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On This Day in History:  February 24

February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 310 days remain until the end of the year (311 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2017
N.J. woman speechless after finding out she won $2 million. A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot — and her stunned reaction was captured on video.
2017
Should a town that doesn't sell lottery tickets take in less lottery revenue?. In Massachusetts, an examination of a fundamental issue of fairness: Should a town that refuses to sell lottery tickets reap the benefits of tickets sold in other communities?
2017
Man finds out he wins $1M after finally answering calls from Michigan Lottery. It took some time to track him down, but we now know who won a million dollars playing the Michigan Lottery.
2016
19-year-old shot over winning Kentucky lottery ticket. Two men are behind bars after being accused of shooting a 19-year-old for his winning lottery ticket two weeks ago near Churchill Downs.
2015
N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpot worth $188 million. The North Carolina woman holding one of three winning tickets for the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing has cashed in her ticket.
2015
Illinois man claims $265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Years of playing Quick Pick tickets every day paid off for 70-year-old Jesus Davila Jr. in January when he won $265 million -- the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
2014
Colorado moves to forbid online lottery sales. The Colorado House gave initial approval to prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets online.
2014
New Missouri Lottery game begins sales. A new Missouri Lottery Draw Game offers players three games with nine chances to win on a single ticket and a top prize of $250,000 cash.
2014
How lottery tickets are helping states' budgets. Fueled by the growth of multi-state lottery games and the steady expansion of other offerings, many state lotteries last year reported record revenues and transfers to the state budgets and programs they helped fund.
2012
Vermont Lottery director to step down. The Vermont Lottery Commission today announced that long-time Executive Director Alan Yandow would not seek another biannual appointment to the position.
2011
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $184 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $184 million, with a cash option of $90.1 million.
2009
Arkansas lottery bill nearing completion. The Arkansas Lottery bill dictating how the lottery operates and how the scholarships are funded and distributed has been in the works for months and is now nearing completion.
2009
$50.3M lottery prize to be split 4 ways. There were four winning tickets sold for Saturday night's Canada Lotto 6/49 draw offering a jackpot prize of $50.3 million: one in Quebec and three in Ontario.
2009
Illinois lottery has 1 winner in $4 million jackpot. The Illinois State Lottery says one player matched all six numbers in Monday night's Lotto drawing, earning a prize of $4 million.
2008
South Georgia couple wins $270M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The grand prize in this week's Mega Millions lottery drawing, $270 million, will go to one couple from South Georgia.
2007
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $216 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing has grown to $216 million, after none of the tickets sold for Friday night's $177 million drawing matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball number.
2006
Texas lottery players want to get rid of 'bonus ball'. Players are letting the Texas Lottery Commission know in sometimes blunt and colorful language that they want the "bonus ball" to be bounced out of the Lotto game.
2006
N.H. Lottery gets approval for $30 scratch tickets. New Hampshire lottery players will soon be able to press a vending machine button and buy a nation-leading $30 ticket if the state lottery commission has its way.
2006
N.C. Lottery machines installed. Lottery machines are coming to counter tops at convenience stores around North Carolina.
2006
N.C. Lottery may end video poker. The establishment of a state lottery in North Carolina will have no legal effect on video poker games in North Carolina, but it may be used as a means of curtailing the use of the video games.
2006
Iowa lawmakers predict video lottery restrictions. The Iowa Legislature won't ban TouchPlay machines, but likely will restrict the spread of the machines, Senate Democratic Leader Michael Gronstal said Thursday.
2006
Stores OK with releasing Iowa Lottery TouchPlay data. Iowa convenience store operators, whose sales information has been made public for years by the Iowa Lottery, say they won't try to block the release of financial information requested by The Des Moines Register about TouchPlay machines.
2004
Eight win lottery thanks to fortune cookies. Eight people in Brazil won the lottery after getting the numbers from fortune cookies.
2004
Scam sites offer bogus Hong Kong lottery tips. Websites in mainland China and Taiwan are offering to sell "inside information" on winning Hong Kong lottery numbers -- then vanishing before authorities can catch those behind them.
2004
Final Mega Millions Tally: $239 Million. When the winner of the U.S. Mega Millions Lottery drawing comes forward they will get $239 million instead of the advertised $230 million Friday top prize.
