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On This Day in History:  February 14

February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 320 days remain until the end of the year (321 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Alaska governor proposes lottery amid budget woes. Alaska, long-reliant on oil and in search of options amid a persistent budget deficit, may turn to the lottery for help.
2019
Michigan woman wins 3 large Keno prizes on same day. A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.
2018
Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous. The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers.
2018
Some N.C. Carolina Cash 5 lottery winners are due a little more. The N.C. Education Lottery says 48 Carolina Cash 5 game winners received $4 less than they actually won.
2017
Iowa Supreme Court hears lottery rigging case. The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether purely circumstantial evidence was enough to convict a former lottery employee of rigging Iowa's Hot Lotto game to win a $16.5 million jackpot.
2017
Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life. Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence.
2016
Pennsylvania Lottery pays off for state's senior citizens. Since its first drawing in 1972, Pennsylvania's lottery has contributed nearly $25 billion to senior programs for low-cost prescription drugs, free and reduced-fare transportation, rebates on property taxes and rent, long-term care services and senior centers.
2013
Pa. lottery deal becomes political football. Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to say whether she'll approve a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.
2011
Texas man alters lottery ticket, tries to claim prize. A Houston man is accused of altering a lottery ticket last year to claim the cash prize, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said.
2008
Police break up suspected lottery ticket theft ring. In Washington state, police have arrested three people on suspicion of stealing lottery scratch tickets from stores all over King and Snohomish counties, then cashing them in at other stores.
2008
Calif. Lottery Director explains expensive party. The director of the California Lottery said she would cut her staff's conference travel budget to offset $50,000 in taxpayer money spent on a questionable employee-recognition party that was the focus of a state Senate hearing Tuesday.
2008
Lottery winner surprised ticket worth $250,000. A Michigan man holding what he thought was a $150 winning lottery ticket was shocked to learn that it was actually worth a quarter of a million dollars.
2006
Same lottery numbers win game twice. Wisconsin lottery officials report the same combination has won the SuperCash game twice within ten days.
2006
Behind the scenes of the Georgia Lottery. The Georgia Lottery has been around for 13 years now and lottery officials say 86 percent of Georgians play. But is it a fair game? WALB News took a behind-the-scenes look to find out.
2006
Lottery scams target big-spending Australians. Overseas lottery scams are flourishing and Australians are being sucked in, many of them losing thousands of dollars, the Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) says.
2006
Tennessee lottery winner sues state. A woman who won a Tennseess Lottery scratch-off ticket worth over $1 million has sued the state for preventing her from assigning some of her winnings to a financial company in return for a lump sum payout.
2006
N.C. Lottery under fire in court; Judge may suspend progress. A Superior Court judge said he would decide this week whether the state should stop work on launching a lottery while lawyers debate whether the game is legal.
2006
$420 million of lottery jackpots in two days. No one has won the Mega Millions or the Powerball jackpots since last year, making the combined jackpots swell to a staggering $420 million.
2004
Mega Millions Skyrockets to $177 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $177 million Saturday when no tickets matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball in the Friday drawing.

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.$260 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 16, 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.$189 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 17, 2016
8.€151 Million
US$188.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2018
9.€164 Million
US$185.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2019
10.$179 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2008
11.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 17, 2004
12.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2018
13.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2014
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2007
15.€99.61 Million
US$124.44 Million
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2018
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2006
17.€105.37 Million
US$118.91 Million
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2019
18.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 17, 2009
19.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2011
20.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2016
21.€88.35 Million
US$93.58 Million
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2017
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2009
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 17, 2015
24.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2008
25.$74 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Feb 16, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1990
30 years old
1986
Friday, Feb 14, 1986
34 years old
1985
Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
35 years old
1983
Monday, Feb 14, 1983
37 years old
1979
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
41 years old
1978
Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
42 years old
1978
Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
42 years old
1976
Saturday, Feb 14, 1976
44 years old
1976
Saturday, Feb 14, 1976
44 years old
1974
Thursday, Feb 14, 1974
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Feb 14, 1970
50 years old
1969
Friday, Feb 14, 1969
51 years old
1969
Friday, Feb 14, 1969
51 years old
1966
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
1966
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
1966
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
1966
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
1966
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
1959
Saturday, Feb 14, 1959
61 years old
1951
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1951
69 years old
1943
Sunday, Feb 14, 1943
77 years old
1941
Friday, Feb 14, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa.
2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Miami metropolitan area is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.
