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On This Day in History:  February 13

February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 321 days remain until the end of the year (322 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Canadian businessman named $33 million lottery winner. A 48-year-old father of two from Owen Sound, Ontario, won just shy of $33.4 million (US$25.2 million) in the Feb. 2 Lotto 6/49 draw, Ontario's gaming operator announced Monday.
2018
NH Lottery Commission wants Powerball winner's lawsuit dismissed, citing Right-to-Know Law. The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous.
2018
Ohio Lottery rolls out new initiatives. The Ohio Lottery is undertaking several new initiatives expected to increase revenue and offer new options to players.
2015
NC Powerball winner identifies herself. A woman from Shallotte, North Carolina, has come forward with what she believes is the winning Powerball ticket from Wednesday's drawing.
2015
Will the Puerto Rico Powerball winner pay Federal tax? Nobody knows. For the first time ever, Puerto Rico has a Powerball winner, and now everyone is trying to figure out if the winner will be taxed -- and how much.
2014
$330 MILLION: Powerball jackpot quickly ramping up. For the 5th time in the past year, a Powerball jackpot run-up has crossed the threshold to the top 25 jackpots of all time.
2012
Lottery jackpots may get bigger. The Powerball lottery that provided a lucky Rhode Island ticket holder $336.4 million could soon produce jackpots of $500 million or more.
2012
$336 million Powerball ticket sold at R.I. supermarket. Rhode Island Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket at 250 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
2010
Iowa court says man can't collect casino winnings. A man who won more than $9,000 at an Iowa casino can't collect his winnings because he was banned from the casino 10 years earlier, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
2007
Lotteries long for 'jackpot fever'. A seven-month streak of jackpots that were big, but not gigantic, has sent traditional lottery sales plummeting in many states.
2007
Widow recounts slaying of CT Lottery chief in new book. The memoir of 47-year-old Denise Brown, a Delaware native, is about the minutes, hours, days and years following the violent death of her husband, Otho R. "Ott" Brown in 1998, who was gunned down, along with three co-workers, by a disgruntled employee at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters.
2007
Police Looking for Cross-Dressing Lottery Ticket Thief. Police are following the trail of a cross-dressing thief who stole a display case full of lottery tickets from a convenience store in Depew, New York, and was caught in the act on camera.
2007
Ohio Lottery panel rejects new Gov.'s call for smaller prizes. Ohio Lottery Commission officials say a recommendation from Ohio's new Governor that they reduce prizes to give their profits a boost would have the opposite effect.
2007
N.C. Lottery Plans $1 Million Raffle. A raffle -- a favorite fundraising tool of school parent groups and peewee sports teams -- could be coming to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2007
'Lucky guy' sells ticket that wins half of $42 mllion Lotto jackpot. On Sunday a man who has won $25,000 in Florida lottery games three years in a row sold a customer a lottery ticket worth $21 million.
2004
French Winner Takes First Euro Millions Jackpot. Friday 13th proved lucky for one French ticketholder, as they scooped the 15 million euro (£10 million or US$19 million) jackpot in the first Euro Millions lottery draw.
2004
Euro Millions Launches Tonight. The first draw of a new European multi-country lottery game which offers jackpots of up to £50m takes place tonight.
2004
Founding Official of Maryland State Lottery Dies. Robert J. Laird, a founding official of the Maryland State Lottery who created some of the early games and directed its marketing and advertising, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 75 and lived in the Wiltondale section of Towson.
2004
Judge awards excluded worker $1 million share of Big Game jackpot. A New Jersey Superior Court Judge ruled that a supermarket employee who thought she was included in a ticket-buying pool even though she couldn't immediately pay is entitled to share in a $32.9 million Big Game lottery jackpot.
2004
Woman Who Claimed Mega Millions Jackpot Changes Plea. The woman who gained national attention when she said she lost a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket has changed her mind about her legal case.
