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On This Day in History:  August 19

August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 134 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery Post becomes installable app for mobile users. Speednet Group, a leading lottery technology company, today announced the general availability of its latest version of the Lottery Post mobile website, which allows mobile users to install the site as an app on their phones.
2015
VIDEO: See what it's like to win a Colorado Lottery prize. If you've ever imagined what it must be like to win a Colorado Lottery Second-Chance Drawing, get ready to experience all of those winning moments.
2015
Virginia Lottery turns over more than a half-billion dollars to education. For just the second time in its history, the Virginia Lottery has delivered more than a half-billion dollars to Virginia's K-12 public schools in a single fiscal year.
2013
Texas Lottery to double number of Pick 3 and Pick 4 draws. In a few weeks, Texas Lottery players will have twice as many opportunities per day to play the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games.
2013
Mother and son share bittersweet lottery win. A South Carolina man won $150,000 on a lottery ticket he bought to honor his father on the anniversary of his death.
2013
Teammates fool Diamondbacks player with lottery prank. Major League Baseball player Wade Miley was fooled by his fellow Diamondbacks teammates last Sunday when they mixed in a fake scratch-off ticket with his real ones.
2013
Winning €6m Ireland Lotto ticket sold in Lahinch, Co Clare. The popular Irish seaside town of Lahinch, Co Clare is buzzing with excitement after someone bought the winning lottery ticket from Saturday's draw worth more than €6 million at a local supermarket.
2012
Iowa officials trying to solve lotto mystery, may release surveillance video. Investigators in Iowa may release surveillance video of a person who purchased an unclaimed lottery ticket in hopes the public will see something that will help a criminal probe.
2011
Arizona Lottery sales hit record levels. People in Arizona are spending record amounts of money on lottery tickets, a sales surge that is surpassing that of other states.
2010
TN lottery scholarships safe from cuts. The dollar shortfall between Tennessee lottery revenue and the scholarship programs it funds is much less than previously projected, a study shows, indicating that lottery scholarships won't have to be cut or made harder to get.
2009
Mega Millions and Powerball prizes top $200 million. Jackpots for the two multistate lotteries in the U.S. rose above $200 million each as players await tonight's drawing for one of the prizes.
2009
Lottery fever hits Tennessee & Georgia: both states have jackpots over $200 million. Lottery Fever hits folks in Tennessee and Georgia as both states celebrate jackpots over $200 Million.
2009
Mega Millions lottery jackpot zooms to $207M. The jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing climbed to $207 million after no players matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's game.
2009
N.C. lottery expands vending machine use. North Carolina Education Lottery Commission officials are hoping a new deal that will allow players to purchase Powerball and other game tickets from vending machines will help extend the lottery's reach into more retail chain stores, like Walmart.
2008
His and Hers: Wisconsin spouses win identical lottery jackpots. A Wisconsin husband and wife each won their own $350,000 jackpots in this weekend's SuperCash state lottery.
2005
Air Force sergeant claims $93.4 million Powerball jackpot. A Kirtland Air Force Base master sergeant who decided on a whim to buy a lottery ticket while picking up milk at a Raley's supermarket won a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials announced Friday.
2004
$14 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $14 million, with a cash option of $6.8 million.
2004
Mistrial declared in $4M lottery ticket dispute. A former convenience store clerk will keep collecting winnings from a $4 million Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket after a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial yesterday in a dispute over ownership of the ticket.
2004
N.J. Lottery sales top $2 billion for third straight year. New Jersey lottery revenues rose more than 5 percent in the past fiscal year, topping $2 billion in sales for the third consecutive year.
2003
Burglar Has Lotto Fever. Columbus, Georgia police are talking about an unusual late-night break-in at a convenience store, where the thief stole a lottery machine and two rolls of scratch-off tickets valued at $600.
2003
Bookies in Exile. Many of the bookmakers who started offshore betting operations so optimistically are finding themselves locked into an isolated way of life that with each passing day seems a worse bet.
