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On This Day in History:  August 10

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 143 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Dublin woman claims €49.5 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot. The €49.5 million (US$58.35 million) EuroMillions jackpot from the July 21, 2020 draw has officially been claimed by a woman from Dublin as of Friday, but her new reality has yet to sink in.
2018
California Lottery officials seen in bawdy photos sent to governor. A package of bawdy photos allegedly showing senior state Lottery leaders carrying on at a Southern California piano bar, with one image showing an official putting his head up a woman's shirt, was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown's office last week in an appeal from an anonymous employee urging the administration to investigate the department.
2017
Multi-state lottery jackpots grow to combined $738 million. Multi-state lottery tickets are pumping out of state lottery ticket machines throughout the United States this week, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have simultaneously reached astronomic heights.
2016
Internal investigation concludes Tipton acted alone to rig lottery drawings. An internal investigation into a national jackpot-fixing scandal has concluded that a single former lottery employee was responsible for any drawings that were manipulated, but it failed to uncover proof of his guilt.
2015
Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket. The chairman of a Connecticut police commission has resigned after being charged in Florida with trying to cash in a winning $520,000 lottery ticket that was reported stolen by his niece.
2013
Longest jackpot run ever for Florida Lotto. The Florida Lotto has gone 31 straight drawings without anyone picking the correct six numbers, and that's the longest drought since the game began 25 years ago.
2009
New Ohio Lottery director appointed. A corporate lawyer from Shaker Heights who was the first woman to head the Ohio State Bar Association will be taking the reins of the Ohio Lottery Commission.
2009
New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'. The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery.
2009
Computerized lottery drawings not problem-free. Arkansas lottery officials say their decision to use a computer to generate winning numbers when lottery games start this fall makes economic sense, but the use of computerized drawings by lotteries in other states has not been free of problems.
2009
Arkansas Lottery picks Scientific Games for instant tickets. The Arkansas Lottery Commission awarded an instant ticket contract worth 1.75 percent of net ticket sales to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Scientific Games Corp.
2004
Michigan man claims $47 million Mega Millions prize. Larry Campbell, 63, of Pullman, Michigan, picked up his check for $19,128,233 as the sole winner of the July 23 Mega Millions $47 million jackpot.
2004
Two couples in court over ownership of $4 million scratch ticket. Two couples are fighting in court over ownership of a Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket worth $4 million.
2004
Lottery machines fail before jackpot. With a $76 million Powerball jackpot waiting Saturday night, some Horry County, South Carolina lottery machines broke down during the weekend.
2004
Long-time pals hit jackpot. Four giddy couples dropped off checks of more than $3.6 million at their banks, each couple's share of the Canadian Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
2004
Tenn. Lottery Sales Top Half Billion Mark. The Tennessee Education Lottery announced today ticket sales topped the half-billion-dollar mark over the weekend.
2004
N.D. lottery profits outpacing estimates. North Dakota's lottery has already turned over $1.43 million to the state treasury, matching the profits the new gambling venture was expected to make over 15 months, its administrator says.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$393 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2017
2.$371.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2017
3.$253 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2012
4.$247 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2018
5.€190 Million
US$233.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2012
6.€207.5 Million
US$233 Million
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
7.$228.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2011
8.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2009
9.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2020
10.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2007
11.€121.72 Million
US$135.7 Million
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2016
12.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
12.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2014
14.$124 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2009
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
16.€83 Million
US$94.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2018
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2005
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2001
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2004
20.€75 Million
US$83.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019
21.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
22.€57 Million
US$81.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
23.€73 Million
US$80.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2020
24.€54 Million
US$79.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2008
25.€59 Million
US$78.31 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Thursday, Aug 10, 1989
31 years old
1988
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1988
32 years old
1987
Monday, Aug 10, 1987
33 years old
1986
Sunday, Aug 10, 1986
34 years old
1985
Saturday, Aug 10, 1985
35 years old
1983
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1983
37 years old
1980
Sunday, Aug 10, 1980
40 years old
1979
Friday, Aug 10, 1979
41 years old
1976
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1976
44 years old
1972
Thursday, Aug 10, 1972
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1971
49 years old
1970
Monday, Aug 10, 1970
50 years old
1968
Saturday, Aug 10, 1968
52 years old
1967
Thursday, Aug 10, 1967
53 years old
1966
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1966
54 years old
1964
Monday, Aug 10, 1964
56 years old
1960
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1960
60 years old
1958
Sunday, Aug 10, 1958
62 years old
1958
Sunday, Aug 10, 1958
62 years old
1954
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1954
66 years old
1952
Sunday, Aug 10, 1952
68 years old
1952
Sunday, Aug 10, 1952
68 years old
1951
Friday, Aug 10, 1951
69 years old
1947
Sunday, Aug 10, 1947
73 years old
1947
Sunday, Aug 10, 1947
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A shooting occurs in Fredericton, New Brunswick, killing four people, including two police officers.
