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On This Day in History:  December 3

December 3 is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 28 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery winner never showed up to claim $14.6 million jackpot in Arizona. A lottery player sitting on a $14.6 million jackpot had until the end of Monday to come forward in Arizona — or lose it all, officials said. The winner never showed up.
2018
Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes. The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an "absolute con" after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules.
2016
Play at the Pump slow to take off in NC. Despite the convenience, Play at the Pump has been slow to take off in North Carolina.
2015
$144M Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee claimed by trust. The second largest prize and fourth Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee was claimed today at the Tennessee Lottery's Nashville headquarters.
2015
Deal struck, Illinois Lottery winners to be paid. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Democrats on Wednesday struck a rare agreement, compromising on a plan to release more than $3.1 billion to pay Illinois Lottery winners and help cities and towns operate 911 centers, plow roads and train firefighters.
2013
Powerball winner dies penniless, 12 years after winning $27 million. A Powerball winner has died broke and all alone in hospice care, just 12 years after raking in $27 million cash from a lottery jackpot.
2013
Florida lottery ticket worth $1.3 million about to expire. Someone who bought a Mega Money lottery ticket over the summer in south Miami-Dade is a millionaire and may not even know it.
2009
S.C. Lottery ending MegaMatch 6 game. The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announced MegaMatch 6 will end with the Tuesday, December 29 drawing.
2009
Lottery vending machines coming to Arkansas. Arkansas Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue says state residents will start to see lottery ticket vending machines this spring, sometime around March or April.
2008
Monetary 'miracle' as 2 lotto jackpots won on same day. 'Tis the season for giving, and the British Columbia Lottery Corp. got into the holiday spirit in a big way Tuesday, presenting checks to two separate lottery jackpot winners from B.C.
2008
Three accused of buying lottery tickets with stolen credit cards. A trio of suspected theives are in the Cowlitz County Jail after police stopped their car Monday and found hundreds of lottery scratch tickets.
2008
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $146 million. Lottery players in the twelve Mega Millions states will be buying tickets for the largest jackpot in seven months.
2007
Georgia lawmakers question lottery bonuses. Top Georgia Republicans are calling for a review of the bonuses awarded to Georgia Lottery officials.
2006
Florida landscaper claims $9M Lotto jackpot. A Melbourne, Florida, landscaper from Costa Rica has come forward to claim his $9 million Florida Lotto jackpot.
2006
Florida Lottery holiday raffle game sold out. At 10:33 pm Thursday night the last of the 1.25 million Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets was sold.
2004
Six Vermont State Employees Split $100,000 Powerball Prize. Six employees from the Vermont Department of Employment and Training came forward on November 23 to claim their $100,000 Powerball prize from the November 20 drawing.
2003
Texas Mega Millions Sales Begin Today. Beginning at 6 a.m., tickets were going on sale for Mega Millions, Texas' first foray into high-stakes, multistate lotteries.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $44 Million. Buoyed by the addition of Texas to the Mega Millions states, the jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $44 million Wednesday.
2003
Lottery buffs fear impact on Lotto Texas. For the first time Wednesday, people will be able to buy a chance at the Mega Millions jackpot in Texas, but some are worried about the impact to Lotto Texas sales.
2003
Audit finds S.C. lottery operates efficiently. An audit of South Carolina's nearly 2-year-old lottery found only a few areas for improvement in cost controls.
