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On This Day in History:  July 16

July 16 is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 168 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2015
Defense quickly wraps up in Hot Lotto trial. The defense rested its case Thursday afternoon about an hour after starting to call witnesses in the trial of a man accused of rigging a Hot Lotto computerized lottery drawing.
2015
Prosecution rests in Hot Lotto trial. The defense began calling witnesses Thursday morning in the trial against a former lottery vendor employee accused of rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win a $14.3 million ticket.
2014
Jury rules that estranged brothers must split $1M lottery prize. After a two-day trial in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, court, a jury decided two Mechanicsburg-area brothers, Charles Thomas Meehan and Ira Sharp, would split a $1 million lottery ticket straight down the middle.
2014
Half brothers fight over million dollar lottery ticket. Two estranged half brothers faced off on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania court in a fight over a winning million-dollar lottery ticket.
2012
W.Va. Lottery has $81M surplus. The West Virginia Lottery ended the just-completed budget year with an $81 million surplus, giving state revenues a surprising boost, but agency officials say the future remains challenging at best in the face of increasing competition from border states.
2007
Tennessee Lottery threatens to go computerized. Tennessee Lottery issued a statement on their web site that threatens to bring unpopular computerized drawings to the state.
2005
North Dakota has its first lottery jackpot winner. North Dakota lottery officials said Thursday that Wednesday's winning Wild Card 2 jackpot ticket was sold at the Amoco station in Michigan, in eastern North Dakota. The prize is $420,000.
2005
Texas Lottery paid for goods it never received. The embattled Texas Lottery Commission is investigating why the agency paid a Nevada company more than $300,000 for goods it hasn't received.
2004
Tennessee Lottery revenues better than expected. The Tennessee Education Lottery announced today it has topped its initial goal by roughly 40 percent. Officials said it produced more than $123 million for education programs in the state after five months and 12 days.
2004
Megabucks winner couldn’t believe her luck. The winner of a $2.9 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot said when she found out the numbers on her ticket matched those for the July 7 drawing she couldn't believe she had really won.
2004
NJ lottery director nominated for Commerce role. New Jersey Lottery Commission executive director Virginia Bauer will be nominated today to run the troubled Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, according to six McGreevey administration and business sources.
2004
Georgia sheriff has triple lottery wins. Fayette County Sheriff Randall Johnson is lucky on the draw - but not in the sense of an Old West lawman.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$375 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2018
2.$335.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2016
3.$232 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2017
4.€188.92 Million
US$212.01 Million
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
5.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2017
6.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2002
7.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2005
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2015
9.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
10.€108.89 Million
US$120.16 Million
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2016
11.€96 Million
US$116.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2005
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2013
13.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2018
14.€97 Million
US$108.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2008
16.€85 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2012
17.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2020
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2006
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2012
20.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2020
21.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 1998
22.€71.77 Million
US$82.88 Million
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2017
23.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009
24.€70.54 Million
US$77.56 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2016
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Friday, Jul 16, 1993
27 years old
1984
Monday, Jul 16, 1984
36 years old
1974
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1974
46 years old
1974
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1974
46 years old
1973
Monday, Jul 16, 1973
47 years old
1973
Monday, Jul 16, 1973
47 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1968
52 years old
1964
Thursday, Jul 16, 1964
56 years old
1961
Sunday, Jul 16, 1961
59 years old
1961
Sunday, Jul 16, 1961
59 years old
1960
Saturday, Jul 16, 1960
60 years old
1960
Saturday, Jul 16, 1960
60 years old
1960
Saturday, Jul 16, 1960
60 years old
1958
Wednesday, Jul 16, 1958
62 years old
1958
Wednesday, Jul 16, 1958
62 years old
1957
Tuesday, Jul 16, 1957
63 years old
1954
Friday, Jul 16, 1954
66 years old
1950
Sunday, Jul 16, 1950
70 years old
1949
Saturday, Jul 16, 1949
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Helsinki summit.
2015
Four U.S. Marines and one gunman die in a shooting spree targeting military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
2013
As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India.
2007
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing eight people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
2004
Millennium Park, considered Chicago's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by MayorRichard M. Daley.