2011
As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising begins with a 'Day of Rage'.
2008
Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.
2005
In Beirut, 22 people, including former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, are killed when the equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT is detonated while Hariri's motorcade drives through the city.
2005
Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit Makati, Davao City, and General Santos City, all in the Philippines.
2005
YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
2004
In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
2000
The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
1998
An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created a massive explosion which kills 120.
1990
Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, India.
1990
The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
1989
Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984Bhopal disaster.
1989
Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
1983
United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
1979
In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
1966
Australian currency is decimalized.
1961
Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
1949
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
1949
The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
1946
The Bank of England is nationalized.
1945
World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombingDresden.
1945
World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken bombing of Prague, Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula-Oder Offensive.
1945
World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslavpartisans
1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.
1944
World War II: In the Action of 14 February 1944, a British submarine sinks a German-controlled Italian submarine in the Strait of Malacca.
1943
World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1943
World War II: Tunisia Campaign: General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
1942
Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1929
Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago.
1924
The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
1920
The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago.
1919
The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1912
Arizona is admitted as the 48th and the last contiguousU.S. state.
1912
The U.S. Navy commissions its first class of diesel-powered submarines.
1903
The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor).
1900
British forces begin the Battle of the Tugela Heights in an effort to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
1899
Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
1879
The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
1876
Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1859
Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
1855
Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
1852
Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.
1849
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1835
The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
1831
Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1804
Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1797
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent: John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
1779
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia.
1779
James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1778
The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French AdmiralToussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
1655
Arauco War: The Mapuche under their elected military leader, Clentaru, rise up against the Spanish in an insurrection in present-day central Chile.
1556
Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
1556
Coronation of Akbar.
1530
Spanish conquistadores, led by Nuño de Guzmán, overthrow and execute Tangaxuan II, the last independent monarch of the Tarascan state in present-day central Mexico.
1400
Richard II of England dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.
1349
Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly removed from Strasbourg.
1130
Pope Innocent II is elected.
1076
Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
1014
Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
842
Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
748
Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt.

Births On This Day

1996
Lucas Hernandez, French footballer
1992
Christian Eriksen, Danish footballer
1992
Freddie Highmore, English actor
1991
Daniela Mona Lambin, Estonian footballer
1991
Chris Rowney, English footballer
1990
Sefa Yılmaz, German-Turkish footballer
1989
Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
1989
Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
1989
Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
1989
Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Jurij Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
1989
Kristian Thomas, English gymnast
1988
Katie Boland, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1988
Ángel Di María, Argentinian footballer
1988
Siim Liivik, Estonian ice hockey player
1988
Asia Nitollano, American singer and dancer
1987
Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer
1987
Tom Pyatt, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
David Wheater, English footballer
1986
Michael Ammermüller, German race car driver
1986
Oliver Lee, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1986
Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
1985
Karima Adebibe, English model and actress
1985
Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
1985
Heart Evangelista, Filipino singer and actress
1985
Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
1985
Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1983
Callix Crabbe, Virgin Islander baseball player
1983
Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
1983
Bacary Sagna, French footballer
1982
Marián Gáborík, Slovak ice hockey player
1982
John Halls, English footballer and model
1982
Lenka Tvarošková, Slovak tennis player
1981
Matteo Brighi, Italian footballer
1981
Randy de Puniet, French motorcycle racer
1981
Brad Halsey, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1980
Josh Senter, American screenwriter and producer
1980
Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress and producer
1978
Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
1978
Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1977
Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
1977
Jim Jefferies, Australian comedian and actor
1977
Darren Purse, English footballer
1977
Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1977
Anna Erschler, Russian mathematician
1977
Robert J. Jackson Jr., American law professor
1976
Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1976
Rie Rasmussen, Danish model, film director, writer, photographer, and actress
1974
Valentina Vezzali, Italian fencer and politician
1973
H. D. Ackerman, South African cricketer
1973
Tyus Edney, American basketball player and coach
1973
Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
1973
Annalisa Buffa, Italian mathematician
1972
Drew Bledsoe, American football player and coach
1972
Musōyama Masashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1972
Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress and singer
1972
Jaan Tallinn, Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype
1972
Rob Thomas, American singer-songwriter
1971
Kris Aquino, Filipino talk show host, actress, and producer
1971
Gheorghe Mureșan, Romanian basketball player
1970
Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
1970
Sean Hill, American ice hockey player
1970
Simon Pegg, English actor, director, and producer
1969
Meg Hillier, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
1968
Jules Asner, American model and television host
1968
Chris Lewis, Guyanese-English cricketer
1968
