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On This Day in History:  July 31

July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 153 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Bermuda officials staying quiet on sale of Florida lottery tickets. The Bermuda Governor's office has stonewalled questions about whether it knew the sale of American lottery tickets in Bermuda was branded a potential breach of "numerous" laws in the United States by a top American gambling lawyer.
2017
Georgia court awards Alabama man $1 million lottery win. This is the tale of a ticket — a lottery ticket, that is. It began on a February day in 2013 and it ended last week in an Atlanta courtroom, leaving an Alabama man $1 million richer.
2016
One Powerball ticket worth $487 million sold in New Hampshire. Folks in New Hampshire are eager to learn who among them holds the winning ticket to a $487 million Powerball jackpot.
2015
Serbian lottery chief resigns amid drawing scandal. The head of Serbia's national lottery has resigned after a television graphic during this week's draw appeared to predict a winning number.
2014
Indiana man wins $1 million twice in 3 months. An Indianapolis man defied incredible odds to winning two $1 million lottery prizes in three months.
2013
Pa. woman claims winning $131.5M Powerball ticket. A woman has claimed the winning ticket in a $131.5 million Powerball drawing that she bought at a Philadelphia beer store last month.
2013
Deal to let British firm run Pa. lottery still alive. The Corbett administration's deal with a British firm to run the Pennsylvania Lottery will remain alive -- at least for another month.
2012
Mass. Lottery knew about exploited game's flaws for years, IG says. Massachusetts State Lottery officials knew for years that a small group of gambling syndicates had virtually taken over a game called Cash WinFall — winning most of the prizes during high payoff periods — but did nothing about it until the local media began investigating, according to state Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.
2011
Mass. Lottery game very profitable for those who know how and when to play. Some smart people have figured out how to get rich off of one of the Massachusetts Lottery game, using massive ticket purchases at just the right time.
2009
Waffle House waitress tastes lottery success. An Austell, Georgia, Waffle House waitress, who won the half-million dollar top prize in the $500,000 Monopoly instant game, is considering opening a restaurant with her winnings.
2009
Titans, Tenn. Lottery team up for new instant game. The NFL Titans and the Tennessee Lottery will announce their partnership today, giving lottery players an opportunity to win prizes including season tickets, cash up to $100,000 and team memorabilia.
2009
Maryland lottery winner: 'My hands are still shaking'. William Morris, Jr. walked into the Fruitland Exxon one July morning with just $10 in his pocket, and he walked out with a $50,000 winning scratch-off.
2009
Georgia man wins $1.2M with free lottery ticket. A free Fantasy 5 lottery ticket has translated into a $1,298,332 jackpot win for a Hoschton, Georgia man.
2009
Ohio Lottery signs up two NFL teams for branded games. With the signing of partnership agreements with the Ohio Lottery, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns have become the sixth and seventh National Football League (NFL) teams to sign up to launch a limited number of team-branded lottery scratchcards through their state-sponsored lottery.
2009
Maryland Lottery to tackle budget constraints with social media. The Maryland Lottery will rely more on social media and less on D.C.'s massive media market to tout its games as the state slashes its advertising budget.
2008
Critics renew call for lottery inquiry. Critics say a public inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is long overdue after police revealed they had no evidence to charge a former retailer who won 167 prizes worth $1.2 million over a nine-year period.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $33 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 301,747 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.2 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $33 million, with a cash option of $18 million.
2003
Lottery option attractive for some Oklahomans. As state lotteries continue to turn ordinary citizens into millionaires, an Oklahoma state lottery looks more and more attractive to lawmakers and advocates looking for a way to ease the state's budgetary woes.
2003
Popular triples drawn in The Daily Number. Pennsylvania Lottery players whose favorite Daily Number is 0-0-0 can count on a little extra spending money following last night's drawing.
