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On This Day in History:  July 2

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 182 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Powerball lottery winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker dies at 72. Andrew "Jack" Whittaker, a Powerball player infamous for the string of bad luck following his record-breaking jackpot win, died at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 27 after battling a long illness, according to his obituary.
2019
Wisconsin lottery winner might miss out on $5.9 million. The clock is ticking for a Wisconsin lottery winner to claim a $5.9 million lottery jackpot.
2017
Maine loses Powerball, Mega Millions during state closure. The Maine State Lottery office is closed, and four draw games — Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Lucky for Life — won't be available until the shutdown ends.
2015
9/11 hero wins $5 million NY Lottery prize. A New York City firefighter forced to retire due to Ground Zero ailments won $5 million jackpot with a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket.
2015
Minnesota Lottery to change policy after 6 major unclaimed prizes this year. Officials with the Minnesota State Lottery said Wednesday they are changing their policy on information for winning lottery tickets after as many as six major prizes this year have gone unclaimed.
2014
$12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed. Somebody lost millions of dollars Monday evening that they probably never knew was theirs.
2014
Lottery legend Joan Ginther known as bigtime ticket buyer. People confirm what statistics suggest: Lottery legend Joan Ginther bought thousands of high-priced scratch-off tickets on her way to winning millions of dollars four times.
2014
How lottery legend Joan Ginther used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions. Basic gambling principles go a long way toward explaining why Joan Ginther bet enormous sums on high-priced scratch-off games.
2014
Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs. Joan Ginther's 28 instant prizes, and another two dozen claimed by friends, suggest they bought tens of thousands of high-priced tickets.
2013
Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories. A couple who participated in the Maryland Lottery's Millionaire Party in 1973 relived their memorable moment recently when they visited the Lottery's 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
2013
Moldy Sandy-damaged NJ Lottery tickets leads to workers' comp claims. Two New Jersey Lottery employees allegedly sickened by moldy Superstorm Sandy-damaged scratch-off tickets are looking to be compensated for some unlucky circumstances.
2013
Wyoming Gov. announces 9-member lottery board. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday announced the nine newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, who will hold an organizational meeting in Casper next week.
2013
Bid to privatize Pa. Lottery's management extended by a week. The British firm that is seeking to take over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery's management for the next 20 to 30 years has agreed to extend its bid's expiration date by a week.
2011
Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown. The budget impasse in the Minnesota state capital is having a widespread effect across the state -- including at the state lottery.
2010
Lottery winners get their checks, keep working at plant. Most of a group of auto workers at a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Grand Cherokees who shared a $96.9 million Powerball jackpot plan to keep working.
2009
N.J. Lottery goes from zero to highest tax rate in the USA. In a move sure to infuriate lottery players who have loyally played its games since 1975, the state of New Jersey has instituted a retroactive state tax on lottery winners that could see some people paying up to 11% of their prize to the state.
2009
Arkansas Lottery Commission votes to join Powerball. The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to join the multi-state Powerball games, tickets for which may go on sale in the state as soon as this year, the state's lottery director said.
2006
$106 Million: Biggest California Lottery jackpot in 4 years. California lottery players woke up Sunday morning to find a SuperLotto Plus jackpot that hasn't been so big since August 24, 2002 -- the kind of jackpot that will have people standing in long lines at the local convenience store.
2006
N.J. Lottery players question logic of shutdown. Gov. Jon S. Corzine's decision to shut down state services created confusion for lottery players and those who sell New Jersey lottery tickets.
2006
N.J. Lottery shut down over Gov.'s tax raise plan. Without a state budget in place and the prospects for one unclear, Gov. Jon S. Corzine began an unprecedented shutdown of New Jersey government Saturday.
2005
Texas Lottery chief may lose job over jackpot snafu. The Texas Lottery Commission's executive director may lose his job and six other employees may be reassigned following revelations that the agency inflated jackpot estimates, according to a posted agenda.
2004
Lottery fever hits mega heights. Paul Singh had customers lined up at the door at 4 a.m. when he opened his convenience store Thursday on South Main Street in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
2004
For a shot at $290M, you bet they're irrational. With 400,000 Mega Millions tickets selling per hour in New York alone, the ticket-buying frenzy is in full swing.
