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On This Day in History:  July 7

July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 177 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Louisiana woman realized she had won $1 million on lottery after Facebook post from family member. A mother is celebrating her $1 million Louisiana Lottery prize after being completely unaware she had won.
2018
Montana woman wins lottery twice in one day. Winning the lottery once was exciting for Cheyenne Long of Kalispell, Montana, but winning it twice in one day was unbelievable.
2017
Illinois Lottery resumes selling Mega Millions, Powerball tickets. The Illinois Lottery has resumed sales of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets now that the state's budget stalemate has concluded, lottery officials said.
2016
N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K. Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery.
2016
CT Lottery aware of security problems before shutting down game. Months before Connecticut Lottery's 5 Card Cash game was suspended, lottery officials knew there was a "security issue" that eventually allowed the game to be rigged, according to a four-month investigation.
2016
N.J. increases initial state tax withholding on lottery winnings. If someone buys a winning ticket for Friday's $540 million Mega Millions game in New Jersey, the state will be collecting more money at payout than it would have last month.
2016
$540 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised on huge sales. A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $540 million.
2015
Inside the biggest lottery scam ever. A locked room, a fat suit, and a pump-and-dump stock scheme: They're all part of what the cops say is the ultimate attempt to rig the lotto.
2015
N.J. lawmaker proposes a lottery to pay off student loans. A New Jersey lawmaker says the state should try something novel to help people climb out of all that debt from their college days: set up a lottery in which the winning tickets pay off student loans.
2013
5 Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots still unclaimed. Somewhere out there are five tickets that recently won five major jackpots, including one in Philadelphia and another in South Jersey.
2010
Florida Lottery Raffle drawing crowns 5 new millionaires. 556,804 Florida Lottery Firecracker Millionaire Raffle tickets had a shot at winning $1 million, and five of those are officially chosen as the big winners.
2009
Arkansas Lottery director scrutinized over staffing plans. Just a few days into his job running Arkansas' lottery, Ernie Passailaigue is already sounding like a man under siege.
2009
Sharon Sharp, 1939-2009: Former lottery director of Illinois, California. Sharon Sharp, whose accidental entry into politics started with a $10 loan from Donald Rumsfeld, ran for Illinois secretary of state in the late 1970s and was the state's lottery director under Gov. Jim Thompson.
2009
Powerball winner's daughter found dead in home. The 42-year-old daughter of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has been found dead in her Raleigh County, West Virginia, home.
2008
Ottawa barber, client share $32M lottery win. Two Ottawa men are splitting a $32 million lottery jackpot after decades of buying tickets together.
2007
Georgia Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Georgia Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make five instant millionaires.
2007
Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make five instant millionaires.
2006
Online gambling threatened by U.S. legislators. The full U.S. House of Representatives is expected to debate next week legislation that would attempt to ban Internet gambling, a $12 billion-a-year industry that gets half its revenue from American gamblers, two Republican lawmakers said on Thursday.
2006
Montana couple claims lottery prize. A Seeley Lake, Montana, couple has claimed a Montana Cash prize from the July 1st drawing.
2006
N.C. House backs permanent lottery oversight panel. The North Carolina House agreed Thursday to create a 16-member oversight committee that would examine whether lottery profits are being used for education and if they are supplanting existing education funds.
2006
N.J. budget deal, but lottery restart date unclear. New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and lawmakers reached a deal yesterday on a state budget, six days into a government shutdown that shuttered casinos and threw more than 80,000 people out of work.
2006
Mass. Lottery to target younger players. State Lottery officials are wagering a new advertising campaign will persuade young adults to take a chance on the Numbers Game, a contest with an aging player population.
2004
El Paso man claims $145 million Texas Lotto prize. A publicity-shy El Paso man today turned in the winning ticket for last month's $145 million Texas Lotto jackpot on behalf of a partnership.
2004
NY Court Says Video Lottery Games Unconstitutional. Video lottery games at New York State racetracks are illegal, a panel of state judges ruled on Wednesday, dealing a setback to Gov. George Pataki, who is counting on revenue from the terminals to help fund education.
2004
$294 Million: Final Mega Millions Jackpot Calculated. The winner of the largest lottery prize in Massachusetts state history remained anonymous yesterday as rumors swirled about the person's identity and state officials boosted the staggering jackpot by another $4 million.
2004
Scientific Games Awarded Contract By Mass. Lottery. Scientific Games Corporation announced that the Massachusetts Lottery has awarded it the contract to be its primary supplier of instant tickets and related marketing services.
2004
Drawing error leads lottery officials to pay on two numbers. A missing nine ball led to lottery officials honoring two winning numbers for yesterday afternoon's Tri-State Pick 3 game.