2003
Voting for dollars?. Doing your civic duty could become much more lucrative under an initiative filed Wednesday that seeks to turn Arizona elections into a statewide game of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
2003
Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Over $25M Lottery Ticket. A New Jersey judge Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of Englewood hospital workers who claim they were cheated out of a $25 million lottery prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2017
2.$261 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2017
3.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2013
4.€199.4 Million
US$220.6 Million
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2019
5.€153 Million
US$188.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2012
6.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2018
7.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2006
8.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2011
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2012
10.€116.77 Million
US$130.89 Million
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2016
11.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2009
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2015
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2007
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 1999
15.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2019
16.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2008
16.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2014
18.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2010
18.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2011
20.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2009
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2005
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2014
23.$66 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2019
24.€56 Million
US$65.55 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2018
25.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Monday, Jul 31, 1989
30 years old
1987
Friday, Jul 31, 1987
32 years old
1986
Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
33 years old
1982
Saturday, Jul 31, 1982
37 years old
1978
Monday, Jul 31, 1978
41 years old
1978
Monday, Jul 31, 1978
41 years old
1973
Tuesday, Jul 31, 1973
46 years old
1972
Monday, Jul 31, 1972
47 years old
1970
Friday, Jul 31, 1970
49 years old
1967
Monday, Jul 31, 1967
52 years old
1965
Saturday, Jul 31, 1965
54 years old
1962
Tuesday, Jul 31, 1962
57 years old
1961
Monday, Jul 31, 1961
58 years old
1961
Monday, Jul 31, 1961
58 years old
1961
Monday, Jul 31, 1961
58 years old
1961
Monday, Jul 31, 1961
58 years old
1960
Sunday, Jul 31, 1960
59 years old
1958
Thursday, Jul 31, 1958
61 years old
1952
Thursday, Jul 31, 1952
67 years old
1951
Tuesday, Jul 31, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least 20 people and injure more than 270.
2012
Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
2007
Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
2006
Fidel Castro hands over power to his brother, Raúl.
1999
Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector: NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the Moon's surface.
1992
The nation of Georgia joins the United Nations.
1992
Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.
1991
The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries' stockpiles.
1988
Thirty-two people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.
1987
A tornado occurs in Edmonton, Canada.
1975
The Troubles: three members of a popular cabaret band and two gunmen are killed during a botched paramilitary attack in Northern Ireland.
1973
A Delta Air Lines jetliner, flight DL 723 crashes while landing in fog at Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.
1972
The Troubles: In Operation Motorman, the British Army re-takes the urban no-go areas of Northern Ireland. It is the biggest British military operation since the Suez Crisis of 1956, and the biggest in Ireland since the Irish War of Independence. Later that day, nine civilians are killed by car bombs in the village of Claudy.
1971
Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
1970
Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
1964
Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
1948
At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
1948
USS Nevada is sunk by an aerial torpedo after surviving hits from two atomic bombs (as part of post-war tests) and being used for target practice by three other ships.
1945
Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1941
The Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired Final Solution of the Jewish question."
1941
World War II: The Battle of Smolensk concludes with Germany capturing about 300,000 Soviet Red Army prisoners.
1938
Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
1938
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.
1932
The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
1919
German national assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14.
1917
World War I: The Battle of Passchendaele begins near Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium.
1913
The Balkan States sign an armistice in Bucharest.
1904
Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Hsimucheng: Units of the Imperial Japanese Army defeat units of the Imperial Russian Army in a strategic confrontation.
1874
Dr. Patrick Francis Healy became the first African-American inaugurated as president of a predominantly white university, Georgetown University.
1865
The first narrow-gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia.
1856
Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.
1790
The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1777
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Gilbert du Motier "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States."
1763
Odawa Chief Pontiac's forces defeat British troops at the Battle of Bloody Run during Pontiac's War.
1741
Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
1715
Seven days after a Spanish treasure fleet of 12 ships left Havana, Cuba for Spain, 11 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.
1712
Action of 31 July 1712 (Great Northern War): Danish and Swedish ships clash in the Baltic Sea; the result is inconclusive.
1703
Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1658
Aurangzeb is proclaimed Mughal emperor of India.
1655
Russo-Polish War (1654-67): The Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
1618
Maurice, Prince of Orange disbands the waardgelders militia in Utrecht, a pivotal event in the Remonstrant/Counter-Remonstrant tensions.
1588
The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
1498
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1492
The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect.
1451
Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
1423
Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant: The French army is defeated by the English at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
1201
Attempted usurpation by John Komnenos the Fat for the throne of Alexios III Angelos.
1009
Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
781
The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: 6th day of the 7th month of the 1st year of the Ten'o (天応) era).
30 BC
Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.

