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On This Day in History:  July 12

July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 172 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Key player in Jamaican lottery scam sentenced to 4 years. A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica, prompting a prosecutor to question the ruling.
2019
Details emerge about CT Lottery CEO secretly recording board chairman in 2014. Connecticut Lottery Corp. Vice President Chelsea Turner testified Tuesday that around 2014, she and then-lottery CEO Anne Noble had such suspicions about Frank Farricker, then chairman of the lottery's governing board, that she contacted an agent she knew in the FBI — which then had Noble record Farricker secretly in at least one meeting.
2018
Pennsylvania iLottery hits $21.6 million in sales. Pennsylvania's brand new online lottery, the iLottery, reported sales of $21.6 million in its first 26 days from its launch on June 4, despite the best efforts of the land-based casino industry to sink it in the first few weeks.
2018
Iowa lawmakers, casinos, lottery 'all in' for sports betting. Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May overturning a federal law that had prohibited legalized sports betting in all but Nevada, Iowa lawmakers, retailers and casinos are looking at how best to bring black market bettors into the light.
2018
MUSL Board President and Powerball Game Chair elected for FY19. The Multi-State Lottery Association's leadership for fiscal year 2019 has been set with the election of new Board & Game Chair Positions.
2017
One million dollars in a time of need for New Jersey couple. A New Jersey couple won a $1 million lottery prize just when they needed it most.
2016
WV Lottery officials keeping eye on PA internet gambling bill. West Virginia Lottery officials are closely monitoring legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would significantly expand legalized gambling in that state.
2016
Mass. Lottery may offer online games. In response to declining sales among digitally savvy young adults, the Massachusetts State Lottery is calling on lawmakers to open a new gambling frontier — lottery games offered around the clock on mobile devices and computers.
2012
N.C. man charged with stealing $1M lottery ticket. Police in North Carolina have arrested the husband of a $1 million lottery winner, accusing him of obtaining the ticket illegally.
2011
Wisconsin lottery benefiting from Minnesota government shutdown. The cash register is humming at the gas station Mac Qasem manages in Houlton, Wisconsin, and he has squabbling Democrats and Republicans from Minnesota to thank for it.
2011
Mobster's lottery documents sold on eBay. A collection of documents claiming to offer the signature of James "Whitey" Bulger from his multimillion dollar Massachusetts Lottery win went up for sale on eBay Monday.
2010
Canadian gets 9 years for U.S. lottery scam. A Vancouver man was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for running a lottery scam in the United States that defrauded dozens of elderly victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
2009
W. Va. woman wins 9th big lottery prize. Last week, a 60-year-old South Charleston woman claimed her ninth West Virginia Lottery prize.
2007
Calif. Lottery fails to meet Mega Millions deadline. The Democrat-controlled California legislature, which has taken an adversarial role against the California Lottery for the past several years, has not met its obligation to change state law by a court-ordered deadline, aimed at ensuring participation in multi-state lotto is fair to education, lottery officials said Wednesday.
2007
First Ca$hola jackpot win in Delaware. A Delaware woman has won the first multi-state Ca$hola jackpot in her state, which was also the second-highest jackpot at the casino where she won.
2005
Tenn's Paul to be honored by lottery industry. Tennessee lottery president Rebecca Paul was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Tuesday.
2005
Texas Lottery looking at all possibilities for Director Position. In a gesture of openness, Texas Lottery commissioners announced Monday that, for the first time, a committee of state officials and private citizens outside the lottery will help find the agency's next leader.
2005
Power failure shuts down Wisconsin lottery sales. A computer system outage prevented Wisconsin lottery players from purchasing tickets or validating winning tickets for such games as Powerball or Pick 3 for about three hours, a state Department of Revenue spokeswoman says.
2005
Calif. Lottery uses trick as Dems continue undermining Mega Millions. The California Lottery admitted Monday they used a state official, who misrepresented herself as a freelance reporter, as an operative in the legal battle over constitutionality of the multistate Mega Millions game in California.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $13 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $13 million, with a cash option of $6.9 million.
2004
Florida Lotto rolls to $6 million. Florida's Lotto drawing produced no jackpot winner on Saturday night, resulting in a rollover estimated at $6 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, Lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Lottery win caps a life of service. Before her big Mega Millions win, Geraldine Williams was an invisible servant to others, wiping clean their dirt, scrubbing their floors, emptying their trash.
2004
Jackpot winner tries to lay low. A day after bagging a $294 million lottery jackpot, Geraldine Williams battled to get her bearings yesterday as she went from housemaid to multimillionaire retiree overnight.