2004
Tenn. Lottery runs out of ticket terminals as drawings near. Tennessee Lottery officials are looking for more terminals to sell tickets, as the number of retailers that want to sell tickets is way beyond expectations.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$322 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2019
2.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2018
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
4.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2016
5.$222 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
6.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2007
7.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2006
8.$195 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2014
9.$182.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2011
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2009
11.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2009
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2008
13.€104.36 Million
US$128.3 Million
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2018
14.€110.96 Million
US$126.19 Million
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
15.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2016
16.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2015
17.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2010
18.€93.72 Million
US$98.98 Million
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2017
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2005
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2013
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2000
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2012
23.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2007
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2010
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Feb 24, 1987
33 years old
1976
Tuesday, Feb 24, 1976
44 years old
1973
Saturday, Feb 24, 1973
47 years old
1973
Saturday, Feb 24, 1973
47 years old
1969
Monday, Feb 24, 1969
51 years old
1962
Saturday, Feb 24, 1962
58 years old
1961
Friday, Feb 24, 1961
59 years old
1960
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1960
60 years old
1957
Sunday, Feb 24, 1957
63 years old
1955
Thursday, Feb 24, 1955
65 years old
1955
Thursday, Feb 24, 1955
65 years old
1954
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1954
66 years old
1946
Sunday, Feb 24, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Tara Air Flight 193, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, crashed, with 23 fatalities, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Zone, while en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport.
2015
A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.
2008
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers after 32 years. He remains as head of the Communist Party for another three years.
2007
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
2006
Philippine PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
2004
The 6.3 MwAl Hoceima earthquake strikes northern Morocco with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 628 people are killed, 926 are injured, and up to 15,000 are displaced.
1996
Two civilian airplanes operated by the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue are shot down in international waters by the Cuban Air Force.
1991
Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
1989
AyatollahRuhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa and offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
1989
United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing nine passengers out of the business-class section.
1984
Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
1983
A special commission of the United States Congress condemns the Japanese American internment during World War II.
1981
The 6.7 MsGulf of Corinth earthquake affected Central Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Twenty-two people were killed, 400 were injured, and damage totaled $812 million.
1980
The United States Olympic hockey team completes its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
1976
The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.
1971
The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
1968
Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
1949
The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1946
Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, is elected to his first term as President of Argentina.
1945
Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
1944
Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
1942
The Battle of Los Angeles: A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25.
1942
An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".
1920
The Nazi Party is founded.
1920
Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
1918
Estonian Declaration of Independence.
1917
World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
1916
The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.
1895
Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
1881
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
1875
The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
1863
Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
1854
A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.
1848
KingLouis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
1831
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
1826
The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.
1822
The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
1821
Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala.
1809
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
1803
In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
1739
Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1711
The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
1607
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
1582
With the papal bullInter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
1538
Treaty of Nagyvárad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
1525
A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
1386
King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1303
Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
484
King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.

Births On This Day

1991
Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
1991
Semih Kaya, Turkish footballer
1989
Trace Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988
Mathieu Baudry, French footballer
1987
Kim Kyu-jong, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
1985
Nakash Aziz, Indian playback singer and music composer
1984
Corey Graves, American wrestler and sportscaster
1982
Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
1982
Emanuel Villa, Argentinian footballer
1982
Klára Koukalová, Czech tennis player
1982
Fala Chen, Chinese actress and singer
1981
Felipe Baloy, Panamanian footballer
1981
Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
1981
Mauro Rosales, Argentinian footballer
1981
Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
1980
Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1978
Gary, South Korean rapper and producer
1978
Shinya, Japanese drummer and songwriter
1978
John Nolan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
DeWayne Wise, American baseball player
1978
Leon Constantine, English footballer
1977
Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer and coach
1977
Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player and singer
