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On This Day in History:  February 6

February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 328 days remain until the end of the year (329 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
California Lottery under fire for giving away $212,500 in Scratchers on 'Ellen'. A whistleblower complaint filed by California Lottery employees argues that the agency's giveaway of $212,500 in scratch-off tickets on a television talk show should be investigated as a misuse of funds.
2020
UK Couple plans to spend lottery jackpot on new knees. A couple who won £1 million (US$1.3 million) in the United Kingdom's National Lottery plan to spend their winnings on a pair of replacement knees.
2019
Lottery winners use wacky names to claim prizes. In Ohio, an open records request revealed a bunch of creative names used to claim big lottery prizes.
2018
Auditor general finds no fault with Pa. Lottery, but unusual wins remain unexplained. Pennsylvania's Auditor General says that he has full confidence in the integrity of the Pennsylvania Lottery following a review in response to an investigation in 2017 that found some Pennsylvanians have claimed lottery tickets with seemingly improbable frequency.
2018
Georgia Senate passes bill that would give lottery winners anonymity. A proposal that would allow Georgia lottery winners to remain anonymous took an important step forward Monday.
2017
Woman quit job days before winning $3.3M lottery. The Aurora, Colorado, woman who won a $3.3 million jackpot last Friday was still in shock when she came into the Denver claims office a week later, according to state lottery officials.
2015
$380 MILLION: Massive sales push Powerball jackpot higher. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $380 million.
2015
$360 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. This weekend Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in almost a year.
2014
$247 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Saturday. Just over a month after the Mega Millions lottery created two mega-millionaires with a gigantic $648 million jackpot, the multi-state Powerball game is back with a jackpot counter-punch worth a whopping $247 million.
2013
Arkansas couple wins lotto twice in 1 weekend. An Arkansas couple struck gold twice after winning $1 million and $50,000 jackpots, both of them during this past weekend, and both with tickets sold from the same store.
2011
$29M lottery jackpot 12 years in making. Perseverance and planning ahead with a storm bearing down on the region paid off for a group of postal worker friends, who came forward Friday to claim their $29 million jackpot.
2010
Florida Lottery seeks gambling expansion. While lawmakers in the state of Florida debate how to expand casino gambling, the Florida Lottery has expansion plans of their own.
2010
Mom of murdered lottery winner speaks. The mother of a murdered Florida Lottery winner is talking about her son's death. Investigators found the body of Abraham Shakespeare last week buried near a home in Plant City.
2008
Lottery winner's sweet wish. Retired hospital porter Steve Smith, who is suffering from a potentially fatal heart defect, won almost £19 million (US $38 million) on Britain's National Lottery -- but said he would give it all up if he could spend a few more years living with his wife Ida.
2004
Arkansas poll shows more support for lottery than higher taxes. A poll shows that most Arkansans would not support increased income taxes to pay for education reform, and about half oppose a sales tax increase, but many are willing to take a chance on a lottery.
2004
Fresno resident wins $10 million Calif. SuperLotto Plus jackpot. Jaime Chavez of Fresno, California won Wednesday night's $10 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot with a ticket he bought in a local convenience store.
2004
Nebraska Probing Lottery Official's Trip. An investigation into the director of the Nebraska Lottery focuses on a trip he and his wife took to Greece that was paid for by a lottery vendor, the attorney general said Thursday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$394.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2015
2.$255 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2017
3.$253.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2014
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2012
5.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2006
6.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2013
7.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2019
8.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
9.€130 Million
US$188.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
10.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
11.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
12.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2018
13.€141 Million
US$159.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
14.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
15.€116 Million
US$143.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
16.€130 Million
US$143.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
17.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2010
18.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2016
19.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
20.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
21.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
22.€95.38 Million
US$118.07 Million
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
23.€101.88 Million
US$115.59 Million
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2019
24.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
25.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Sunday, Feb 6, 1994
26 years old
1986
Thursday, Feb 6, 1986
34 years old
1974
Wednesday, Feb 6, 1974
46 years old
1969
Thursday, Feb 6, 1969
51 years old
1968
Tuesday, Feb 6, 1968
52 years old
1966
Sunday, Feb 6, 1966
54 years old
1961
Monday, Feb 6, 1961
59 years old
1958
Thursday, Feb 6, 1958
62 years old
1949
Sunday, Feb 6, 1949
71 years old
1940
Tuesday, Feb 6, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
SpaceX'sFalcon Heavy, a super heavylaunch vehicle, makes its maiden flight.
