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On This Day in History:  February 26

February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 308 days remain until the end of the year (309 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million. A father and his daughter were each fined $2.3 million for their roles in an insider lottery scam.
2019
Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot. A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
2018
Lottery becoming a central issue in Alabama governor's race. A lottery has long been debated in Alabama, and in this year's Governor's race the creation of a statewide lottery is becoming a central issue.
2017
Virginia couple wins lottery for fourth time. A Virginia couple has gotten good at winning the lottery, claiming their fourth major prize on Valentine's Day.
2017
$11 million Illinois lottery winner had goosebumps head-to-toe. After nearly two weeks of mystery an Illinois man from Benton has been identified as the winner of the Feb. 13 Illinois Lottery drawing.
2016
Ex-wife of big UK lottery winner still wouldn't take him back. The ex-wife of the man who won a £32.5 million (US$45.5 million) lottery jackpot has said she would not take her former spouse back, even with his multi-million fortune.
2013
N.J. Gov. Christie signs online gambling bill. New Jersey on Tuesday became the biggest state yet to allow regulated online gambling, establishing a template that proponents hope other states will follow for a business that federal authorities long treated as a criminal enterprise.
2013
Wyoming Legislature works on lottery bill compromise. The Wyoming Legislature will vote on a compromise plan for lottery proceeds conceived by a panel of House and Senate legislators.
2013
Tax on Kentucky Lottery tickets no longer being considered. Kentucky lawmakers won't pursue a 6% tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up the state's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.
2012
Iowa Lottery to give away millions from jackpot mystery. The Iowa Lottery announced plans Friday to give away $2 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million prize at the Iowa State Fair, with the state's share of a leftover jackpot that went unpaid after a New York lawyer refused to explain how he ended up with the winning ticket.
2009
More Arkansas lottery details emerge. Depending on how much money it collects, Arkansas' state-run lottery could fund college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,500 annually under a draft bill released to lawmakers Wednesday.
2009
Man accused of cashing stolen lottery tickets. A Baltimore man's alleged attempts to cash lottery tickets stolen in a September armed robbery at a Hampstead gas station may have won him nothing but a trip to jail.
2007
Lottery results cell phone service is first of its kind. txtGroups, Inc. and Lottery Post announced today that they are joining forces to provide instant lottery results to North American SMS subscribers.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $52 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $52 million, with a cash option of $28.4 million.
2004
3rd time of 'almost lucky' still pays $175,000. Enos and Linda Blankenship of Thaxton, Virginia have had five of six winning numbers in the lottery - three times.
2004
Rebecca Paul Says Tenn. Lottery Should Reach Funding Goal. Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul said at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday the lottery should reach its goal of raising $88 million for education the first year, and may have some left over for preschool education.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$322 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2019
2.$293 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2018
3.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2006
4.$266 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2016
5.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
6.$222 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2007
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2014
9.$182.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2011
10.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2009
11.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2009
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2008
13.€105.5 Million
US$129.46 Million
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
14.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2015
15.€110.96 Million
US$126.19 Million
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
16.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2016
17.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2005
18.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2010
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2010
20.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2012
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2007
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2013
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2011
24.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2000
25.€59 Million
US$82.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Sunday, Feb 26, 1984
36 years old
1982
Friday, Feb 26, 1982
38 years old
1972
Saturday, Feb 26, 1972
48 years old
1962
Monday, Feb 26, 1962
58 years old
1960
Friday, Feb 26, 1960
60 years old
1959
Thursday, Feb 26, 1959
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Feb 26, 1958
62 years old
1956
Sunday, Feb 26, 1956
64 years old
1950
Sunday, Feb 26, 1950
70 years old
1949
Saturday, Feb 26, 1949
71 years old
1948
Thursday, Feb 26, 1948
72 years old
1947
Wednesday, Feb 26, 1947
73 years old
1944
Saturday, Feb 26, 1944
76 years old
1943
Friday, Feb 26, 1943
77 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
A hot air ballooncrashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people.