2004
Police Chip In To Win Lottery. Ten officers are chipping in $100 each to buy a total of 1,000 tickets for Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing.
2004
$290 million jackpot stirs mega-dreams. Merchants expect last-minute rush for lottery tickets, as the Mega Millions jackpot is expected to top $290 million by the time the six numbers are drawn in Times Square at 11 p.m.
2004
Players use computer for chance at record Mega Millions jackpot. According to Ohio Lottery Commission data, the majority of players let the computer pick their numbers for jackpots.
2004
Virginia Mega Millions Madness. Customers are flocking to the Red Apple Country Store in Stephens City, Virginia, hoping to be stroked with the same luck as Frederick County resident J.R. Triplett, who purchased the winning ticket for a $239 million drawing in February at the same store.
2004
Record $290M jackpot spurs Megamadness. People across New York had dollar signs in their eyes, as they lined up Thursday to buy their tickets and take their one-in-a-135-million chance at winning today's record Mega Millions $290 million jackpot.
2004
Texas lottery posts record June sales. With sales of nearly $392 million, the Texas lottery hit an all-time sales record in June.
2004
Texas looking for its first Mega Million winner. Texas is the largest state in the 11-member Mega Millions multistate lottery game, and it's the only one that hasn't had a jackpot winner.
2004
Illinois Lottery Celebrates 30 Years With Birthday Bash. In 1974, the Illinois Lottery sold its first ticket. Thirty years and $12 billion in education contributions later, the Lottery celebrated a record sales year and a major anniversary with a 30th Anniversary Birthday Bash at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
2004
As jackpot rises, players plot winning strategies. When lottery jackpots get this high, the ticket-buying rituals get more elaborate.
2004
Tennessee lottery study criticized. Tennessee State Senator Steve Cohen is criticizing the state's lottery board saying an $85,000 independent study to develop a permanent employee pay plan is unnecessary and that more bonuses should not be awarded those who work for the corporation.
2004
New Mexico Lottery on a Roll. The New Mexico Lottery Authority reported Thursday it had a record $148 million in sales for the 12-month period ending June 30.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$454 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2016
2.$294 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2004
3.$256 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2018
4.€171 Million
US$247.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2011
5.$243 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2016
6.€179.65 Million
US$202.9 Million
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019
7.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 4, 2017
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2003
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2019
10.€130 Million
US$143.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2020
11.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2017
12.€102.42 Million
US$114.09 Million
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2016
13.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2009
14.$110 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2006
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2007
16.€90 Million
US$105.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2014
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2012
19.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2006
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2008
21.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2015
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2002
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019
24.€69 Million
US$82.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2005
25.$78.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 3, 1993

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Monday, Jul 2, 1984
36 years old
1983
Saturday, Jul 2, 1983
37 years old
1981
Thursday, Jul 2, 1981
39 years old
1977
Saturday, Jul 2, 1977
43 years old
1974
Tuesday, Jul 2, 1974
46 years old
1971
Friday, Jul 2, 1971
49 years old
1971
Friday, Jul 2, 1971
49 years old
1965
Friday, Jul 2, 1965
55 years old
1964
Thursday, Jul 2, 1964
56 years old
1961
Sunday, Jul 2, 1961
59 years old
1953
Thursday, Jul 2, 1953
67 years old
1953
Thursday, Jul 2, 1953
67 years old
1950
Sunday, Jul 2, 1950
70 years old
1947
Wednesday, Jul 2, 1947
73 years old
1935
Tuesday, Jul 2, 1935
85 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Suicide bombing of Karrada in Baghdad kills at least 341 people.
2013
The International Astronomical Union names Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos and Styx.
2013
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikesAceh, Indonesia, killing at least 42 people and injuring 420 others.
2010
The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
2008
Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, is released from captivity after being held for six and a half years by FARC.
2005
The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians perform and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
2002
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2001
The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.
2000
Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
1997
The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis
1986
Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
1976
Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1966
The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb code-named Aldébaran in Moruroa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
1964
Civil rights movement: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
1962
The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
1940
Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
1940
The SS Arandora Star is sunk by U-47 in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 800 lives, mostly civilians.