2004
Ex-husband of big Mass. lottery winner is happy for his family. The ex-husband of the $294 million Mega Millions winner isn't expecting his ex-wife to offer him a share of her lottery winnings.

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.$217 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2017
5.€187.4 Million
US$211.27 Million
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2019
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
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2018
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2005
15.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
16.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2013
17.€75 Million
US$91.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2012
18.€67 Million
US$91.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2014
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2012
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2008
21.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 1998
23.€69.69 Million
US$79.49 Million
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2017
24.€54 Million
US$74.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2007
25.$73 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Jul 12, 1991
28 years old
1991
Friday, Jul 12, 1991
28 years old
1989
Wednesday, Jul 12, 1989
30 years old
1986
Saturday, Jul 12, 1986
33 years old
1983
Tuesday, Jul 12, 1983
36 years old
1977
Tuesday, Jul 12, 1977
42 years old
1977
Tuesday, Jul 12, 1977
42 years old
1973
Thursday, Jul 12, 1973
46 years old
1971
Monday, Jul 12, 1971
48 years old
1971
Monday, Jul 12, 1971
48 years old
1968
Friday, Jul 12, 1968
51 years old
1968
Friday, Jul 12, 1968
51 years old
1966
Tuesday, Jul 12, 1966
53 years old
1962
Thursday, Jul 12, 1962
57 years old
1959
Sunday, Jul 12, 1959
60 years old
1954
Monday, Jul 12, 1954
65 years old
1948
Monday, Jul 12, 1948
71 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Six people are killed and 200 injured in a French passenger train derailment in Brétigny-sur-Orge.
2012
Syrian Civil War: Government forces target the homes of rebels and activists in Tremseh and kill anywhere between 68 and 150 people.
2012
A tank truck explosion kills more than 100 people in Okobie, Nigeria.
2007
U.S. ArmyApache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
2006
The 2006 Lebanon War begins.
1998
The Ulster Volunteer Force attacked a house in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a petrol bomb, killing the Quinn brothers.
1979
The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1975
São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
1973
A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1971
The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.
1967
Riots begin in Newark, New Jersey.
1963
Pauline Reade, 16, disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.
1962
The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.
1961
Indian city Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.
1960
Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1948
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
1943
German and Soviet forces engage in one of the largest armored engagements of all time.
1920
The Soviet-Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed, by which Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of Lithuania.
1918
The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
1917
The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilanteskidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1913
Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
1862
The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1812
The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.
1806
Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
1804
Former United States Secretary of the TreasuryAlexander Hamilton dies of his injuries a day after being shot in a duel.
1801
British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.
1799
Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).
1790
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
1789
In response to the dismissal of the French finance minister Jacques Necker, the radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gives a speech which results in the storming of the Bastille two days later.
1776
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
1691
Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar): The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.
1580
The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
1576
Mughal Empire annexes Bengal after defeating the Bengal Sultanate at the Battle of Raj Mahal.
1562
Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred books of the Maya.
1543
King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
1527
Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty.
1493
Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
1470
The Ottomanscapture Euboea.
1191
Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
927
King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north.
AD 70
The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after six months of battle. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple.

Births On This Day

1997
Daniel Lawrence, English cricketer
1997
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani-English activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1996
Moussa Dembélé, French footballer
1996
Jordan Romero, American mountaineer
1995
Luke Shaw, English footballer
1995
Jordyn Wieber, American gymnast
1994
Kanako Momota, Japanese singer-songwriter
1993
Kurt Capewell, Australian rugby league player
1992
Bartosz Bereszyński, Polish footballer
1991
Salih Dursun, Turkish footballer
1991
James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer
1990
Bebé, Portuguese footballer
1990
Chasen Shreve, American baseball player
1989
Nick Palmieri, American ice hockey player
1988
Natalie La Rose, Dutch singer and dancer
1988
LeSean McCoy, American football player
1988
Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
1986
360, Australian rapper
1986
Didier Digard, French footballer
1986
Hannaliis Jaadla, Estonian footballer
1986
JP Pietersen, South African rugby player
1986
Simone Laudehr, German footballer
1985
Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer
1985
Gianluca Curci, Italian footballer
1985
Keven Lacombe, Canadian cyclist
1985
Ismael Londt, Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer
1984
Gareth Gates, English singer-songwriter
1984
Jonathan Lewis, American football player