2003
GTECH lottery systems built to handle blackout. In last week's blackout in the Northeast, no completed lottery sales were lost or dropped, but in stores without power, purchases were impossible.
2003
Lottery deal with Georgia best bet, expert says. Tennessee's lottery could reap as much as an extra $249 million over a seven-year period by joining forces with Georgia, according to a consultant hired by the state lottery board.

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.$245 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2007
4.€147.81 Million
US$211.79 Million
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2009
5.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2001
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2007
8.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2014
9.€126.25 Million
US$142.96 Million
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2016
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.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
16.€91 Million
US$100.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$100.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2010
19.€65 Million
US$93.41 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2011
20.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2002
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2003
22.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2008
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2010
23.$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

1986
Tuesday, Aug 19, 1986
33 years old
1985
Monday, Aug 19, 1985
34 years old
1982
Thursday, Aug 19, 1982
37 years old
1980
Tuesday, Aug 19, 1980
39 years old
1979
Sunday, Aug 19, 1979
40 years old
1975
Tuesday, Aug 19, 1975
44 years old
1974
Monday, Aug 19, 1974
45 years old
1972
Saturday, Aug 19, 1972
47 years old
1968
Monday, Aug 19, 1968
51 years old
1968
Monday, Aug 19, 1968
51 years old
1964
Wednesday, Aug 19, 1964
55 years old
1964
Wednesday, Aug 19, 1964
55 years old
1960
Friday, Aug 19, 1960
59 years old
1953
Wednesday, Aug 19, 1953
66 years old
1953
Wednesday, Aug 19, 1953
66 years old
1952
Tuesday, Aug 19, 1952
67 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Tens of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon are accidentally released into the wild in Washington waters in the 2017 Cypress Island Atlantic salmon pen break.
2013
The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.
2010
Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
2009
A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
2005
The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
2003
A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
2003
A suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children, in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.
2002
Khankala Mi-26 crash: A Russian Mil Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
1999
In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia PresidentSlobodan Milošević.
1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet PresidentMikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine.
1989
Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communistprime minister in 42 years.
1989
Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
1987
Hungerford massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide.
1981
Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two LibyanSukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
1980
Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
1978
In Iran, Cinema Rex fire caused more than 400 deaths.
1965
Japanese prime ministerEisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.
1964
Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, was launched.
1960
Cold War: In Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
1960
Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogsBelka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants.
1955
In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
1953
Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the ShahMohammad Reza Pahlavi.
1945
August Revolution: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1944
World War II: Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1942
World War II: Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
1940
First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
1936
The Great Purge of the Soviet Union begins when the first of the Moscow Trials is convened.
1934
The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
1934
The German referendum of 1934 approves Hitler's appointment as head of state with the title of Führer.
1927
Patriarch Sergius of Moscow proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
1909
The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
1862
American Indian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
1861
First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
1854
The First Sioux War begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred.
1848
California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
1839
The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world".
1813
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's Second Triumvirate.
1812
War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitutiondefeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".
1782
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commanderCharles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
1772
Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
1759
Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.
1745
Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".
1745
Ottoman-Persian War: In the Battle of Kars, the Ottoman army is routed by Persian forces led by Nader Shah.
1692
Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
1666
Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1612
The "Samlesbury witches", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.
1561
Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
1504
In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
1458
Pope Pius II becomes the 211th Pope.
1274
Coronation at Westminster Abbey of King Edward I of England.
1153
Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.
947
Abu Yazid, a Kharijite rebel leader, is defeated and killed in the Hodna Mountains in modern-day Algeria by Fatimid forces.
14 AD
After ruling for 44 years, the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus, dies. His stepson Tiberius is his successor.
43 BC
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
295 BC
The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.

