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On This Day in History:  July 26

July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 158 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
18-year-old wins $26,000 a year for life in Florida lottery. One lucky Florida teen will receive $26,000 year after winning the top prize in the state's latest $500 a Week for Life scratch-off lottery.
2016
Lottery winner invested $3M in crystal meth ring. Georgia Lottery winner Ronnie Music will be singing the blues for a long time after he was busted for trafficking crystal meth following his $3 million win.
2016
British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election. Who says Canadians can't participate in US elections?
2013
Couple rescues lottery ticket from trash, wins $1M. A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadvertently throwing it away.
2013
Inquiry in Iowa Lottery mystery touches Canada. Investigators seeking to unravel an attempted multimillion-dollar Iowa Lottery jackpot scheme have been in contact with Canadian authorities and are looking into people who may have been involved, an agent said Thursday.
2013
Man credits fortune cookie for $1M lottery win. A Massachusetts man took a fortune cookie's message to heart and ended up winning $1 million.
2013
Record Powerball winner offers $2M to fix Maine high school's roof. The 84-year-old Florida resident who scored the largest undivided American lottery jackpot ever wants to donate $2 million to fix the roof of a Maine high school in her hometown.
2013
Struggling UK family facing a bright future after lottery win. A young family on the verge of losing everything have scooped a £5.8 million (US$8.9 million) lottery fortune.
2013
Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games. Wisconsin state auditors issued a report recommending the Wisconsin Lottery stop offering games which involve license fees, such as the new Packers game set to go on sale Friday.
2013
Want to be on TV? Hoosier Lottery searches for on-air draw talent. The Hoosier Lottery and FOX59 in Indianapolis are conducting a statewide talent search to cast on-air draw talent for soon-to-be on the air Daily 3 and Daily 4 live TV drawings.
2013
Colorado Lottery chief to leave at year's end. Colorado Lottery Director Abel Tapia will retire at the end of the year after serving more than 3 years in the role.
2012
Mich. lottery winner to plead guilty to felony firearm charges. A Williams Township, Michigan, man who had nearly $1 million in cash two years ago and is now destitute and charged with four firearm-related felonies is set to accept a plea deal in Bay County Circuit Court.
2006
N.J. Gov. wants video lottery. New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, who cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue by shutting down the state's lottery and casino games in a move to force legislators to accept massive tax increases, proposed Tuesday that New Jersey should add video lottery terminals.
2006
$10 Billion Lottery Proposal Stalls in Illinois. A proposal by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to increase funding for public education by selling or leasing the state lottery for $10 billion may be headed nowhere.
2006
First Ever Multi-State Video Lottery Game Up and Running. The lotteries of Delaware, Rhode Island, and West Virginia have begun operation of America's first multi-state video lottery game.
2006
Bill would allow state leaders to remove N.C. lottery commissioners. North Carolina lottery commissioners could be stripped of their appointments for just cause under a bill recommended Tuesday by a House committee.
2006
Iowa Lottery sales jump 60% in last 12 months. Iowa Lottery sales more than doubled in the last 12 months according to a report released today, fueled in large part by those now-silent TouchPlay machines.
2006
BETonSPORTS Fires Jailed CEO. Embattled online gambling firm BETonSPORTS dealt its incarcerated chief executive out of the game with a terse announcement Tuesday that David Carruthers has been terminated.
2006
Internet gambling bill seen delayed in Senate. A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday.
2005
Powerball sales skid hurts lottery profits. Powerball players got lucky during the past 12 months, winning lots of smaller multistate jackpots but dampening overall enthusiasm by reducing the number of huge payoffs in the $200 million to $300 million range.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $44 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $44 million, with a cash option of $23.2 million.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $25 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $25 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Mystery lottery winner donates winning ticket. Officials in western Japan are marvelling at the generosity of a mystery philanthropist who donated a $1.8 million lottery ticket to help victims of recent torrential rainstorms.
2004
Man wins lottery two days after divorce from cheating wife finalized. Randy Fletcher, a man whose life was in shambles after he lost his house and life savings in a divorce, got a new lease on life when he won the Hoosier Lotto jackpot two days after the divorce proceedings were finalized.