2004
Sergeant accused of stealing Georgia lottery tickets. A 24-year veteran of the Richmond County Sheriffs Office was suspended without pay after he was charged with stealing lottery tickets while on duty at a grocery store.
2004
Nebraska Lottery Director Cleared in Trip. The Nebraska Lottery director will not face criminal charges over a trip to Greece with his wife, whose expenses were paid by a lottery vendor, the attorney general said Thursday.
2004
S.C. lottery to make more than expected, board says. The South Carolina lottery should generate $80 million more than the state Board of Economic Advisors expected, and that could help buy school buses, cover scholarship programs or increase public school spending.
2004
Lottery director's friend also tried to commit suicide, report says. The former owner of Media Rare, one of the vendors under investigation for its relationship with the Minnesota lottery, tried to commit suicide 10 days after lottery director George Andersen took his life.
2004
S.C. officials still looking for $600,000 lottery winner. South Carolina Education Lottery officials still are waiting for the winner of Tuesday night's Carolina 5 to redeem six winning tickets, each worth $100,000.
2004
Minnesota Lottery to cut ties with bass event. The Minnesota State Lottery will not sponsor any fishing tournaments this year, Gov. Tim Pawlenty's chief of staff said Thursday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$330.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2014
2.$317 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2017
3.$300 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2006
4.$242 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2019
5.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2018
6.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2019
7.€164 Million
US$185.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2019
8.$179 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2008
9.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2016
10.€138 Million
US$170.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
11.$153 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2004
13.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2014
14.€98.55 Million
US$121.68 Million
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
15.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2006
16.€105.37 Million
US$118.91 Million
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2019
17.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2007
18.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2011
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2016
20.€88.35 Million
US$93.58 Million
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2017
21.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2009
22.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2009
23.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2008
23.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2015
25.€52 Million
US$69.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

2002
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2002
18 years old
1982
Saturday, Feb 13, 1982
38 years old
1978
Monday, Feb 13, 1978
42 years old
1978
Monday, Feb 13, 1978
42 years old
1976
Friday, Feb 13, 1976
44 years old
1963
Wednesday, Feb 13, 1963
57 years old
1962
Tuesday, Feb 13, 1962
58 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
2012
The European Space Agency (ESA) conducted the first launch of the European Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
2011
For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
2010
A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
2008
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
2007
Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2004
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarfstarBPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
2001
An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 944.
1996
The Nepalese Civil War is initiated in the Kingdom of Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre).
1991
Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
1990
German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
1984
Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1983
A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.
1981
A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1979
An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
1978
Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
1975
Fire at the World Trade Center in New York.
1967
American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
1961
An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
1960
With the success of a nuclear test codenamed "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
1960
Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
1955
Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1954
Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
1951
Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
1945
World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
1945
World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
1935
A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
1931
The British Raj completes its transfer from Calcutta to New Delhi.
1920
The Negro National League is formed.
1914
Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1913
The 13th Dalai Lama proclaims Tibetan independence following a period of domination by Manchu Qing dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of independence.
1880
Thomas Edison observes Thermionic emission.
1867
Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
1861
Italian unification: The Siege of Gaeta ends with the capitulation of the defending fortress, effectively bringing an end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1849
The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Șaguna hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria the General Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina, which demands that the Romanian nation be recognized.
1755
Treaty of Giyanti signed by VOC, Pakubuwono III and Prince Mangkubumi. The treaty divides the Javanese kingdom of Mataram into 2: Sunanate of Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
1692
Massacre of Glencoe: Almost 80 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1689
William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
1660
With the accession of young Charles XI of Sweden, his regents begin negotiations to end the Second Northern War.
1633
Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1542
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
1503
Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1462
The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
1322
The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th-13th.
962
Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome.
951
Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou.