Births On This Day

1996
Hsu Ching-wen, Taiwanese tennis player
1996
Lachlan Lewis, Australian rugby league player
1995
Dylan Phythian, Australian rugby league player
1994
Guadalupe Pérez Rojas, Argentinian tennis player
1994
Nafissatou Thiam, Belgian pentathlete
1994
Fernando Gaviria, Colombian cyclist
1992
David Rittich, Czech ice hockey player
1990
Danny Galbraith, Scottish footballer
1989
Romeo Miller, American basketball player, rapper, actor
1988
Hoodie Allen, American rapper
1988
Kirk Cousins, American football player
1988
Veronica Roth, American author
1987
Nick Driebergen, Dutch swimmer
1987
Nico Hülkenberg, German race car driver
1987
Anaïs Lameche, French-Swedish singer
1987
Richard Stearman, English footballer
1986
Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer
1986
Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
1986
Christina Perri, American singer and songwriter
1985
David A. Gregory, American actor
1985
Gavin Cooper, Australian rugby league player
1985
Lindsey Jacobellis, American snowboarder
1984
Simon Bird, English actor and screenwriter
1984
Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
1984
Ryan Taylor, English footballer
1983
Mike Conway, English race car driver
1983
Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
1983
John McCargo, American football player
1982
J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
1982
Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
1982
Stipe Miocic, American professional mixed martial artist
1982
Bryan Sellers, American racing driver
1981
Nick Kennedy, English rugby player
1981
Percy Watson, American football player and wrestler
1980
Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1980
Jun Jin, South Korean singer
1980
Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
1980
Michael Todd, American bass player
1979
Dave Douglas, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1979
Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
1978
Chris Capuano, American baseball player
1978
Qais Al Khonji, Omani entrepreneur
1977
Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
1976
Régine Chassagne, Canadian singer-songwriter
1976
Stephan Schmidt, German footballer and manager
1975
Chynna Clugston, American illustrator
1974
Anja Knippel, German runner
1974
Andy Neate, English race car driver
1973
Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer
1973
Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager
1973
Tasma Walton, Australian actress
1972
Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentinian footballer and manager
1972
Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer-songwriter
1971
Mary Joe Fernández, Dominican-American tennis player and coach
1971
João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese footballer
1970
Fat Joe, American rapper and actor
1970
Jeff Tam, American baseball player
1969
Nate Dogg, American rapper (d. 2011)
1969
Matthew Perry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player and coach
1969
Clay Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Khandro Rinpoche, Indian spiritual leader
1967
Satya Nadella, Indian American business executive, CEO of Microsoft
1966
Lee Ann Womack, American singer-songwriter
1965
Hemant Birje, Indian actor
1965
Kevin Dillon, American actor
1965
Kyra Sedgwick, American actress and producer
1965
James Tomkins, Australian rower
1963
John Stamos, American actor
1963
Joey Tempest, Swedish rock singer-songwriter and musician (Europe)
1961
Jonathan Coe, English author and academic
1960
Morten Andersen, Danish-American football player
1960
Ron Darling, American baseball player and sportscaster
1959
Ricky Pierce, American basketball player
1958
Gary Gaetti, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1958
Anthony Muñoz, American football player and sportscaster
1958
Brendan Nelson, Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence for Australia
1958
Rick Snyder, American politician and businessman, 48th Governor of Michigan
1958
Darryl Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957
Paul-Jan Bakker, Dutch cricketer
1957
Gary Chapman, American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Martin Donovan, American actor and director
1957
Ian Gould, English cricketer and umpire
1957
Cesare Prandelli, Italian footballer and manager
1957
Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper
1957
Gerda Verburg, Dutch trade union leader and politician, Dutch Minister of Agriculture
1956
Adam Arkin, American actor, director, and producer
1956
José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist
1955
Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress
1955
Peter Gallagher, American actor
1955
Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Dominica-born English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
1955
Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
1954
Oscar Larrauri, Argentinian race car driver
1953
Mary Matalin, American political consultant
1952
Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director
1951
John Deacon, English bass player and songwriter
1951
Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1950
Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer
1950
Jennie Bond, English journalist and author
1949
Michael Nazir-Ali, Pakistani-English bishop
1948
Robert Hughes, Australian actor
1948
Elliot Lurie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Gerald McRaney, American actor, director, and producer
1948
Christy O'Connor Jnr, Irish golfer and architect (d. 2016)
1947
Dave Dutton, English actor and screenwriter
1947
Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
1947
Gerard Schwarz, American conductor and director
1947
Anuška Ferligoj, Slovenian mathematician
1946
Charles Bolden, American general and astronaut
1946
Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42nd President of the United States
1946
Dawn Steel, American film producer (d. 1997)
1945
Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1945
Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, English politician
1945
Ian Gillan, English singer-songwriter (Deep Purple and Black Sabbath)
1944
Jack Canfield, American author
1944
Bodil Malmsten, Swedish author and poet
1944
Eddy Raven, American country music singer-songwriter
1944
Charles Wang, Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Computer Associates International
1943
Don Fardon, English pop singer
1943
Sid Going, New Zealand rugby player
1943
Billy J. Kramer, English pop singer
1942
Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)
1941
Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek educator and politician (d. 2009)
1940
Roger Cook, English songwriter, singer, and producer
1940
Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter
1940
Jill St. John, American model and actress
1939
Ginger Baker, English drummer and songwriter
1938
Diana Muldaur, American actress
1938
Nelly Vuksic, Argentine conductor and musician
1937
Richard Ingrams, English journalist, founded The Oldie
1937
William Motzing, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1936
Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)
1935
Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach
1934
David Durenberger, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1934
Renée Richards, American tennis player and ophthalmologist
1933
Bettina Cirone, American model and photographer
1933
David Hopwood, English microbiologist and geneticist
1933
Debra Paget, American actress
1932
Thomas P. Salmon, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont
1932
Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister (1995-1996) (d. 2016)
1931
Bill Shoemaker, American jockey and author (d. 2003)
1930
Frank McCourt, American author and educator (d. 2009)
1929
Bill Foster, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
1929
Ion N. Petrovici, Romanian-German neurologist and academic
1928
Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)
1926
Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (d. 2016)
1925
Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)
1924
Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1924
William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (d. 2003)
1921
Gene Roddenberry, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1991)
1919
Malcolm Forbes, American publisher and politician (d. 1990)
1918
Jimmy Rowles, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1996)
1916
Dennis Poore, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1987)
1915
Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1915
Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (d. 1985)
1914
Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2005)
1914
Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (d. 1955)
1913
John Argyris, Greek engineer and academic (d. 2004)
1913
Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)
1913
Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
1911
Anna Terruwe, Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
1910
Quentin Bell, English historian and author (d. 1996)
1909
Ronald King, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)
1907
Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)
1907
Thruston Ballard Morton, American soldier and politician (d. 1982)
1906
Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)
1904
Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1963)
1903
James Gould Cozzens, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1978)
1902
Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
1900
Gontran de Poncins, French author and adventurer (d. 1962)
1900
Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1976)
1900
Dorothy Burr Thompson, American archaeologist and art historian (d. 2001)
1899
Colleen Moore, American actress (d. 1988)
1895
C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1985)
1887
S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)
1883
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company (d. 1971)
1883
José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
1881
George Enescu, Romanian violinist, pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1955)
1881
George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd (d. 1954)
1878
Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)
1873
Fred Stone, American actor and producer (d. 1959)
1872
Albert C. Campbell, American popular music singer (d. 1947)
1871
Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1948)
1870
Bernard Baruch, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1965)
1853
Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
1849
Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian politician and diplomat (d. 1910)
1848
Gustave Caillebotte, French painter and engineer (d. 1894)
1846
Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)
1843
C. I. Scofield, American minister and theologian (d. 1921)
1835
Tom Wills, Australian cricketer and pioneer of Australian rules football (d. 1880)
1830
Julius Lothar Meyer, German chemist (d. 1895)
1830
Sarah Palmer Young, American Civil War nurse and author (d. 1908)
1819
Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)
1815
Harriette Newell Woods Baker, American editor and children's book writer (d. 1893)
1777
Francis I, king of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
1743
Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)
1719
Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
1711
Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)
1689
Samuel Richardson, English author and publisher (d. 1761)
1686
Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (d. 1737)
1646
John Flamsteed, English astronomer and academic (d. 1719)
1631
John Dryden, English poet, literary critic and playwright (d. 1700)
1621
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, etcher, and poet (d. 1674)
1596
Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)
1590
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1649)