2016
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes southern Taiwan, killing 117 people.
2000
Second Chechen War: Russia capturesGrozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
1998
Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
1996
Willamette Valley Flood: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
1996
Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 people on board. This is the deadliest aviation accident involving a Boeing 757.
1989
The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
1988
Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.
1987
Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.
1981
The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
1978
The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.
1976
In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
1959
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
1959
At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
1958
Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.
1952
Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
1951
The Canadian Army enters combat in the Korean War.
1951
The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
1934
Far-right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
1922
The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
1919
The American Legion is founded.
1918
British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.
1900
The Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international arbitration court at The Hague, is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
1899
Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
1862
American Civil War: Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.
1851
The largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history take place in the state of Victoria.
1843
The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
1840
Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
1833
Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
1820
The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1819
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
1815
New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
1806
Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
1788
Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1778
American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
1685
James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1579
The Archdiocese of Manila was made a diocese by a papal bull with Domingo de Salazar being its first bishop.
AD 60
The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday.

Births On This Day

1996
Justina Mikulskytė, Lithuanian tennis player
1995
Leon Goretzka, German footballer
1995
Sam McQueen, English footballer
1994
Charlie Heaton, British actor and musician
1993
Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011
1993
Tinashe, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1992
Víctor Mañón, Mexican footballer
1991
Tobias Eisenbauer, Austrian ice dancer
1991
Ida Njåtun, Norwegian speed skater
1991
Eva Wacanno, Dutch tennis player
1991
Fei Yu, Chinese footballer
1990
Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Jermaine Kearse, American football player
1990
Aida Rybalko, Lithuanian figure skater
1989
Craig Cathcart, Northern Irish footballer
1989
Jonny Flynn, American basketball player
1988
Bailey Hanks, American actress, singer, and dancer
1986
Dane DeHaan, American actor
1986
Yunho, South Korean singer and actor
1985
Ben Creagh, Australian rugby league player
1985
Kris Humphries, American basketball player
1984
Darren Bent, English footballer
1984
Piret Järvis, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
Antoine Wright, American basketball player
1983
Melrose Bickerstaff, American model and fashion designer
1983
Brodie Croyle, American football player
1983
Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
1983
S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
1983
Jamie Whincup, Australian race car driver
1982
Tank, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1982
Alice Eve, English actress
1982
Elise Ray, American gymnast
1981
Ricky Barnes, American golfer
1981
Calum Best, American-English model and actor
1981
Shim Eun-jin, South Korean singer and actress
1981
Alison Haislip, American actress and producer
1981
Jens Lekman, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Ty Warren, American football player
1980
Kerry Jeremy, Antiguan cricketer
1980
Kim Poirier, Canadian actress, singer, and producer
1980
Luke Ravenstahl, American politician, 58th Mayor of Pittsburgh
1979
Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Yael Naim, French-Israeli singer-songwriter
1977
Jason Euell, English footballer and coach
1977
Josh Stewart, American actor
1976
Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder and educator
1976
Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast and coach
1975
Chad Allen, American baseball player and coach
1975
Orkut Büyükkökten, Turkish computer scientist and engineer, created Orkut
1975
Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1974
Aljo Bendijo, Filipino journalist
1974
Ed Chamberlin, English broadcaster
1972
Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer
1972
David Binn, American football player
1971
Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer
1971
Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
1970
Per Frandsen, Danish footballer and manager
1970
Tim Herron, American golfer
1969
David Hayter, American actor and screenwriter
1969
Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1969
Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager
1969
Bob Wickman, American baseball player
1968
Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
1968
Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer and producer
1967
Anita Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1967
Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1966
Rick Astley, English singer-songwriter
1965
Jan Svěrák, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter
1964
Laurent Cabannes, French rugby player
1964
Gordon Downie, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2017)
1964