2004
Maine gears up for Powerball. Convenience store owners and lottery diehards are gearing up for the arrival of the Powerball multi-state game, which goes on sale in Maine for the first time at noon Friday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$434.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2016
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2017
3.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 1998
4.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2017
5.€196.4 Million
US$218.67 Million
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2019
6.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2013
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2018
8.€135 Million
US$166.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2012
9.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2012
10.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
11.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2006
12.€113.2 Million
US$124.45 Million
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
13.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2011
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2009
15.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2015
16.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
17.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2007
18.€75.67 Million
US$88.51 Million
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2017
19.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2014
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2019
20.$75 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2003
22.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2000
23.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 1999
24.€61 Million
US$67.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Thursday, Jul 26, 1990
29 years old
1978
Wednesday, Jul 26, 1978
41 years old
1969
Saturday, Jul 26, 1969
50 years old
1965
Monday, Jul 26, 1965
54 years old
1959
Sunday, Jul 26, 1959
60 years old
1957
Friday, Jul 26, 1957
62 years old
1957
Friday, Jul 26, 1957
62 years old
1955
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
1955
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
1955
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
1951
Thursday, Jul 26, 1951
68 years old
1947
Saturday, Jul 26, 1947
72 years old
1944
Wednesday, Jul 26, 1944
75 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
The Sagamihara stabbings occur in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. 19 people are killed.
2016
Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
2016
Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.
2009
The militant NigerianIslamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.
2008
Fifty-six people are killed and over 200 people are injured, in the Ahmedabad bombings in India.
2005
Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
2005
Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.
1999
Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.
1993
Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashes into a ridge on Mt. Ungeo on its third attempt to land at Mokpo Airport, South Korea. 68 of the 116 people onboard are killed.
1990
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
1989
A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
1977
The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
1974
Greek Prime MinisterKonstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.
1971
Apollo program: Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
1968
Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
1963
Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
1963
An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (present-day North Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
1963
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development votes to admit Japan.
1958
Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
1957
Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
1956
Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, sparking international condemnation.
1953
Cold War: Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
1953
Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.
1953
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.
1952
King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
1951
Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.
1948
U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.
1947
Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
1946
Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport.
1945
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
1945
World War II: The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
1945
World War II: HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the war.
1945
World War II: The USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with components and enriched uranium for the Little Boy nuclear bomb.
1944
World War II: The Red Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.
1941
World War II: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, the United States, Britain and the Netherlands freeze all Japanese assets and cut off oil shipments.
1937
Spanish Civil War: End of the Battle of Brunete with the Nationalist victory.
1936
Spanish Civil War: Germany and Italy decide to intervene in the war in support for Francisco Franco and the Nationalist faction.
1936
King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
1918
Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.
1908
United States Attorney GeneralCharles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
1899
Ulises Heureaux, the 27th President of the Dominican Republic, is assassinated.
1897
Anglo-Afghan War: The PashtunfakirSaidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
1892
Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
1891
France annexes Tahiti.
1890
In Buenos Aires, Argentina the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation.
1887
Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
1882
Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
1882
The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
1863
American Civil War: Morgan's Raid ends; At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
1861
American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
1847
Liberia declares its independence.
1822
José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
1822
First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
1814
The Swedish-Norwegian War begins.
1803
The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.
1788
New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
1775
The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.
1758
French and Indian War: The Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
1745
The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
1703
During the Bavarian Rummel the rural population of Tyrol drove the Bavarian Prince-Elector Maximilian II Emanuel out of North Tyrol with a victory at the Pontlatzer Bridge and thus prevented the Bavarian Army, which was allied with France, from marching as planned on Vienna during the War of the Spanish Succession.
1581
Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): The northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
1529
Francisco Pizarro González, Spanish conquistador, is appointed governor of Peru.
1509
The Emperor Krishnadevaraya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
1469
Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Edgecote Moor, pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England, takes place.
1309
Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
920
Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at the Battle of Valdejunquera.
811
Battle of Pliska: Byzantine EmperorNikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.
657
First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.