2003
S.C. Lottery Director Opposes Sales Tax Plan. Gov. Mark Sanford's plan to charge sales tax on lottery tickets could cost South Carolina millions in lost education dollars, members of the S.C. lottery commission were told Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2019
2.$257 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2013
3.$244 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2020
4.€200 Million
US$241.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2020
5.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2018
7.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2017
8.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
9.$146 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2008
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2004
11.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2015
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2019
13.€97 Million
US$114.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
14.€72.2 Million
US$87.21 Million
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2020
15.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2011
16.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2007
17.€72.14 Million
US$81.96 Million
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
18.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2013
19.€67.61 Million
US$80.04 Million
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2002
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2005
23.€58.69 Million
US$72.28 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2009
25.€57 Million
US$64.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Thursday, Dec 3, 1981
39 years old
1979
Monday, Dec 3, 1979
41 years old
1976
Friday, Dec 3, 1976
44 years old
1973
Monday, Dec 3, 1973
47 years old
1969
Wednesday, Dec 3, 1969
51 years old
1968
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
1966
Saturday, Dec 3, 1966
54 years old
1963
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1963
57 years old
1962
Monday, Dec 3, 1962
58 years old
1960
Saturday, Dec 3, 1960
60 years old
1953
Thursday, Dec 3, 1953
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launches the space explorer Hayabusa2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples.
2012
At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.
2009
A suicide bombing at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.
2007
Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, and close a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
2005
XCOR Aerospace makes the first manned rocket aircraft delivery of U.S. Mail in Kern County, California.
1999
NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
1997
In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.
1994
The PlayStation developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment was released in Japan
1994
Taiwan held the first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and only direct elected Governor of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian became the first direct elected Mayor of Taipei, Wu Den-yih became the first directed Mayor of Kaohsiung.
1992
The Greek oil tankerAegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching A Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
1992
A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
1989
Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end.
1984
Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000-600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
1982
A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
1979
In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
1979
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini becomes the first Supreme Leader of Iran.
1976
An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica just two days before the "Smile Jamaica", a free concert.
1973
Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
1971
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches a pre-emptive strike against India and a full-scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1967
At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
1964
Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property.
1960
The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.
1959
The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
1944
Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
1927
Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
1920
Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
1919
After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
1912
Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with the Ottoman Empire, temporarily halting the First Balkan War. (The armistice will expire on February 3, 1913, and hostilities will resume.)
1910
Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
1904
The Jovian moonHimalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California's Lick Observatory.
1901
In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits".
1898
The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeated an all-star collection of early football players 16-0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.
1854
Battle of the Eureka Stockade: More than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
1834
The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
1818
Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
1800
War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden: French General Moreau decisively defeats the Archduke John of Austria near Munich. Coupled with First ConsulNapoleon Bonaparte's earlier victory at Marengo, this will force the Austrians to sign an armistice and end the war.
1800
United States presidential election, 1800 The Electoral College casts votes for President and Vice President that resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
1799
War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Wiesloch: Austrian Lieutenant Field Marshal Anton Sztáray defeats the French at Wiesloch.
1775
The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
915
Pope John X crowned Berengar I of Italy as Holy Roman Emperor.

Births On This Day

1994
Solomone Kata, New Zealand rugby league player
1992
Cristian Ceballos, Spanish footballer
1991