Colin Miller, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1964
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian actor and director
1963
David Capel, English cricketer
1963
Scott Gordon, American ice hockey player and coach
1963
Quentin Letts, English journalist and critic
1962
Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece
1962
Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
1961
Michael Bolt, Australian rugby league player
1961
Cam Cameron, American football player and coach
1961
Bill Lester, American race car driver
1961
Yury Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1960
Jeremy Bowen, Welsh journalist
1960
Megan Gallagher, American actress
1958
Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (d. 2004)
1958
Tim Dakin, English bishop and missionary
1957
Andres Lipstok, Estonian economist and politician, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs
1957
Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian
1957
Simon Phillips, English drummer and producer
1957
Robert Townsend, American actor and director
1956
Jerry Marotta, American drummer
1955
Avram Grant, Israeli football manager
1955
Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic
1955
Bruno Stolorz, French rugby player and coach
1952
Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer, coach, and politician
1952
Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss actor, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Ricardo La Volpe, Argentinian footballer, manager, and coach
1950
Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)
1950
Timothy M. Dolan, American cardinal
1950
Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist and songwriter
1949
Mike Batt, English singer-songwriter and producer
1949
Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player
1949
Jim Sheridan, Irish director, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Bill Staines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Richie Hayward, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2010)
1946
Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1946
Jim Turner, American captain and politician
1945
Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
1944
Christine Boutin, French politician, French Minister of Housing and Urban Development
1944
Willie Tee, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2007)
1944
Michael Tucker, American actor and producer
1943
Fabian Forte, American pop singer and actor
1943
Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
1942
Sarah Brady, American activist and author (d. 2015)
1942
Charlie Coles, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1942
Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov Ismail oghlu, Azerbaijani philosopher and academic
1942
James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
1942
Tommy Roberts, English fashion designer (d. 2012)
1941
Stephen Albert, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1941
Dave Berry, English pop singer
1941
Gigi Perreau, American actress and director
1940
Tom Brokaw, American journalist and author
1940
Petr Hájek, Czech mathematician and academic
1940
Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian and actor
1939
Jean Beaudin, Canadian director and screenwriter
1939
Mike Farrell, American actor, director, and producer
1939
Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer (d. 2014)
1938
Fred Mifflin, Canadian admiral and politician, 19th Minister of Veterans Affairs (d. 2013)
1936
Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2009)
1933
Leslie Crowther, English comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 1996)
1932
Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier and anarchist (d. 1959)
1932
François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1931
Rip Torn, American actor
1931
Fred Trueman, English cricketer (d. 2006)
1931
Ricardo Vidal, Filipino cardinal (d. 2017)
1930
Jun Kondo, Japanese physicist and academic
1929
Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
1929
Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)
1929
Valentin Yanin, Russian historian and author
1928
Allan H. Meltzer, American economist and academic (d. 2017)
1927
Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1992)
1925
Walker Edmiston, American actor and puppeteer (d. 2007)
1924
Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (d. 1994)
1924
Jin Yong, Hong Kong author and publisher, founded Ming Pao(d. 2018)
1923
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1981)
1922
Patrick Macnee, English-American actor and costume designer (d. 2015)
1922
Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host (d. 2018)
1922
Haskell Wexler, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2015)
1921
Carl Neumann Degler, American historian and author (d. 2014)
1921
Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2012)
1919
Takashi Yanase, Japanese poet and illustrator, created Anpanman (d. 2013)
1918
Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author and painter (d. 2007)
1917
Louis-Philippe de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)
1917
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (d. 2016)
1916
John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (d. 2006)
1915
Kavi Pradeep, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1998)
1914
Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (d. 2005)
1913
Mary Leakey, English-Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1996)
1912
Eva Braun, German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
1912
Christopher Hill, English historian and author (d. 2003)
1911
Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
1910
Roman Czerniawski, Polish air force officer and spy (d. 1985)
1910
Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
1910
Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-American gangster (d. 1993)
1908
Amintore Fanfani, Italian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)
1908
Edward Lansdale, American general and CIA agent (d. 1987)
1908
Geo Bogza, Romanian poet and journalist (d. 1993)
1908
Michael Maltese, American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1981)
1906
Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)
