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On This Day in History:  July 17

July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 167 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Two Michigan scratch-off winners from the same county win big. A 30-year-old Michigan resident nearly fainted after discovering that he won not $1,000, but $4 million from a $30 instant scratch-off game.
2019
Police officer sent to rehab for playing scratch-off lottery tickets on duty, lawsuit claims. A veteran New Jersey police officer is suing the force's top brass for harassment, claiming he was confined to his home after being diagnosed with PTSD and wrongfully pegged as a gambling addict.
2018
S.C. woman wins $250,000 on wrong lottery ticket — and is giving it away. A woman from Greenville, South Carolina, won $250,000 on a lottery ticket she didn't even pick, but what she'll do with the money will surprise you the most.
2017
New Jersey Lottery launches new Quick Draw game. The New Jersey Lottery today launched the fast-paced Quick Draw game in 400 locations across the state.
2017
Ohio Lottery's annual profit exceeds $1 billion for the second year. The Ohio Lottery reported a $1 billion profit for the second year, bolstered by high sales of two games, Keno and EZPlay QuicKeno.
2016
$361 MILLION: Powerball rolls again. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, currently featuring the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2015
Hot Lotto case moves to jury for deliberations. Attorneys gave their closing arguments Friday in the fraud case against a former lottery vendor employee accused of manipulating a Hot Lotto drawing to win a $14.3 million ticket.
2015
NJ store owner returns lost $2M lottery ticket. An honest New Jersey store owner returned a winning scratch-off with a $2 million jackpot to a regular customer after it ended up unclaimed in the garbage.
2014
New Mexico man claims 15 prizes in Mega Millions draw worth $60,000. An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man came to New Mexico Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim 15 prizes totaling $60,000 from the July 8 Mega Millions drawing.
2014
Wyoming Lottery ad campaign starts with rodeo. With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, officials will begin a statewide advertising campaign and training the retailers who will be selling the tickets.
2013
Mega Millions lottery game's redesign aims at bigger jackpots, better overall odds. The Mega Millions multi-state lottery game is being redesigned to offer bigger starting jackpots and better overall odds beginning Oct. 22.
2010
High demand crashes B.C. gambling website. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation's expanded online gambling website PlayNow.com crashed hours after its launch Thursday due to overwhelming popular demand, an official says.
2010
Gambling addict is suing B.C. Lottery Corporation. A North Delta woman launched a lawsuit against the B.C. Lottery Corporation this week alleging the company's self-exclusion program failed to help her curb her gambling addiction.
2009
Arkansas Lottery Commission hits panic button on salaries. The governor welcomed the Arkansas Lottery Commission's decision a day earlier to review salary offers of more than $80,000 made to future lottery hires. But the governor said he thought lawmakers were surprised that at least a half-dozen of the first employees hired to run the lottery got six-figure salaries.
2009
Kansas Lottery sales decline in 2009. Kansas Lottery sales were down 2.6 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the state agency reported Wednesday.
2009
Georgians win big in lottery. An Alpharetta salesman, a former HOPE scholarship recipient and a grandmother are some of recent Georgia lottery winners.
2009
N.C. Lottery posts record returns. The North Carolina Education Lottery may not be recession-proof, but it's posting financial returns that would be a long shot for almost any other business in this economic environment.
2008
Oregon Lottery to start new raffle game. In January, the Oregon Lottery will tread into territory dominated by schools, churches and other charitable causes: the raffle.
2005
Connecticut Gov. considers dumping Powerball. Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell thinks Powerball, the multi-state lottery game that offers huge potential payoffs, is about to become a lousy bet, and has asked the lottery to consider pulling out of the game.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$375 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2018
2.$361 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2016
3.$232 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2017
4.€190.37 Million
US$214.05 Million
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2019
5.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2017
6.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2019
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.€108 Million
US$121.41 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2019
10.€110.05 Million
US$121.4 Million
Draw Date
Jul 19, 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.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2008
15.€85 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2012
16.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2020
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 19, 2006
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2012
19.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2020
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 1998
21.€71.77 Million
US$82.88 Million
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2017
22.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009
23.€70.54 Million
US$77.56 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2016
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2011
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Monday, Jul 17, 1989
31 years old
1988
Sunday, Jul 17, 1988
32 years old
1983
Sunday, Jul 17, 1983
37 years old
1982
Saturday, Jul 17, 1982
38 years old
1976
Saturday, Jul 17, 1976
44 years old
1976
Saturday, Jul 17, 1976
44 years old
1969
Thursday, Jul 17, 1969
51 years old
1968
Wednesday, Jul 17, 1968
52 years old
1967
Monday, Jul 17, 1967
53 years old
1965
Saturday, Jul 17, 1965
55 years old
1963
Wednesday, Jul 17, 1963
57 years old
1962
Tuesday, Jul 17, 1962
58 years old
1962
Tuesday, Jul 17, 1962
58 years old
1961
Monday, Jul 17, 1961
59 years old
1959
Friday, Jul 17, 1959
61 years old
1956
Tuesday, Jul 17, 1956
64 years old
1954
Saturday, Jul 17, 1954
66 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
At least 120 people are killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Diyala Governorate, Iraq.
