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On This Day in History:  August 18

August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 135 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
"Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland charged with robbing jackpot winners of millions. The self-titled "Lottery Lawyer" attorney who advised dozens of significant jackpot winners across the country is now being charged by New York federal prosecutors for stealing millions of dollars from his clients.
2020
Kentucky Lottery releases first lottery game based on real-time horse racing. If you're a fan of the Kentucky Derby, or just horse racing in general, you might want to try out the Kentucky Lottery's latest game. Yesterday, the Kentucky Lottery announced that the first-ever lottery game based on real-time horse racing results has officially launched statewide.
2019
Students head back to campus thanks to help from the Kentucky Lottery. As college students across Kentucky head back to school, a large number of them have proceeds from Kentucky Lottery sales to help pave the way.
2017
$535 MILLION: Huge Powerball sales sparks early jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $535 million.
2017
NJ Lottery scrapped instant scratch-off game after only 3 days. The New Jersey Lottery pulled its latest instant scratch-off game from retailers' shelves after players became confused by the game's rules.
2016
Alabama Senate kills one lottery bill; the other to be debated Friday. The Alabama Senate Thursday voted against a procedure that would have allowed a vote on a proposed lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Jim McClendon.
2016
Alabama lottery vote on shaky ground in Senate. The Alabama Senate started debate Wednesday on whether to allow residents to vote on a constitutional amendment to establish a lottery, but adjourned for the day without a vote on the proposal.
2015
Florida man says lottery refuses to pay winning ticket. A Brevard County, Florida, man said he had a winning lottery ticket only to have the state deny him his winnings.
2014
$160 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 5 months. The Mega Millions grand prize has increased to $160 million for the Tuesday evening drawing after nobody matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.
2012
The Lottery Office is closed until Monday but speculation in Lapeer rages on. Michigan is suddenly a richer place this weekend, first with all that Olympic gold coming in from London, and now with the wining ticket to the Powerball Lottery purchased by someone at a Michigan gas station. Local residents may be hoping it wasn't someone passing through to Toledo or Indianpolis.
2009
Massive sales push Powerball lottery jackpot to $250M. The rush to buy tickets for a chance at Wednesday's $245 million Powerball jackpot has pushed the prize to $250 million.
2009
Michigan church wins $70,000 in lottery. A Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.
2006
N.C. Lottery to roll out 3 new games in October. In October, the North Carolina Lottery will be starting three new games, including Pick 3, Pick 5, and a controversial scratch-off game featuring the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.
2006
Texas Lottery makes contingency plans for takeover. The Texas Lottery Commission began laying the groundwork Wednesday to take over the $95 million-a-year operation historically carried out by a private corporation in the event that the state is no longer satisfied with its work.
2006
Texas Lottery chairman OK with GTECH sale. The Texas Lottery Commission questioned the chief executive of lottery operator GTECH Corp. for more than three hours on Wednesday about accusations it used unsavory tactics to win or keep business in several countries, but the panel's chairman said he saw nothing unsuitable in the company's sale to an Italian firm.
2006
New Ohio Lottery chief appointed. An executive with the Ohio Lottery was appointed on Thursday to replace Tom Hayes as director.
2006
Vacationing Vermont couple comes home to $200,000 lottery prize. The winners of a $200,000 Powerball prize from the August 2nd drawing redeemed their winning ticket at Vermont Lottery Headquarters Monday.
2006
Did the Oklahoma Lottery break its promise?. Despite stating on its Web site that winners cannot be anonymous, the Oklahoma Lottery commission allowed the June 17, $101.8 million Powerball winners to claim their prize anonymously through a trust.
2005
$93 million Powerball lottery jackpot brings out wannabe winners. The $93 million Powerball jackpot won with a ticket sold somewhere in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metro area has yet to be officially claimed, but lottery officials say dozens of people have called the office, claiming to have won.
