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On This Day in History:  July 11

July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 173 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$11.7 million Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot is largest in more than 2 years. The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been won in more than five months and has reached an extraordinary $11.7 million for the drawing on Saturday.
2014
Massachusetts man turns 21, wins $1 million lottery. A Massachusetts man turned 21 and celebrated a day later by claiming a $1 million prize in the state lottery's "Billion Dollar Bonanza" instant game.
2014
Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido. San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city.
2013
Price and prize changes coming this Sunday for Illinois Lotto. Citing the success of the multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery has decided to revamp one of its original games, Lotto, in order to give lottery players a chance at potentially bigger jackpots and better overall odds.
2012
S.C. Lottery finally draws quad in Pick 4 Eve draw. For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
2012
Indiana lottery to outsource some operations. The Indiana State Lottery Commission is asking companies to bid on taking over some of its operations.
2011
Assemblywoman wants N.J. lottery drawings back on TV. New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) announced today she will introduce a bill requiring NJTV to broadcast the New Jersey lottery drawings.
2010
Fire destroys car of Powerball lottery winner. Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early morning car fire on the Merritt Parkway that destroyed an Audi R8 belonging to a Connecticut Powerball winner.
2010
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
2010
Penn. Lottery players wondering, 'Where are the results?'. The Pennsylvania Lottery held its bi-annual Millionaire Raffle drawing last night, but lottery players are still wondering if their tickets are winners.
2009
True love: lottery winner reveals secret only after engagement. The story of a £10 million (US$16.2 million) lottery winner who found true love only by keeping his fortune secret.
2008
$20M lawsuit against Hoosier Lottery gets class-action status. If you lost playing the Hoosier Lottery's Cash Blast scratch-off game two to three years ago, you could still come out a winner -- if you still have your ticket, that is.
2007
Kansas woman wins $12.9 million Hot Lotto jackpot. When Lori Boyle stopped Wednesday to get gas and check on a lottery ticket, she had no idea she would walk out of the store a multimillionaire.
2007
Ontario Lottery glitch infuriates customers, prevents sales. Would-be millionaires were angered Wednesday when they were prevented from buying lottery tickets due to a glitch that affected thousands of lottery terminals.
2007
Cops say co-worker killed Lotto winner. A burly Orange County, Florida, tree trimmer won $10,000 last month and some are saying it may have cost him his life.
2007
Thieving customers steal thousand of Texas Lottery lottery tickets. Police say thieves have stolen Texas lottery tickets at seven different Bedford convenience stores in recent days.
2007
Employees hit Florida Lottery raffle jackpot. A group of lucky workers from a distributor of electronic components will celebrate Independence Day much differently next year.
2007
Georgia couple wins $1 million lottery raffle prize. Jim Fain and his wife, Tina Beckham-Fain couldn't believe their eyes when their raffle numbers match those shown on the lottery web site.
2007
Kansas Lottery sets sales record. The Kansas Lottery hits the jackpot itself -- record sales are recorded for the fiscal year ended June 30th.
2006
US House votes to kill Internet gambling. The House passed legislation Tuesday that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites.
2005
Texas Lottery Names Acting Director. A top official closely involved in an investigation into inflated Lotto Texas jackpot advertisements was named acting executive director of the lottery commission today.
2005
Texas Lottery changes won't come quickly. Lottery players who feel hoodwinked by the Texas Lottery Commission will have to wait another month before the agency changes rules that determine how much money Lotto Texas winners are paid.
2005
More Texas Lottery trouble:" Auditor's warning erased from report. Texas Lottery executives were warned in a draft audit last winter that their decision to gut the agency's security force and fire most of its officers threatened the lottery's security and integrity, but lottery officials never disclosed those findings publicly.
2005
Unclaimed lottery prizes fund Tennessee school programs. $2 million in unclaimed Tennessee Lottery prizes will help provide tutoring, teach computer literacy, offer sports, and help students in danger of failing gain the reading and math skills they need.
2005
Indiana lottery sales decline has officials probing illegal games. In the budget year just ended, lottery officials expect to see about a 5 percent decline in profits, causing officials to question whether illegal electronic gaming machines are to blame.