Scott McClellan, American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary
1967
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet
1967
Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian-Swiss tennis player
1967
Mark Rutte, Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1966
Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player and agent
1964
Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist and sportscaster
1963
Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1963
John Marzano, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1960
Philip Jones, English admiral
1960
Jim Kelly, American football player and businessman
1960
Meg Tilly, American actress and author
1959
Renée Fleming, American soprano and actress
1958
Grant Thomas, Australian footballer and coach
1957
Alan Hunter, American television host and actor
1957
Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano and actress
1957
Alan Smith, English bishop
1956
Howard Davis, Jr., American boxer and trainer (d. 2015)
1956
Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
1956
Katharina Fritsch, German sculptor and academic
1955
Carol Kalish, American publisher (d. 1991)
1954
Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)
1952
Sushma Swaraj, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
1951
Terry Gross, American radio host and producer
1951
Kevin Keegan, English footballer and manager
1950
Roger Fisher, American guitarist and songwriter
1948
Kitten Natividad, Mexican-American actress and dancer
1948
Pat O'Brien, American journalist and author
1948
Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1948
Teller, American magician and actor
1947
Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1947
Judd Gregg, American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire
1946
Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1946
Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1945
Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
1945
Rod Masterson, American lieutenant and actor (d. 2013)
1944
Carl Bernstein, American journalist and author
1944
Alan Parker, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)
1943
Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
1943
Maceo Parker, American saxophonist
1943
Aaron Russo, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1942
Michael Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City
1942
Andrew Robinson, American actor and director
1942
Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)
1941
Donna Shalala, American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1941
Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
1940
James Maynard, American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral
1939
Razzy Bailey, American country music singer-songwriter and musician
1939
Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1939
Eugene Fama, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1937
John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, English politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1937
Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
1936
Anna German, Polish singer (d. 1982)
1935
David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong
1934
Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
1932
Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress
1931
Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)
1931
Brian Kelly, American actor and director (d. 2005)
1929
Vic Morrow, American actor and director (d. 1982)
1928
William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)
1928
Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (d. 2014)
1927
Lois Maxwell, Canadian-Australian model and actress (d. 2007)
1924
Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (d. 2017)
1923
Jay Hebert, American golfer (d. 1997)
1921
Hugh Downs, American journalist, game show host, and producer
1921
Hazel McCallion, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 3rd Mayor of Mississauga
1917
Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1916
Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
1916
Sally Gray, English actress and singer (d. 2006)
1916
Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)
1916
Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1913
Mel Allen, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
1913
Woody Hayes, American football player and coach (d. 1987)
1913
Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
1913
James Pike, American bishop (d. 1969)
1912
Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian lawyer, explorer, and author (d. 1988)
1911
Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch physician and inventor (d. 2009)
1907
Johnny Longden, English-American jockey and trainer (d. 2003)
1905
Thelma Ritter, American actress and singer (d. 1969)
1903
Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
1900
Jessica Dragonette, American singer (d. 1980)
1898
Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
1898
Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
1895
Wilhelm Burgdorf, German general (d. 1945)
1895
Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
1894
Jack Benny, American actor and producer (d. 1974)
1892
Radola Gajda, Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)
1891
Katherine Stinson, American aviator (d. 1977)
1890
Nina Hamnett, Welsh-English painter and author (d. 1956)
1884
Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)
1884
Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1974)
1882
John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
1878
Julius Nieuwland, Belgian priest, chemist and academic (d. 1936)
1869
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1860
Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)
1859
George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)
1855
Frank Harris, Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)
1848
Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (d. 1934)
1847
Anna Howard Shaw, American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)
1846
Julian Scott, American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)
1838
Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (d. 1914)
1835
Piet Paaltjens, Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)
1828
Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (d. 1885)
1824
Winfield Scott Hancock, American general and politician (d. 1886)
1819
Christopher Latham Sholes, American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)
1813
Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (d. 1884)
1808
Michael Costa, Italian-English conductor and composer (d. 1884)
1800
Emory Washburn, American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1799
Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter and illustrator (d. 1842)
1763
Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1701
Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)
1692
Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French author and playwright (d. 1754)
1679
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
1640
Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (d. 1693)
1628
Valentine Greatrakes, Irish faith healer (d. 1683)
1625
Countess Palatine Maria Eufrosyne of Zweibrücken, Swedish princess (d. 1687)
1614
John Wilkins, English bishop, academic and natural philosopher (d. 1672)
1602
Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
1545
Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1561)
1513
Domenico Ferrabosco, Italian composer (d. 1573)
1490
Valentin Friedland, German scholar and educationist of the Reformation (d. 1556)
1483
Babur, Moghul emperor (d. 1530)
1468
Johannes Werner, German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)
1452
Pandolfo Petrucci, tyrant of Siena (d. 1512)
1408
John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel (d. 1435)
1404
Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter, poet, and philosopher (d. 1472)
1368
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1437)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1939)
2018
Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952).