Births On This Day

1994
Lil Uzi Vert, American hip hop artist
1992
José Fernández, Cuban baseball player (d. 2016)
1992
Ryan Johansen, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Kyle Larson, American race car driver
1991
Réka Luca Jani, Hungarian tennis player
1989
Victoria Azarenka, Belorussian tennis player
1988
Alex Glenn, New Zealand rugby league player
1987
Michael Bradley, American soccer player
1986
Evgeni Malkin, Russian ice hockey player
1986
Brian Orakpo, American football player
1985
Daniel Ciofani, Italian footballer
1985
Rémy Di Gregorio, French cyclist
1982
Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spanish tennis player
1982
DeMarcus Ware, American football player
1981
Titus Bramble, English footballer
1981
Vernon Carey, American football player
1981
Paul Whatuira, New Zealand rugby league player
1980
Mikko Hirvonen, Finnish race car driver
1980
Mils Muliaina, New Zealand rugby player
1979
Jaco Erasmus, South African-Italian rugby player
1979
J.J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
1979
Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
1979
Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer
1979
B.J. Novak, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Zac Brown, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Nick Sorensen, American football player and sportscaster
1978
Justin Wilson, English race car driver (d. 2015)
1976
Joshua Cain, American guitarist and producer
1976
Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer and manager
1975
Randy Flores, American baseball player and coach
1975
Andrew Hall, South African cricketer
1975
Gabe Kapler, American baseball player and manager
1974
Emilia Fox, English actress
1974
Leona Naess, American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Jonathan Ogden, American football player
1973
Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player and coach
1971
Gus Frerotte, American football player and coach
1970
Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian author and poet
1970
Ben Chaplin, English actor
1970
Andrzej Kobylański, Polish footballer and manager
1970
Giorgos Sigalas, Greek basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1969
Antonio Conte, Italian footballer and manager
1969
Loren Dean, American actor
1969
Kenneth D. Schisler, American lawyer and politician
1968
Saeed-Al-Saffar, Emirati cricketer
1968
Julian Richards, Welsh director and producer
1967
Tony Massenburg, American basketball player
1967
Tim Wright, Welsh composer
1966
Dean Cain, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Scott Brooks, American basketball player and coach
1965
John Laurinaitis, American wrestler and producer
1965
Ian Roberts, English-Australian rugby league player and actor
1965
J. K. Rowling, English author and film producer; created Harry Potter
1964
Jim Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Urmas Hepner, Estonian footballer and coach
1963
Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), English DJ and musician
1963
Fergus Henderson, English chef and author
1963
Brian Skrudland, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
John Chiang, American lawyer and politician, 31st California State Controller
1962
Kevin Greene, American football player and coach
1962
Wesley Snipes, American actor and producer
1961
Frank Gardner, English captain and journalist
1961
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian banker, royal
1960
Dale Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Malcolm Ross, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
1959
Stanley Jordan, American guitarist, pianist, and songwriter
1959
Andrew Marr, Scottish journalist and author
1959
Kim Newman, English journalist and author
1958
Bill Berry, American drummer and songwriter
1958
Mark Cuban, American businessman and television personality
1958
Suzanne Giraud, French music editor and composer
1957
Daniel Ash, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Mark Thompson, English business executive
1956
Michael Biehn, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Bill Callahan, American football player and coach
1956
Ron Kuby, American lawyer and radio host
1956
Deval Patrick, American lawyer and politician, 71st Governor of Massachusetts
1956
Lynne Rae Perkins, American author and illustrator
1954
Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Ted Baillieu, Australian architect and politician, 46th Premier of Victoria
1953
Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer and coach
1953
Hugh McDowell, English cellist
1952
Chris Ahrens, American ice hockey player
1952
Alan Autry, American football player, actor, and politician, 23rd Mayor of Fresno, California
1952
Helmuts Balderis, Latvian ice hockey player and coach
1952
João Barreiros, Portuguese author and critic
1952
Faye Kellerman, American author
1951
Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australian tennis player
1950
Richard Berry, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1949
Mike Jackson, American basketball player
1949
Alan Meale, English journalist and politician
1948
Russell Morris, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Karl Green, English bass player and songwriter (Herman's Hermits)
1947
Richard Griffiths, English actor (d. 2013)
1947
Mumtaz, Indian actress
1947
Hubert Védrine, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs
1947
Ian Beck, English children's illustrator and author
1946
Gary Lewis, American pop-rock musician
1945
William Weld, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of Massachusetts
1944
Geraldine Chaplin, American actress and screenwriter
1944
Jonathan Dimbleby, English journalist and author
1944
Sherry Lansing, American film producer
1944
Robert C. Merton, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
David Norris, Irish scholar and politician
1943
William Bennett, American journalist and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Education
1943
Lobo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 2004)
1939
Steuart Bedford, English pianist and conductor
1939
Susan Flannery, American actress
1939
France Nuyen, Vietnamese-French actress