Births On This Day

1996
Olivia Breen, British sprinter
1994
Ella Leivo, Finnish tennis player
1993
Raymond Faitala-Mariner, New Zealand rugby league player
1992
Marika Koroibete, Fijian rugby player
1991
Tyson Barrie, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Yurie Omi, Japanese female announcer
1988
Sayaka Akimoto, Filipino-Japanese actress and singer
1987
Panagiotis Kone, Greek footballer
1987
Jordie Benn, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Fredy Montero, Colombian footballer
1986
Leonardo Ulloa, Argentinian footballer
1986
John White, English footballer
1985
Marcus Benard, American football player
1985
Gaël Clichy, French footballer
1985
Audrey De Montigny, Canadian singer-songwriter
1985
Mat Gamel, American baseball player
1984
Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
1984
Benjamin Kayser, French rugby player
1984
Sabri Sarıoğlu, Turkish footballer
1983
Kelly Clark, American snowboarder
1983
Stephen Makinwa, Nigerian footballer
1983
Roderick Strong, American wrestler
1983
Naomi van As, Dutch field hockey player
1983
Delonte West, American basketball player
1982
Gilad Hochman, Israeli composer
1982
Christopher Kane, Scottish fashion designer
1981
Abe Forsythe, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
1981
Maicon Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
1980
Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1980
Dave Baksh, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1980
Robert Gallery, American football player
1979
Friedrich Michau, German rugby player
1979
Derek Paravicini, English pianist
1979
Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
1979
Juliet Rylance, English actress
1977
Joaquín Benoit, Dominican baseball player
1977
Martin Laursen, Danish footballer and manager
1977
Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater
1976
Elena Kustarova, Russian ice dancer and coach
1975
Ingo Schultz, German sprinter
1975
Joe Smith, American basketball player
1975
Elizabeth Truss, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1974
Iron & Wine, American singer-songwriter
1974
Kees Meeuws, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1974
Dean Sturridge, English footballer and sportscaster
1973
Kate Beckinsale, English actress
1973
Mariano Raffo, Argentinian director and producer
1972
Nathan Buckley, Australian footballer and coach
1971
Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer and coach
1971
Chris Harrison, America television personality
1969
Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player and coach
1969
Tanni Grey-Thompson, Welsh baroness and wheelchair racer
1968
Frédéric Diefenthal, French actor and director
1968
Jim Naismith, Scottish biologist and academic
1968
Olivia Williams, English actress
1967
Martin Baker, English organist and conductor
1967
Tim Schafer, American video game designer, founded Double Fine Productions
1967
Jason Statham, English actor
1966
Angelo di Livio, Italian footballer
1965
Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer
1965
Jim Lindberg, American singer and guitarist
1964
Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer
1964
Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
1964
Anne Provoost, Belgian author
1963
Jeff Stoughton, Canadian curler
1961
Gary Cherone, American singer-songwriter
1961
Andy Connell, English keyboard player and songwriter
1961
Felix Dexter, Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013)
1959
Rick Bragg, American author and journalist
1959
Kevin Spacey, American actor and director
1958
Monti Davis, American basketball player (d. 2013)
1958
Angela Hewitt, Canadian-English pianist
1957
Norman Baker, Scottish politician
1957
Nana Visitor, American actress
1956
Peter Fincham, English screenwriter and producer
1956
Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
1956
Tommy Rich, American wrestler
1956
Tim Tremlett, English cricketer and coach
1955
Aleksandrs Starkovs, Latvian footballer and coach
1955
Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani businessman and politician, 11th President of Pakistan
1954
Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (d. 1994)
1953
Felix Magath, German footballer and manager
1953
Robert Phillips, American guitarist
1953
Henk Bleker, Dutch politician
1953
Earl Tatum, American professional basketball player
1952
Glynis Breakwell, English psychologist and academic
1951
Rick Martin, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1950
Nelinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
1950
Nicholas Evans, English journalist, screenwriter, and producer
1950
Susan George, English actress and producer
1950
Anne Rafferty, English lawyer and judge
1950
Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
1949
Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai businessman and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand
1949
Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1948
Luboš Andršt, Czech guitarist and songwriter
1948
Herbert Wiesinger, German figure skater
1946
Emilio de Villota, Spanish race car driver
1945
Betty Davis, American singer-songwriter
1945
Helen Mirren, English actress
1943
Peter Hyams, American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1943
Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1942
Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovakia
1942
Teddy Pilette, Belgian race car driver
1941
Jean Baubérot, French historian and sociologist
1941
Darlene Love, American singer and actress
1941
Brenton Wood, American R&B singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1940
Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1940
Brian Mawhinney, Baron Mawhinney, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1940
Bobby Rousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
1939
Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet (d. 2011)
1939
John Howard, Australian lawyer and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Australia
1939
Bob Lilly, American football player and photographer
1939
Richard Marlow, English organist and conductor (d. 2013)
1938
Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1938
Keith Peters, Welsh physician and academic
1936
Tsutomu Koyama, Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
1936
Lawrie McMenemy, English footballer and manager