2004
Lottery winner jailed for 5 months. A lottery winner who scooped a £9.7m (US$18 million) jackpot was yesterday jailed for five months after breaching a drugs testing and treatment order.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$536 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2016
2.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
3.$288 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2016
4.€185 Million
US$264.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2011
5.$261.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2003
6.€184.28 Million
US$206.5 Million
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
7.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2017
8.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2019
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2017
10.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2009
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2014
12.€104.59 Million
US$115.82 Million
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2016
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2002
14.$111.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 1993
15.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
16.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2015
17.€81 Million
US$90.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2005
19.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2006
20.€69 Million
US$82.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2005
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2013
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2018
23.€67.75 Million
US$77.23 Million
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2017
24.€65 Million
US$76.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
25.€54 Million
US$74.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Tuesday, Jul 7, 1981
38 years old
1977
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
1969
Monday, Jul 7, 1969
50 years old
1969
Monday, Jul 7, 1969
50 years old
1967
Friday, Jul 7, 1967
52 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jul 7, 1964
55 years old
1961
Friday, Jul 7, 1961
58 years old
1961
Friday, Jul 7, 1961
58 years old
1956
Saturday, Jul 7, 1956
63 years old
1954
Wednesday, Jul 7, 1954
65 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Former U.S. Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He is subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.
2013
A De Havilland Otterair taxicrashes in Soldotna, Alaska, killing ten people.
2012
At least 172 people are killed in a flash flood in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.
2007
The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.
2005
A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others.
2003
NASAOpportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover-B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.
1997
The Turkish Armed Forces withdraw from northern Iraq after assisting the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Iraqi Kurdish Civil War.
1992
The New York Court of Appeals rules that women have the same right as men to go topless in public.
1991
Yugoslav Wars: The Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1985
Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
1983
Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary GeneralYuri Andropov.
1981
U.S. PresidentRonald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1980
Institution of sharia law in Iran.
1980
During the Lebanese Civil War, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
1978
The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1963
Buddhist crisis: The police of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of President Ngô Đình Diệm, attacked a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.
1959
Venusoccults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
1958
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
1954
Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right".
1953
Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1952
The ocean linerSS United States passes Bishop Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
1946
Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
1946
Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
1944
World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
1942
World War II: German submarine U-701 destroyed off Cape Hatteras.
1941
The American occupation of Iceland replaces the British occupation.
1941
World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
1937
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident provides the Imperial Japanese Army with a pretext for starting the Second Sino-Japanese War.
1937
The Peel Commission Report recommends the partition of Palestine - the first formal recommendation for partition in the history of Palestine
1930
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
1928
Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
1916
The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington.
1915
The First Battle of the Isonzo comes to an end.
1915
Colombo Town Guard officer Henry Pedris is executed in British Ceylon for allegedly inciting persecution of Muslims.
1911
The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
1907
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
1898
U.S. PresidentWilliam McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1892
The Katipunan is established, the discovery of which by Spanish authorities initiated the Philippine Revolution.
1865
Four conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1863
The United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
1846
American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the conquest of California.
1834
In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
1807
The Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the War of the Fourth Coalition.
1798
As a result of the XYZ Affair, the U.S. Congress rescinds the Treaty of Alliance with France sparking the "Quasi-War".
1777
American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.
1770
The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
1585
The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
1575
The Raid of the Redeswire is the last major battle between England and Scotland.
1534
Jacques Cartier makes his first contact with aboriginal peoples in what is now Canada.
1520
Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.
1456
A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
1124
Tyre falls to the Crusaders.

