist
1944
Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (d. 2012)
1944
Julia Phillips, American film producer and author (d. 2002)
1944
Gerhard Schröder, German lawyer and politician, 7th Chancellor of Germany
1944
Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
1943
Mick Abrahams, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Dennis Amiss, English cricketer and manager
1942
Jeetendra, Indian actor, TV and film producer
1941
James Di Pasquale, American composer
1941
Peter Fluck, English puppet maker and illustrator
1941
Cornelia Frances, English-Australian actress (d. 2018)
1941
Gorden Kaye, English actor (d. 2017)
1940
Marju Lauristin, Estonian academic and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1939
Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
David Frost, English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)
1939
Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (d. 1977)
1939
Brett Whiteley, Australian painter (d. 1992)
1938
Jerry Brown, American lawyer and politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California
1938
Spencer Dryden, American drummer (d. 2005)
1938
Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
1938
Iris Johansen, American author
1937
Charlie Thomas, American singer
1935
Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935
Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
1934
Ian Richardson, Scottish-English actor (d. 2007)
1933
Wayne Rogers, American actor, investor, and producer (d. 2015)
1933
Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (d. 2004)
1932
Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1931
Donald Barthelme, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1989)
1931
Daniel Ellsberg, American activist and author
1930
Jane Priestman, English interior designer
1930
Yves Rocher, French businessman, founded the Yves Rocher Company (d. 2009)
1930
Andrew Sachs, German-English actor and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1930
Roger Vergé, French chef and restaurateur (d. 2015)
1929
Bob Denard, French soldier (d. 2007)
1929
Joe Gallo, American gangster (d. 1972)
1928
James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
1928
Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1928
James White, Northern Irish author and educator (d. 1999)
1927
Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)
1927
Leonid Shcherbakov, Russian triple jumper
1925
Chaturanan Mishra, Indian trade union leader and politician (d. 2011)
1925
Jan van Roessel, Dutch footballer (d. 2011)
1924
Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian-English author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1922
Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)
1921
Feza Gürsey, Turkish mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)
1920
Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)
1919
Roger Lemelin, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1919
Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (d. 2012)
1918
Bobby Doerr, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)
1917
R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (d. 2012)
1916
Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
1915
Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1915
Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)
1915
Henry Kuttner, American author (d. 1958)
1914
Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1913
Louise Currie, American actress (d. 2013)
1913
Charles Vanik, American soldier, judge, and politician (d. 2007)
1909
Robert Charroux, French author and critic (d. 1978)
1908
Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)
1908
Pete Zaremba, American hammer thrower (d. 1994)
1904
Roland Wilson, Australian economist and statistician (d. 1996)
1903
M. Balasundaram, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1965)
1903
Edwin T. Layton, American admiral (d. 1984)
1902
Eduard Eelma, Estonian footballer (d. 1941)
1900
Adolf Dymsza, Polish actor (d. 1975)
1900
Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, English race walker (d. 1984)
1899
Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (d. 1972)
1897
Erich Löwenhardt, Polish-German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)
1897
Walter Winchell, American journalist and radio host (d. 1972)
1896
Frits Peutz, Dutch architect, designed the Glaspaleis (d. 1974)
1895
John Flannagan, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1942)
1895
Margarete Schön, German actress (d. 1985)
1893
Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)
1891
Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman, founded the Lego Group (d. 1958)
1890
Paul Berth, Danish footballer (d. 1969)
1890
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and activist (d. 1998)
1889
Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1886
Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1971)
1884
Clement Smoot, American golfer (d. 1963)
1883
Gino Severini, Italian-French painter and author (d. 1966)
1882
Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricketer (d. 1971)
1882
Kurt von Schleicher, German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)
1876
Fay Moulton, American sprinter, football player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1945)