2005
Ohio Lottery planning end for Super Lotto game. The Ohio lottery is planning to replace Super Lotto Plus, which has existed in various Super Lotto forms since 1987, with another game designed to be different than the 12-state Mega Millions game played in Ohio.
2005
Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket. A Circle K clerk in Nogales, Arizona is accused of stealing a lottery ticket and then collecting the $1 million winnings.
2005
Drug dealer must forfeit lottery jackpot. A Mexican citizen must forfeit about $2.75 million in Texas lottery winnings because of his drug-trafficking conviction, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $52 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $52 million Wednesday.
2004
Lottery Scammer Sentenced. A 19-year-old high school student pleads guilty to trying to con the Maryland Lottery out of $175,000.
2004
Fortune Cookies Net Winning Mega Numbers. Three Virginians who had fortune cookies for dessert at Chinese restaurants they visited used the numbers they received to win $175,000 each in the July 27 Mega Millions drawing.
2004
Camelot battling 'lottery fatigue'. The number of Britons playing the National Lottery has fallen faster in recent years than in any other form of gambling, a survey reveals.
2004
Woman must split lottery windfall with ex-fiancé. A provincial Supreme Court judge has ruled that a Newfoundland woman must share her lottery winnings with her former fiancé.
2003
Calif. Lottery Commission to Hold Meeting in Sacramento. The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2003, at the California Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California.
2003
Alaska Eyeing Powerball, Expanded Gambling. Alaska lawmakers and state officials are working over the summer on proposals for a lottery and video gambling machines, both to help ease the state's budget problems.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $85 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 543,766 players across the nation won a total of more than $5.5 million in prizes. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $85 million, with a cash option of $43.5 million.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $15 Million. No ticket matched all six numbers in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, increasing the jackpot to $15 million for the Tuesday, August 19, 2003 drawing.
2003
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $21 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $21 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Lotto: the business of making dreams come true. Georges Gharib, manager of La Libanaise des Jeux, the company that manages Lebanon's National Lotto, explains that "I contribute to bringing joy".
2003
Lottery Corporation Names Consortium Of Law Firms. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Friday named a consortium of law firms including Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis PLLC, Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC, Metz Hauser & Husband PA and Spence & Wade PLLC to provide outside legal services to the Tennessee Lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$541.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2017
2.$259.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2009
3.€147.81 Million
US$211.79 Million
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2009
4.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2007
5.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2007
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2009
7.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2014
8.€124.93 Million
US$141.56 Million
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2016
9.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2001
10.€107 Million
US$123.55 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2016
12.€79 Million
US$105.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2013
13.€74 Million
US$105.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
14.€95 Million
US$104.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2020
15.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
16.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
17.€91 Million
US$100.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2019
18.€90 Million
US$100.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2010
20.€65 Million
US$93.41 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2011
21.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2002
22.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2003
23.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2008
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2015
25.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Saturday, Aug 18, 1990
30 years old
1981
Tuesday, Aug 18, 1981
39 years old
1979
Saturday, Aug 18, 1979
41 years old
1976
Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
44 years old
1975
Monday, Aug 18, 1975
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Aug 18, 1974
46 years old
1971
Wednesday, Aug 18, 1971
49 years old
1969
Monday, Aug 18, 1969
51 years old
1967
Friday, Aug 18, 1967
53 years old
1966
Thursday, Aug 18, 1966
54 years old
1964
Tuesday, Aug 18, 1964
56 years old
1958
Monday, Aug 18, 1958
62 years old
1957
Sunday, Aug 18, 1957
63 years old
1956
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
1956
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
1956
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
1952
Monday, Aug 18, 1952
68 years old
1951
Saturday, Aug 18, 1951
69 years old
1941
Monday, Aug 18, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.
2008
President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.
2008
War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.
2005
A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2003
One year old Zachary Turner is murdered in Newfoundland by his mother who was awarded custody despite facing trial for the murder of Zachary's father. The case led to reform of Canada's bail laws.