1984
Natalie Martinez, American actress
1984
Michael McGovern, Irish footballer
1984
Sami Zayn, Canadian professional wrestler
1982
Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
1981
Adrienne Camp, South African singer-songwriter
1981
Pradeepan Raveendran, Sri Lankan director, producer, and screenwriter
1980
Kristen Connolly, American actress
1979
Brooke Baldwin, American journalist and television news anchor
1979
Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
1979
Maya Kobayashi, Japanese journalist
1978
Topher Grace, American actor
1978
Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1977
Neil Harris, English footballer and manager
1977
Steve Howey, American actor
1977
Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1977
Francesca Lubiani, Italian tennis player
1976
Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Anna Friel, English actress
1976
Tracie Spencer, American singer-songwriter and actress
1975
Phil Lord, American filmmaker
1974
Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer-songwriter
1974
Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
1974
Gregory Shane Helms, American professional wrestler
1973
Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
1972
Travis Best, American basketball player
1972
Jake Wood, English actor
1971
Joel Casamayor, Cuban American former professional boxer
1971
Andriy Kovalenco, Ukrainian-Spanish rugby player
1971
Loni Love, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1971
Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
1970
Aure Atika, Portuguese-French actress, director, and screenwriter
1970
Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor, singer, and dancer
1969
Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress
1969
Chantal Jouanno, French politician, French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
1969
Alan Mullally, English cricketer and sportscaster
1969
Anne-Sophie Pic, French chef
1969
Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (d. 2006)
1968
Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
1967
Richard Herring, English comedian and screenwriter
1967
Mac McCaughan, American singer and guitarist
1967
John Petrucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter
1966
Jeff Bucknum, American race car driver
1966
Annabel Croft, English tennis player and sportscaster
1966
Taiji, Japanese bass player and songwriter (d. 2011)
1965
Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
1965
Robin Wilson, American singer and guitarist
1964
Gaby Roslin, English television host and actress
1962
Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1962
Luc De Vos, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1962
Joanna Shields, American-English businesswoman
1962
Dean Wilkins, English footballer and manager
1961
Heikko Glöde, German footballer and manager
1961
Shiva Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
1959
David Brown, Australian meteorologist
1959
Tupou VI, King of Tonga
1959
Karl J. Friston, English psychiatrist and neuroscientist
1959
Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)
1958
J. D. Hayworth, American politician and radio host
1958
Tonya Lee Williams, English-Canadian actress and producer
1957
Rick Husband, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1957
Dave Semenko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 2017)
1956
Mel Harris, American actress
1956
Sandi Patty, American singer and pianist
1956
Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
1955
Timothy Garton Ash, English historian and author
1955
Jimmy LaFave, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1954
Eric Adams, American singer-songwriter
1954
Robert Carl, American pianist and composer
1954
Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer and coach
1952
Voja Antonić, Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija computer
1952
Irina Bokova, Bulgarian politician, Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1952
Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (d. 1995)
1951
Joan Bauer, American author
1951
Brian Grazer, American screenwriter and producer, founded Imagine Entertainment
1951
Cheryl Ladd, American actress
1951
Piotr Pustelnik, Polish mountaineer
1951
Jamey Sheridan, American actor
1950
Eric Carr, American drummer and songwriter (d. 1991)
1950
Gilles Meloche, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1949
Simon Fox, English drummer
1949
Rick Hendrick, American businessman, founded Hendrick Motorsports
1948
Ben Burtt, American director, screenwriter, and sound designer
1948
Walter Egan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor
1947
Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster
1947
Wilko Johnson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1947
Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist and academic
1945
Butch Hancock, American country-folk singer-songwriter and musician (The Flatlanders)
1944
Simon Blackburn, English philosopher and academic
1944
Delia Ephron, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
1944
Pat Woodell, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1943
Christine McVie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1943
Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach
1942
Swamp Dogg, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician
1942
Roy Palmer, English cricketer and umpire
1942
Billy Smith, Australian rugby league player and coach
1942
Steve Young, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1941
Benny Parsons, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1939
Phillip Adams, Australian journalist and producer
1939
Arlen Ness, American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur
1938
Ron Fairly, American baseball player and sportscaster
1938
Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
1938
Eiko Ishioka, Japanese art director and graphic designer (d. 2012)
1937
Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Mickey Edwards, American lawyer and politician
1937
Lionel Jospin, French civil servant and politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
1937
Robert McFarlane, American colonel and diplomat, 13th United States National Security Advisor
1937
Guy Woolfenden, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)
1936
Jan Němec, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1935
Satoshi Ōmura, Japanese biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1934
Thomas Charlton, American competition rower and Olympic champion
1934
Van Cliburn, American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1933