1935
Yvon Deschamps, Canadian comedian, actor, and producer
1935
Geoffrey Lewis, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1933
Cees Nooteboom, Dutch journalist, author, and poet
1932
Ted Cassidy, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1932
John Searle, American philosopher and academic
1931
Nick Bollettieri, American tennis player and coach
1931
Kenny Burrell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1929
Lynne Reid Banks, English author
1929
Gilles Carle, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1929
Don Murray, American actor
1929
José Santamaría, Uruguayan footballer and manager
1928
Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
1927
Peter Nichols, English author and playwright
1926
Bernard Nathanson, American physician and activist (d. 2011)
1926
Hilary Putnam, American mathematician, computer scientist, and philosopher (d. 2016)
1925
Carmel Quinn, Irish singer, actress and writer
1925
John Swainson, Canadian-American jurist and politician, 42nd Governor of Michigan (d. 1994)
1924
Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (d. 2015)
1923
Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American songwriter and producer, founded Atlantic Records (d. 2006)
1923
Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer, invented Kevlar (d. 2014)
1922
Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
1921
Peter Benenson, English lawyer and activist, founded Amnesty International (d. 2005)
1921
Donald Malarkey, American sergeant and author (d. 2017)
1921
Whitney Young, American activist (d. 1971)
1920
James E. Faust, American religious leader, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
1919
Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
1919
Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2006)
1919
Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (d. 1987)
1918
Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1918
Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2010)
1918
Frank Renouf, New Zealand businessman and financier (d. 1998)
1916
Sibte Hassan, Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (d. 1986)
1916
Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)
1916
Bill Todman, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1979)
1914
Paul J. Christiansen, American conductor and composer (d. 1997)
1914
Louis de Funès, French actor and screenwriter (d. 1983)
1913
Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
1912
Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (d. 2008)
1912
Milton Friedman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1912
Irv Kupcinet, American football player and journalist (d. 2003)
1911
George Liberace, American violinist (d. 1983)
1909
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Austrian theorist and author (d. 1999)
1904
Brett Halliday, American engineer, surveyor, and author (d. 1977)
1902
Gubby Allen, Australian-English cricketer and soldier (d. 1989)
1901
Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)
1894
Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
1892
Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist and publisher, founded Worldwide Church of God (d. 1986)
1892
Joseph Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 1959)
1887
Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)
1886
Salvatore Maranzano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1931)
1886
Fred Quimby, American animation producer (d. 1965)
1884
Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Polish-German economist and politician (d. 1945)
1883
Ramón Fonst, Cuban fencer (d. 1959)
1880
Premchand, Indian author and playwright (d. 1936)
1875
Jacques Villon, French painter (d. 1963)
1867
S. S. Kresge, American businessman, founded Kmart (d. 1966)
1860
Mary Vaux Walcott, American painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
1858
Richard Dixon Oldham, English seismologist and geologist (d. 1936)
1858
Marion Talbot, influential American educator (d. 1948)
1854
José Canalejas, Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1912)
1847
Ignacio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1905)
1843
Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and author (d. 1918)
1839
Ignacio Andrade, Venezuelan general and politician, 25th President of Venezuela (d. 1925)
1837
William Quantrill, American captain (d. 1865)
1836
Vasily Sleptsov, Russian author and activist (d. 1878)
1835
Henri Brisson, French lawyer and politician, 50th Prime Minister of France (d. 1912)
1835
Paul Du Chaillu, French-American anthropologist and explorer (d. 1903)
1826
William S. Clark, American colonel and politician (d. 1886)
1816
George Henry Thomas, American general (d. 1870)
1803
John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, co-designed the USS Princeton and the Novelty Locomotive (d. 1889)
1800
Friedrich Wöhler, German chemist and academic (d. 1882)
1796
Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Czech-French actor and mime (d. 1846)
1777
Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentinian priest and politician (d. 1849)
1759
Ignaz Anton von Indermauer, Austrian nobleman and government official (d. 1796)
1724
Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer and author (d. 1801)
1718
John Canton, English physicist and academic (d. 1772)
1704
Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1752)
1702
Jean Denis Attiret, French missionary and painter (d. 1768)
1686
Charles of France, Duke of Berry (d. 1714)
1598
Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (d. 1654)
1595
Philipp Wolfgang, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1641)
1527
Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1576)
1526
Augustus, Elector of Saxony (d. 1586)
1396
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1467)
1143
Emperor Nijō of Japan (d. 1165)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Tony Bullimore, British sailor & businessman (b. 1939)
2017
Jeanne Moreau, French actress (b. 1928)
2016
Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 58th Yokozuna (b. 1955) He died in Tokyo on July 31, 2016 at the age of 61.