1989
Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
1983
Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
1977
Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
1976
In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
1971
Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
1966
Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
1965
Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
1963
Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1958
Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
1958
Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He came first among 39 competitors.
1950
Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
1945
Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day.
1940
World War II: The Hardest Day air battle, part of the Battle of Britain. At that point, the largest aerial engagement in history with heavy losses sustained on both sides.
1938
The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York, United States with Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1923
First British Track & Field championships for women, London
1920
The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.
1917
A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
1903
German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers.
1891
Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
1868
French astronomerPierre Janssendiscovershelium.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern: Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
1848
Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
1838
The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads.
1826
Major Gordon Laing becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu.
1783
A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast.
1634
Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
1612
The trial of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, begins at LancasterAssizes.
1590
John White, the governor of the Roanoke Colony, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
1587
Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
1572
Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
1563
Merchants from the Bungo Province destroy the Portuguese settlement in Yokoseura, Japan
1487
The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.
1304
The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias.
684
Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria.

Births On This Day

1997
Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer
1995
Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater
1994
Morgan Sanson, French footballer
1993
Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter
1993
Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer
1992
Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer
1992
Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player
1990
Elliot Justham, English footballer
1988
Jack Hobbs, English footballer
1988
Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer
1988
G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer
1987
Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist
1986
Evan Gattis, American baseball player
1986
Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer
1985
Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer
1985
Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer
1984
Sigourney Bandjar, Dutch footballer
1984
Robert Huth, German footballer
1983
Mika, Lebanese-born English recording artist and singer-songwriter
1983
Cameron White, Australian cricketer
1981
César Delgado, Argentinian footballer
1981
Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer
1980
Esteban Cambiasso, Argentinian footballer
1980
Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver
1980
Ryan O'Hara, Australian rugby league player
1980
Bart Scott, American football player
1980
Jeremy Shockey, American football player
1979
Stuart Dew, Australian footballer
1978
Andy Samberg, American actor and comedian
1977
Paraskevas Antzas, Greek footballer
1977
Even Kruse Skatrud, Norwegian musician and educator
1974
Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic
1971
Patrik Andersson, Swedish footballer
1970
Jason Furman, American economist and politician
1970
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer
1969
Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach
1969
Edward Norton, American actor
1967
Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and record producer
1967
Brian Michael Bendis, American author and illustrator
1966
Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer
1965
Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress
1964
Andi Deris, German singer and songwriter
1964
Mark Sargent, Australian rugby league player
1964
Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster
1962
Felipe Calderón, Mexican lawyer and politician, 56th President of Mexico
1962
Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Huw Edwards, Welsh-English journalist and author
1961
Timothy Geithner, American banker and politician, 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1961
Bob Woodruff, American journalist and author
1960
Mike LaValliere, American baseball player
1960
Fat Lever, American basketball player and sportscaster
1959
Tom Prichard, American wrestler and trainer
1958
Didier Auriol, French race car driver
1958
Madeleine Stowe, American actress
1957
Denis Leary, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Ron Strykert, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1956
John Debney, American composer and conductor
1956
Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach
1956
Jon Schwartz, American drummer and producer
1956
Kelly Willard, American singer-songwriter
1956
Rainer Woelki, German cardinal
1955
Bruce Benedict, American baseball player and coach
1955
Taher Elgamal, Egyptian-American cryptographer
1955
Tan Dun, Chinese composer
1954
Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician
1953
Louie Gohmert, American captain, lawyer, and politician
1953
Marvin Isley, American R&B bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)
1952
Elayne Boosler, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1952
Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)
1952
Ricardo Villa, Argentinian footballer and coach
1950
Dennis Elliott, English drummer and sculptor
1949
Nigel Griggs, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1948
James Jones, English bishop
1948
John Scarlett, English intelligence officer
1945
Sarah Dash, American singer-songwriter and actress
1945
Värner Lootsmann, Estonian lawyer and politician
1945
Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and author (d. 1994)
1944