1999
John F. Kennedy Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife and sister-in-law are also killed.
1990
The Luzon earthquake strikes the Philippines with an intensity of 7.7, affecting Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac.
1990
The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSRdeclares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
1983
Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
1979
Iraqi PresidentAhmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
1965
The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.
1965
South Vietnamese Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo, a formerly undetected communist spy and double agent, is hunted down and killed by unknown individuals after being sentenced to death in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.
1956
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
1951
King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
1950
Chaplain-Medic massacre: American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
1948
Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1948
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
1945
World War II: The heavy cruiserUSS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.
1945
Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1942
Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): The government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.
1941
Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.
1935
The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1931
EmperorHaile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
1927
Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.
1915
Henry James becomes a British citizen to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.
1915
First Order of the Arrow ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded to honor American Boy Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.
1910
John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.
1909
Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
1862
American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.
1861
American Civil War: At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25-mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.
1849
Antonio María Claret y Clará founds the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Claretians in Vic, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
1809
The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1790
The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
1779
American Revolutionary War: Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
1769
Father Junípero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, California.
1683
Manchu Qing dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
1661
The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
1377
Richard II of England is crowned.
1232
The Spanish town of Arjona declares independence and names its native Muhammad ibn Yusuf as ruler. This marks the Muhammad's first rise to prominence; he would later establish the NasridEmirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state in Spain.
1212
Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the BerberMuslim leader Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.
1054
Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East-West Schism.
997
Battle of Spercheios: Bulgarian forces of Tsar Samuel are defeated by a Byzantine army under general Nikephoros Ouranos at the Spercheios River in Greece.
622
The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

Births On This Day

1996
Daniel Pearson, English actor and presenter
1991
Nate Schmidt, American ice hockey player
1991
Andros Townsend, English footballer
1990
Bureta Faraimo, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
Wizkid, Nigerian singer and songwriter
1990
Johann Zarco, French motorcycle racer
1989
Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer
1988
Sergio Busquets, Spanish footballer
1987
Mousa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
1987
AnnaLynne McCord, American actress and producer
1986
Dustin Boyd, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Misako Uno, Japanese actress, singer, and fashion designer
1985
Mārtiņš Kravčenko, Latvian basketball player
1984
Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese race car driver
1984
Attila Szabó, Hungarian decathlete
1983
Duncan Keith, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
André Greipel, German cyclist
1982
Carli Lloyd, American soccer player
1982
Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
1981
Giuseppe Di Masi, Italian footballer
1981
Robert Kranjec, Slovenian ski jumper
1981
Zach Randolph, American basketball player
1981
Vicente Rodríguez, Spanish footballer
1980
Adam Scott, Australian golfer
1979
Chris Mihm, American basketball player
1979
Mai Nakamura, Japanese swimmer
1979
Kim Rhode, American sport shooter
1979
Nathan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Konstantin Skrylnikov, Russian footballer
1977
Bryan Budd, Northern Ireland-born English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)
1976
Tomasz Kuchar, Polish race car driver
1976
Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguayan footballer
1976
Anna Smashnova, Belarusian-Israeli tennis player
1975
Bas Leinders, Belgian race car driver
1974
Jeremy Enigk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Maret Maripuu, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1974
Ryan McCombs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby player
1973
Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer
1973
Graham Robertson, American director and producer
1973
Tim Ryan, American politician
1972
Ben Cahoon, American-Canadian football player and coach
1972
François Drolet, Canadian speed skater
1971
Corey Feldman, American actor
1971
Ed Kowalczyk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Live)
1970
Raimonds Miglinieks, Latvian basketball player and coach
1970
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Jules De Martino, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1969
Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player and sportscaster
1968
Dhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player and manager
1968
Barry Sanders, American football player
1968
Larry Sanger, American philosopher and businessman, co-founded Wikipedia and Citizendium
1968
Michael Searle, Australian rugby league player and businessman
1968
Robert Sherman, American songwriter and businessman
1968
Olga Souza, Brazilian singer and dancer
1967
Will Ferrell, American actor, comedian, and producer
1966
Jyrki Lumme, Finnish ice hockey player
1965
Michel Desjoyeaux, French sailor
1965
Claude Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Sherri Stoner, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Phil Hellmuth, American poker player
1964
Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist
1963
Phoebe Cates, American actress
1963
Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
1963
Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis player
1962
Grigory Leps, Russian singer-songwriter
1960
Terry Pendleton, American baseball player and coach
1959
Gary Anderson, South African-American football player
1959
James MacMillan, Scottish composer and conductor
1959
Zoran Jolevski, Macedonian economist, politician, and diplomat, Macedonian Ambassador to the United States
1959
Jürgen Ligi, Estonian economist and politician, 25th Estonian Minister of Defence
1958
Mick Cornett, American politician, and former mayor of Oklahoma City.