1937
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
1934
The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
1921
World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox-Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany.
1900
The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
1900
Jean Sibelius' Finlandia receives its première performance in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus.
1897
British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.
1890
The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1881
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield (who would die of complications from his wounds on September 19).
1871
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.
1853
The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War.
1839
Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.
1823
Bahia Independence Day: The end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
1822
Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.
1816
The French frigate Méduse struck the Bank of Arguin and 151 people on board had to be evacuated on an improvised raft, a case immortalised by Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.
1776
American Revolution: The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4.
1698
Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
1645
Battle of Alford: Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
1644
English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
1613
The first English expedition (from Virginia) against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
1582
Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
1561
Menas, emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
1555
Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
1504
Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia.
1494
The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
1298
The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
963
The imperial army proclaims Nikephoros II PhokasEmperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
936
King Henry the Fowler dies in his royal palace in Memleben. He is succeeded by his son Otto I, who becomes the ruler of East Francia.
866
Battle of Brissarthe: The Franks led by Robert the Strong are defeated by a joint Breton-Viking army.
706
In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
626
Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident.
437
Emperor Valentinian III begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.

Births On This Day

1996
Julia Grabher, Austrian tennis player
1995
Ryan Murphy, American swimmer
1994
Henrik Kristoffersen, Norwegian skier
1993
Vince Staples, American rapper and actor
1992
Madison Chock, American ice dancer
1990
Merritt Mathias, American soccer player
1990
Danny Rose, English footballer
1990
Bill Tupou, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
Margot Robbie, Australian actress and producer
1989
Nadezhda Grishaeva, Russian basketball player
1989
Alex Morgan, American soccer player
1988
Lee Chung-yong, South Korean footballer
1987
Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer
1986
Brett Cecil, American baseball player
1986
Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer
1985
Rhett Bomar, American football player
1985
Chad Henne, American football player
1984
Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
1984
Johnny Weir, American figure skater
1983
Michelle Branch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Kyle Hogg, English cricketer
1981
Nathan Ellington, English footballer
1981
Carlos Rogers, American football player
1980
Nyjer Morgan, American baseball player
1979
Walter Davis, American triple jumper
1979
Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)
1979
Sam Hornish Jr., American race car driver
1979
Joe Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician, 42nd Mayor of Tallinn
1977
Deniz Barış, Turkish footballer
1976
Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
1976
Tomáš Vokoun, Czech-American ice hockey player
1975
Éric Dazé, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Kristen Michal, Estonian lawyer and politician
1975
Erik Ohlsson, Swedish singer and guitarist
1975
Stefan Terblanche, South African rugby player
1974
Sean Casey, American baseball player and sportscaster
1972
Darren Shan, English author
1971
Troy Brown, American football player and actor
1971
Bryan Redpath, Scottish rugby player and coach
1970
Derrick Adkins, American hurdler
1970
Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1969
Tim Rodber, English rugby player
1965
Norbert Röttgen, German lawyer and politician
1964
Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist
1964
Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
1964
Joe Magrane, American baseball player and sportscaster
1964
Alan Tait, English-Scottish rugby player and coach
1962
Neil Williams, English cricketer (d. 2006)
1961
Clark Kellogg, American basketball player and sportscaster
1960
Maria Lourdes Sereno, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1958
Pavan Malhotra, Indian actor
1957
Bret Hart, Canadian wrestler
1957
Jüri Raidla, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice
1957
Purvis Short, American basketball player
1956
Jerry Hall, American model and actress
1955
Kim Carr, Australian educator and politician, 31st Australian Minister for Human Services
1954
Chris Huhne, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
1952
Sylvia Rivera, American transgender rights activist (d.2002)
1952
Anatoliy Solomin, Ukrainian race walker and coach
1950
Lynne Brindley, English librarian and academic
1950
Jon Trickett, English politician
1949
Greg Brown, American musician
1949
Robert Paquette, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1947
Larry David, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton, English politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
1946
Richard Axel, American neuroscientist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1946