Paula Danziger, American author (d. 2004)
1944
Robert Hitchcock, Australian sculptor and illustrator
1943
Martin Mull, American actor and comedian
1943
Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
1943
Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (d. 2004)
1940
Adam Makowicz, Polish-Canadian pianist and composer
1940
Gil Whitney, American journalist (d. 1982)
1939
Maxine Brown, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
1939
Robert Horton, English businessman (d. 2011)
1939
Johnny Preston, American pop singer (d. 2011)
1937
Sheila Cassidy, English physician and author
1936
Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer
1935
Gail Fisher, American actress (d. 2000)
1935
Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia
1934
Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (d. 2015)
1934
Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)
1934
Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director
1934
Michael May, German-Swiss race car driver and engineer
1933
Just Fontaine, Moroccan-French footballer and manager
1933
Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
1932
Luc Montagnier, French virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian 14th General of The Salvation Army
1931
Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)
1931
Grant Williams, American film, theater and television actor (d. 1985)
1930
Liviu Librescu, Romanian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
1930
Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (d. 2014)
1929
Hugues Aufray, French singer-songwriter
1928
Marge Schott, American businesswoman (d. 2004)
1928
Sonny Til, American R&B singer (The Orioles) (d. 1981)
1925
Brian Aldiss, English author and critic (d. 2017)
1925
Pierre Grondin, Canadian surgeon and academic (d. 2006)
1925
Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)
1923
Katherine Victor, American actress (d. 2004)
1922
Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (d. 2008)
1921
Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
1921
Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian and academic (d. 2015)
1920
Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)
1920
Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1920
Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)
1919
Wally Hickel, American businessman and politician, 2nd Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)
1918
Cisco Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1961)
1917
Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)
1916
Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, journalist, and diplomat (d. 2018)
1916
Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)
1915
Max Lanier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
1914
Lucy Ozarin, United States Navylieutenant commander and psychiatrist (d. 2017)
1913
Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)
1912
Otto Ernst Remer, German general (d. 1997)
1911
Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (d. 2015)
1911
Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer (d. 1963)
1910
Herman Berlinski, Polish-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2001)
1910
Robert Winters, Canadian colonel, engineer, and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 1969)
1909
Gérard Filion, Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
1908
Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, 139th Prime Minister of France (d. 1988)
1908
Olav H. Hauge, Norwegian poet and gardener (d. 1994)
1908
Bill Merritt, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1977)
1906
Marcel Carné, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1906
Curtis Jones, American blues pianist and singer (d. 1971)
1905
Enoch Light, American bandleader, violinist, and recording engineer (d. 1978)
1904
Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (d. 1996)
1903
Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
1902
Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
1902
Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (d. 2003)
1900
Ruth Bonner, Soviet Communist activist, sentenced to a labor camp during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge (d. 1987)
1900
Ruth Norman, American religious leader (d. 1993)
1898
Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
1896
Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1933)
1893
Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
1893
Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1973)
1890
Walther Funk, German economist and politician, Reich Minister of Economics (d. 1960)
1887
John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and professor of mining (d. 1957)
1885
Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (d. 1964)
1883
Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (d. 1966)
1879
Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
1878
Maurice Sterne, Latvian-American sculptor and painter (d. 1957)
1870
Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)
1869
Carl Rungius, German-American painter and educator (d. 1959)
1863
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, American painter (d. 1930)
1857
Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop and missionary (d. 1926)
1855
Alfred Wallis, English painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
1841
William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
1834
Marshall Field, American businessman, founded Marshall Field's (d. 1906)
1831
Ernest Noel, Scottish businessman and politician (d. 1931)
1830
Franz Joseph I of Austria (d. 1916)
1822
Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)
1819
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1876)
1807
B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (d. 1893)
1803
Nathan Clifford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 19th United States Attorney General (d. 1881)
1792
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
1774
Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician (d. 1809)
1754
François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)
1750
Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)
1720
Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (d. 1760)
1700
Baji Rao I, first Peshwa of Maratha Empire (d. 1740)
1692
Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1740)
1685
Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1731)
1657
Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (d. 1743)
1629
Agneta Horn, Swedish writer (d. 1672)
1606
Maria Anna of Spain (d. 1646)
1605
Henry Hammond, English churchman and theologian (d. 1660)
1596
Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer (d. 1665)
1587
Virginia Dare, Virginia colony settler (d. ????)