Births On This Day

1994
Memphis Depay, Dutch footballer
1991
Eliaquim Mangala, French footballer
1991
Junior Roqica, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1991
Vianney, French singer
1989
Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer
1988
Ryan Goins, American baseball player
1988
Eddy Pettybourne, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
1987
Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
1986
Luke Moore, English footballer
1985
Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
1984
Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch swimmer
1983
Mike Nickeas, Canadian baseball player
1983
Anna Watkins, English rower
1982
Even Helte Hermansen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
1982
Michael Turner, American football player
1981
Luisão, Brazilian footballer
1980
Carlos Cotto, Puerto Rican-American wrestler and boxer
1979
Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian murderer
1979
Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
1979
Rachel Reeves, English economist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1979
Mena Suvari, American actress and fashion designer
1978
Niklas Bäckström, Finnish ice hockey player
1978
Philippe Jaroussky, French tenor
1977
Randy Moss, American football player and coach
1976
Jörg Bergmeister, German race car driver
1976
Shannon Nevin, Australian rugby league player
1975
Ben Collins, English race car driver
1975
Katie Hopkins, English media personality and columnist
1974
Fonzworth Bentley, American rapper and actor
1974
Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter
1972
Charlie Garner, American football player
1971
Sonia Evans, English singer-songwriter
1971
Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
1971
Todd Williams, American baseball player
1970
Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist
1969
Joyce DiDonato, American soprano and actress
1968
Kelly Hu, American actress
1967
Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
1966
Neal McDonough, American actor and producer
1966
Jeff Waters, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1966
Freedom Williams, American rapper and singer
1965
Peter O'Neill, Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
1964
Stephen Bowen, American engineer, captain, and astronaut
1964
Ylva Johansson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Employment
1962
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician
1962
Baby Doll, American wrestler and manager
1962
Michele Greene, American actress
1961
Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
cEvin Key, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer
1961
Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1960
Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee
1960
John Healey, English journalist and politician
1960
Gary Patterson, American football player and coach
1960
Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player and author
1959
Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey player
1958
Pernilla August, Swedish actress
1958
Marc Emery, Canadian publisher and activist
1958
Jean-François Lisée, Canadian journalist and politician
1958
Derek Riggs, English painter and illustrator
1958
Øivind Elgenes, Norwegian vocalist, guitarist and composer; front figure of Dance With A Stranger
1957
Denise Austin, American fitness trainer and author
1956
Peter Hook, English singer, songwriter, bass player, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer (Joy Division; New Order)
1955
Joe Birkett, American lawyer, judge, and politician
1954
Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1953
Akio Sato, Japanese wrestler and manager
1952
Ed Gagliardi, American bass player (d. 2014)
1950
Vera Baird, English lawyer and politician
1950
Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and musician
1949
Peter Kern, Austrian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1947
Stephen Hadley, American soldier and diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor
1947
Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
1947
Bogdan Tanjević, Montenegrin-Bosnian professional basketball coach
1947
Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
1946
Richard Blumenthal, American sergeant and politician, 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut
1946
Janet Finch, English sociologist and academic
1946
Colin Matthews, English composer and educator
1945
Marian Dawkins, English biologist and academic
1945
King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1945
Simon Schama, English historian and author
1945
William Sleator, American author and composer (d. 2011)
1944
Stockard Channing, American actress
1944
Jerry Springer, English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati
1943
Elaine Pagels, American theologian and academic
1942
Carol Lynley, American model and actress
1942
Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (d. 2019)
1942
Donald E. Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2016)
1941
Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (d. 2010)
1941
Bo Svenson, Swedish-American actor, director, and producer
1940
Bram Peper, Dutch sociologist and politician, Mayor of Rotterdam
1938
Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
1937
Ali El-Maak, Sudanese author and academic (d. 1992)
1937
Angelo Mosca, American-Canadian football player and wrestler
1934
George Segal, American actor
1933
Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, 2nd President of Cameroon
1933
Kim Novak, American actress
1933
Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer
1932
Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
1930
Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)
1930
Israel Kirzner, English-American economist, author, and academic
1929
Omar Torrijos, Panamanian commander and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 1981)
1928
Gerald Regan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia
1926
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, American nuclear physicist (d. 2012)