Ron Silver, American actor, director, and political activist (d. 2009)
1943
Ivi Eenmaa, Estonian politician, 36th Mayor of Tallinn
1943
Larry Lake, American-Canadian trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)
1942
John Eekelaar, South African-English lawyer and scholar
1942
Vicente Fox, Mexican businessman and politician, 35th President of Mexico
1941
William Guest, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1941
Wendell Mottley, Trinidadian sprinter, economist, and politician
1940
Kenneth Clarke, English politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
1939
Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (d. 1976)
1939
John H. Sununu, American engineer and politician, 14th White House Chief of Staff
1939
Paul Williams, American singer and choreographer (d. 1973)
1938
David Owen, English physician and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
1937
Polly Holliday, American actress
1937
Richard Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
1936
Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (d. 2012)
1935
Gilbert Kalish, American pianist and educator
1934
Tom Springfield, English musician
1933
Peter Desbarats, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright
1933
Kenny Wharram, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
1932
Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)
1931
Mohammad Yazdi, Iranian cleric
1930
Carlos Menem, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina
1929
Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician; 10th First Lady of the Philippines
1927
Lee Allen, American saxophone player (d. 1994)
1927
James Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
1927
Brock Peters, American actor (d. 2005)
1926
Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (d. 2007)
1925
Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (d. 1963)
1925
Patrice Lumumba, Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)
1925
Marvin Rainwater, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1923
Cyril M. Kornbluth, American soldier and author (d. 1958)
1923
Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1922
Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer
1922
Paula Valenska, Czech actress
1920
John Kneubuhl, Samoan-American historian, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1992)
1919
Jean Craighead George, American author (d. 2012)
1918
Athos Bulcão, Brazilian painter and sculptor (d. 2008)
1918
Indumati Bhattacharya, Indian politician
1917
Leonard J. Arrington, American author and academic, founded the Mormon History Association (d. 1999)
1916
Ken Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
1916
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (d. 1982)
1916
Reino Kangasmäki, Finnish wrestler (d. 2010)
1916
Zélia Gattai, Brazilian author and photographer (d. 2008)
1915
Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, British peer, politician and soldier (d. 2014)
1914
Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (d. 2004)
1914
Ethelreda Leopold, American actress (d. 1988)
1914
Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and engineer (d. 1990)
1914
Erich Topp, German admiral (d. 2005)
1913
Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (d. 1999)
1911
Reg Parnell, English race car driver and manager (d. 1964)
1908
Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd Solicitor General of the United States (d. 1993)
1906
Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1906
Károly Kárpáti, Hungarian Jewish wrestler (d. 1996)
1906
Séra Martin, French middle-distance runner (d. 1993)
1904
René Lacoste, French tennis player and businessman, created the polo shirt (d. 1996)
1903
Alec Douglas-Home, English cricketer and politician, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
1903
Olav V of Norway (d. 1991)
1902
K. Kanapathypillai, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 1968)
1902
Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (d. 1987)
1900
Tyrone Guthrie, English actor and director (d. 1971)
1900
Sophie Harris, English costume and scenic designer for theatre and opera (d. 1966)
1893
Ralph Hancock, Welsh gardener and author (d. 1950)
1884
Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist and author (d. 1931)
1881
Royal Hurlburt Weller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1929)
1877
Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1877
Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco") (d. 1939)
1876
Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist and academic (d. 1933)
1876
Wilhelm Cuno, German businessman and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933)
1869
Liane de Pougy, French-Swiss dancer and author (d. 1950)
1865
Lily Braun, German author and publicist (d. 1916)
1862
William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
1849
Maria Theresa of Austria-Este (d. 1919)
1834
Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (d. 1917)
1825
Émile Ollivier, French statesman (d. 1913)
1821
Charles Tupper, Canadian physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915)
1820
George Law Curry, American publisher and politician, 5th Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878)
1819
Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer (d. 1900)
1724
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet and author (d. 1803)
1714
Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (d. 1787)
1667
Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1740)
1665
Samuel Penhallow, English-American soldier and historian (d. 1726)
1648
Arp Schnitger, German organ builder (d. 1719)
1647
Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1730)
1597
Theodoor Rombouts, Flemish painter (d. 1637)
1575
Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, British businessman (d. 1627)
1500
Federico Cesi (cardinal), Italian cardinal (d. 1565)
1492
Elizabeth Tudor, English daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1495)
1489
Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop, theologian, and saint (d. 1556)