Victor Poor, American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200 (d. 2012)
1933
Donald E. Westlake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1932
Rene Goulet, Canadian retired professional wrestler
1932
Monte Hellman, American director and producer
1932
Otis Davis, American sprinter
1931
Eric Ives, English historian and academic (d. 2012)
1931
Geeto Mongol, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)
1930
Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1930
Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
1928
Alastair Burnet, English journalist (d. 2012)
1928
Elias James Corey, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1928
Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (d. 2013)
1927
Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1993)
1927
Conte Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2001)
1927
Jack Harshman, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1927
Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (d. 2011)
1925
Albert Lance, Australian-French tenor (d. 2013)
1925
Roger Smith, American businessman (d. 2007)
1924
Faidon Matthaiou, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
1923
René Favaloro, Argentine surgeon and cardiologist (d. 2000)
1923
James E. Gunn, American science fiction author
1922
Mark Hatfield, American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (d. 2011)
1920
Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)
1920
Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2015)
1920
Paul Gonsalves, American saxophonist (d. 1974)
1920
Randolph Quirk, Manx linguist and academic (d. 2017)
1920
Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
1918
Mary Glen-Haig, English fencer (d. 2014)
1918
Vivian Mason, American actress (d. 2009)
1918
Doris Grumbach, American novelist, memoirist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist
1918
Rusty Dedrick, American swing and bebop jazz trumpeter (d. 2009)
1917
Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (d. 2014)
1917
Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Indian statesman (d. 2006)
1917
Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
1916
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Ukrainian-Russian soldier and sniper (d. 1974)
1915
Emanuel Papper, American anesthesiologist, professor, and author (d. 2002)
1915
Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, (d. 2007)
1914
Mohammad Moin, Iranian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1971)
1913
Willis Lamb, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1911
Evald Mikson, Estonian footballer (d. 1993)
1909
Joe DeRita, American actor (d. 1993)
1909
Motoichi Kumagai, Japanese photographer and illustrator (d. 2010)
1909
Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, designed Fernsehturm Stuttgart (d. 1999)
1909
Herbert Zim, American naturalist, author, and educator (d. 1994)
1908
Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)
1908
Alain Cuny, French actor (d. 1994)
1908
Paul Runyan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1907
Weary Dunlop, Australian colonel and surgeon (d. 1993)
1904
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1902
Günther Anders, German philosopher and journalist (d. 1992)
1902
Tony Lovink, Dutch politician; Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1995)
1902
Vic Armbruster, Australian rugby league player (d. 1984)
1899
E.D. Nixon, American civil rights leader (d. 1987)
1895
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)
1895
Buckminster Fuller, American architect and engineer, designed the Montreal Biosphère (d. 1983)
1895
Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and songwriter (d. 1960)
1892
Bruno Schulz, Ukrainian-Polish author and painter (d. 1942)
1886
Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (d. 1956)
1884
Louis B. Mayer, Russian-born American film producer, co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (d. 1957)
1884
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
1880
Tod Browning, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1962)
1879
Margherita Piazzola Beloch, Italian mathematician (d. 1976)
1879
Han Yong-un, Korean poet (d. 1944)
1878
Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1930)
1876
Max Jacob, French poet, painter, and critic (d. 1944)
1876
Alphaeus Philemon Cole, American artist, engraver and etcher (d. 1988)
1872
Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)
1870
Louis II, Prince of Monaco (d. 1949)
1868
Stefan George, German poet and translator (d. 1933)
1863
Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (d. 1933)
1863
Paul Drude, German physicist and academic (d. 1906)
1861
Anton Arensky, Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1906)
1857
George E. Ohr, American potter (d. 1918)
1855
Ned Hanlan, Canadian rower, academic, and businessman (d. 1908)
1854
George Eastman, American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (d. 1933)
1852
Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Argentina (d. 1933)
1850
Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist and academic (d. 1912)
1849
William Osler, Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)
1828
Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1889)
1824
Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1821
D. H. Hill, American general and academic (d. 1889)
1817
Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1862)
1813
Claude Bernard, French physiologist and academic (d. 1878)
1807
Thomas Hawksley, English engineer and academic (d. 1893)
1803
Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
1730
Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (d. 1795)
1712
Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, Colonial governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts Bay (d. 1779)
1675
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1742)
1651
Margaret Theresa of Spain (d. 1673)
1628
Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk (d. 1684)
1549
Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (d. 1587)
1477
Jacopo Sadoleto, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)
1468
Juan del Encina, Spanish poet, playwright, and composer (probable; d. 1530)
1394
Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (d. 1441)
100 BC
Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general (d. 44 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Dada J. P. Vaswani, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1918)
2016