1905
Władysław Gomułka, Polish politician (d. 1982)
1905
Jan Werich, Czech actor and playwright (d. 1980)
1903
Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist and composer (d. 1991)
1902
George Brunies, American trombonist (d. 1974)
1901
Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
1899
Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1968)
1898
Harry Haywood, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)
1895
Robert La Follette Jr., American politician (d. 1953)
1895
María Teresa Vera, Cuban singer, guitarist and composer (d. 1965)
1895
Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)
1894
Eric Partridge, New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)
1894
Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (d. 1974)
1893
Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan (d. 1985)
1892
Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
1892
William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1890
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (d. 1988)
1890
James McGirr, Australian politician, 28th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1957)
1887
Josef Frings, German cardinal (d. 1978)
1884
Marcel Cohen, French linguist and scholar (d. 1974)
1880
Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)
1879
Othon Friesz, French painter (d. 1949)
1879
Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1937)
1879
Edwin Samuel Montagu, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1924)
1879
Carl Ramsauer, German physicist and author (d. 1955)
1876
Henry Blogg, English fisherman and sailor (d. 1954)
1875
Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
1874
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Indian religious leader, founded the Gaudiya Math (d. 1937)
1872
Robert Maillart, Swiss engineer, designed the Salginatobel Bridge and Schwandbach Bridge (d. 1940)
1866
Karl Sapper, German linguist and explorer (d. 1945)
1864
John Henry Mackay, Scottish-German philosopher and author (d. 1933)
1861
Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1953)
1852
C. Lloyd Morgan, English zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
1852
Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1918)
1847
Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (d. 1918)
1845
Isidor Straus, German-American businessman and politician (d. 1912)
1843
Inoue Kowashi, Japanese scholar and politician (d. 1895)
1843
Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and philologist, co-founded the Society for Psychical Research (d. 1901)
1842
Alexandre Ribot, French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)
1839
Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1907)
1838
Henry Irving, English actor and manager (d. 1905)
1838
Israel Meir Kagan, Lithuanian-Polish rabbi and author (d. 1933)
1834
Edwin Klebs, German-Swiss pathologist and academic (d. 1913)
1834
Ema Pukšec, Croatian-German soprano (d. 1889)
1834
Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and author (d. 1911)
1833
José María de Pereda, Spanish author and academic (d. 1906)
1833
J. E. B. Stuart, American general (d. 1864)
1832
John Brown Gordon, American general and politician, 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)
1829
Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect, designed the La Santé Prison and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge (d. 1914)
1820
Thomas C. Durant, American railroad tycoon (d. 1885)
1818
William M. Evarts, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of State (d. 1901)
1814
Auguste Chapdelaine, French missionary and saint (d. 1856)
1811
Henry Liddell, English priest, author, and academic (d. 1898)
1802
Charles Wheatstone, English-French physicist and cryptographer (d. 1875)
1800
Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
1799
Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)
1797
Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian general and politician, Foreign Minister of Prussia (d. 1853)
1796
John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)
1781
John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, Irish general and politician, Governor of Saint Lucia (d. 1844)
1778
Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (d. 1827)
1772
George Murray, Scottish general and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (d. 1830)
1769
Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
1758
Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Belarusian-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)
1756
Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
1753
Évariste de Parny, French poet and author (d. 1814)
1748
Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)
1744
Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
1736
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
1732
Charles Lee, English-American general (d. 1782)
1726
Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (d. 1805)
1719
Alberto Pullicino, Maltese painter (d. 1759)
1695
Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1726)
1665
Anne, Queen of Great Britain (d. 1714)
1664
Mustafa II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)
1643
Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)
1612
Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)
1611
Chongzhen Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1608
António Vieira, Portuguese priest and philosopher (d. 1697)
1582
Mario Bettinus, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)
1577
Beatrice Cenci, Italian murderer (d. 1599)
1536
Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai (d. 1588)
1465
Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician and theorist (d. 1526)
1453
Girolamo Benivieni, Florentine poet (d. 1542)
1452
Joanna, Princess of Portugal (d. 1490)
1402
Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1458)
885
Emperor Daigo of Japan (d. 930)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Irwin Corey, American comedian and actor (b. 1914)
2017
Inge Keller, German actress (b. 1923)
2017
Alec McCowen, English actor (b. 1925)
2017
Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union footballer (b. 1971)
2016