1874
Frederick Carl Frieseke, German-American painter (d. 1939)
1873
John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
1871
Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino jurist, historian, and scholar (d. 1927)
1870
Gustav Landauer, Jewish-German theorist and activist (d. 1919)
1867
Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist and academic (d. 1953)
1860
Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)
1859
Walter Camp, American football player and coach (d. 1925)
1848
Randall Davidson, Scottish archbishop (d. 1930)
1811
Hasan Tahsini, Albanian astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1881)
1803
James Curtiss, American journalist and politician, 11th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
1803
Flora Tristan, French author and activist (d. 1844)
1780
William Ellery Channing, American preacher and theologian (d. 1842)
1772
Charles Fourier, French philosopher and author (d. 1837)
1770
William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
1763
Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (d. 1846)
1727
Michel Adanson, French botanist, entomologist, and mycologist (d. 1806)
1718
Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (d. 1800)
1713
Nicola Sala, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1801)
1652
Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
1648
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English poet and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1721)
1644
François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy, French general (d. 1730)
1613
Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (d. 1675)
1539
Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and illustrator (d. 1584)
1506
Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)
1470
Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire (d. 1498)
1330
John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English nobleman (d. 1352)
1206
Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1253)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Seymour Cassel, American Actor (b. 1935)
2016
Blackjack Mulligan, American professional wrestler (b. 1942)
2015
Tim Babcock, American soldier and politician, 16th Governor of Montana (b. 1919)
2015
José Capellán, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1981)
2015
Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (b. 1926)
2015
Richard Henyekane, South African footballer (b. 1983)
2015
Geoffrey Lewis, American actor (b. 1935)
2014
George Dureau, American painter and photographer (b. 1930)
2014
James Alexander Green, American-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
2014
V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (b. 1923)
2014
Zeituni Onyango, Kenyan-American computer programmer (b. 1952)
2014
John Shirley-Quirk, English opera singer (b. 1931)
2014
George Shuffler, American guitarist (b. 1925)
2014
Josep Maria Subirachs, Spanish sculptor and painter (b. 1927)
2014
Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
2013
Marty Blake, American businessman (b. 1927)
2013
Les Blank, American director and producer (b. 1935)
2013
Andy Johns, English-American record producer (b. 1950)
2013
Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (b. 1931)
2013
Irma Ravinale, Italian composer and educator (b. 1937)
2013
Mickey Rose, American screenwriter (b. 1935)
2013
Carl Williams, American boxer (b. 1959)
2012
Steven Kanumba, Tanzanian actor and director (b. 1984)
2012
Satsue Mito, Japanese zoologist and academic (b. 1914)
2012
Ignatius Moses I Daoud, Syrian cardinal (b. 1930)
2012
David E. Pergrin, American colonel and engineer (b. 1917)
2012
Bashir Ahmed Qureshi, Pakistani politician (b. 1959)
2012
Mike Wallace, American television news journalist (b. 1918)
2011
Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter (b. 1922)
2009
Dave Arneson, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1947)
2008
Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (b. 1915)
2007
Johnny Hart, American author and illustrator (b. 1931)
2007
Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1917)
2005
Cliff Allison, English race car driver (b. 1932)
2005
Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
2005
Bob Kennedy, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)
2005
Melih Kibar, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1951)
2004
Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
2004
Konstantinos Kallias, Greek politician (b. 1901)
2003
Cecile de Brunhoff, French pianist and author (b. 1903)
2003
David Greene, English-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2002
John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
2001
David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
2001
Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)
1999
Heinz Lehmann, German-Canadian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1911)
1998
Alex Schomburg, Puerto Rican-American painter and illustrator (b. 1905)
1997
Luis Aloma, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1923)
1997
Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)
1995
Philip Jebb, English architect and politician (b. 1927)
1994