Goran Hadžić, Serbian politician (b. 1958)
2015
D'Army Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and actor (b. 1941)
2015
Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean journalist, author, and poet (b. 1956)
2015
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Tibetan monk and activist (b. 1950)
2015
Cheng Siwei, Chinese engineer, economist, and politician (b. 1935)
2014
Jamil Ahmad, Pakistani author (b. 1931)
2014
Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1924)
2014
Emil Bobu, Romanian politician (b. 1927)
2014
Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (b. 1919)
2014
Kenneth J. Gray, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
2014
Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1950)
2013
Amar Bose, American businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (b. 1929)
2013
Takako Takahashi, Japanese author (b. 1932)
2013
Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (b. 1925)
2012
Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1930)
2012
Dara Singh, Indian wrestler, actor, and politician (b. 1928)
2012
Eddy Brown, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2012
Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American author and illustrator (b. 1920)
2012
Roger Payne, English mountaineer (b. 1956)
2012
Hamid Samandarian, Iranian director and playwright (b. 1931)
2012
George C. Stoney, American director and producer (b. 1916)
2011
Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)
2010
Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (b. 1922)
2010
James P. Hogan, English-American author (b. 1941)
2010
Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
2010
Pius Njawé, Cameroonian journalist (b. 1957)
2010
Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (b. 1939)
2008
Bobby Murcer, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2008
Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (b. 1955)
2007
Robert Burås, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1975)
2007
Stan Zemanek, Australian radio and television host (b. 1947)
2005
John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, English businessman (b. 1917)
2004
Betty Oliphant, English-Canadian ballerina, co-founded the National Ballet School of Canada (b. 1918)
2003
Benny Carter, American trumpet player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1907)
2003
Mark Lovell, English race car driver (b. 1960)
2001
Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)
2000
Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1908)
1999
Rajendra Kumar, Bollywood actor, (b. 1921)
1998
Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1907)
1998
Arkady Ostashev, Soviet/Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1925)
1998
Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (b. 1941)
1997
François Furet, French historian and author (b. 1927)
1996
John Chancellor, American journalist (b. 1927)
1993
Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)
1992
Caroline Pafford Miller, American journalist and author (b. 1903)
1990
João Saldanha, Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (b. 1917)
1983
Chris Wood, English saxophonist (b. 1944)
1982
Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
1979
Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
1975
James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)
1973
Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
1971
Yvon Robert, Canadian wrestler (b. 1914)
1969
Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (b. 1885)
1966
D. T. Suzuki, Japanese philosopher and author (b. 1870)
1965
Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)
1962
Roger Wolfe Kahn, American composer and bandleader (b. 1907)
1961
Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1879)
1956
John Hayes, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1868)
1950
Elsie de Wolfe, American actress, author, and interior decorator (b. 1865)
1949
Douglas Hyde, Irish scholar and politician, 1st President of Ireland (b. 1860)
1947
Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1946
Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist and author (b. 1870)
1945
Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1871)
1945
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)
1944
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general and politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1887)
1935
Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (b. 1859)
1934
Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and businessman, invented the outboard motor (b. 1877)
1931
Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1929
Robert Henri, American painter and educator (b. 1865)
1926
Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)
1926
Charles Wood Irish composer (b. 1866)
1910
Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1887)
1892
Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter, invented baseball (b. 1820)
1870
John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (b. 1809)
1855
Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (b. 1802)
1850
Robert Stevenson, Scottish engineer (b. 1772)
1845
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian linguist, poet, and playwright (b. 1808)
1804
Alexander Hamilton, American general, economist, and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)
1773
Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (b. 1697)
1749
Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, French navy officer and politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1671)
1742
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1675)
1712
Richard Cromwell, English academic and politician (b. 1626)
1693
John Ashby, English admiral (b. 1640)
1691
Marquis de St Ruth, French general
1682
Jean Picard, French priest and astronomer (b. 1620)
1664
Stefano della Bella, Italian illustrator and engraver (b. 1610)
1623
William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath (b. 1557)
1584
Steven Borough, English navigator and explorer (b. 1525)
1536
Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch priest and philosopher (b. 1466)
1489
Bahlul Lodi, sultan of Delhi
1441
Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (b. 1394)
1441
Kyōgoku Takakazu, Japanese nobleman
1067
John Komnenos, Byzantine general
981
Xue Juzheng, Chinese scholar-official and historian
965
Meng Chang, emperor of Later Shu (b. 919)
783
Bertrada of Laon, Frankish queen (b. 720)
524
Viventiolus, archbishop of Lyon (b. 460)

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