2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.
2014
A French regional train on the Pau-Bayonne line crashes into a high-speed train near the town of Denguin, resulting in at least 25 injuries.
2007
TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo-Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.
2006
The 7.7 MwPangandaran tsunami earthquake severely affects the Indonesian island of Java, killing 668 people, and leaving more than 9,000 injured.
2001
Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash.
1998
The 7.0 MwPapua New Guinea earthquake triggers a tsunami that destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people, and leaving several thousand injured.
1998
A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
1996
TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1989
First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
1989
Holy See-Poland relations are restored.
1985
Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).
1984
The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.
1981
A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
1979
Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida, United States.
1976
East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
1976
The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation. Contrary to rulings by other international sports organizations, the IOC had declined to exclude New Zealand because of their participation in South African sporting events during apartheid.
1975
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
1973
King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, while having surgery in Italy, is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan.
1968
Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
1962
Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.
1955
Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1953
The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida, killing 44.
1945
World War II: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
1944
Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
1944
World War II: At Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery. in Normandy Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was strafed by allied aircraft while returning to his headquarters.
1938
Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
1936
Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
1932
Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues.
1918
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by BolshevikChekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
1918
The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; five lives are lost.
1917
King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.
1902
Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.
1899
NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1867
Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.
1794
The 16 CarmeliteMartyrs of Compiègne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
1791
Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayetteopen fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing scores of people.
1771
Bloody Falls massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
1762
Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
1717
King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.
1453
Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.
1429
Hundred Years' War: Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc
1402
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming dynasty of China.
1203
The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperorAlexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.
1048
Damasus II is elected pope.
180
Twelve inhabitants of Scillium (near Kasserine, modern-day Tunisia) in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.

Births On This Day

1994
Benjamin Mendy, French footballer
1994
Kali Uchis, American singer-songwriter
1987
Darius Boyd, Australian rugby league player
1987
Jan Charouz, Czech race car driver
1987
Jeremih, American singer, songwriter, and record producer
1986
DeAngelo Smith, American football player
1986
Lacey Von Erich, American wrestler
1985
Loui Eriksson, Swedish ice hockey player
1985
Tom Fletcher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer
1983
Ryan Guettler, Australian motocross racer
1983
Adam Lind, American baseball player
1983
Joker Xue, Chinese singer-songwriter
1982
Omari Banks, Anguillan cricketer
1982
Natasha Hamilton, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1981
Hely Ollarves, Venezuelan runner
1980
Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
1980
Ryan Miller, American ice hockey player
1979
Mike Vogel, American actor
1978
Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1978
Panda Bear, American musician and songwriter
1978
Jason Jennings, American baseball player
1977
Andrew Downton, Australian cricketer
1977
Leif Hoste, Belgian cyclist
1977
Marc Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Luke Bryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Gino D'Acampo, Italian chef and author
1976
Dagmara Domińczyk, Polish-American actress
1976
Marcos Senna, Brazilian-Spanish footballer
1976
Anders Svensson, Swedish footballer and sportscaster
1975
Andre Adams, New Zealand cricketer
1975
Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
1975
Darude, Finnish DJ and producer
1975
Harlette, Australian-English fashion designer
1975
Loretta Harrop, Australian triathlete
1974
Claudio López, Argentine footballer
1973
Eric Moulds, American football player
1972
Elizabeth Cook, American singer and guitarist
1972
Donny Marshall, American basketball player and sportscaster
1972
Jason Rullo, American drummer
1972
Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer and manager
1972
Eric Williams, American basketball player
1971
Calbert Cheaney, American basketball player and coach
1971
Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
1971
Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
1969