Lee Brilleaux, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
1994
Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer, manager, and politician (b. 1923)
1994
Golo Mann, German historian and author (b. 1909)
1994
Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Rwandan chemist, academic, and politician, Prime Minister of Rwanda (b. 1953)
1992
Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1903)
1992
Antonis Tritsis, Greek high jumper and politician, 71st Mayor of Athens (b. 1937)
1991
Memduh Ünlütürk, Turkish general (b. 1913)
1990
Ronald Evans, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1933)
1986
Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist (b. 1912)
1985
Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and jurist (b. 1888)
1984
Frank Church, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1924)
1982
Harald Ertl, Austrian race car driver and journalist (b. 1948)
1981
Kit Lambert, English record producer and manager (b. 1935)
1981
Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1972
Joe Gallo, American gangster (b. 1929)
1972
Abeid Karume, Tanzanian politician, 1st President of Zanzibar (b. 1905)
1968
Edwin Baker, Canadian co-founder of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) (b. 1893)
1968
Jim Clark, Scottish race car driver (b. 1936)
1966
Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (b. 1919)
1965
Roger Leger, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)
1960
Henri Guisan, Swiss general (b. 1874)
1956
Fred Appleby, English runner (b. 1879)
1955
Theda Bara, American actress (b. 1885)
1950
Walter Huston, Canadian-American actor and singer (b. 1883)
1949
John Gourlay, Canadian soccer player (b. 1872)
1947
Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (b. 1863)
1943
Jovan Dučić, Serbian-American poet and diplomat (b. 1871)
1943
Alexandre Millerand, French lawyer and politician, 12th President of France (b. 1859)
1939
Joseph Lyons, Australian educator and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
1938
Suzanne Valadon, French painter (b. 1865)
1932
Grigore Constantinescu, Romanian priest and journalist (b. 1875)
1928
Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician, philosopher, and author (b. 1873)
1922
James McGowen, Australian politician, 18th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1855)
1920
Karl Binding, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1841)
1918
David Kolehmainen, Finnish wrestler (b. 1885)
1918
George E. Ohr, American potter (b. 1857)
1917
Spyridon Samaras, Greek composer and playwright (b. 1861)
1891
P. T. Barnum, American businessman and politician, co-founded The Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1810)
1889
Youssef Bey Karam, Lebanese soldier and politician (b. 1823)
1885
Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist and zoologist (b. 1804)
1868
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist, activist, and politician (b. 1825)
1858
Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (b. 1781)
1850
William Lisle Bowles, English poet and critic (b. 1762)
1849
Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentinian priest and politician (b. 1777)
1836
William Godwin, English journalist and author (b. 1756)
1833
Antoni Radziwiłł, Lithuanian composer and politician (b. 1775)
1823
Jacques Charles, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1746)
1811
Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
1804
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian general (b. 1743)
1801
Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer and author (b. 1724)
1789
Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1725)
1789
Petrus Camper, Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (b. 1722)
1782
Taksin, Thai king (b. 1734)
1767
Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and director (b. 1715)
1766
Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (b. 1685)
1761
Thomas Bayes, English minister and mathematician (b. 1701)
1747
Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. 1676)
1739
Dick Turpin, English criminal (b. 1705)
1719
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint, founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (b. 1651)
1668
William Davenant, English poet and playwright (b. 1606)
1663
Francis Cooke, English-American settler (b. 1583)
1661
Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (b. 1604)
1658
Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic and philosopher (b. 1595)
1651
Lennart Torstensson, Swedish field marshal and engineer (b. 1603)
1638
Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyō (b. 1576)
1614
El Greco, Greek-Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1541)
1606
Edward Oldcorne, English martyr (b. 1561)
1501
Minkhaung II, king of Ava (b. 1446)
1499
Galeotto I Pico, Duke of Mirandola (b. 1442)
1498
Charles VIII of France (b. 1470)
1340
Bolesław Jerzy II of Mazovia (b. 1308)
1206
Frederick I, Duke of Lorraine
924
Berengar I of Italy (b. 845)
821
George the Standard-Bearer, archbishop of Mytilene (b. c. 776)
AD 30
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, (possible date of the crucifixion) (b. circa4 BC)

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