Ekaterine Gorgodze, Georgian tennis player
1990
Christian Benteke, Belgian footballer
1990
Sharon Fichman, Canadian-Israeli tennis player
1989
Alex McCarthy, English footballer
1989
Selçuk Alibaz, Turkish footballer
1989
Tomasz Narkun, Polish mixed martial artist
1988
Melissa Aldana, Chilean saxophonist
1987
Michael Angarano, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1987
Erik Grönwall, Swedish singer-songwriter
1987
Brian Robiskie, American football player
1987
Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast
1985
Nina Ansaroff, American martial artist
1985
László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
1985
Mike Randolph, American soccer player
1985
Amanda Seyfried, American actress
1985
Robert Swift, American basketball player
1985
Marcus Williams, American basketball player
1984
Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
1984
Manuel Arana, Spanish footballer
1983
Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Sherri DuPree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Andy Grammer, American singer, songwriter, and record producer
1983
James Ihedigbo, American football player
1983
Aleksey Drozdov, Russian decathlete
1982
Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player
1982
Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
1982
Dascha Polanco, Dominican-American actress
1982
Franco Sbaraglini, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1981
Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
1981
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
1981
Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)
1981
David Villa, Spanish footballer
1980
Anna Chlumsky, American actress
1980
Jenna Dewan, American actress and dancer
1979
Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-English singer-songwriter
1979
Rock Cartwright, American football player
1978
Trina, American rapper and producer
1978
Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer
1978
Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player
1978
Bram Tankink, Dutch cyclist
1977
Chad Durbin, American baseball player
1977
Troy Evans, American football player
1977
Adam Małysz, Polish ski jumper and race car driver
1977
Yelena Zadorozhnaya, Russian runner
1976
Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
1976
Gary Glover, American baseball player
1976
Cornelius Griffin, American football player
1976
Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby player
1976
Tomotaka Okamoto, Japanese soprano
1974
Lucette Rådström, Swedish journalist
1973
Holly Marie Combs, American actress and producer
1973
MC Frontalot, American rapper
1973
Charl Willoughby, South African cricketer
1972
Danilo Goffi, Italian runner
1971
Heiko Herrlich, German footballer and manager
1971
Frank Sinclair, English-Jamaican footballer and manager
1971
Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager
1971
Vernon White, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1970
Paul Byrd, American baseball player
1970
Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player and coach
1970
Christian Karembeu, French footballer
1970
Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1969
Bill Steer, English guitarist and songwriter
1969
Hal Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees
1968
Brendan Fraser, American actor and producer
1968
Montell Jordan, American singer-songwriter and producer
1967
Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, Burkinabé mathematician
1966
Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer and manager
1966
Irina Zhuk, Russian figure skater and coach
1965
Andrew Stanton, American voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter
1965
Katarina Witt, German figure skater and actress
1964
Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1963
Joe Lally, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1963
Terri Schiavo, American medical patient (d. 2005)
1962
Richard Bacon, English banker, journalist, and politician
1962
Nataliya Grygoryeva, Ukrainian hurdler
1960
Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer
1960
Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
1960
Julianne Moore, American actress and author
1960
Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player and coach
1959
Eamonn Holmes, Irish journalist and game show host
1957
Maxim Korobov, Russian businessman and politician
1956
Ewa Kopacz, Polish physician and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland
1954
Grace Andreacchi, American-English author, poet, and playwright
1953
Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and race car driver
1953
Rob Waring, American-Norwegian vibraphonist and contemporary composer
1952
Don Barnes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Benny Hinn, Israeli-American evangelist and author
1952
Duane Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Molly Hatchet) (d. 2006)
1951
Mike Bantom, American basketball player and manager
1951
Ray Candy, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1994)
1951
Rick Mears, American race car driver
1951
Mike Stock, English songwriter, record producer, and musician
1950
Alberto Juantorena, Cuban runner
1949
Heather Menzies, Canadian-American actress (d. 2017)
1949
Mickey Thomas, American singer-songwriter
1948
Jan Hrubý, Czech violinist and songwriter
1948
Maxwell Hutchinson, English architect and television host
1948
Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter
1944
Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Craig Raine, English poet, author, and playwright
1943
J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2012)
1943
Joseph Franklin Ada, Guamanian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Guam
1942
Mike Gibson, Northern Irish-Irish rugby player
1942
Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1942
Alice Schwarzer, German journalist and publisher, founded EMMA Magazine
1942
David K. Shipler, American journalist and author
1940
Jeffrey R. Holland, American academic and religious leader
1939
John Paul, Sr., Dutch-American race car driver
1939
David Phillips, English chemist and academic
1938
Jean-Claude Malépart, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1938
Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (d. 1998)
1937
Bobby Allison, American race car driver and businessman