1924
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician (d. 2006)
1923
Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
1923
Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier
1922
Francis Pym, Baron Pym, Welsh soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2008)
1922
Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (d. 2014)
1921
Jeanne Demessieux, French pianist and composer (d. 1968)
1921
Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
1920
Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
1920
Eileen Farrell, American soprano and educator (d. 2002)
1919
Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991)
1919
Eddie Robinson, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
1916
Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist (d. 1987)
1915
Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
1915
Aung San, Burmese general and politician, 5th Premier of British Crown Colony of Burma (d. 1947)
1913
Khalid of Saudi Arabia (d. 1982)
1912
Harald Riipalu, Russian-Estonian commander (d. 1961)
1912
Margaretta Scott, English actress (d. 2005)
1911
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and journalist (d. 1984)
1911
Jean Muir, American actress and educator (d. 1996)
1910
William Shockley, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1907
Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (d. 2004)
1906
Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher and author (d. 1994)
1903
Georgy Beriev, Georgian-Russian engineer, founded the Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)
1903
Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. 1989)
1902
Harold Lasswell, American political scientist and theorist (d. 1978)
1901
Paul Lazarsfeld, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (d. 1976)
1900
Barbara von Annenkoff, Russian-born German film and stage actress (d. 1979)
1898
Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (d. 1979)
1892
Robert H. Jackson, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)
1891
Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (d. 1985)
1891
Grant Wood, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
1889
Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and director (d. 1974)
1888
Georgios Papandreou, Greek lawyer, economist, and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
1887
Géza Csáth, Hungarian playwright and critic (d. 1919)
1885
Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)
1884
Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)
1883
Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)
1883
Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian actor and director (d. 1922)
1881
Eleanor Farjeon, Jewish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1965)
1880
Dimitrie Gusti, Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)
1879
Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)
1876
Fritz Buelow, German-American baseball player and umpire (d. 1933)
1873
Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (d. 1938)
1870
Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1938)
1867
Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (d. 1905)
1863
Hugo Becker, German cellist and composer (d. 1941)
1855
Paul Deschanel, Belgian-French politician, 11th President of France (d. 1922)
1849
Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1895)
1835
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. 1908)
1834
Heinrich Caro, Sephardic Jewish Polish-German chemist and academic (d. 1910)
1831
John Aaron Rawlins, American general and politician, 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)
1815
Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, editor, poet and critic (d. 1857)
1811
François Achille Bazaine, French general (d. 1888)
1805
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (d. 1859)
1769
Ivan Krylov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1844)
1768
Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. 1835)
1766
Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and scholar (d. 1834)
1728
John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and anatomist (d. 1793)
1721
John Reid, Scottish general (d. 1807)
1719
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician (d. 1792)
1683
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)
1672
Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (d. 1731)
1602
William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1637)
1599
Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
1569
Johann Reinhard I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1625)
1539
Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine (d. 1582)
1523
Valentin Naboth, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1593)
1480
Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (d. 1542)
1469
Elia Levita, Renaissance Hebrew grammarian (d. 1549)
1457
Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
1440
Hartmann Schedel, German physician (d. 1514)
711 BC
Emperor Jimmu, first Japanese emperor (d.585 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, French-born Danish royal (b. 1934)
2017
Ricardo Arias Calderón, Panamanian politician, Vice President (1990-1992) (b. 1933)
2017
Aileen Hernandez, American union organizer and activist (b. 1926)
2017
Seijun Suzuki, Japanese filmmaker (b. 1923)
2017
Kim Jong-nam, North Korean politician (b. 1971)
2017
E-Dubble, American rapper (b. 1982)
2016
O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic (b. 1931)
2016
Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (b. 1936)
2015
Faith Bandler, Australian activist and author (b. 1918)
2015
Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (b. 1923)
2014
Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2014
Richard Møller Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2014
Ralph Waite, American actor and activist (b. 1928)
2013
Gerry Day, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2013
Miles J. Jones, American pathologist and physician (b. 1952)
2013
Pieter Kooijmans, Dutch judge and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)