2005
Washington Lottery has its first Lucky for Life winner. Rauf Nayemi, a 40 year-old immigrant from Afghanistan, is the first winner of Washington Lottery's "Lucky for Life" since the game was changed from a drawing to scratch tickets on April 27.
2005
Judge Rejects Men's Claim To $100K Lottery Prize. An administrative law judge has rejected a claim by two Indiana men that they were the rightful owners of a $100,000 lottery ticket someone else retrieved from a restaurant trash can.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$340 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2018
2.$311 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2016
3.€185 Million
US$258.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2011
4.€185.72 Million
US$209.16 Million
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2019
5.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
6.$194 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2019
7.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2017
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2002
9.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2015
10.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2019
11.€106.86 Million
US$118.39 Million
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2016
12.€90 Million
US$101.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2019
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2005
14.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
15.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2013
16.€75 Million
US$91.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2012
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2020
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2018
19.€60 Million
US$81.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2014
20.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2012
22.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2020
23.€68.75 Million
US$78.59 Million
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2008
25.€54 Million
US$74.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1997
Friday, Jul 11, 1997
23 years old
1987
Saturday, Jul 11, 1987
33 years old
1981
Saturday, Jul 11, 1981
39 years old
1980
Friday, Jul 11, 1980
40 years old
1980
Friday, Jul 11, 1980
40 years old
1979
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1979
41 years old
1979
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1979
41 years old
1977
Monday, Jul 11, 1977
43 years old
1976
Sunday, Jul 11, 1976
44 years old
1975
Friday, Jul 11, 1975
45 years old
1975
Friday, Jul 11, 1975
45 years old
1972
Tuesday, Jul 11, 1972
48 years old
1971
Sunday, Jul 11, 1971
49 years old
1966
Monday, Jul 11, 1966
54 years old
1964
Saturday, Jul 11, 1964
56 years old
1963
Thursday, Jul 11, 1963
57 years old
1956
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1956
64 years old
1953
Saturday, Jul 11, 1953
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion: Ninety-eight containers of explosives self-detonate killing 13 people in Zygi, Cyprus.
2010
Kampala attacks: At least 74 people are killed in twin suicide bombings at two locations in Kampala, Uganda
2006
Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
1995
Yugoslav Wars: Srebrenica massacre begins; lasts until 22 July.
1994
PTV is introduced as a kids programming block for PBS to broadcast educational programming to underprivileged children.
1991
Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew on board.
1990
Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
1979
America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1978
Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
1977
Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1973
Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking in airplane lavatories.
1972
The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
1971
Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
1962
First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1962
Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
1960
France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger.
1960
Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1960
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
1957
Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
1950
Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
1947
The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
1943
Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak.
1943
World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
1941
The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.
1940
World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.
1936
The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
1934
Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.
1924
Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday.
1922
The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1921
A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.
1921
The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.
1921
Former President of the United StatesWilliam Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
1920
In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.
1919
The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
1914
Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
1914
USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.
1906
Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
1899
Giovanni Agnelli founds Fiat.
1897
Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
1895
Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
1893
The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1893
A revolution led by the liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya takes over state power in Nicaragua.
1889
Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
1882
The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
1848
Waterloo railway station in London opens.
1833
NoongarAustralian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
1804
A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United StatesAaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the TreasuryAlexander Hamilton.
1801
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
1798
The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
1796
The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1789
Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
1735
Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planetPluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
1616
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1576
Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
1476
Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
1405
Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1346
Charles IV, Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, is elected King of the Romans.
1302
Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch): A coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's royal army.
1174
Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.
911
Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
813
Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).
472
After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.