2018
A Horizon AirlinesBombardier Q400crashes on Ketron Island, Washington after being stolen by a mechanic. Oregon National GuardF-15 fighter jets intercepted the plane, but the pilot deliberately crashed before they could shoot it down.
2014
Forty people are killed when Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.
2012
The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.
2009
Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history.
2003
2003 European heat wave: The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England.
2003
The Okinawa Monorail is opened in Naha, Okinawa.
2001
The 2001 Angola train attack occurred, causing 252 deaths.
1998
HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.
1995
Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
1993
Two earthquakes affect New Zealand. A 7.0 Mw shock (intensity VI (Strong)) in the South Island was followed nine hours later by a 6.4 Mw event (intensity VII (Very strong)) in the North Island.
1990
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
1988
Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
1981
Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
1978
Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pintolitigation.
1977
In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.
1971
The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
1969
A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
1966
The Heron Road Bridge collapses while being built, killing nine workers in the deadliest construction accident in both Ottawa and Ontario.
1961
Vietnam War: The U.S. Army begins Operation Ranch Hand, spraying an estimated 20 million US gallons (76,000 m) of defoliants and herbicides over rural areas of South Vietnam in an attempt to deprive the Viet Cong of food and vegetation cover.
1954
At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
1953
First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
1949
U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
1948
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Guam comes to an effective end.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German-Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.
1932
A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
1920
World War I: Ottoman sultanMehmed VI's representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
1913
Second Balkan War: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
1905
Russo-Japanese War: Peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
1904
Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
1901
The U.S. Steel recognition strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
1897
German chemist Felix Hoffmanndiscovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
1864
After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refuses Brazil's demands, José Antônio Saraiva announces that the Brazilian military will begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War.
1861
American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: A mixed force of Confederate, Missouri State Guard, and Arkansas State troops defeat outnumbered attacking Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
1856
The Last Island hurricane strikes Louisiana, resulting in over 200 deaths.
1846
The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
1821
Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
1813
Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".
1809
Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
1793
The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
1792
French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
1776
American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
1763
The Maratha Empire defeats the Nizam of Hyderabad (and rebel Maratha factions) in the Battle of Rakshasbhuvan.
1755
Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
1741
King Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeats the Dutch East India Company at the Battle of Colachel, effectively bringing about the end of the Dutch colonial rule in India.
1680
The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
1675
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.
1628
The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
1585
The Treaty of Nonsuch signed by Elizabeth I of England and the Dutch Rebels.
1557
Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Italian War of 1551-59.
1519
Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
1512
The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent.
1316
The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
1270
Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagweinterregnum.
991
Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex.
955
Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
654
Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I.