Dan Gerson, American screenwriter (b. 1966)
2016
Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2015
André Brink, South African author and playwright (b. 1935)
2015
Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1958)
2015
Pedro León Zapata, Venezuelan cartoonist (b. 1929)
2014
Vasiľ Biľak, Slovak politician (b. 1917)
2014
Ralph Kiner, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
2014
Maxine Kumin, American author and poet (b. 1925)
2014
Vaçe Zela, Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (b. 1939)
2013
Chokri Belaid, Tunisian lawyer and politician (b. 1964)
2013
Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (b. 1923)
2012
David Rosenhan, American psychologist and academic (b. 1929)
2012
Antoni Tàpies, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2012
Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (b. 1956)
2011
Gary Moore, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1952)
2009
Philip Carey, American actor (b. 1925)
2009
James Whitmore, American actor (b. 1921)
2008
Tony Rolt, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
2007
Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
2007
Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1913)
2007
Willye White, American runner and long jumper (b. 1939)
2005
Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (b. 1913)
2004
Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and economist (b. 1920)
2002
Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
2001
Filemon Lagman, Filipino theoretician and activist (b. 1953)
2000
Phil Walters, American race car driver (b. 1916)
1999
Don Dunstan, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (b. 1926)
1999
Jimmy Roberts, American tenor (b. 1924)
1998
Falco, Austrian pop-rock musician (b. 1957)
1995
James Merrill, American poet and playwright (b. 1926)
1994
Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
1994
Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
1993
Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
1991
Salvador Luria, Italian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
1991
Danny Thomas, American actor, producer, and humanitarian (b. 1914)
1990
Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (b. 1913)
1989
Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (b. 1912)
1987
Julien Chouinard, Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1929)
1986
Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1899)
1986
Dandy Nichols, English actress (b. 1907)
1986
Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, designed the World Trade Center (b. 1912)
1985
James Hadley Chase, English-Swiss soldier and author (b. 1906)
1982
Ben Nicholson, British painter (b. 1894)
1981
Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (b. 1925)
1976
Ritwik Ghatak, Bangladeshi-Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
1976
Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1928)
1972
Julian Steward, American anthropologist (b. 1902)
1967
Martine Carol, French actress (b. 1920)
1964
Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (b. 1869)
1963
Piero Manzoni, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1933)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Eddie Colman, English footballer (b. 1936)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Walter Crickmer, English footballer and manager (b. 1900)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
1958
victims of the Munich air disaster - Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
1952
George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
1951
Gabby Street, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1882)
1942
Jaan Soots, Estonian general and politician, 7th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1880)
1938
Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
1932
John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1865)
1931
Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)
1929
Maria Christina of Austria (b. 1858)
1918
Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and illustrator (b. 1862)
1916
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1867)
1902
John Colton, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of South Australia (b. 1823)
1899
Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1874)
1899
Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
1865
Isabella Beeton, English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (b. 1836)
1834
Richard Lemon Lander, English explorer (b. 1804)
1833
Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1762)
1807
John Reid, Scottish general (b. 1721)
1804
Joseph Priestley, English chemist and theologian (b. 1733)
1793
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright (b. 1707)
1783
Capability Brown, English gardener and architect (b. 1716)
1775
William Dowdeswell, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1721)
1740
Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
1695
Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1643)
1685
Charles II of England (b. 1630)
1625
Philipp Julius, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1584)
1617
Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)
1612
Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1538)
1597
Franciscus Patricius, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1529)
1593
Jacques Amyot, French author and translator (b. 1513)
1593
Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
1585
Edmund Plowden, English lawyer and scholar (b. 1518)
1539
John III, Duke of Cleves (b. 1491)
1519
Lorenz von Bibra, Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Würzburg (b. 1459)
1515
Aldus Manutius, Italian publisher, founded the Aldine Press (b. 1449)
1497
Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1410)
1411
Esau de' Buondelmonti, ruler of Epirus
1378
Joanna of Bourbon (b. 1338)
1215
Hōjō Tokimasa, Japanese shikken of the Kamakura bakufu (b. 1138)
1155
King Sigurd II of Norway (b. 1133)
1140
Thurstan, Archbishop of York
891
Photios I of Constantinople (b. 810)
797
Donnchad Midi, Irish king (b. 733)
743
Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Umayyad caliph (b. 691)

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