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On This Day in History:  July 28

July 28 is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 156 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
NC man glad he didn't throw away losing scratch-off lottery tickets. A North Carolina man was about to throw three scratch-off lottery tickets away after none of them won much when he noticed the ticket mentioned that a second-chance drawing was available.
2017
Wisconsin woman claims $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot. After four months, the $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot prize sold in Wisconsin in March has been claimed.
2017
Jamaican lottery scam ringleader pleads guilty. A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and a federal prosecutor says more defendants in the case might do the same.
2016
$478 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges into top 10. July has shaped up to be a sizzling hot month for lottery jackpot chasers, with first Mega Millions, and now with Powerball, each offering up a grand prizes of around a half-billion dollars.
2016
Iowa court reverses part of Tipton's lottery fraud conviction. An Iowa appeals court on Wednesday upheld a former lottery employee's conviction for rigging the computer system to generate the winning ticket in a $16 million jackpot, but reversed a conviction for attempting to cash in on the ticket.
2013
$235 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $235 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2010
Big winners reduce Iowa Lottery profitability. Iowa Lottery sales rose over the past 12 months, although profits dipped slightly amid a surge of lucky prize winners.
2009
2-time lottery winner's past questioned. The past of a Fall River man who claimed he won the lottery twice in one day is now being called into question. It turns out Phillip Brunelle, formerly known as Phillip Daggett, has been in legal trouble before for making false claims.
2009
Queens man claims $133M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A Queens man who spent just $2 on a Mega Millions ticket was presented with a $133 million over-sized check this morning.
2009
Man wins $1,001,000 from 2 scratch tickets. A Massachusetts man won $1,000 and $1 million dollars from two scratch-off lottery tickets on the same day.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $155 million. Because the grand prize was not hit in Wednesday evening's Powerball drawing, the jackpot for the Saturday, July 29th drawing will be $155 million with a cash option of $70.7 million.
2006
GTECH sale closer as more states approve. The sale of West Greenwich-based GTECH Holdings Corp. to Italian lottery giant Lottomatica SpA this week inched toward completion.
2006
Kansas Lottery's 'Pocket slots' a hit with players. The Kansas Lottery's "pocket slots" game is approaching sellout after just five weeks of retail sales.
2006
N.C. legislature approves lottery oversight committee. Lawmakers will be able to keep a close watch on North Carolina's newly adopted lottery under a bill passed Thursday night.
2006
Five N.C. stores stop selling lottery tickets. Across North Carolina, a total of 132 stores have discontinued lottery ticket sales because they say it's just not worth the effort.
2006
Unclaimed $110,000 Michigan lottery ticket expires Monday. If you play the Michigan lottery and pass through St. Johns, check your glove compartment, your old pants pockets, your dresser drawers because a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $110,000 expires at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
2005
N.M. Lottery posts second-best year. New Mexico legislators were told today that strong sales of in-state games helped drive the New Mexico Lottery to its second-best year of sales.
2005
Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning. A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.
2005
Schwarzenegger to replace Calif. lottery director. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's aides said Tuesday that he is dumping troubleshooter Chon Gutierrez, the acting lottery director who engineered California's participation with the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game, and then sent an adviser to spy on Democrats who are trying to halt ticket sales.
2005
Lottery scores triple-zeros twice in one day. Missouri Lottery players with an affinity for the number zero won big Wednesday, when the winning Pick 3 numbers in both the afternoon and evening drawings were 0-0-0.
2004
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in N.Y.. A single ticket sold in Staten Island, New York, has matched the winning combination in the latest Mega Millions lottery drawing and is worth $10 million.
2004
GTECH rolls out self-serve lottery machines. GTECH Holdings Corp. yesterday unveiled a new vending machine that doles out instant and traditional lottery tickets directly to shoppers.
2003
Board meets today, to hear Georgia proposal. The Tennessee Lottery Corporation Board is expected to hear a proposal Monday from Georgia officials about a potential deal between the state games.
2003
7-Eleven to sell lottery tickets online at kiosks. 7-Eleven Inc. is putting lottery tickets at its customers' fingertips by adding lottery ticket sales to services available at its Vcom electronic commerce kiosks in 1,000 stores in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
2003
Virginia Lottery Shatters Records for Fiscal Year 2003. Virginia Lottery profits, which are dedicated by constitutional mandate to support public education (K-12) in the Commonwealth, came to more than $375.2 million for the fiscal year that ended at midnight June 30, 2003.
2003
Lottery learns Texas must pick a game. The head of the state lottery agency said Wednesday that he will not recommend that Texas join both major multistate lotto games, a concept pitched last month by the Lottery Commission chairman.