2012
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed at the age of 17 in Sanford, Florida.
2012
A train derails in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.
2008
The New York Philharmonicperforms in Pyongyang, North Korea; this is the first event of its kind to take place in North Korea.
1995
The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a rogue securities broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
1993
World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.
1992
Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
1987
Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
1980
Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
1979
The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak.
1971
U.N. Secretary-GeneralU Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
1966
Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
1960
A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
1936
In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
1935
Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
1935
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.
1929
President Calvin Coolidge signs an executive order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
1919
President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
1914
HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
1909
Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
1876
Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
1794
The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
1616
Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
1606
The Janszoon voyage of 1605-06 becomes the first European expedition to sight Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.
1266
Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
1233
Mongol-Jin War: The Mongolscapture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
364
Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.
747 BC
Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.

Births On This Day

1997
Reghan Tumilty, Scottish footballer
1992
Mikael Granlund, Finnish professional hockey player
1992
Michael Chee Kam, New Zealand rugby league player
1991
Lee Chae-rin, South Korean singer
1990
Kateřina Cachová, Czech heptathlete
1990
Takanoiwa Yoshimori, Mongolian sumo wrestler
1989
Gabriel Obertan, French footballer
1986
Hannah Kearney, American skier
1985
Fernando Llorente, Spanish footballer
1984
Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
1984
Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer-songwriter
1984
Beren Saat, Turkish actress
1983
Jerome Harrison, American football player
1983
Pepe, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer
1982
Li Na, Chinese tennis player
1982
Matt Prior, South African-English cricketer
1982
Nate Ruess, American singer-songwriter
1981
Kertus Davis, American race car driver
1981
Oh Seung-bum, South Korean footballer
1980
Steve Blake, American basketball player
1979
Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Steve Evans, Welsh footballer
1979
Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1978
Abdoulaye Faye, Senegalese footballer
1977
Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player and coach
1977
Tim Thomas, American basketball player
1977
Shane Williams, Welsh rugby union player
1976
Nalini Anantharaman, French mathematician
1976
Chad Urmston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Sébastien Loeb, French race car driver
1974
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, Filipina television actress, host and equestrienne
1973
Marshall Faulk, American football player
1973
Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian footballer and manager
1973
Jenny Thompson, American swimmer
1971
Erykah Badu, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1971
Max Martin, Swedish-American record producer and songwriter
1971
Hélène Segara, French singer-songwriter and actress
1970
Mark Harper, English accountant and politician, Minister of State for Immigration
1970
Scott Mahon, Australian rugby league player
1969
Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer and producer
1968
Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine; Audioslave)
1967
Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league player
1967
Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer
1966
Garry Conille, Haitian physician and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti
1966
Marc Fortier, French-Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
1965
James Mitchell, American wrestler and manager
1962
Ahn Cheol-soo, South Korean physician, academic, and politician
1960
Jaz Coleman, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1959
Rolando Blackman, American basketball player and coach
1959
Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish political scientist, academic, and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Turkey
1958
Paul Ackford, English rugby player
1958
Greg Germann, American actor and director
1958
Susan Helms, American general, engineer, and astronaut
1958
Tim Kaine, American lawyer and politician, 70th Governor of Virginia
1957
David Beasley, American lawyer and politician, 113th Governor of South Carolina
1957
Joe Mullen, American ice hockey player and coach
1957
Keena Rothhammer, American swimmer
1956
Michel Houellebecq, French author, poet, screenwriter, and director
1955
Andreas Maislinger, Austrian historian and academic, founded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
1954
Prince Ernst August of Hanover
1954
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, 12th President of Turkey
1953
Michael Bolton, American singer-songwriter and actor
1951
Steve Bell, English cartoonist
1951
Wayne Goss, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (d. 2014)
1950
Jonathan Cain, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1950
Helen Clark, New Zealand academic and politician, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1949
Simon Crean, Australian trade union leader and politician, 14th Australian Minister for the Arts