1958
Michael Flatley, American-Irish dancer and choreographer
1958
Mike Rogers, American politician
1957
Faye Grant, American actress
1957
Alexandra Marinina, Ukrainian-Russian colonel and author
1956
Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter
1955
Susan Wheeler, American poet and academic
1955
Saw Swee Leong, Malaysian badminton player
1954
Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
1953
Douglas J. Feith, American lawyer and politician, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
1952
Stewart Copeland, American drummer and songwriter
1952
Richard Egielski, American author and illustrator
1952
Marc Esposito, French director and screenwriter
1952
Ken McEwan, South African cricketer
1951
Jean-Luc Mongrain, Canadian journalist
1951
Che Rosli, Malaysian politician
1950
Pierre Paradis, Canadian lawyer and politician
1950
Dennis Priestley, English darts player
1950
Frances Spalding, English historian and academic
1950
Tom Terrell, American journalist and photographer (d. 2007)
1949
Alan Fitzgerald, American guitarist and keyboardist
1948
Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1948
Lars Lagerbäck, Swedish footballer and manager
1948
Kevin McKenzie, South African cricketer
1948
Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist and conductor
1947
Don Burke, Australian television host and producer
1947
Alexis Herman, American businesswoman and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor
1947
Assata Shakur, American-Cuban criminal and activist
1946
Louise Fréchette, Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
1946
Barbara Lee, American politician
1946
Ron Yary, American football player
1944
Angharad Rees, English-Welsh actress and jewellery designer (d. 2012)
1943
Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)
1943
Vernon Bogdanor, English political scientist and academic
1943
Jimmy Johnson, American football player and coach
1942
Margaret Court, Australian tennis player and minister
1941
Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1941
Dag Solstad, Norwegian author and playwright
1941
Hans Wiegel, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1941
Sir George Young, 6th Baronet, English banker and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1939
William Bell, American singer-songwriter
1939
Lido Vieri, Italian football manager and football player
1939
Denise LaSalle, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2018)
1939
Ruth Perry, president of Liberia (d. 2017)
1939
Shringar Nagaraj, Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)
1939
Corin Redgrave, English actor and activist (d. 2010)
1939
Mariele Ventre, Italian singer and conductor (d. 1995)
1938
Cynthia Enloe, American author and academic
1938
Tony Jackson, English singer and bass player (d. 2003)
1937
Richard Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Nevada
1937
John Daly, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1936
Yasuo Fukuda, Japanese politician, 91st Prime Minister of Japan
1936
Buddy Merrill, American guitarist
1936
Jerry Norman, American sinologist and linguist (d. 2012)
1936
Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian-Australian cricketer
1935
Carl Epting Mundy, Jr., American general (d. 2014)
1935
Lynn Wyatt, American socialite and philanthropist
1934
Donald M. Payne, American educator and politician (d. 2012)
1934
Katherine D. Ortega, 38th Treasurer of the United States
1933
Julian A. Brodsky, American businessman
1932
John Chilton, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2016)
1932
Max McGee, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1932
Dick Thornburgh, American lawyer and politician, 76th United States Attorney General
1931
Fergus Gordon Kerr, Scottish Roman Catholic priest of the English Dominican Province
1931
Norm Sherry, American former catcher, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball
1930
Guy Béart, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1930
Michael Bilirakis, American lawyer and politician
1930
Bert Rechichar, American football defensive back and kicker
1929
Charles Ray Hatcher, American serial killer (d. 1984)
1929
Sheri S. Tepper, American author and poet (d. 2016)
1929
Gaby Tanguy, French swimmer
1928
Anita Brookner, English novelist and art historian (d. 2016)
1928
Bella Davidovich, Soviet-American pianist
1928
Robert Sheckley, American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1928
Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (d. 2011)
1928
Dave Treen, American lawyer and politician, 51st Governor of Louisiana (d. 2009)
1928
Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (d. 2000)
1927
Pierre F. Côté, Canadian lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)
1927
Shirley Hughes, English author and illustrator
1927
Derek Hawksworth, English footballer
1926
Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1926
Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1925
Frank Jobe, American sergeant and surgeon (d. 2014)
1925