2003
Rhode Island Lottery Drops The Ball. The Rhode Island Lottery plans to double the prize money for the Wild Money drawing on Saturday after it discovered a mistake in the game earlier this week.
2003
Fla. Lottery Official Arrested on Bribery Charges. A Florida Lottery district manager was arrested on bribery charges Friday after allegedly accepting payment from a Gainesville store owner he thought was seeking preferential treatment in getting a lottery ticket machine.
2003
Cohen criticizes Bredesen on lottery. Sen. Steve Cohen, chief sponsor of legislation creating Tennessee's new lottery and an increasingly frequent critic of Gov. Phil Bredesen, asked the governor Thursday why the lottery's board of directors was not allowed to choose its own credit provider.
2003
Tennessee lottery board meets for second time. Tennessee's new lottery board will meet today for the second time following a rocky start last week.
2003
Two tickets, from Miami and Fort Myers, share $75 million jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $75 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$487 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 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.$239 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2017
5.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2013
6.€198.1 Million
US$220.86 Million
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2019
7.€153 Million
US$188.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2012
8.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2018
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2006
10.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2012
11.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2011
13.€114.29 Million
US$126.68 Million
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2016
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.€76.74 Million
US$90.18 Million
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2017
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 30, 1999
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2019
21.€72 Million
US$80.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2014
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2008
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2011
25.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2000

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1978
Friday, Jul 28, 1978
41 years old
1976
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1976
43 years old
1975
Monday, Jul 28, 1975
44 years old
1973
Saturday, Jul 28, 1973
46 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1971
48 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1971
48 years old
1966
Thursday, Jul 28, 1966
53 years old
1962
Saturday, Jul 28, 1962
57 years old
1958
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
61 years old
1958
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
61 years old
1958
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
61 years old
1955
Thursday, Jul 28, 1955
64 years old
1952
Monday, Jul 28, 1952
67 years old
1947
Monday, Jul 28, 1947
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
2017
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for lifetime by Supreme Court of Pakistan founding him guilty of corruption charges
2011
Asiana Airlines Flight 991, a Boeing 747-400F freighter, develops an in flight fire in the cargo hold. The flight attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board.
2010
Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.
2005
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
2002
Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
2001
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship.
1996
The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
1984
The 1984 Summer Olympics officially known as the games of the XXIII were opened in Los Angeles.
1976
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
1974
Spetsgruppa A, Russia's elite special force, was formed.
1973
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
1965
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1960
The German Volkswagen Act came into force.
1957
Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992.
1945
A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
1943
World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg, Germany causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
1942
World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution.
1939
The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered.
1938
Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service.
1935
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
1932
U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
1917
The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans.
1915
The United States begins a 19-year occupation of Haiti.
1914
In the culmination of the July Crisis, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting World War I.
1896
The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
1868
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
1866
At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
1854
USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, is commissioned.
1821
José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
1809
Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
1808
Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1794
French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France.
1778
Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain.
1656
Second Northern War: Battle of Warsaw begins.
1635
In the Eighty Years' War the Spanish capture the strategic Dutch fortress of Schenkenschans.
1571
La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.
1540
Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
1364
Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.

Births On This Day

1995
Josh Addo-Carr, Australian rugby league player
1993
Harry Kane, English footballer
1993
Moses Odubajo, English footballer
1993
Cher Lloyd, English singer-songwriter
1990
Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor
1990
Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer
1989
Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian martial artist
1988
Greg Hardy, American football player
1987
Yasser Corona, Mexican footballer
1987
Yevhen Khacheridi, Ukrainian-Greek footballer
1987
Pedro, Spanish footballer
1986
Alexandra Chando, American actress
1986
Lauri Korpikoski, Finnish ice hockey player
1986
Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor
1985
Mathieu Debuchy, French footballer
1985
Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1985
Darren Murphy, Irish footballer
1984
Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
1983
Sam Dastyari, Iranian-Australian politician
1983
Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater
1981
Michael Carrick, English footballer
1980
Stephen Christian, American singer-songwriter
1980
Anthony Weaver, American football player
1979
Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
1979
Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer-songwriter and producer
1979
Lee Min-woo, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1979
Alena Popchanka, Belarusian-French swimmer and coach
1978
Kārlis Vērdiņš, Latvian poet
1978
Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Aki Berg, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Manu Ginóbili, Argentinian basketball player
1977
Miyabiyama Tetsushi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1976
Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter
1975
Leonor Watling, Spanish actress
1974
Alexis Tsipras, Greek engineer and politician, 186th Prime Minister of Greece