1579
Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (d. 1640)
1542
Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland (d. 1601)
1497
Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (d. 1543)
1458
Lorenzo Pucci, Catholic cardinal (d. 1531)
1450
Marko Marulić, Croatian poet and author (d. 1524)
1305
Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese Shōgun (d. 1358)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)
2017
Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)
2016
Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)
2015
Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)
2015
Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)
2015
Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)
2015
Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2015
Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2014
Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)
2014
Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
2014
Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)
2014
Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)
2013
Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2013
Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)
2013
Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)
2012
Harrison Begay, American painter (b. 1917)
2012
John Kovatch, American football player (b. 1920)
2012
Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2012
Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)
2012
Jesse Robredo, Filipino public servant and politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (b. 1958)
2010
Hal Connolly, American hammer thrower and coach (b. 1931)
2010
Benjamin Kaplan, American scholar and jurist (b. 1911)
2009
Kim Dae-jung, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 15th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
2009
Rose Friedman, Ukrainian-American economist and author (b. 1910)
2009
Robert Novak, American journalist and author (b. 1931)
2007
Michael Deaver, American soldier and politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
2007
Magdalen Nabb, English author (b. 1947)
2006
Ken Kearney, Australian rugby player (b. 1924)
2005
Chri$ Ca$h, American wrestler (b. 1982)
2004
Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (b. 1922)
2004
Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (b. 1906)
2003
Tony Jackson, English singer and bass player (b. 1938)
2002
Dean Riesner, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)
2001
David Peakall, English chemist and toxicologist (b. 1931)
1998
Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)
1994
Francis Raymond Shea, American bishop (b. 1913)
1990
B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and philosopher, invented the Skinner box (b. 1904)
1983
Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (b. 1902)
1981
Anita Loos, American author and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1979
Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)
1968
Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (b. 1881)
1964
Hildegard Trabant, Berlin Wallvictim (b. 1927)
1952
Alberto Hurtado, Chilean priest, lawyer, and saint (b. 1901)
1950
Julien Lahaut, Belgian soldier and politician (b. 1884)
1949
Paul Mares, American trumpet player and bandleader (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (b. 1900)
1945
Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)
1944
Ernst Thälmann, German soldier and politician (b. 1886)
1943
Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
1940
Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (b. 1875)
1919
Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company (b. 1841)
1886
Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor, invented the Mortise lock (b. 1795)
1850
Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright (b. 1799)
1842
Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (b. 1779)
1823
André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (b. 1769)
1815
Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1759)
1765
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1708)
1712
Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1660)
1707
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1640)
1683
Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)
1648
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1615)
1642
Guido Reni, Italian painter and educator (b. 1575)
1634
Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
1625
Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English diplomat (b. 1556)
1620
Wanli Emperor of China (b. 1563)
1613
Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1540)
1600
Sebastiano Montelupi, Italian businessman (b. 1516)
1563
Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and philosopher (b. 1530)
1559
Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)
1550
Antonio Ferramolino, Italian architect and military engineer
1503
Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
1502
Knut Alvsson, Norwegian nobleman and politician (b. 1455)
1500
Alfonso of Aragon, Spanish prince (b. 1481)
1430
Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (b. 1406)
1318
Clare of Montefalco, Italian nun and saint (b. 1268)
1276
Pope Adrian V (b. 1220)
1258
Theodore II Laskaris, emperor of Nicea (Byzantine emperor in exile)
1227
Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1162)
1211
Narapatisithu, king of Burma (b. 1150)
1095
King Olaf I of Denmark
849
Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian (b. 808)
673
Kim Yu-shin, general of Silla (b. 595)
670
Fiacre, Irish hermit
472
Ricimer, Roman general and politician (b. 405)
440
Pope Sixtus III
353
Decentius, Roman usurper

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