2016
Seymour Papert, South African mathematician (b. 1928)
2015
Alan Cheuse, American writer and critic (b. 1940)
2015
Howard W. Jones, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
2015
Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
2015
Roddy Piper, Canadian wrestler and actor (b. 1954)
2015
Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1926)
2014
Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Nabarun Bhattacharya, Indian journalist and author (b. 1948)
2014
Jeff Bourne, English footballer (b. 1948)
2014
Wilfred Feinberg, American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
2013
Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor (b. 1922)
2013
Michel Donnet, English-Belgian general and pilot (b. 1917)
2013
John Graves, American captain and author (b. 1920)
2013
Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (b. 1930)
2012
Mollie Hunter, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1922)
2012
Alfredo Ramos, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1924)
2012
Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1925)
2012
Tony Sly, American musician, singer-songwriter (b. 1970)
2009
Bobby Robson, English footballer and manager (b. 1933)
2009
Harry Alan Towers, English-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
2005
Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician, 1st President of the European Central Bank (b. 1935)
2004
Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)
2003
Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1933)
2001
Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese general and politician, 15th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
2001
Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
2000
William Keepers Maxwell Jr., American editor, novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1908)
1993
Baudouin, King of Belgium (b. 1930)
1992
Leonard Cheshire, English captain and pilot (b. 1917)
1990
Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1987
Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b, 1905)
1986
Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
1985
Eugene Carson Blake, American religious leader (b. 1906)
1981
Omar Torrijos, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (b. 1929)
1980
Pascual Jordan, German physicist, author, and academic (b. 1902)
1980
Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
1979
Beatrix Lehmann, English actress and director (b. 1903)
1973
Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (b. 1921)
1972
Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1899)
1971
Walter P. Carter, American soldier and activist (b. 1923)
1968
Jack Pizzey, Australian politician, 29th Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
1966
Bud Powell, American pianist (b. 1924)
1964
Jim Reeves, American singer-songwriter (b. 1923)
1958
Eino Kaila, Finnish philosopher and psychologist, attendant of the Vienna circle (b. 1890)
1954
Onofre Marimón, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1923)
1953
Robert A. Taft, American soldier and politician (b. 1889)
1944
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and poet (b. 1900)
1943
Hedley Verity, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1905)
1942
Francis Younghusband, British Army Officer, explorer and spiritual writer (b.1863)
1940
Udham Singh, Indian activist (b. 1899)
1920
Ion Dragoumis, Greek philosopher and diplomat (b. 1878)
1917
Hedd Wyn, Welsh language poet (b. 1887)
1917
Francis Ledwidge, Irish soldier and poet (b. 1881)
1914
Jean Jaurès, French journalist and politician (b. 1859)
1913
John Milne, British geologist and mining engineer. (b. 1850)
1891
Jean-Baptiste Capronnier, Belgian stained glass painter (b. 1814)
1886
Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)
1884
Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1869)
1875
Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (b. 1808)
1864
Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (b. 1800)
1805
Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian soldier (b. 1756)
1784
Denis Diderot, French philosopher and critic (b. 1713)
1781
John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley, British parliamentarian (b. 1719)
1762
Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (b. 1711)
1750
John V, king of Portugal (b. 1689)
1726
Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1695)
1693
Willem Kalf, Dutch still life painter (b. 1619)
1653
Thomas Dudley, English soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)
1638
Sibylla Schwarz, German poet (b. 1621)
1616
Roger Wilbraham, Solicitor-General for Ireland (b. 1553)
1556
Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish priest and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus (b. 1491)
1508
Na'od, Ethiopian emperor
1396
William Courtenay, English archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1342)
1358
Étienne Marcel, French rebel leader (b. 1302)
1098
Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury
975
Fu Yanqing, Chinese general (b. 898)
910
Feng Xingxi, Chinese warlord
450
Peter Chrysologus, Italian bishop and saint (b. 380)
54 BC
Aurelia Cotta, Roman mother of Gaius Julius Caesar (b. 120 BC)

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