1934
Tommy McDonald, American football player
1931
Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2006)
1930
Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1930
Barbara Jefford, English actress
1929
Marc Lalonde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice
1929
Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (d. 2012)
1928
Don Beauman, English race car driver (d. 1955)
1928
Francesco Cossiga, Italian academic and politician, 8th President of Italy (d. 2010)
1928
Elliott Erwitt, French-American photographer and director
1928
Ibn-e-Safi, Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)
1928
Joe Jackson, American talent manager, father of Michael Jackson (d. 2018)
1928
Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)
1928
Peter Lougheed, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (d. 2012)
1928
Sally Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, Irish-born English politician
1928
Bernice Rubens, Welsh author (d. 2004)
1927
Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
1926
James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1925
Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (d. 2000)
1925
Joseph Engelberger, American physicist and engineer (d. 2015)
1925
Gene Gutowski, Polish-American producer (d. 2016)
1925
Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (d. 2014)
1923
Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1923
Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
1922
Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1922
Jim Foglesong, American record producer (d. 2013)
1922
Jason Robards, American actor (d. 2000)
1921
Tom Saffell, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
1921
Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1920
Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
1919
Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
1919
James Lovelock, English biologist and chemist
1918
Marjorie Lord, American actress (d. 2015)
1916
Dean Brooks, American physician and actor (d. 2013)
1916
Jaime Luiz Coelho, Brazilian archbishop (d. 2013)
1914
C. Farris Bryant, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Governor of Florida (d. 2002)
1914
Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993)
1914
Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1913
Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1909
Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)
1909
Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (d. 1979)
1908
Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourger sculptor (d. 2002)
1906
Irena Iłłakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (d. 1943)
1904
Edwin Albert Link, American industrialist and entrepreneur, invented the flight simulator (d. 1981)
1903
Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
1900
Sarah Kafrit, Israeli politician and teacher (d. 1983)
1897
Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
1897
Paul Gallico, American journalist and author (d. 1976)
1896
Tim Birkin, English soldier and race car driver (d. 1933)
1895
Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)
1894
Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (d. 1963)
1893
George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (d. 1959)
1892
Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1966)
1890
Daniel J. Callaghan, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)
1888
Reginald Hands, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1918)
1886
Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1885
Roy Castleton, Major League Baseball player (d.1967)
1885
André Maurois, French soldier and author (d. 1967)
1882
Albert Dunstan, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1950)
1880
Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1951)
1879
Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal and politician, 48th Japanese Minister of War (d. 1962)
1878
Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (d. 1937)
1877
Jesse Lauriston Livermore, American investor and security analyst, "Great Bear of Wall Street" (d. 1940)
1875
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1961)
1875
Antonio Machado, Spanish poet and academic (d. 1939)
1874
Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)
1865
Philipp Scheidemann, German journalist and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1939)
1865
Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)
1863
Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (d. 1948)
1858
Tom Garrett, Australian cricketer and lawyer (d. 1943)
1856
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
1855
Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1936)
1854
Philippe Gaucher, French dermatologist and academic (d. 1918)
1844
Stefan Drzewiecki, Ukrainian-Polish engineer and journalist (d. 1938)
1842
Alfred Marshall, English economist and academic (d. 1924)
1841
Carl Robert Jakobson, Estonian journalist and politician (d. 1882)
1829
Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1912)
1819
Justin Holland, American guitarist and educator (d. 1887)
1802
Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 42nd President of Mexico (d. 1855)
1796
George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (d. 1872)
1791
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1844)
1782
John Field, Irish pianist and composer (d. 1837)
1739
George Clinton, American general and politician, 4th Vice President of the United States (d. 1812)
1711
Lorenz Christoph Mizler, German physician, mathematician, and historian (d. 1778)
1678
Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1711)
1612
Murad IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1640)
1502
Christian Egenolff, German printer (d. 1555)
1400
Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester, English noble (d. 1439)
1030
Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and saint (d. 1079)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Adem Demaci, Kosovo Albanian politician and writer (b. 1936)
2018
John Kline American basketball player (b.1931)
2017
June Foray, American voice actress (b. 1917)
2017
Patti Deutsch, American voice artist and comedic actress (b. 1943)
2017
Ronald Phillips, American criminal (b. 1973)
2015
Bijoy Krishna Handique, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Mines (b. 1934)