Births On This Day

1997
Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model
1994
Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer
1993
Andre Drummond, American basketball player
1993
Yuto Nakajima, Japanese actor, dancer, model, singer, and idol
1993
Shin Hye-jeong, South Korean singer
1992
Chanel Simmonds, South African tennis player
1992
Oliver Rowland, English race car driver
1992
Go Ah-sung, South Korean actress
1991
Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player
1991
Chris Tremain, Australian cricketer
1991
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer
1991
Nikos Korovesis, Greek footballer
1990
Cruze Ah-Nau, Australian rugby player
1990
Lucas Till, American actor
1989
Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
1989
Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor
1987
Jim Bakkum, Dutch singer and actor
1987
Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor and singer
1986
Andrea Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player
1985
Melissa Barrera, American television host
1985
Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer
1985
Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
1985
Kakuryū Rikisaburō, Mongolian sumo wrestler
1985
Julia Skripnik, Estonian tennis player
1984
Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer
1984
Mokomichi Hayami, Japanese model and actor
1984
Jigar Naik, English cricketer
1983
Kyle Brown, American soccer player
1983
C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist
1983
Héctor Faubel, Spanish motorcycle racer
1983
Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
1983
Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
John Alvbåge, Swedish footballer
1982
Josh Anderson, American baseball player
1982
Julia Melim, Brazilian actress
1981
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
1980
Wade Barrett, English boxer, wrestler, and actor
1979
JoAnna Garcia, American actress
1979
Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
1979
Ted Geoghegan, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1979
Brandon Lyon, American baseball player
1979
Rémy Martin, French rugby player
1979
Matjaž Perc, Slovene physicist
1979
Yannick Schroeder, French race car driver
1978
Danny Allsopp, Australian footballer
1978
Marcus Fizer, American basketball player
1978
Chris Read, English cricketer
1977
Danny Griffin, Irish footballer
1977
Matt Morgan, English comedian, actor, and radio host
1976
Roadkill, American wrestler
1976
Ian Murray, Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
1975
İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer and figure skater
1974
Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian director and producer
1974
Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer and manager
1974
Rachel Simmons, American scholar and author
1974
David Sommeil, French footballer
1973
Lisa Raymond, American tennis player
1973
Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
1972
Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress
1972
Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby player and sportscaster
1972
Angie Harmon, American model and actress
1972
Christofer Johnsson, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1971
Sal Fasano, American baseball player and coach
1971
Stephan Groth, Danish singer-songwriter
1971
Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager
1971
Robby Maria, Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer
1971
Paul Newlove, English rugby player
1971
Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2016)
1971
Justin Theroux, American actor
1970
Doug Flach, American tennis player
1970
Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1970
Brendon Julian, New Zealand-Australian cricketer and journalist
1970
Steve Mautone, Australian footballer and coach
1969
Emily Symons, Australian actress
1969
Brian Drummond, Canadian voice actor
1968
Michael Bivins, American singer and producer
1968
Greg Hawgood, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967
Philippe Albert, Belgian footballer and sportscaster
1967
Riddick Bowe, American boxer
1967
Gus Johnson, American sportscaster
1967
Todd Nichols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer
1966
Charlie Dimmock, English gardener and television host
1966
Hansi Kürsch, German singer-songwriter and bass player
1965
Claudia Christian, American actress, singer, writer, and director
1965
Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster
1965
John Starks, American basketball player and coach
1964
Aaron Hall, American singer-songwriter
1964
Kåre Kolve, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1964
Hiro Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1963
Phoolan Devi, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001)
1963
Anton Janssen, Dutch footballer and coach
1963
Andrew Sullivan, English-American journalist and author
1962
Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter
1962
Julia Fordham, English singer-songwriter
1961
Jon Farriss, Australian drummer, songwriter, and producer
1960
Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer
1960
Annely Ojastu, Estonian sprinter and long jumper
1960
Kenny Perry, American golfer
1959
Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer
1959
Albert Owen, Welsh sailor and politician
1959
Mark Price, English drummer
1959
Florent Vollant, Canadian singer-songwriter
1958
Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)
1958
Jack Richards, English cricketer, coach, and manager
1958
Rosie Winterton, English nurse and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
1957
Fred Ho, American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014)
1957
Andres Põime, Estonian architect
1957
Aqeel Abbas Jafari, Pakistani writer, poet, architect and chief editor Urdu Dictionary Board
1956
Dianne Fromholtz, Australian tennis player
1956
José Luis Montes, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1956
Fred Ottman, American wrestler
1956
Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1956
Perween Warsi, Indian-English businesswoman
1955
Jim Mees, American set designer (d. 2013)
1955
Mel Tiangco, Filipino journalist and talk show host
1954
Peter Endrulat, German footballer
1954
Rick Overton, American screenwriter, actor and comedian
1952
Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
1952
Diane Venora, American actress
1951
Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian businessman and politician, 59th President of Colombia
1950
Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter
1948
Nick Stringer, English actor
1947
Ian Anderson, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian academic and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
1947
John Spencer, English rugby player and manager
1947
Alan Ward, English cricketer
1943
Louise Forestier, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1943
Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1943
Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer
1943
Shafqat Rana, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