Births On This Day

1996
Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter
1995
Joey Bosa, American football player
1995
Tyler Medeiros, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer
1994
Bartłomiej Kalinkowski, Polish footballer
1994
Anthony Milford, Australian rugby league player
1994
Nina Nesbitt, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1994
Lucas Ocampos, Argentinian footballer
1993
Rebecca Bross, American gymnast
1993
Heini Salonen, Finnish tennis player
1990
Mona Barthel, German tennis player
1990
Connor Paolo, American actor
1990
Adam Jezierski, Polish-Spanish actor and singer
1990
Patrick Peterson, American football player
1990
Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
1989
Tobias Sana, Swedish footballer
1989
Travis Waddell, Australian rugby league player
1988
Étienne Capoue, French footballer
1987
Shigeaki Kato, Japanese singer
1986
Raúl García, Spanish footballer
1986
Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
1986
Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
1985
Robert Adamson, American actor, director, and producer
1985
Orestis Karnezis, Greek footballer
1984
Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
1984
Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer
1984
Jacoby Jones, American football player
1984
Joe Pavelski, American ice hockey player
1984
Morné Steyn, South African rugby player
1983
Engin Baytar, German-Turkish footballer
1983
Peter Cincotti, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1983
Marie Serneholt, Swedish singer and dancer
1982
Chris Cooley, American football player
1981
Andre Johnson, American football player
1980
Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler
1980
Kevin Powers, American soldier and author
1979
Raio Piiroja, Estonian footballer
1978
Kathleen Edwards, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Massimiliano Rosolino, Italian swimmer
1977
Brandon Short, American football player and sportscaster
1976
Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-American basketball player and coach
1975
Willie Anderson, American football player
1975
Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer and manager
1975
Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer
1974
Alanas Chošnau, Lithuanian singer-songwriter
1974
Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer and manager
1974
André Ooijer, Dutch footballer and coach
1973
Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek runner
1972
Cormac Battle, English-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1971
Leisha Hailey, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and actress
1970
Justin Chambers, American actor
1970
Sajjad Karim, English lawyer and politician
1970
Eric Owens, American opera singer
1968
Michael Geist, Canadian journalist and academic
1968
Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1968
Esera Tuaolo, American football player
1967
Andy Ashby, American baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer
1966
Nadeem Aslam, Pakistani-English author
1966
Kentaro Miura, Japanese author and illustrator
1966
Rod Strickland, American basketball player and coach
1966
Ricky Warwick, Northern Irish musician
1965
Tony Cottee, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1965
Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kick-boxer and sportscaster
1965
Scott Shriner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1963
Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1963
Dean Richards, English rugby player and coach
1963
Lisa Rinna, American actress and talk show host
1962
Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1962
Pauline McLynn, Irish actress and author
1962
Fumiya Fujii, Japanese music artist
1961
Antony Jenkins, English banker and businessman
1960
David Baerwald, American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician
1960
Caroline Quentin, English actress
1959
Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1958
Mark Lester, English actor
1958
Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer, coach, and manager
1957
Johann Lamont, Scottish educator and politician
1957
Peter Murphy, English singer-songwriter
1957
Michael Rose, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1956
Amitav Ghosh, Indian-American author and academic
1956
Robin Renucci, French actor and director
1956
Sela Ward, American actress
1955
Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (d. 2010)
1954
Julia King, English engineer and academic
1953
Piyasvasti Amranand, Thai businessman and politician, Thai Minister of Energy
1953
Peter Brown, American singer-songwriter and producer
1953
Suresh Prabhu, Indian accountant and politician, Indian Minister of Railways
1953
Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mexican actress, director, and producer
1953
Leon Spinks, American boxer
1953
Mindy Sterling, American actress
1953
Ivan Toms, South African physician and activist (d. 2008)
1953
Bramwell Tovey, English-Canadian conductor and composer
1953
Paul Weiland, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Bill Barber, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1952
Stephen Lang, American actor and playwright
1951
Ed Ott, American baseball player and coach
1950
Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani physicist and academic
1950
J. R. Morgan, Welsh author and academic
1950
Bonnie Pointer, American singer
1947
Jeff Hanna, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
1947
Norman Lebrecht, English author and critic
1947
Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
1946
Martin Wong, American painter (d. 1999)
1944
Lou Hudson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1944
Michael Levy, Baron Levy, English philanthropist
1944
Patricia Polacco, American author and illustrator
1943
Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (d. 2006)
1943
Howard Gardner, American psychologist and academic
1943
Tom Holland, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Peter Jensen, Australian metropolitan
1943