1949
Elizabeth George, American author and educator
1949
Emma Kirkby, English soprano
1948
Sharyn McCrumb, American author
1947
Sandie Shaw, English singer and psychotherapist
1946
Colin Bell, English footballer
1946
Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1945
Peter Brock, Australian race car driver (d. 2006)
1945
Marta Kristen, Norwegian-American actress
1945
Mitch Ryder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Christopher Hope, South African author and poet
1944
Ronald Lauder, American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Austria
1943
Paul Cotton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Bill Duke, American actor and director
1943
Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
1943
Bob "The Bear" Hite, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1981)
1942
Jozef Adamec, Slovak footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1940
Oldřich Kulhánek, Czech painter, illustrator, and stage designer (d. 2013)
1939
Chuck Wepner, American professional boxer
1937
Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
1936
José Policarpo, Portuguese cardinal (d. 2014)
1934
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algerian director, producer, and screenwriter
1933
James Goldsmith, French-British businessman and politician (d. 1997)
1932
Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2003)
1931
Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1931
Robert Novak, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1931
Josephine Tewson, English actress
1928
Fats Domino, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2017)
1928
Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2014)
1927
Tom Kennedy, American game show host and actor
1926
Doris Belack, American actress (d. 2011)
1926
Verne Gagne, American football player, wrestler, and trainer (d. 2015)
1925
Everton Weekes, Barbadian cricketer and referee
1924
Noboru Takeshita, Japanese soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2000)
1924
Marc Bucci, American composer, lyricist, and dramatist (d. 2002)
1922
Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer and businessman (d. 2007)
1922
Margaret Leighton, English actress (d. 1976)
1921
Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1920
Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (d. 2005)
1920
Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)
1920
Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 2006)
1919
Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
1918
Pyotr Masherov, Leader of Soviet Belarus from 1965 to 1980 (d. 1980)
1918
Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
1918
Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (d. 1985)
1916
Jackie Gleason, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1914
Robert Alda, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1986)
1913
George Barker, English author and poet (d. 1991)
1912
Dane Clark, American actor and director (d. 1998)
1911
Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
1910
Vic Woodley, English footballer (d. 1978)
1909
Fanny Cradock, English chef, author, and critic (d. 1994)
1909
Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
1908
Tex Avery, American animator, producer, and voice actor (d. 1980)
1908
Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (d. 1971)
1908
Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
1906
Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
1903
Giulio Natta, Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1903
Orde Wingate, English general (d. 1944)
1902
Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (d. 1991)
1900
Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower and poet (d. 1989)
1900
Fritz Wiessner, German-American mountaineer (d. 1988)
1899
Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician, 54th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1994)
1896
Andrei Zhdanov, Ukrainian-Russian civil servant and politician (d. 1948)
1893
Wallace Fard Muhammad, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Islam (disappeared 1934)
1893
Dorothy Whipple, English novelist (d. 1966)
1887
Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (d. 1950)
1887
William Frawley, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1966)
1887
Stefan Grabiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1936)
1885
Aleksandras Stulginskis, Lithuanian farmer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
1882
Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
1881
Janus Djurhuus, Faroese poet (d. 1948)
1880
Kenneth Edgeworth, Irish astronomer (d. 1972)
1879
Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (d. 1941)
1877
Henry Barwell, Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia (d. 1959)
1877
Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (d. 1968)
1866
Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (d. 1930)
1861
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
1861
Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian soldier and politician (d. 1939)
1857
Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)
1852
John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)
1846
Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)
1842
Camille Flammarion, French astronomer and author (d. 1925)
1829
Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)
1808
Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
1808
Nathan Kelley, American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse (d. 1871)
1802
Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1885)
1799
Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer (d. 1864)
1786
François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)
1777
Matija Nenadović, Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 1854)
1770
Anton Reicha, Bohemian composer and flautist (d. 1836)
1746
Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (d. 1806)
1720
Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1803)
1718
Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop, botanist and zoologist (d. 1773)