2016
Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (b. 1928)
2016
Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (b. 1949)
2015
Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)
2015
Philip Levine, American poet and academic (b. 1928)
2015
Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)
2014
Tom Finney, English footballer (b. 1922)
2014
Chris Pearson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)
2014
Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)
2013
Glenn Boyer, American historian and author (b. 1924)
2013
Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)
2012
Mike Bernardo, South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)
2012
Tonmi Lillman, Finnish drummer and producer (b. 1973)
2012
Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
2012
Péter Rusorán, Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)
2011
George Shearing, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1919)
2010
Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
2010
Dick Francis, Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)
2010
Linnart Mäll, Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. 1938)
2009
Bernard Ashley, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1926)
2009
Louie Bellson, American drummer and composer (b. 1924)
2007
Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)
2007
Gareth Morris, English flute player and educator (b. 1920)
2006
Lynden David Hall, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)
2005
Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944; assassinated)
2004
Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2003
Johnny Longden, English jockey and trainer (b. 1907)
2002
Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1922)
2002
Mick Tucker, English drummer (b. 1947)
1999
John Ehrlichman, American lawyer and politician, 12th White House Counsel (b. 1925)
1999
Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
1996
Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
1995
Michael V. Gazzo, American actor and playwright (b. 1923)
1995
U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)
1994
Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet serial killer (b. 1936)
1994
Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (b. 1932)
1989
James Bond, American ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1900)
1989
Vincent Crane, English pianist (b. 1943)
1988
Frederick Loewe, German-American composer (b. 1901)
1987
Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1904)
1986
Edmund Rubbra, English composer and conductor (b. 1901)
1983
Lina Radke, German runner and coach (b. 1903)
1979
Adolph Dubs, American lieutenant and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)
1975
Julian Huxley, English biologist and eugenicist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1887)
1975
P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (b. 1881)
1974
Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1903)
1970
Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer and coach (b. 1880)
1969
Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)
1967
Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)
1959
Baby Dodds, American drummer (b. 1898)
1958
Abdur Rab Nishtar, Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)
1952
Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1950
Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)
1949
Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi politician (b. 1901)
1948
Mordecai Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1876)
1943
Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (b. 1899)
1943
David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1862)
1942
Adnan Saidi, Malayan lieutenant (b. 1915)
1933
Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (b. 1864)
1930
Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1853)
1929
Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and lawyer (b. 1875)
1922
Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. 1880)
1910
Giovanni Passannante, Italian anarchist (b. 1849)
1901
Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1819)
1894
Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
1891
William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (b. 1820)
1885
Jules Vallès, French journalist and author (b. 1832)
1884
Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (b. 1813)
1881
Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1812)
1870
St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (b. 1815)
1831
Vicente Guerrero, Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)
1831
Henry Maudslay, English engineer (b. 1771)
1808
John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. 1732)
1782
Singu Min, Burmese king (b. 1756)
1780
William Blackstone, English jurist and politician (b. 1723)
1779
James Cook, English captain, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1728)
1744
John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (b. 1682)
1737
Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1714
Maria Luisa of Savoy, queen of Spain (b. 1688)
1676
Abraham Bosse, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1602)
1571
Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (b. 1517)
1549
Il Sodoma, Italian painter (b. 1477)
1528
Edzard I, German nobleman (b. 1462)
1489
Nicolaus von Tüngen, prince-bishop of Warmia
1440
Dietrich of Oldenburg, German nobleman
1405
Timur, Turco-Mongol ruler (b. 1336)
1400
Richard II, king of England (b. 1367)
1317
Margaret of France, queen of England
1229
Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson, king of the Isles
1164
Sviatoslav Olgovich, Kievan prince
1140
Leo I, Armenian prince
1140
Sobĕslav I, duke of Bohemia
1043
Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b. 990)
1010
Fujiwara no Korechika, Japanese nobleman (b. 974)
1009
Bruno of Querfurt, German missionary bishop
945
Lian Chongyu, Chinese general
945
Zhu Wenjin, Chinese emperor
869
Cyril, Greek missionary bishop (b. 827)

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