1977
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., American boxer
1976
Crista Flanagan, American actress and screenwriter
1976
Zach Johnson, American golfer
1976
Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist and coach
1976
Matt Skiba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Marco Campos, Brazilian Formula 3000 race car driver (d. 1995)
1975
Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler
1974
Chad Hugo, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1974
Mike Lowell, American baseball player and sportscaster
1974
Bonnie Somerville, American actress
1973
Stubby Clapp, Canadian baseball player and coach
1973
Chris Fehn, American drummer
1973
Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player and pilot
1972
Teodor Currentzis, Greek conductor and composer
1972
Manon Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971
Josh Bernstein, American anthropologist, explorer, and author
1971
Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish race car driver
1971
Brian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1970
Jeff Garcia, American football player and coach
1970
Neil Sullivan, English-Scottish footballer and coach
1970
Jonathan Ward, American film actor
1969
Kim Seung-woo, South Korean actor
1968
Mitch Hedberg, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1967
Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1966
Billy Zane, American actor and producer
1965
Paul Gruber, American football player
1965
Jane Swift, American businesswoman and politician, Governor of Massachusetts
1964
Russell Ingall, British-Australian race car driver and sportscaster
1963
Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
1963
Mike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player
1962
Michelle Shocked, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Beth Broderick, American actress and director
1959
Mike Whitney, Australian cricketer and television host
1958
Sammy Kershaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Mark Moses, American actor
1956
Judith Butler, American philosopher, theorist, and author
1956
Eddie Murray, American baseball player and coach
1956
Paula Zahn, American journalist and producer
1955
Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar (d. 2011)
1955
Eddie Johnson, American basketball player
1955
Alain Prost, French race car driver
1954
Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer-songwriter and producer
1954
Judith Ortiz Cofer, Puerto Rican American award-winning author (d. 2016)
1954
Sid Meier, Canadian-American game designer and programmer, created the Civilization series
1954
Mike Pickering, English DJ and saxophonist
1953
Anatoli Kozhemyakin, Soviet footballer (d. 1974)
1951
David Ford, Northern Irish social worker and politician
1951
Derek Randall, English cricketer
1951
Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
1951
Helen Shaver, Canadian actress and director
1951
Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian economist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Latvia
1950
Steve McCurry, American photographer and journalist
1950
George Thorogood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Jayalalithaa, Indian actress and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 2016)
1948
Walter Smith, Scottish footballer and manager
1948
Tim Staffell, English singer and guitarist
1948
Dennis Waterman, English actor
1947
Mike Fratello, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1947
Rupert Holmes, English-American singer-songwriter and playwright
1947
Edward James Olmos, American actor and director
1946
Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician and academic
1945
Barry Bostwick, American actor and singer
1944
Nicky Hopkins, English keyboard player (d. 1994)
1944
Ivica Račan, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (d. 2007)
1943
Kent Haruf, American novelist (d. 2014)
1943
Gigi Meroni, Italian footballer (d. 1967)
1943
Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Terry Semel, American businessman
1942
Colin Bond, Australian race car driver
1942
Paul Jones, English singer, harmonica player, and actor
1942
Joe Lieberman, American lawyer and politician
1942
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian philosopher, theorist, and academic
1941
Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
1940
Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
1940
Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (d. 2014)
1940
Denis Law, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1939
Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (d. 2013)
1938
James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
1938
Phil Knight, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc.
1936
Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (d. 2011)
1935
Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
1934
Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)
1934
Renata Scotto, Italian soprano
1933
Judah Folkman, American physician and biologist (d. 2008)
1933
Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 2014)
1933
David "Fathead" Newman, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)
1932
Michel Legrand, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
1932
Zell Miller, American sergeant and politician, 79th Governor of Georgia (d. 2018)
1932
John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)
1931
Dominic Chianese, American actor and singer
1931
Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
1930
Barbara Lawrence, American model and actress (d. 2013)
1929
Kintaro Ohki, South Korean wrestler (d. 2006)
1927
Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (d. 2017)
1925
Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
1924
Hal Herring, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1924
Erik Nielsen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2008)
1922
Richard Hamilton, English painter and academic (d. 2011)
1922
Steven Hill, American actor (d. 2016)
1921
Abe Vigoda, American actor (d. 2016)
1919
John Carl Warnecke, American architect (d. 2010)
1915
Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (d. 1986)
1914
Ralph Erskine, English-Swedish architect, designed The Ark and Byker Wall (d. 2005)
1914
Weldon Kees, American author, poet, painter, and pianist (d. 1955)
1909
August Derleth, American anthologist and author (d. 1971)
1908
Telford Taylor, American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)
1903
Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (d. 1967)
1900
Irmgard Bartenieff, German-American dancer and physical therapist, leading pioneer of dance therapy (d. 1981)
1898
Kurt Tank, German pilot and engineer (d. 1983)
1896
Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1890
Marjorie Main, American actress (d. 1975)
1885
Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (d. 1966)
1885
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)
1877
Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
1877
Ettie Rout, Australian-New Zealand educator and activist (d. 1936)
1874
Honus Wagner, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1955)
1868
Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild, French financier and polo player (d. 1949)
1852
George Moore, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)
1848
Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian engineer, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)
1842
Arrigo Boito, Italian journalist, author, and composer (d. 1918)
1837
Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (d. 1885)
1836
Winslow Homer, American painter and illustrator (d. 1910)
1835
Julius Vogel, English-New Zealand journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1899)
1831
Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1899)
1827
Lydia Becker, English-French activist (d. 1890)
1788
Johan Christian Dahl, Norwegian-German painter (d. 1857)
1786
Martin W. Bates, American lawyer and politician (d. 1869)
1786
Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1859)
1774
Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
1767
Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)
1762
Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)
1743
Joseph Banks, English botanist and explorer (d. 1820)
1736
Charles Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1806)
1723
John Burgoyne, English general and politician (d. 1792)
1721
John McKinly, Irish-American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (d. 1796)
1709
Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer (d. 1782)
1670
Rajaram Raj Bhonsle, third Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1700)
1622
Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
1619
Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (d. 1690)
1604
Arcangela Tarabotti, born Elena Tarabotti, Venetian nun and feminist (d. 1652)
1595
Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (d. 1640)
1593
Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and courtier (d. 1625)
1557
Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
1553
Cherubino Alberti, Italian engraver and painter (d. 1615)
1545
John of Austria (d. 1578)
1536
Pope Clement VIII (d. 1605)
1500
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
1494
Johan Friis, Danish statesman (d. 1570)
1463
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (d. 1494)
1413
Louis, Duke of Savoy (d. 1465)
1103
Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Sridevi, Indian actress (b. 1963)
2016
Peter Kenilorea, Solomon Islands politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (b. 1943)
2016
Nabil Maleh, Syrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2016
George C. Nichopoulos, American soldier and physician (b. 1927)
2015
Mefodiy, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1949)
2015
Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (b. 1962)
2014
Franny Beecher, American guitarist (b. 1921)
2014
Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)
2014
Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2014
Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2013
Virgil Johnson, American singer (b. 1935)
2013
Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2012
Agnes Allen, American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)
2012
Oliver Wrong, English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)
2011
Anant Pai, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1929)
2010
Dawn Brancheau, senior animal trainer at SeaWorld (b. 1969)
2008
Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
2007
Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (b. 1906)
2007
Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
2006
Octavia E. Butler, American author and educator (b. 1947)
2006
Don Knotts, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
2006
John Martin, Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic (b. 1947)
2006
Dennis Weaver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
2005
Coşkun Kırca, Turkish diplomat, journalist and politician (b. 1927)
2004
John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
2002
Leo Ornstein, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1893)
2001
Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)
2001
Claude Shannon, American mathematician, cryptographer, and engineer (b. 1916)
1999
Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1936)
1998
Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)
1998
Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and violinist (b. 1906)
1994
Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (b. 1906)
1994
Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
1993
Danny Gallivan, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1917)
1993
Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (b. 1941)
1991
John Daly, American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)
1991
George Gobel, American actor (b. 1919)
1991
Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
1990
Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)
1990
Malcolm Forbes, American sergeant and publisher (b. 1917)
1990
Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (b. 1896)
1990
Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)
1986
Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian Bharatnatyam dancer (b. 1904)
1986
Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1904)
1982
Virginia Bruce, American actress (b. 1910)
1978
Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (b.1891)
1975
Hans Bellmer, German artist (b. 1902)
1975
Nikolai Bulganin, Russian marshal and politician, 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)
1974
Margaret Leech, American historian and author (b. 1895)
1970
Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
1953
Robert La Follette Jr., American politician, senator of Wisconsin (b. 1895)
1953
Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875)
1930
Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (b. 1850)
1929
André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1853)
1927
Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (b. 1858)
1925
Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
1914
Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (b. 1828)
1910
Osman Hamdi Bey, Greek archaeologist and painter (b. 1842)
1879
Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (b. 1825)
1876
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)
1856
Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)
1825
Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (b. 1754)
1815
Robert Fulton, American engineer (b. 1765)
1812
Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
1810
Henry Cavendish, French-English physicist and chemist (b. 1731)
1799
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (b. 1742)
1785
Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican lawyer and politician (b. 1746)
1777
Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
1732
Francis Charteris, Scottish soldier (b. 1675)
1721
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English poet and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1648)
1714
Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1637)
1704
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
1685
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (b. 1629)
1666
Nicholas Lanier, English composer and painter (b. 1588)
1588
Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)
1580
Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1511)
1563
Francis, Duke of Guise (b. 1519)
1525
Jacques de La Palice, French nobleman and military officer (b. 1470)
1525
Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier (b. c. 1488)
1525
Richard de la Pole, last Yorkist claimant to the English throne (b. 1480)
1496
Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1445)
1386
Charles III of Naples (b. 1345)
1114
Thomas, archbishop of York
1018
Borrell, bishop of Vic
951
Liu Yun, Chinese governor (jiedushi)
616
Æthelberht of Kent (b. 560)

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