1943
Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter
1942
Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer
1942
Michael Pepper, English physicist and engineer
1942
Agepê, Brazilian singer/composer (d. 1995)
1941
Anita Lonsbrough, English swimmer and journalist
1941
Susan Dorothea White, Australian painter and sculptor
1940
Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1940
Sid Waddell, English sportscaster (d. 2012)
1939
Kate O'Mara, English actress (d. 2014)
1939
Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1938
Tony Ross, English author and illustrator
1937
Anatoly Sobchak, Russian scholar and politician, Mayor of Saint Petersburg (d. 2000)
1936
Malene Schwartz, Danish actress
1935
Ian Stewart, Baron Stewartby, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1935
Ad van Luyn, Dutch bishop
1934
Tevfik Kış, Turkish wrestler and trainer
1933
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss, English lawyer and judge
1933
Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster
1933
Keith Duckworth, English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005)
1932
Alexander Goehr, English composer and academic
1932
Gaudencio Rosales, Filipino cardinal
1931
Dolores Alexander, American journalist and activist (d. 2008)
1931
Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1930
Barry Unsworth, English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)
1928
Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
1928
Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor (d. 2010)
1928
Gerino Gerini, Italian race car driver (d. 2013)
1928
Gus Mercurio, American-Australian actor (d. 2010)
1927
Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
1927
Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
1926
Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (d. 2013)
1925
George Cooper, English general
1924
Nancy Buckingham, English author
1924
Martha Hyer, American actress (d. 2014)
1923
Bill Doolittle, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1923
Rhonda Fleming, American actress
1923
Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)
1923
SM Sultan, Bangladeshi painter and illustrator (d. 1994)
1922
Al Alberts, American pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer (d. 2009)
1920
Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)
1918
Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013)
1914
Jeff Corey, American actor and director (d. 2002)
1914
Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver and polo player (d. 1973)
1914
Ray Smith, English cricketer (d. 1996)
1914
Margaret Morgan Lawrence, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
1913
Noah Beery Jr., American actor (d. 1994)
1913
Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (d. 1983)
1913
Wolfgang Paul, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1912
Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (d. 2001)
1911
Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)
1911
A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and author (d. 1993)
1910
Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (d. 1954)
1909
Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)
1909
Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (d. 1992)
1908
Rica Erickson, Australian botanist, historian, and author (d. 2009)
1908
Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
1907
Su Yu, Chinese general and politician (d. 1984)
1905
Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986)
1903
Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)
1902
Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983)
1902
Curt Siodmak, German-English author and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1902
Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1900
Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)
1897
John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)
1897
Jack Haley, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
1895
Hammy Love, Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
1894
V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (d. 1980)
1890
Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1954)
1889
Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967)
1889
Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Polish writer and member of the WW II Polish Resistance (d. 1968)
1888
Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (d. 1940)
1884
Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1935)
1880
Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)
1878
Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (d. 1957)
1877
Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)
1874
Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)
1874
Antanas Smetona, Lithuanian jurist and politician, President of Lithuania from 1919 to 1920 and from 1926 to 1940. (d. 1944)
1872
William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (d. 1972)
1870
Trần Tế Xương a Vietnamese poet and satirist (d. 1907)
1869
Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)
1868
Hugo Eckener, German pilot and businessman (d. 1954)
1865
Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1936)
1860
Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (d. 1936)
1856
William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915)
1848
William Harnett, Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892)
1845
Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1904)
1839
Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1896)
1827
Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
1825
István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
1823
Hugh Stowell Brown, English minister and reformer (d. 1886)
1821
Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)
1814
Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)
1814
John C. Pemberton, United States soldier and Confederate general (d. 1881)
1810
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1861)
1809
John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)
1805
Ferenc Toldy, German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)
1782
Vicente Guerrero, Mexican insurgent leader and President of Mexico (d. 1831)
1755
Narayan Rao, fifth Peshwa of the Maratha Empire (d. 1773)
1744
Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étiolles, French daughter of Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
1740
Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
1737
Anton Losenko, Russian painter and academic (d. 1773)
1734
Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)
1645
Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1711)
1602
Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and academic (d. 1675)
1560
Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (d. 1629)
1547
Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1619)
1528
Eric II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1584)
1520
Madeleine of Valois (d. 1537)
1489
Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German lawyer and politician (d. 1553)