1583
Daišan, Chinese prince and statesman (d. 1648)
1570
Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
1557
Frederick I, duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
1398
Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)
1342
Catherine of Bohemia, duchess of Austria (d. 1395)
1012
Baldwin V, count of Flanders (d. 1067)
232
Marcus Aurelius Probus, Roman emperor (d. 282)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Jack Riley, American actor and voice artist (b. 1935)
2015
George Houser, American minister and activist (b. 1916)
2015
Sanat Mehta, Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)
2014
Samih al-Qasim, Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)
2014
Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)
2014
James Foley, American photographer and journalist (b. 1973)
2014
Candida Lycett Green, Anglo-Irish journalist and author (b. 1942)
2013
Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1923)
2013
Russell S. Doughten, American director and producer (b. 1927)
2013
Abdul Rahim Hatif, Afghan politician, 8th President of Afghanistan (b. 1926)
2013
Donna Hightower, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
2012
Donal Henahan, American journalist and critic (b. 1921)
2012
Ivar Iversen, Norwegian canoe racer (b. 1914)
2012
Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (b. 1944)
2012
Edmund Skellings, American poet and academic (b. 1932)
2011
Raúl Ruiz, Chilean director and producer (b. 1941)
2009
Don Hewitt, American television producer, created 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
2008
Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (b. 1948)
2005
Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1949)
2003
Carlos Roberto Reina, Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
2003
Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
2001
Donald Woods, South African journalist and activist (b. 1933)
2000
Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet, author, and educator (b. 1948)
2000
Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
1995
Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and musicologist (b. 1910)
1994
Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1993
Utpal Dutt, Bangladeshi actor, director, and playwright (b. 1929)
1986
Hermione Baddeley, English actress (b. 1906)
1982
August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
1981
Jessie Matthews, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)
1980
Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)
1977
Aleksander Kreek, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1914)
1977
Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)
1976
Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor (b. 1900)
1976
Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1946)
1975
Mark Donohue, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1937)
1970
Paweł Jasienica, Polish soldier and historian (b. 1909)
1968
George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist (b. 1904)
1967
Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American author and publisher (b. 1884)
1967
Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English journalist and historian (b. 1907)
1957
David Bomberg, English soldier and painter (b. 1890)
1954
Alcide De Gasperi, Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881)
1950
Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1871)
1945
Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b. 1875)
1942
Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (b. 1901)
1936
Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
1932
Louis Anquetin, French painter (b. 1861)
1929
Sergei Diaghilev, Russian critic and producer, founded Ballets Russes (b. 1872)
1928
Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1838)
1923
Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
1915
Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)
1914
Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
1900
Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1833)
1889
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1838)
1883
Jeremiah S. Black, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Attorney General (b. 1810)
1822
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)
1808
Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1721)
1773
Francesco Zahra, Maltese painter (b. 1710)
1753
Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (b. 1687)
1702
Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1645)
1691
Köprülü Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman commander and politician, 117th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1637)
1680
Jean Eudes, French priest, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (b. 1601)
1662
Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
1654
Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller, Bohemian rabbi (b. 1579)
1646
Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1583)
1580
Andrea Palladio, Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore (b. 1508)
1506
King Alexander Jagiellon of Poland (b. 1461)
1493
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1415)
1470
Richard Olivier de Longueil, French cardinal (b. 1406)
1457
Andrea del Castagno, Italian painter (b. 1421)
1297
Louis of Toulouse, French bishop and saint (b. 1274)
1284
Alphonso, Earl of Chester (b. 1273)
1245
Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)
1186
Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)
1085
Al-Juwayni , Muslim scholar and imam (b. 1028)
1072
Hawise, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1037)
998
Fujiwara no Sukemasa, Japanese noble, statesman and calligrapher (b. 944)
947
Abu Yazid, Kharijite rebel leader (b. 873)
911
Al-Hadi ila'l-Haqq Yahya, Arab religious and political leader (b. 859)
780
Credan, English abbot and saint
AD 14
Augustus, Roman emperor (b. 63 BC)

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