Rosita Quintana, Argentine actress
1924
James L. Greenfield, American journalist and politician
1924
Bess Myerson, American model, actress, game show panelist, and politician, Miss America 1945 (d. 2014)
1924
Rupert Deese, Northern Mariana Islander ceramic artist (d. 2010)
1923
Chris Argyris, American psychologist, theorist, and academic (d. 2013)
1920
Anatole Broyard, American critic and editor (d. 1990)
1919
Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian SS officer (d. 1999)
1919
Choi Kyu-hah, South Korean politician, 4th President of South Korea (d. 2006)
1918
Denis Edward Arnold, English soldier (d. 2015)
1918
Paul Farnes, famed World War II Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot and one of "The Few" surviving pilots of the Battle of Britain
1918
Samuel Victor Perry, English biochemist and rugby player (d. 2009)
1915
Barnard Hughes, American actor (d. 2006)
1915
Elaine Barrie, American actress (d. 2003)
1912
Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1912
Amy Paterson, Argentine composer, singer, poet, and teacher
1911
Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1995)
1911
Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)
1910
Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (d. 1968)
1910
Gordon Prange, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1980)
1907
Frances Horwich, American educator and television host (d. 2001)
1907
Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman, founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)
1907
Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
1906
Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1904
Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1903
Fritz Bauer, German lawyer and judge (d. 1968)
1903
Carmen Lombardo, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1971)
1903
Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German mathematician and engineer (d. 1974)
1902
Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist and physician (d. 1977)
1902
Mary Philbin, American actress (d. 1993)
1896
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (d. 1969)
1896
Trygve Lie, Norwegian trade union leader and politician, 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1968)
1895
Wilfrid Hamel, Canadian businessman and politician, 35th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 1968)
1889
Arthur Bowie Chrisman, American author (d. 1953)
1888
Percy Kilbride, American actor (d. 1964)
1888
Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
1887
Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)
1884
Anna Vyrubova, Russian author (d. 1964)
1883
Charles Sheeler, American photographer and painter (d. 1965)
1882
Violette Neatley Anderson, American judge (d. 1937)
1880
Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (d. 1966)
1872
Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer (d. 1928)
1872
Frank Cooper, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Queensland (d. 1949)
1871
John Maxwell, American golfer (d. 1906)
1870
Lambert McKenna, Irish priest, lexicographer, and scholar (d. 1956)
1863
Anderson Dawson, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Queensland (d. 1910)
1862
Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (d. 1931)
1858
Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)
1841
Nikolai von Glehn, Estonian-German architect and activist (d. 1923)
1821
Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (d. 1910)
1796
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and etcher (d. 1875)
1749
Cyrus Griffin, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 16th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1810)
1731
Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1796)
1723
Joshua Reynolds, English painter and academic (d. 1792)
1722
Joseph Wilton, English sculptor and academic (d. 1803)
1714
Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French engineer and author (d. 1800)
1661
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canadian captain, explorer, and politician (d. 1706)
1611
Cecilia Renata of Austria (d. 1644)
1529
Petrus Peckius the Elder, Dutch jurist, writer on international maritime law (d. 1589)
1517
Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, English duchess (d. 1559)
1486
Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)
1194
Clare of Assisi, Italian nun and saint (d. 1253)

Deaths On This Day

2017
George Romero, American filmmaker (b. 1940)
2015
Denis Avey, English soldier, engineer, and author (b. 1919)
2015
Evelyn Ebsworth, English chemist and academic (b. 1933)
2015
Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2015
Jack Goody, English anthropologist, author, and academic (b. 1919)
2014
Karl Albrecht, German businessman, co-founded Aldi (b. 1920)
2014
Mary Ellen Otremba, American educator and politician (b. 1950)
2014
Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
2014
Heinz Zemanek, Austrian computer scientist and academic (b. 1920)
2013
Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (b. 1920)
2013
Marv Rotblatt, American baseball player (1927)
2012
William Asher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2012
Stephen Covey, American businessman and author (b. 1932)
2012
Gilbert Esau, American businessman and politician (b. 1919)
2012
Ed Lincoln, Brazilian bassist, pianist, and composer (b. 1932)
2012
Masaharu Matsushita, Japanese businessman (b. 1913)
2012
Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1919)
2011
Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
2008
Jo Stafford, American singer (b. 1917)
2008
Lindsay Thompson, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Victoria (b. 1923)
2007
Caterina Bueno, Italian singer and historian (b. 1943)
2006
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
2005
Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
2005
Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter and radio host (b. 1920)
2004
George Busbee, American lawyer and politician, 77th Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
2004
Charles Sweeney, American general and pilot (b. 1919)
2003
Celia Cruz, Cuban-American singer and actress (b. 1925)
2003
Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (b. 1935)
2002
John Cocke, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1925)
2001
Morris, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
1999
John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer and publisher (b. 1960)
1999
Alan Macnaughton, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1903)
1998
John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
1996
Adolf von Thadden, German lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
1995
May Sarton, American playwright and novelist (b. 1912)
1995
Stephen Spender, English author and poet (b. 1909)
1994
Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1992
Buck Buchanan, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
1991
Meindert DeJong, Dutch-American soldier and author (b. 1906)
1991
Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (b. 1915)
1991
Frank Rizzo, American police officer and politician, 93rd Mayor of Philadelphia (b. 1920)
1990
Robert Blackburn, Irish educator (b. 1927)
1990
Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1989
Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1908)
1985
Heinrich Böll, German novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
1985
Wayne King, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1901)
1982
Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa (b. 1894)
1981
Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
1969
James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish race car driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (b. 1930)
1965
Boris Artzybasheff, Ukrainian-American illustrator (b.1899)
1964
Rauf Orbay, Turkish colonel and politician, Prime Ministers of Turkey (b. 1881)
1960
Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (b. 1881)
1960
John P. Marquand, American author (b. 1893)
1954
Herms Niel, German soldier, trombonist, and composer (b. 1888)
1953
Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (b. 1870)
1949
Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1866)
1939
Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (b. 1866)
1917
Philipp Scharwenka, German composer and educator (b. 1847)
1915
Ellen G. White, American theologian and author (b. 1827)
1896
Edmond de Goncourt, French critic and publisher, founded Académie Goncourt (b. 1822)
1886
Ned Buntline, American journalist and author (b. 1823)
1882
Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States 1861-1865 (b. 1818)
1879
Edward Deas Thomson, Scottish-Australian politician, 3rd Chief Secretary of New South Wales (b. 1800)
1868
Dmitry Pisarev, Russian author and critic (b. 1840)
1849
Sarah Allen, African-American missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (b. 1764)
1831
Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (b. 1763)
1796
George Howard, English field marshal and politician (b. 1718)
1770
Francis Cotes, English painter and academic (b. 1726)
1747
Giuseppe Crespi, Italian painter (b. 1665)
1729
Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (b. 1683)
1691
François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1641)
1686
John Pearson, English bishop and scholar (b. 1612)
1664
Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (b. 1616)
1647
Masaniello, Italian rebel (b. 1622)
1576
Isabella de' Medici, Italian noble (b. 1542)
1557
Anne of Cleves (b. 1515)
1546
Anne Askew, English author and poet (b. 1520)
1509
Joao da Nova, Portuguese explorer (b. 1460)
1344
An-Nasir Ahmad, Sultan of Egypt (b. 1316)
1342
Charles I of Hungary (b. 1288)
1324
Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)
1216
Pope Innocent III (b. 1160)
1212
William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale
866
Irmgard, Frankish abbess
784
Fulrad, Frankish diplomat and saint (b. 710)

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