1974
Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
1973
Marc Dupré, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player
1972
Robert Chapman, English cricketer
1971
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
1971
Ludmilla Lacueva Canut, Andorran writer
1971
Stephen Lynch, American singer-songwriter and actor
1971
Annie Perreault, Canadian speed skater
1970
Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1970
Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater
1970
Paul Strang, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1969
Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager
1969
Alexis Arquette, American actress (d. 2016)
1967
Taka Hirose, Japanese bass player
1966
Sossina M. Haile, Ethiopian American chemist
1966
Miguel Ángel Nadal, Spanish footballer
1966
Jimmy Pardo, American stand-up comedian, actor, and host
1966
Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
1964
Lori Loughlin, American actress
1962
Rachel Sweet, American singer, television writer, and actress
1961
Yannick Dalmas, French race car driver
1960
Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator
1960
Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese illustrator
1959
William T. Vollmann, American novelist, short story writer and journalist
1958
Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist (d. 1981)
1958
Michael Hitchcock, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1956
John Feinstein, American journalist and author
1956
Robert Swan, English explorer
1955
Nikolay Zimyatov, Russian skier
1954
Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)
1954
Gerd Faltings, German mathematician and academic
1954
Steve Morse, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Mikey Sheehy, Irish footballer
1952
Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand
1951
Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and engineer, designed the Athens Olympic Sports Complex
1951
Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach
1951
Gregg Giuffria, American rock musician and businessman
1951
Ray Kennedy, English footballer
1950
Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian singer-songwriter
1950
Tapley Seaton, Kittitian politician, 4th Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis
1949
Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster
1949
Peter Doyle, Australian singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
1949
Simon Kirke, English drummer
1949
Steve Peregrin Took, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)
1949
Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and producer
1948
Gerald Casale, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
1948
Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1947
Peter Cosgrove, Australian general and politician, 26th Governor General of Australia
1947
Sally Struthers, American actress
1946
Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Linda Kelsey, American actress
1946
Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani poet and activist
1945
Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield
1943
Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)
1943
Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
1943
Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2008)
1942
Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
1942
Tonia Marketaki, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1941
Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor and educator
1941
Susan Roces, Filipino actress and producer
1940
Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter
1939
Richard Johns, English air marshal
1938
Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1938
Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
1938
Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian engineer, academic, and politician, 90th President of Peru
1938
Chuan Leekpai, Thai lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Thailand
1937
Francis Veber, French director and screenwriter
1936
Russ Jackson, Canadian football player and coach
1936
Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
1935
Neil McKendrick, English historian and academic
1934
Jacques d'Amboise, American dancer and choreographer
1933
Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1932
Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator (d. 2016)
1932
Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, Brazilian colonel (d. 2015)
1931
Alan Brownjohn, English poet and author
1931
Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer (d. 1992)
1930
Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (d. 2014)
1930
Junior Kimbrough, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
1930
Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 2006)
1930
Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian general (d. 2014)
1929
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist and socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
1929
Shirley Ann Grau, American novelist and short story writer
1927
John Ashbery, American poet (d. 2017)
1926
Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian bassist (d. 2003)
1925
Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1924
Luigi Musso, Italian race car driver (d. 1958)
1924
C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist
1923
Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (d. 2008)
1922
Jacques Piccard, Belgian-Swiss oceanographer and engineer (d. 2008)
1920
Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (d. 2014)
1916
David Brown, American journalist and producer (d. 2010)
1915
Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1915
Dick Sprang, American illustrator (d. 2000)
1915
Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician (d. 1998)
1914
Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (d. 1984)
1909
Aenne Burda, German publisher (d. 2005)
1909
Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (d. 1957)
1907
Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded Tupperware Brands (d. 1983)
1902
Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (d. 1959)
1902
Sir Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
1901
Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)
1901
Rudy Vallée, American actor, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1986)
1898
Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
1896
Barbara La Marr, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1926)
1893
Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (d. 1952)
1887
Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
1887
Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983)
1879
Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman's Party (d. 1966)
1879
Stefan Filipkiewicz, Polish painter (d. 1944)
1874
Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (d. 1945)
1872
Albert Sarraut, French journalist and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (d. 1962)
1867
Charles Dillon Perrine, American-Argentinian astronomer (d. 1951)
1866
Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (d. 1943)
1866
Albertson Van Zo Post, American fencer (d. 1938)
1863
Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
1860
Elias M. Ammons, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
1860
Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
1857
Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
1844
Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (d. 1889)
1815
Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (d. 1889)
1804
Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (d. 1872)
1796
Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian businessman, founded the Bösendorfer Company (d. 1859)