2013
Andrée Malebranche, Haitian artist (b. 1916)
2013
Yuko Tojo, Japanese activist and politician (b. 1939)
2012
Russell Arms, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
2012
Louise Cochrane, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
2012
Daniel C. Gerould, American playwright and academic (b. 1928)
2010
Lucille Clifton, American poet and academic (b. 1936)
2010
Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
2009
Edward Upward, English author and educator (b. 1903)
2008
Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2007
Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (b. 1923)
2007
Charlie Norwood, American captain and politician (b. 1941)
2007
Richard Gordon Wakeford, English air marshal (b. 1922)
2006
P. F. Strawson, English philosopher and author (b. 1919)
2005
Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
2005
Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (b. 1907)
2004
François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1942)
2004
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen politician, 2nd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1952)
2003
Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (b. 1926)
2003
Walt Whitman Rostow, American economist; 7th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1916)
2002
Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
2000
Anders Aalborg, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1914)
2000
James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)
2000
John Leake, English soldier (b. 1950)
1997
Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman (b. 1906)
1997
Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1920)
1996
Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)
1992
Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1909)
1991
Arno Breker, German sculptor and illustrator (b. 1900)
1989
Wayne Hays, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1911)
1986
Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (b. 1907)
1980
David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
1976
Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)
1976
Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (b. 1904)
1975
André Beaufre, French general (b. 1902)
1973
Marinus Jan Granpré Molière, Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)
1968
Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)
1967
Yoshisuke Aikawa, entrepreneur, businessman, and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (b. 1880)
1964
Paulino Alcántara, Filipino-Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1896)
1964
Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1902)
1958
Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (b. 1880)
1958
Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (b. 1871)
1956
Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
1954
Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1890)
1952
Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1896)
1951
Lloyd C. Douglas, American minister and author (b. 1877)
1950
Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (b. 1875)
1942
Otakar Batlička, Czech journalist (b. 1895)
1942
Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th President of Brazil (b. 1865)
1934
József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1864)
1906
Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
1905
Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
1893
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican intellectual and journalist (b. 1834)
1892
Provo Wallis, Canadian-English admiral (b. 1791)
1888
Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (b. 1814)
1883
Richard Wagner, German composer (b. 1813)
1877
Costache Caragiale, Romanian actor and manager (b. 1815)
1845
Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher and poet (b. 1773)
1837
Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1809)
1831
Edward Berry, English admiral (b. 1768)
1826
Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1745)
1818
George Rogers Clark, American general (b. 1752)
1813
Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
1787
Roger Joseph Boscovich, Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1711)
1787
Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French lawyer and politician, Foreign Minister of France (b. 1717)
1741
Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer and theorist (b. 1660)
1732
Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian and author (b. 1640)
1728
Cotton Mather, American minister and author (b. 1663)
1727
William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (b. 1666)
1693
Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (b. 1627)
1662
Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (b. 1596)
1660
Charles X Gustav, king of Sweden (b. 1622)
1602
Alexander Nowell, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1507)
1585
Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (b. 1515)
1571
Benvenuto Cellini, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1500)
1542
Catherine Howard, English wife of Henry VIII of England (executed; b. 1521)
1539
Isabella d'Este, Italian noblewoman (b. 1474)
1351
Kō no Morofuyu, Japanese general
1332
Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1259)
1219
Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1192)
1199
Stefan Nemanja, Serbian grand prince (b. 1113)
1141
Béla II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1110)
1130
Honorius II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1060)
1021
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (b. 985)
988
Adalbert Atto, Lombard nobleman
942
Muhammad ibn Ra'iq, Abbasid emir and regent
936
Xiao Wen, empress of the Liao Dynasty
921
Vratislaus I, duke of Bohemia
858
Kenneth MacAlpin, Scottish king (probable; b. 810)
721
Chilperic II, Frankish king (b. 672)
106
Emperor He of Han (Han Hedi) of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty (b. AD 79)

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