1466
Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (d. 1519)
1449
Bona of Savoy, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1503)
1439
Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, Duchess of York (d. 1476)
1397
Albert II of Germany (d. 1439)
1360
Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (d. 1417)
1296
John of Bohemia (d. 1346)
1267
James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
941
Lê Hoàn, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1005)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Ruth Pfau, German-Pakistani doctor and nun (b. 1929)
2015
Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
2015
Endre Czeizel, Hungarian physician, geneticist, and academic (b. 1935)
2015
Knut Osnes, Norwegian footballer and coach (b. 1922)
2015
Eriek Verpale, Belgian author and poet (b. 1952)
2014
Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
2014
Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)
2014
Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (b. 1912)
2014
Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2013
William P. Clark Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)
2013
Jonathan Dawson, Australian historian and academic (b. 1941)
2013
Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
2013
David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)
2013
Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)
2013
Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)
2012
Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (b. 1963)
2012
Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (b. 1916)
2012
Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)
2012
William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)
2012
Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (b. 1925)
2011
Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
2010
Markus Liebherr, German-Swiss businessman (b. 1948)
2010
Adam Stansfield, English footballer (b. 1978)
2010
David L. Wolper, American director and producer (b. 1928)
2008
Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)
2007
Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1925)
2007
James E. Faust, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1920)
2007
Jean Rédélé, French race car driver and pilot, founded Alpine (b. 1922)
2007
Tony Wilson, English journalist, producer, and manager, co-founded Factory Records (b. 1950)
2002
Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)
2002
Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and politician (b. 1926)
2001
Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
2000
Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer and rugby player (b. 1925)
1999
Jennifer Paterson, English chef and television presenter (b. 1928)
1999
Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian historian, scholar, and critic (b. 1899)
1997
Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1953)
1997
Conlon Nancarrow, American-Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1912)
1993
Euronymous, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer (b. 1968)
1991
Lưu Trọng Lư, Vietnamese poet and playwright (b. 1912)
1987
Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)
1985
Nate Barragar, American football player and sergeant (b. 1906)
1982
Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian author and poet (b. 1962)
1980
Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (b. 1917)
1979
Dick Foran, American actor and singer (b. 1910)
1979
Walter Gerlach, German physicist and academic (b. 1889)
1976
Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (b. 1894)
1969
János Kodolányi, Hungarian author (b. 1899)
1963
Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
1963
Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and jurist (b. 1877)
1961
Julia Peterkin, American author (b. 1880)
1960
Hamide Ayşe Sultan, Ottoman princess (b. 1887)
1958
Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)
1954
Robert Adair, American-born British actor (b. 1900)
1949
Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (b. 1892)
1948
Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1873)
1948
Andrew Brown, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1870)
1948
Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (b. 1880)
1945
Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (b. 1882)
1933
Alf Morgans, Welsh-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1850)
1932
Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog (b. 1918)
1929
Pierre Fatou, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1878)
1929
Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician (b. 1854)
1920
Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician and academic (b. 1835)
1918
Erich Löwenhardt, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
1916
John J. Loud, American inventor (b. 1844)
1915
Henry Moseley, English physicist and engineer (b. 1887)
1904
Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French lawyer and politician, 68th Prime Minister of France (b. 1846)
1896
Otto Lilienthal, German pilot and engineer (b. 1848)
1890
John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer (b. 1844)
1889
Arthur Böttcher, German pathologist and anatomist (b. 1831)
1875
Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (b. 1808)
1862
Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
1839
Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, English lawyer and politician (b. 1758)
1806
Michael Haydn, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1737)
1802
Franz Aepinus, German-Russian philosopher and academic (b. 1724)
1796
Ignaz Anton von Indermauer, Austrian nobleman and government official (b. 1759)
1784
Allan Ramsay, Scottish-English painter (b. 1713)
1759
Ferdinand VI of Spain (b. 1713)
1723
Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician, French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (b. 1656)
1660
Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond (b. 1649)
1655
Alfonso de la Cueva, 1st Marquis of Bedmar, Spanish cardinal and diplomat (b. 1572)
1653
Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1598)
1536
Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Dauphin of France, Brother of Henry II (b. 1518)
1535
Ippolito de' Medici, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
1410
Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1337)
1322
John of La Verna, Italian ascetic (b. 1259)
1316
Felim mac Aedh Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht
1284
Tekuder, Khan of the MongolIlkhanate
1250
Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
1241
Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (b. 1184)
955
Bulcsú, Hungarian tribal chieftain (horka)
955
Conrad ('the Red'), duke of Lorraine
847
Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (b. 816)
796
Eanbald, archbishop of York
794
Fastrada, Frankish noblewoman (b. 765)
258
Lawrence of Rome, Spanish-Italian deacon and saint (b. 225)

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