Scott Johnson, American cartoonist
1969
Jaan Kirsipuu, Estonian cyclist
1966
Lou Barlow, American guitarist and songwriter
1966
Sten Tolgfors, Swedish lawyer and politician, 30th Swedish Minister of Defence
1965
Craig Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Alex Winter, English-American actor, film director and screenwriter
1963
Regina Belle, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1963
Letsie III of Lesotho
1963
Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper and singer (d. 2019)
1961
Jeremy Hardy, English comedian and actor
1960
Kim Barnett, English cricketer and coach
1960
Mark Burnett, English-American screenwriter and producer
1960
Nancy Giles, American journalist and actress
1960
Robin Shou, Hong Kong martial artist and actor
1960
Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
1960
Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer and manager
1959
Pola Uddin, Baroness Uddin, Bangladeshi-English politician
1958
Wong Kar-wai, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Suzanne Moore, English journalist
1958
Thérèse Rein, Australian businesswoman, founded Ingeus
1957
Bruce Crump, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)
1957
Wendy Freedman, Canadian-American cosmologist and astronomer
1956
Julie Bishop, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
1956
Bryan Trottier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1955
Sylvie Léonard, Canadian actress and screenwriter
1955
Paul Stamets, American mycologist and author
1954
António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
1954
Angela Merkel, German chemist and politician, 8th Chancellor of Germany
1954
Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (d. 2015)
1954
J. Michael Straczynski, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1952
David Hasselhoff, American actor, singer, and producer
1952
Nicolette Larson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
1952
Thé Lau, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1952
Robert R. McCammon, American author
1951
Lucie Arnaz, American actress and singer
1951
Mark Bowden, American journalist and author
1951
Andrew Robathan, English soldier and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1950
Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1950
Tengku Sulaiman Shah, Malaysian corporate figure
1949
Geezer Butler, English bass player and songwriter
1949
Charley Steiner, American journalist and sportscaster
1948
Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
1948
Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer (d. 2015)
1947
Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St John's, English educator and politician
1947
Robert Begerau, German footballer and manager
1947
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
1947
Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1947
Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet) (d. 2002)
1946
Chris Crutcher, American novelist and short story writer
1945
Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
1945
John Patten, Baron Patten, English politician, Secretary of State for Education
1944
Mark Burgess, New Zealand cricketer and footballer
1944
Catherine Schell, Hungarian-English actress
1944
Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1943
LaVyrle Spencer, American author and educator
1942
Don Kessinger, American baseball player and manager
1942
Gale Garnett, New Zealand-born Canadian singer
1942
Connie Hawkins, American basketball player (d. 2017)
1942
Zoot Money, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1941
Daryle Lamonica, American football player
1941
Bob Taylor, English cricketer
1941
Achim Warmbold, German race car driver and manager
1940
Tim Brooke-Taylor, English actor and screenwriter
1939
Andrée Champagne, Canadian actress and politician
1939
Spencer Davis, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Ali Khamenei, Iranian cleric and politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
1938
Hermann Huppen, Belgian author and illustrator
1935
Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer
1935
Peter Schickele, American composer and educator
1935
Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor and producer
1934
Lucio Tan, Chinese-Filipino billionaire businessman and educator
1933
Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (d. 2014)
1933
Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, Maltese politician, 9th Prime Minister of Malta
1933
Tony Pithey, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 2006)
1932
Quino, Spanish-Argentinian cartoonist
1932
Niccolò Castiglioni, Italian composer (d. 1996)
1932
Johnny Kerr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
1932
Wojciech Kilar, Polish pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1932
Karla Kuskin, American author and illustrator (d. 2009)
1932
Hal Riney, American businessman, founded Publicis & Hal Riney (d. 2008)
1929
Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician and academic
1928
Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)
1926
Édouard Carpentier, French-Canadian wrestler (d. 2010)
1926
Willis Carto, American activist and theorist (d. 2015)
1925
Jimmy Scott, American singer and actor (d. 2014)
1925
Mohammad Hasan Sharq, Afghan politician
1924
Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (d. 2013)
1923
Jeanne Block, American psychologist (d. 1981)
1923
John Cooper, English car designer, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (d. 2000)
1921
George Barnes, American guitarist, producer, and songwriter (d. 1977)
1921
Louis Lachenal, French mountaineer (d. 1955)
1921
Mary Osborne, American guitarist (d. 1992)
1921
Toni Stone, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1921
František Zvarík, Slovak actor (d. 2008)
1920
Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser (d. 2005)
1920
Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman, 7th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 2010)
1918
Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan soldier and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