2015
Flora MacDonald, Canadian banker and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Communications (b. 1926)
2015
Leo Reise, Jr., Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
2015
Ann Rule, American police officer and author (b. 1931)
2014
Oleh Babayev, Ukrainian businessman and politician (b. 1965)
2014
Charles R. Larson, American admiral (b. 1936)
2014
Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (b. 1938)
2014
Sergei O. Prokofieff, Russian anthropologist and author (b. 1954)
2014
Roland Verhavert, Belgian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2013
Luther F. Cole, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2013
Harley Flanders, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)
2013
Sung Jae-gi, South Korean philosopher and activist (b. 1967)
2013
George P. Mitchell, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1919)
2012
Don Bagley, American bassist and composer (b. 1927)
2012
Karl Benjamin, American painter and educator (b. 1925)
2012
Miriam Ben-Porat, Russian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (b. 1918)
2012
Lupe Ontiveros, American actress (b. 1942)
2012
James D. Watkins, American admiral and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)
2011
Joe Arroyo, Colombian singer-songwriter and composer (b. 1955)
2011
Richard Harris, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1948)
2011
Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2011
Margaret Olley, Australian painter and philanthropist (b. 1923)
2010
Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)
2009
Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
2007
Lars Forssell, Swedish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
2007
Skip Prosser, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)
2005
Alexander Golitzen, Russian-born American production designer and art director (b. 1908)
2005
Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (b. 1925)
2005
Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
2004
William A. Mitchell, American chemist, created Pop Rocks and Cool Whip (b. 1911)
2001
Rex T. Barber, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)
2001
Peter von Zahn, German journalist and author (b. 1913)
2000
John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (b. 1915)
1999
Walter Jackson Bate, American author and critic (b. 1918)
1999
Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1917)
1996
Max Winter, American businessman and sports executive (b. 1903)
1995
Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (b. 1917)
1995
Raymond Mailloux, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
1995
George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (b. 1907)
1994
James Luther Adams, American theologian and academic (b. 1901)
1993
Matthew Ridgway, American general (b. 1895)
1992
Mary Wells, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
1988
Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher, scholar, and academic (b. 1919)
1986
W. Averell Harriman, American politician and diplomat, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1891)
1984
George Gallup, American mathematician and statistician, founded the Gallup Company (b. 1901)
1984
Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)
1971
Diane Arbus, American photographer and academic (b. 1923)
1970
Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
1968
Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (b. 1899)
1964
Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (b. 1884)
1960
Cedric Gibbons, British art director and production designer (b. 1893)
1957
Carlos Castillo Armas, Authoritarian ruler of Guatemala (1954-1957)
1953
Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)
1952
Eva Perón, Argentinian politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919)
1951
James Mitchell, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866)
1942
Roberto Arlt, Argentinian author and playwright (b. 1900)
1941
Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (b. 1875)
1934
Winsor McCay, American cartoonist, animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1871)
1932
Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg Company (b. 1876)
1930
Pavlos Karolidis, Greek historian and academic (b. 1849)
1926
Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War, son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1843)
1925
Antonio Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1888)
1925
Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1848)
1925
William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
1921
Howard Vernon, Australian actor (b. 1848)
1919
Edward Poynter, English painter and illustrator (b. 1836)
1915
James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (b. 1837)
1899
Ulises Heureaux, 22nd, 26th, and 27th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1845)
1867
Otto, king of Greece (b. 1815)
1863
Sam Houston, American general and politician, 7th Governor of Texas (b. 1793)
1801
Maximilian Francis, archduke of Austria (b. 1756)
1723
Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1660)
1712
Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1631)
1693
Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, queen of Sweden (b. 1656)
1684
Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1646)
1680
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (b. 1647)
1659
Mary Frith, English female criminal (b. 1584)
1630
Charles Emmanual I, duke of Savoy (b. 1562)
1611
Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1542)
1605
Miguel de Benavides, Spanish archbishop and sinologist (b. 1552)
1592
Armand de Gontant, French marshal (b. 1524)
1533
Atahualpa, Inca emperor abducted and murdered by Francisco Pizarro (b. ca. 1500)
1471
Paul II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1417)
1450
Cecily Neville, duchess of Warwick (b. 1424)
1380
Kōmyō, emperor of Japan (b. 1322)
990
Fujiwara no Kaneie, Japanese statesman (b. 929)
943
Motoyoshi, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 890)
899
Li Hanzhi, Chinese warlord (b. 842)
811
Nikephoros I, Byzantine emperor
432
Celestine I, pope of the Catholic Church
342
Cheng of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 321)

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