1937
Morgan Llywelyn, American-Irish model and author
1937
Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (d. 2003)
1935
Eddie Bernice Johnson, American nurse and politician
1934
Nicolas Coster, British-American actor
1934
Viktor Gorbatko, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
1934
Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian philosopher and academic
1933
Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1931
Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author and poet (d. 2011)
1931
Jaye P. Morgan, American singer and actress
1930
Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss director and screenwriter
1930
Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (d. 2014)
1930
Yves Trudeau, Canadian sculptor (d. 2017)
1929
John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)
1928
Thomas M. Foglietta, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 2004)
1928
Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 2014)
1927
Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)
1925
Ferlin Husky, American country music singer (d. 2011)
1924
Wiel Coerver, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1924
F. Sionil José, Filipino journalist, writer and author
1924
Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver and sailor (d. 2012)
1923
Trevor Bailey, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1923
Stjepan Bobek, Croatian-Serbian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1923
Moyra Fraser, Australian-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2009)
1922
Len Lesser, American actor (d. 2011)
1922
Eli Mandel, Canadian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1992)
1922
Sven Nykvist, Swedish director and cinematographer (d. 2006)
1921
Phyllis Curtin, American soprano and academic (d. 2016)
1921
John Doar, American lawyer and activist (d. 2014)
1919
Charles Lynch, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1994)
1918
Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)
1914
Irving Fine, American composer and academic (d. 1962)
1911
Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)
1907
Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (d. 1976)
1905
Les Ames, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1904
Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (d. 1976)
1902
Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain and pilot (d. 1976)
1902
Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (d. 1993)
1901
Glenn Hartranft, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1970)
1901
Mildred Wiley, American high jumper (d. 2000)
1900
Albert Hawke, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)
1900
Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2004)
1900
Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1899
Hayato Ikeda, Japanese politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
1899
Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (d. 1966)
1897
William Gropper, American cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)
1895
Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)
1895
Sheng Shicai, Chinese warlord (d. 1970)
1894
Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1975)
1891
Thomas Farrell, American general (d. 1967)
1887
Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese general and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1990)
1886
Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
1884
Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
1884
Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1965)
1883
Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
1880
Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1879
Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)
1879
Charles Hutchison, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
1879
Kafū Nagai, Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)
1879
Donald Matheson Sutherland, Canadian physician and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1970)
1878
Francis A. Nixon, American businessman (d. 1956)
1875
Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (d. 1955)
1872
Arthur Charles Hardy, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1962)
1872
William Haselden, English cartoonist (d. 1953)
1867
William John Bowser, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)
1864
Herman Heijermans, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)
1863
Gussie Davis, African-American songwriter (d. 1899)
1857
Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)
1857
Mathilde Kralik, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1856
George Leake, Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Western Australia (d. 1902)
1850
Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1925)
1848
William Shiels, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
1842
Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)
1842
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)
1842
Ellen Swallow Richards, American chemist, ecologist, and educator (d. 1911)
1838
Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1916)
1838
Octavia Hill, English activist and author (d. 1912)
1838
Princess Louise of Prussia (d. 1923)
1833
Carlos Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist and physician (d. 1915)
1826
George B. McClellan, American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1885)
1810
Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord, American author and political essayist (d. 1879)
1800
France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (d. 1849)
1793
Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, English painter and academic (d. 1867)
1755
Gilbert Stuart, American painter (d. 1828)
1730
Mahadaji Shinde, Maratha ruler of Gwalior (d. 1794)
1729
Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)
1722
Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)
1684
Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
1616
John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)
1596
Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (d. 1684)
1590
Daniel Seghers, Flemish Jesuit brother and painter (d. 1661)
1560
Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (d. 1627)
1483
Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German theologian and Protestant reformer (d. 1565)
1447
Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1512)
1368
Charles VI of France (d. 1422)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Gladstone Anderson, Jamaican singer and pianist (b. 1934)
2015
Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (b. 1922)
2015
Scott Weiland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
2014
Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
2014
Jacques Barrot, French politician, French European Commissioner (b. 1937)
2014
Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist and author (b. 1930)
2014
Ian McLagan, English-American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1945)
2014
James Stewart, Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1941)
2013
Paul Aussaresses, French general (b. 1918)
2013
Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed, Egyptian air marshal (b. 1952)
2013
Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet and educator (b. 1929)
2012
Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (b. 1938)
2012
Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
2012
Fyodor Khitruk, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2012
Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (b. 1980)
2012
Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (b. 1966)
2011
Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
2010
Abdumalik Bahori, Azerbaijani poet and author (b. 1927)
2009
Leila Lopes, Brazilian actress and journalist (b. 1959)
2009
Richard Todd, Irish-born British soldier and actor (b. 1919)
2008
Robert Zajonc, Polish-American psychologist and author (b. 1923)
2007
James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
2005
Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (b. 1912)
2005
Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2004
Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
2003
David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
2003
Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (b. 1921)
2002
Adrienne Adams, American illustrator (b. 1906)
2002
Glenn Quinn, Irish-American actor (b. 1970)
2000
Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and educator (b. 1917)
2000
Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (b. 1922)
1999
John Archer, American actor (b. 1915)
1999
Scatman John, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1942)
1999
Madeline Kahn, American actress, comedian, and singer (b. 1942)
1999
Horst Mahseli, Polish footballer (b. 1934)
1999
Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
1998
Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1936)
1996
Georges Duby, French historian and author (b. 1919)
1993
Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and academic (b. 1913)
1989
Fernando Martín Espina, Spanish basketball player (b. 1962)
1989
Connie B. Gay, American businessman, founded the Country Music Association (b. 1914)
1984
Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Azerbaijani-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)
1981
Walter Knott, American farmer, founded Knott's Berry Farm (b. 1889)
1980
Oswald Mosley, English lieutenant, fascist, and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1896)
1979
Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player and coach (b. 1905)
1973
Emile Christian, American trombonist, cornet player, and composer (b. 1895)
1972
William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (b. 1872)
1967
Harry Wismer, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1913)
1956
Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1908)
1956
Alexander Rodchenko, Russian sculptor, photographer, and graphic designer (b. 1891)
1952
Rudolf Margolius, Czech lawyer and politician (b. 1913)
1949
Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and educator (b. 1876)
1941
Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (b. 1883)
1937
William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1861)
1935
Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (b. 1868)
1934
Charles James O'Donnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1849)
1928
Ezra Meeker, American farmer and politician (b. 1830)
1919
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (b. 1841)
1917
Harold Garnett, English-French cricketer (b. 1879)
1912
Prudente de Morais, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Brazil (b. 1841)
1910
Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (b. 1821)
1904
David Bratton, American water polo player (b. 1869)
1902
Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church (b. 1833)
1894
Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (b. 1850)
1892
Afanasy Fet, Russian author and poet (b. 1820)
1890
Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricketer (b. 1851)
1888
Carl Zeiss, German physicist and lens maker, created the optical instrument (b. 1816)
1882
Archibald Tait, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1811)
1876
Samuel Cooper, American general (b. 1798)
1815
John Carroll, American archbishop (b. 1735)
1789
Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (b. 1714)
1765
Lord John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (b. 1713)
1706
Countess Emilie Juliane of Barby-Mühlingen (b. 1637)
1668
William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (b. 1591)
1610
Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general and daimyō (b. 1548)
1592
Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1545)
1552
Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1506)
1542
Jean Tixier de Ravisi, French scholar and academic (b. 1470)
1533
Vasili III of Russia (b. 1479)
1532
Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (b. 1502)
1322
Maud Chaworth, Countess of Leicester (b. 1282)
1309
Henry III, Duke of Głogów (b. 1251/60)
1266
Henry III the White, Duke of Wroclaw
1265
Odofredus, Italian lawyer and jurist
1154
Pope Anastasius IV (b. 1073)
1099
Saint Osmund (b. 1065)
1038
Emma of Lesum, Saxon countess and Saint
978
Abraham, Coptic pope of Alexandria
937
Siegfried, Frankish nobleman
860
Abbo, bishop of Auxerre
649
Birinus, French-English bishop and saint (b. 600)
311
Diocletian, Roman emperor (b. 244)

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