1918
Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)
1917
Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
1917
Phyllis Diller, American actress, comedian, and voice artist (d. 2012)
1917
Kenan Evren, Turkish general and politician, 7th President of Turkey (d. 2015)
1917
Christiane Rochefort, French author (d. 1998)
1915
Bijon Bhattacharya, Indian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1915
Arthur Rothstein, American photographer and educator (b. 1985)
1914
Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (d. 1990)
1913
Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (d. 1997)
1912
Erwin Bauer, German race car driver (d. 1958)
1912
Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (d. 2010)
1911
Lionel Ferbos, American trumpet player (d. 2014)
1911
Heinz Lehmann, German-Canadian psychiatrist and academic (d. 1999)
1910
James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (d. 2012)
1910
Frank Olson, American chemist and microbiologist (d. 1953)
1905
William Gargan, American actor (d. 1979)
1902
Christina Stead, Australian author and academic (d. 1983)
1901
Luigi Chinetti, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1994)
1901
Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet and author (d. 1938)
1901
Patrick Smith, Irish farmer and politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 1982)
1900
Marcel Dalio, French actor (d. 1983)
1899
James Cagney, American actor and dancer (d. 1986)
1898
Berenice Abbott, American photographer (d. 1991)
1898
Osmond Borradaile, Canadian soldier and cinematographer (d. 1999)
1896
Rupert Atkinson, English RAF officer (d. 1919)
1894
Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, astronomer, and cosmologist (d. 1966)
1889
Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (d. 1970)
1888
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli novelist, short story writer and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1882
James Somerville, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (d. 1949)
1879
Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1960)
1871
Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
1870
Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish soldier and bagpipe player (d. 1939)
1868
Henri Nathansen, Danish director and playwright (d. 1944)
1853
Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1920)
1839
Ephraim Shay, American engineer, invented the Shay locomotive (d. 1916)
1837
Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 7th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1886)
1831
Xianfeng Emperor of China (d. 1861)
1823
Leander Clark, American businessman, judge, and politician (d. 1910)
1797
Paul Delaroche, French painter and academic (d. 1856)
1774
John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (d. 1856)
1763
John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1848)
1744
Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)
1714
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (d. 1762)
1708
Frederick Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (d. 1769)
1698
Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1759)
1695
Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim (d. 1766)
1674
Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter and theologian (d. 1748)
1531
Antoine de Créqui Canaples, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1574)
1499
Maria Salviati, Italian noblewoman (d. 1543)
1487
Ismail I of Iran (d. 1524)
1476
Adrian Fortescue, English Roman Catholic martyr (d. 1539)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Bill Arnsparger, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
2015
Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (b. 1989)
2015
Owen Chadwick, English rugby player, historian, and academic (b. 1916)
2015
Van Miller, American sportscaster (b. 1927)
2015
John Taylor, English pianist and educator (b. 1942)
2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Liam Davison, Australian author and critic (b. 1957)
2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Shuba Jay, Malaysian actress (b. 1976)
2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (b. 1954)
2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Willem Witteveen, Dutch scholar and politician (b. 1952)
2014
Henry Hartsfield, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)
2014
Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (b. 1928)
2014
Elaine Stritch, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
2013
Henri Alleg, English-French journalist and author (b. 1921)
2013
Peter Appleyard, English-Canadian vibraphone player and composer (b. 1928)
2013
Vincenzo Cerami, Italian screenwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2013
Don Flye, American tennis player (b. 1933)
2013
Ian Gourlay, English general (b. 1920)
2013
David White, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1933)
2012
Richard Evatt, English boxer (b. 1973)
2012
Forrest S. McCartney, American general (b. 1931)
2012
İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish-American composer and producer (b. 1926)
2012
William Raspberry, American journalist and academic (b. 1935)
2012
Marsha Singh, Indian-English politician (b. 1954)
2011
David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
2010
Larry Keith, American actor (b. 1931)
2009
Walter Cronkite, American journalist and actor (b. 1916)
2009
Leszek Kołakowski, Polish historian and philosopher (b. 1927)
2007
Grant Forsberg, American actor and businessman (b. 1959)
2007
Júlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956)
2007
Paulo Rogério Amoretty Souza, Brazilian lawyer and businessman (b. 1945)
2006
Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
2006
Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (b. 1918)
2005
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (b. 1913)
2005
Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
2005
Joe Vialls, Australian journalist and theorist (b. 1944)
2003
David Kelly, Welsh weapons inspector (b. 1944)
2003
Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (b. 1914)
2003
Walter Zapp, Latvian-Swiss inventor, invented the Minox (b. 1905)
2002
Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)
2001
Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
1998
Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
1996
Victims of TWA Flight 800Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (b. 1971)
1996
Victims of TWA Flight 800Marcel Dadi, Tunisian-French guitarist (b. 1951)
1996
Victims of TWA Flight 800David Hogan, American composer (b. 1949)
1996
Victims of TWA Flight 800Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (b. 1948)
1996
Chas Chandler, American bass player and producer (b. 1938)
1995
Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1911)
1994
Jean Borotra, French tennis player (b. 1898)
1991
John Patrick Spiegel, American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1911)
1989
Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (b. 1922)
1988
Bruiser Brody, American football player and wrestler (b. 1946)
1980
Don "Red" Barry, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1980
Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1890)
1975
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (b. 1893)
1974
Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1910)
1967
John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1926)
1961
Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)
1961
Emin Halid Onat, Turkish architect and academic (b. 1908)
1960
Maud Menten, Canadian physician and biochemist (b. 1879)
1959
Billie Holiday, American singer (b. 1915)
1959
Eugene Meyer, American businessman and publisher (b. 1875)
1950
Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
1950
Antonie Nedošinská, Czech actress (b. 1885)
1946
Florence Fuller, South African-born Australian artist (b. 1867)
1946
Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (b. 1893)
1945
Ernst Busch, German field marshal (b. 1885)
1944
William James Sidis, American mathematician and anthropologist (b. 1898)
1935
George William Russell, Irish poet and painter (b. 1867)
1932
Rasmus Rasmussen, Norwegian actor, singer, and director (b. 1862)
1928
Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1842)
1928
Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (b. 1880)
1925
Lovis Corinth, German painter (b. 1858)
1922
Robert Philp, Scottish-Australian politician, 15th Premier of Queensland (b. 1851)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyGrand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1901)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1899)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyGrand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1895)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1897)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyAlexandra Fyodorovna of Russia (b. 1872)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyAleksei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (b. 1904)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyNikolai II of Russia (b. 1868)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyAnna Demidova (b. 1878)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyIvan Kharitonov (b. 1872)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyAlexei Trupp (b. 1858)
1918
Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov familyYevgeny Botkin (b. 1865)
1912
Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1854)
1907
Hector Malot, French author and critic (b. 1830)
1900
Thomas McIlwraith, Scottish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
1894
Leconte de Lisle, French poet and translator (b. 1818)
1894
Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist and biologist (b. 1810)
1893
Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (b. 1833)
1887
Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (b. 1802)
1885
Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian farmer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1811)
1883
Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1829)
1881
Jim Bridger, American scout and explorer (b. 1804)
1879
Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian-Polish painter (b. 1856)
1878
Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet and politician (b. 1812)
1871
Carl Tausig, Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer (b. 1841)
1845
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)
1794
John Roebuck, English chemist and businessman (b. 1718)
1793
Charlotte Corday, French murderer (b. 1768)
1791
Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian missionary and author (b. 1717)
1790
Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1762
Peter III of Russia (b. 1728)
1709
Robert Bolling, English planter and merchant (b. 1646)
1704
Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer (b. 1657)
1645
Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, English-Scottish politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom (b. 1587)
1603
Mózes Székely, Hungarian noble (b. 1553)
1588
Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and engineer, designed the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Süleymaniye Mosque (b. 1489)
1571
Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
1531
Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese commander (b. 1484)
1453
Dmitry Shemyaka, Grand Prince of Moscow
1453
John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician (b. 1387)
1399
Jadwiga, queen of Poland (b. 1374)
1304
Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer (b. 1251)
1210
Sverker II, king of Sweden (b. 1210)
1119
Baldwin VII, count of Flanders (b. 1093)
1085
Robert Guiscard, Norman adventurer
1070
Baldwin VI, count of Flanders (b. 1030)
961
Du, empress dowager of the Song Dynasty
952
Wu Hanyue, Chinese noblewoman (b. 913)
924
Edward the Elder, English king (b. 877)
855
Leo IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 790)
521
Magnus Felix Ennodius, Gallo-Roman bishop

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