1486
Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)
1478
Louis V, Elector Palatine (d. 1544)
1363
Maria, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
419
Valentinian III, Roman emperor (d. 455)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Caroline Aherne, English actress and comedian (b. 1963)
2016
Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2016
Patrick Manning, 4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1946)
2016
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, and author (b. 1928)
2015
Ronald Davison, New Zealand lawyer and judge, 10th Chief Justice of New Zealand (b. 1920)
2015
Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2015
Jim Weaver, American football player and coach (b. 1945)
2015
Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican journalist (b. 1928)
2014
Emilio Álvarez Montalván, Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and politician (b. 1919)
2014
Manuel Cardona, Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (b. 1915)
2014
Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Louis Zamperini, American runner and captain (b. 1917)
2013
Anthony G. Bosco, American bishop (b. 1927)
2013
Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (b. 1925)
2013
Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
2013
Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist, academic, and astronaut (b. 1933)
2012
Maurice Chevit, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2012
Julian Goodman, American journalist (b. 1922)
2012
Angelo Mangiarotti, Italian architect and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Betty Meggers, American archaeologist and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Ed Stroud, American baseball player (b. 1939)
2011
Itamar Franco, Brazilian engineer and politician, 33rd President of Brazil (b. 1930)
2010
Beryl Bainbridge, English screenwriter and author (b. 1932)
2008
Natasha Shneider, Russian-American singer, keyboard player, and actress (b. 1956)
2008
Elizabeth Spriggs, English actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2007
Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano and television personality (b. 1929)
2006
Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1916)
2005
Ernest Lehman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2005
Norm Prescott, American actor, composer, and producer, co-founded Filmation Studios (b. 1927)
2004
Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian journalist and author (b. 1922)
2003
Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1907)
2002
Ray Brown, American bassist and composer (b. 1926)
2000
Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
1999
Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
1997
James Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)
1995
Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1920)
1994
Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (b. 1967)
1993
Fred Gwynne, American actor (b. 1926)
1991
Lee Remick, American actress (b. 1935)
1990
Snooky Lanson, American singer (b. 1914)
1989
Andrei Gromyko, Soviet economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1909)
1988
Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1894)
1986
Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
1978
Aris Alexandrou, Greek author and poet (b. 1922)
1977
Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (b. 1899)
1975
James Robertson Justice, English actor (b. 1907)
1973
Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)
1973
George McBride, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
1973
Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
1972
Joseph Fielding Smith, American religious leader, 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1876)
1966
Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet and author (b. 1900)
1964
Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)
1963
Alicia Patterson, American publisher, co-founded Newsday (b. 1906)
1961
Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1955
Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)
1950
Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1872)
1932
Manuel II of Portugal (b. 1889)
1929
Gladys Brockwell, American actress (b. 1894)
1926
Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (b. 1857)
1920
William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
1915
Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1830)
1914
Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1836)
1912
Tom Richardson, English cricketer (b. 1870)
1903
Ed Delahanty, American baseball player (b. 1867)
1857
Carlo Pisacane, Italian soldier and philosopher (b. 1818)
1850
Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1788)
1843
Samuel Hahnemann, German physician and academic (b. 1755)
1833
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (b. 1757)
1778
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and composer (b. 1712)
1746
Thomas Baker, English antiquarian and author (b. 1656)
1743
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1673)
1674
Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
1656
François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French general (b. 1611)
1621
Thomas Harriot, English astronomer, mathematician, and ethnographer (b. 1560)
1619
Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1547)
1591
Vincenzo Galilei, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1520)
1582
Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1528)
1578
Thomas Doughty, English explorer
1566
Nostradamus, French astrologer and author (b. 1503)
1504
Stephen III of Moldavia (b. 1434)
1298
Adolf of Germany (b. 1220)
1215
Eisai, Japanese Buddhist priest (b. 1141)
936
Henry the Fowler, German king (b. 876)
866
Robert the Strong, Frankish nobleman
862
Swithun, English bishop and saint (b. 789)
649
Li Jing, Chinese general (b. 571)
626
Li Jiancheng, Chinese prince (b. 589)
626
Li Yuanji, Chinese prince (b. 603)

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