Robert Malval, Haitian businessman and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Haiti
1943
Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (d. 1983)
1941
Bill Boggs, American journalist and producer
1941
Henry Lowther, English trumpet player
1937
Pai Hsien-yung, Chinese-Taiwanese author
1935
Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist and educator
1935
Oliver Napier, Northern Irish lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1934
Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company
1933
Jim Carlen, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1933
Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2013)
1932
Alex Hassilev, French-born American folk singer and musician (The Limeliters)
1932
Jean-Guy Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1931
Dick Gray, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1931
Thurston Harris, American doo-wop singer (d. 1990)
1931
Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018)
1931
Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (d. 2014)
1930
Jack Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer
1930
Harold Bloom, American literary critic
1930
Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (d. 2013)
1929
Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (The Champs) (d. 2006)
1929
David Kelly, Irish actor (d. 2012)
1928
Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
1928
Bobo Olson, American boxer (d. 2002)
1928
Andrea Veneracion, Filipina choirmaster (d. 2014)
1927
Theodore Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 2007)
1927
Chris Leonard, English footballer
1926
Frederick Buechner, American minister, theologian, and author
1925
Charles Chaynes, French composer (d. 2016)
1925
Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (d. 2017)
1925
Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1925
Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)
1924
César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (d. 2005)
1924
Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1924
Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer and manager (d. 1971)
1924
Oscar Wyatt, American businessman
1923
Richard Pipes, Polish-American historian and academic (d. 2018)
1923
Tun Tun, Indian actress and comedian (d. 2003)
1922
Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)
1922
Fritz Riess, German-Swiss race car driver (d. 1991)
1920
Yul Brynner, Russian actor and dancer (d. 1985)
1920
Zecharia Sitchin, Russian-American author (d. 2010)
1918
Venetia Burney, English educator, who named Pluto (d. 2009)
1916
Mortimer Caplin, American tax attorney, educator, and IRS Commissioner
1916
Hans Maier, Dutch water polo player (d. 2018)
1916
Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1916
Reg Varney, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1916
Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2014)
1913
Paul Gibb, English cricketer (d. 1977)
1913
Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (d. 1966)
1912
Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1912
Peta Taylor, English cricketer (d. 1989)
1912
William F. Walsh, American captain and politician, 48th Mayor of Syracuse (d. 2011)
1911
Erna Flegel, German Third Reich nurse (d. 2006)
1910
Sally Blane, American actress (d. 1997)
1909
Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)
1909
Jacques Clemens, Dutch catholic priest (d. 2018)
1906
Harry von Zell, American actor and announcer, (d. 1981)
1906
Herbert Wehner, German politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (d. 1990)
1904
Niño Ricardo, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1972)
1903
Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (d. 1971)
1903
Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
1901
Gwendolyn Lizarraga, Belizean businesswoman, activist, and politician (d. 1975)
1899
Wilfrid Israel, German businessman and philanthropist (d. 1943)
1899
E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)
1897
Bull Connor, American police officer (d. 1973)
1895
Dorothy Wilde, English author and poet (d. 1941)
1894
Erna Mohr, German zoologist (d. 1968)
1892
Thomas Mitchell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1962)
1888
Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and jurist (d. 1985)
1886
Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1939)
1882
James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (d. 1946)
1881
Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1966)
1880
Friedrich Lahrs, German architect and academic (d. 1964)
1875
H. M. Brock, British painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
1866
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
1850
Annie Armstrong, American missionary (d. 1938)
1849
N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (d. 1934)
1846
Léon Bloy, French author and poet (d. 1917)
1836
Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (d. 1896)
1832
Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1896)
1826
Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and author (d. 1871)
1767
John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
1760
Peggy Shippen, American wife of Benedict Arnold and American Revolutionary Warspy (d. 1804)
1754
Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (d. 1825)
1751
Caroline Matilda, British princess, queen consort of Denmark (d. 1775)
1723
Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and author (d. 1799)
1709
Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1785)
1662
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
1657
Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
1653
Sarah Good, American woman accused of witchcraft (d. 1692)
1628
Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese daimyō (d. 1701)
1603
Kenelm Digby, English astrologer, courtier, and diplomat (d. 1665)
1561
Luis de Góngora, Spanish cleric and poet (d. 1627)
1558
Robert Greene, English author and playwright (d. 1592)
1459
Kaspar, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, German nobleman (d. 1527)
1406
William, Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg (d. 1482)
1274
Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (d. 1329)
154
Bardaisan, Syrian astrologer, scholar, and philosopher (d. 222)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (b. 1928)
2015
James U. Cross, American general (b. 1925)
2015
Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (b. 1959)
2015
Lawrence K. Karlton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1935)
2015
André Leysen, Belgian businessman (b. 1927)
2014
Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (b. 1937)
2014
Carin Mannheimer, Swedish author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2014
Bill McGill, American basketball player (b. 1939)
2014
Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (b. 1949)
2014
John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
2014
Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (b. 1958)
2013
Emik Avakian, Iranian-American inventor (b. 1923)
2013
Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)
2013
Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (b. 1918)
2012
Art Ceccarelli, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012
Marion Cunningham, American author (b. 1922)
2012
Richard Scudder, American journalist and publisher, co-founded MediaNews Group (b. 1913)
2012
Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (b. 1924)
2012
Marvin Traub, American businessman and author (b. 1925)
2011
Rob Grill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
2010
Walter Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and pastor (b. 1949)
2009
Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1936)
2009
Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian boxer (b. 1972)
2009
Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b. 1911)
2008
Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (b. 1908)
2007
Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (b. 1939)
2007
Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 43rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
2007
Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Colombia (b. 1913)
2007
Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded Honest Ed's (b. 1914)
2006
Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
2006
Bronwyn Oliver, Australian sculptor (b. 1959)
2006
John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (b. 1935)
2005
Gretchen Franklin, English actress and dancer (b. 1911)
2005
Jesús Iglesias, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1922)
2005
Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
2004
Laurance Rockefeller, American financier and philanthropist (b. 1910)
2004
Renée Saint-Cyr, French actress and producer (b. 1904)
2003
Zahra Kazemi, Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer (b. 1948)
2001
Herman Brood, Dutch musician and painter (b. 1946)
2000
Pedro Mir, Dominican lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1913)
2000
Robert Runcie, English archbishop (b. 1921)
1999
Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
1999
Jan Sloot, Dutch computer scientist and electronics technician (b. 1945)
1998
Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek philosopher and author (b. 1943)
1994
Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research (b. 1942)
1991
Mokhtar Dahari, Malaysian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
1989
Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
1987
Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
1987
Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1901)
1983
Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (b. 1915)
1979
Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1925)
1976
León de Greiff, Colombian poet and educator (b. 1895)
1974
Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish novelist, playwright, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1971
John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
1971
Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1940)
1967
Guy Favreau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1917)
1966
Delmore Schwartz, American poet and short story writer (b. 1913)
1959
Charlie Parker, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (b. 1882)
1937
George Gershwin, American pianist, songwriter, and composer (b. 1898)
1929
Billy Mosforth, English footballer and engraver (b. 1857)
1909
Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)
1908
Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (b. 1876)
1905
Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1849)
1897
Patrick Jennings, Irish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1831)
1844
Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian philosopher and poet (b. 1800)
1825
Thomas P. Grosvenor, American soldier and politician (b. 1744)
1806
James Smith, Irish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1719)
1797
Ienăchiță Văcărescu, Romanian historian and philologist (b. 1740)
1775
Simon Boerum, American farmer and politician (b. 1724)
1774
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-English general (b. 1715)
1688
Narai, Thai king (b. 1629)
1599
Chōsokabe Motochika, Japanese daiymo (b.1539)
1593
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
1581
Peder Skram, Danish admiral and politician (b. 1503)
1576
Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo, Italian noble (d. 1553)
1535
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1484)
1484
Mino da Fiesole, Italian sculptor (b. c. 1429)
1451
Barbara of Cilli, Slovenian noblewoman
1382
Nicole Oresme, French philosopher (b. 1325)
1362
Anna von Schweidnitz, empress of Charles IV (b. 1339)
1344
Ulrich III, Count of Württemberg (b. c. 1286)
1302
Robert II, Count of Artois (b. 1250)
1302
Pierre Flotte, French politician and lawyer
1183
Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
1174
Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
969
Olga of Kiev (b. 890)
937
Rudolph II of Burgundy (b. 880)
472
Anthemius, Roman emperor (b. 420)

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