1783
Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (d. 1860)
1750
Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, playwright, and politician (d. 1794)
1746
Thomas Heyward, Jr., American judge and politician (d. 1809)
1659
Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (d. 1715)
1645
Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, French princess (d. 1721)
1635
Robert Hooke, English physicist and chemist (d. 1703)
1609
Judith Leyster, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
1516
William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, German nobleman (d. 1592)
1347
Margaret of Durazzo, Queen of Naples and Hungary (d. 1412)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Wanny van Gils, Dutch footballer. (b. 1959)
2016
Émile Derlin Zinsou, Beninese politician (b. 1918)
2016
Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist. (b. 1926)
2015
Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman (b. 1950)
2015
Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (b. 1954)
2015
Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach (b. 1949)
2014
Margot Adler, American journalist and author (b. 1946)
2014
Alex Forbes, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2014
Alakbar Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2014
Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (b. 1921)
2013
Mustafa Adrisi, Ugandan general and politician, 3rd Vice President of Uganda (b. 1922)
2013
Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
2013
Rita Reys, Dutch jazz singer (b. 1924)
2013
William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1917)
2013
Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal (b. 1914)
2012
Colin Horsley, New Zealand-English pianist and educator (b. 1920)
2012
Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1937)
2012
William F. Milliken Jr., American race car driver and engineer (b. 1911)
2011
Abdul Fatah Younis, Libyan general (b. 1944)
2009
Jim Johnson, American football player and coach (b. 1941)
2007
Karl Gotch, Belgian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
2007
Jim LeRoy, American soldier and pilot (b. 1961)
2006
David Gemmell, English author (b. 1948)
2004
Francis Crick, English biologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2004
Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist and author (b. 1938)
2003
Valerie Goulding, Irish activist and politician (b. 1918)
2002
Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
2001
Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi poet, author, and critic (b. 1943)
2000
Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
1999
Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1998
Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and author (b. 1924)
1998
Lenny McLean, English boxer, actor, and author (b. 1949)
1998
Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (b. 1911)
1997
Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (b. 1920)
1997
Seni Pramoj, Thai lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1905)
1996
Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and academic (b. 1908)
1993
Stanley Woods, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1903)
1992
Sulev Nõmmik, Estonian actor and director (b. 1931)
1990
Jill Esmond, English actress (b. 1908)
1987
Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)
1982
Keith Green, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1953)
1981
Stanley Rother, American priest and missionary (b. 1935)
1980
Rose Rand, Austrian-born American logician and philosopher (b. 1903)
1979
Don Miller, American football player and coach (b. 1902)
1979
Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
1972
Helen Traubel, American soprano and actress (b. 1903)
1971
Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canadian colonel and diplomat (b. 1890)
1971
Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
1971
Charles E. Pont, French-American minister and painter (b. 1898)
1969
Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (b. 1882)
1969
Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910)
1968
Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
1967
Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1942)
1965
Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (b. 1894)
1965
Attallah Suheimat, Jordanian politician (b. 1875)
1957
Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and educator (b. 1876)
1957
Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1876)
1946
Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be Canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church (b. 1910)
1942
Flinders Petrie, English archaeologist and academic (b. 1853)
1935
Meletius IV of Constantinople (b. 1871)
1934
Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1868)
1934
Louis Tancred, South African cricketer and pilot (b. 1876)
1933
Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, 30th yokozuna (b. 1890)
1930
John DeWitt, American hammer thrower (b. 1881)
1930
Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1895
Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (b. 1803)
1885
Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (b. 1784)
1878
George Law Curry, American publisher and politician (b. 1820)
1869
Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist and physiologist (b. 1787)
1849
Charles Albert of Sardinia (b. 1798)
1844
Joseph Bonaparte, French diplomat and brother of Napoleon (b. 1768)
1842
Clemens Brentano, German author and poet (b. 1778)
1836
Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (b. 1777)
1835
Édouard Mortier, duc de Trévise, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (b. 1768)
1818
Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1746)
1809
Richard Beckett, English cricketer and captain (b.1772)
1808
Selim III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1761)
1794
Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Committee of Public Safety (b. 1758)
1794
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (b. 1767)
1762
George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (b. 1691)
1750
Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)
1741
Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1678)
1718
Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (b. 1630)
1685
Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1618)
1675
Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer and politician (b. 1605)
1667
Abraham Cowley, English poet and author (b. 1618)
1655
Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright (b. 1619)
1631
Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish playwright (b. 1569)
1585
Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford (b. 1527)
1540
Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1495)
1527
Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta (b. 1460)
1508
Robert Blackadder, bishop of Glasgow
1488
Edward Woodville, Lord Scales (at the Battle of St. Aubin-du-Cormier)
1458
John II, king of Cyprus and Armenia
1345
Sancia of Majorca, queen regent of Naples (b. c. 1285)
1333
Guy VIII of Viennois, Dauphin of Vienne (b. 1309)
1285
Keran, Queen of Armenia
1271
Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster (b. 1220)
1230
Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (b. 1176)
1128
William Clito, English son of Sybilla of Conversano (b. 1102)
1057
Victor II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1018)
942
Shi Jingtang, emperor of Later Jin (b. 892)
938
Thankmar, half-brother of Otto I (during Siege of Eresburg) (b. c. 908)
450
Theodosius II, Roman emperor (b. 401)

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