1715
Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (d. 1771)
1677
Nicola Fago, Italian composer and teacher (d. 1745)
1672
Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (d. 1757)
1671
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (d. 1713)
1629
Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, Scottish peer (d. 1685)
1587
Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (d. 1639)
1584
Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1666)
1564
Christopher Marlowe, English playwright, poet and translator (d. 1593)
1416
Christopher of Bavaria (d. 1448)
1361
Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (d. 1419)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (b. 1919)
2016
Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)
2016
Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (b. 1933)
2015
Sheppard Frere, English historian and archaeologist (b. 1916)
2015
Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, educator, and academic (b. 1917)
2015
Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
2015
Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (b. 1960)
2014
Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (b. 1933)
2014
Phyllis Krasilovsky, American author and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (b. 1926)
2013
Stéphane Hessel, German-French diplomat and author (b. 1917)
2013
Simon Li, Hong Kong judge and politician (b. 1922)
2012
Richard Carpenter, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2011
Arnošt Lustig, Czech author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2010
Jun Seba, also known as "Nujabes", Japanese record producer, DJ, composer and arranger (b. 1974)
2009
Johnny Kerr, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1932)
2009
Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
2009
Norm Van Lier, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1947)
2008
Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (b. 1925)
2005
Jef Raskin, American computer scientist, created Macintosh (b. 1943)
2004
Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
2004
Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
2002
Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
2000
George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
1998
Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1997
David Doyle, American actor (b. 1929)
1995
Jack Clayton, English director and producer (b. 1921)
1994
Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)
1993
Constance Ford, American model and actress (b. 1923)
1989
Roy Eldridge, American trumpet player (b. 1911)
1985
Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1981
Robert Aickman, English author and activist (b. 1914)
1981
Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1896)
1969
Levi Eshkol, Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1895)
1969
Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (b. 1883)
1966
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (b. 1883)
1961
Karl Albiker, German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (b. 1878)
1961
Mohammed V of Morocco (b. 1909)
1952
Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1878)
1950
Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (b. 1870)
1947
Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1868)
1945
Sándor Szurmay, Minister of Defence of the Hungarian portion of Austria-Hungary (b. 1860)
1943
Theodor Eicke, German general (b. 1892)
1936
February 26 Incident: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1854)
1936
February 26 Incident: Saitō Makoto, Japanese admiral and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1858)
1936
February 26 Incident: Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (b. 1874)
1931
Otto Wallach, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1847)
1930
Mary Whiton Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (b. 1863)
1921
Carl Menger, Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1840)
1913
Felix Draeseke, German composer and academic (b. 1835)
1903
Richard Jordan Gatling, American engineer, invented the Gatling gun (b. 1818)
1889
Karl Davydov, Russian cellist and composer (b. 1838)
1887
Anandi Gopal Joshi, First Indian women physician (b. 1865)
1883
Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek lawyer and politician, 56th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)
1864
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Canadian jurist and politician, 3rd Premier of Canada East (b. 1807)
1821
Joseph de Maistre, French lawyer and diplomat (b. 1753)
1815
Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1737)
1813
Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (b. 1746)
1806
Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Haitian-French general (b. 1762)
1802
Esek Hopkins, American admiral (b. 1718)
1790
Joshua Rowley, English admiral (b. 1730)
1770
Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)
1726
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1662)
1723
Thomas d'Urfey, English poet and playwright (b. 1653)
1638
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician and linguist (b. 1581)
1630
William Brade, English violinist and composer (b. 1560)
1625
Anna Vasa of Sweden, Polish and Swedish princess (b. 1568)
1611
Antonio Possevino, Italian priest and diplomat (b. 1533)
1608
John Still, English bishop (b. 1543)
1603
Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, spouse of Maximilian II (b. 1528)
1577
Eric XIV of Sweden (b. 1533)
1548
Lorenzino de' Medici, Italian writer and assassin (b. 1514)
1462
John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, English politician (b. 1408)
1360
Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English commander (b. 1328)
1275
Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scots (b. 1240)
1266
Manfred, King of Sicily (b. 1232)
1154
Roger II of Sicily (b. 1093)
943
Muirchertach mac Néill, king of Ailech (Ireland)
420
Porphyry of Gaza, Greek bishop and saint (b. 347)

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