Births On This Day

1994
Timothy Cathcart, Northern Irish racing driver (d. 2014)
1992
Ellina Anissimova, Estonian hammer thrower
1992
Dominik Furman, Polish footballer
1991
Alesso, Swedish DJ, record producer and musician
1990
Lee Addy, Ghanaian footballer
1990
Pascal Stöger, Austrian footballer
1989
Landon Cassill, American race car driver
1989
Miina Kallas, Estonian footballer
1989
Karl-August Tiirmaa, Estonian skier
1988
Kaci Brown, American singer-songwriter
1988
Lukas Rosenthal, German rugby player
1988
Netsanet Mekonnen, Ethiopian-Israeli film, television and theater actor
1986
Ana Kasparian, American journalist and producer
1986
Udo Schwarz, German rugby player
1986
Sevyn Streeter, American singer-songwriter
1985
Marc Stein, German footballer
1984
Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
1984
Alberto Aquilani, Italian footballer
1984
Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
1983
Justin Davies, Australian footballer
1982
Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
1982
George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
1981
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
1980
John Buck, American baseball player
1980
Serdar Kulbilge, Turkish footballer
1980
Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
1979
Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh, Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2015)
1979
Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
1979
Douglas Hondo, Zimbabwean cricketer
1978
Chris Andersen, American basketball player
1978
Davor Kraljević, Croatian footballer
1976
Bérénice Bejo, Argentinian-French actress
1976
Dominic Foley, Irish footballer
1976
Vasily Petrenko, Russian conductor
1976
Ercüment Olgundeniz, Turkish discus thrower and shot putter
1975
Tony Benshoof, American luger
1975
Louis Koen, South African rugby player
1975
Adam Nelson, American shot putter
1974
Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1973
José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player
1973
Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1972
Lisa Leslie, American basketball player and actress
1972
Manfred Stohl, Austrian race car driver
1972
Kirsten Vangsness, American actress and writer
1971
Christian Camargo, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer
1970
Min Patel, Indian-English cricketer
1970
Erik Zabel, German cyclist and coach
1969
Sylke Otto, German luger
1969
Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Cree Summer, American-Canadian actress
1968
Jorja Fox, American actress
1967
Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
1966
Jim Gaffigan, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Mo Collins, American actress, comedian and screenwriter
1965
Jeremy Kyle, English talk show host
1964
Dominik Henzel, Czech-Swedish actor and comedian
1963
Vonda Shepard, American singer-songwriter and actress
1960
Kevin A. Ford, American colonel and astronaut
1960
Ralph Sampson, American basketball player and coach
1959
Billy Campbell, American actor
1958
Alexander Svinin, Russian figure skater and coach
1957
Jonathan Dayton, American director and producer
1957
Berry Sakharof, Turkish-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Len Barker, American baseball player and coach
1954
Simon Anderson, Australian surfer
1949
Shelley Duvall, American actress, writer, and producer
1947
Gyanendra, King of Nepal
1947
Howard Rheingold, American author and critic
1945
Michael Ancram, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
1945
Adele Goldberg, American computer scientist and academic
1945
Helô Pinheiro, inspiration for the song "The Girl from Ipanema"
1944
Feleti Sevele, Tongan politician; Prime Minister of Tonga
1944
Tony Jacklin, English golfer and sportscaster
1944
Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, English educator and politician, Minister of State for Europe
1944
Emanuel Steward, American boxer and trainer (d. 2012)
1944
Ian Wilmut, English-Scottish embryologist and academic
1943
Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (d. 2007)
1942
Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
1941
Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby player and coach
1941
John Fru Ndi, Cameroonian politician
1941
Michael Howard, Welsh lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
1941
Bill Oddie, English comedian, actor, and singer
1941
Jim Rodford, English bass player (d. 2018)
1940
Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
1939
Elena Obraztsova, Russian soprano and actress (d. 2015)
1938
James Montgomery Boice, American pastor and theologian (d. 2000)
1937
Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong
1936
Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
1936
Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (d. 1971)
1936
Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
1934
Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (d. 2016)
1933
David McCullough, American historian and author
1932
T. J. Bass, American physician and author (d. 2011)
1932
Joe Zawinul, Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer (d. 2007)
1931
David Eddings, American author and academic (d. 2009)
1930
Biljana Plavšić, 2nd President of Republika Srpska
1930
Hamish MacInnes, Scottish mountaineer and author
1930
Theodore Edgar McCarrick, American cardinal
1930
Hank Mobley, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)
1929
Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
1929
Sergio Romano, Italian writer, journalist, and historian
1928
Patricia Hitchcock, English actress
1928
Kapelwa Sikota Zambian nurse and health official (d. 2006)
1927
Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 2014)
1927
Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1927
Doc Severinsen, American trumpet player and conductor
1926
Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician
1926
Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi, Urdu poet
1925
Wally Phillips, American radio host (d. 2008)
1924
Natalia Bekhtereva, Russian neuroscientist and psychologist (d. 2008)
1924
Karim Olowu, Nigerian sprinter and long jumper
1924
Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1924
Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1923
Liviu Ciulei, Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1923
Whitney North Seymour Jr., American politician
1923
Eduardo Falú, Argentinian guitarist and composer (d. 2013)
1922
Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1922
James D. Hughes, American Air Force lieutenant general
1921
Ezzard Charles, American boxer and bassist (d. 1975)
1921
Adolf von Thadden, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1996)
1919
Jon Pertwee, English actor (d. 1996)
1918
Bob Vanatta, American head basketball coach (d. 2016)
1918
Jing Shuping, Chinese businessman (d. 2009)
1917
Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran general and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2003)
1917
Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2014)
1915
Margaret Walker, American novelist and poet (d. 1998)
1913
Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (d. 2011)
1911
Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American composer (d. 2007)
1910
Doris McCarthy, Canadian painter and author (d. 2010)
1909
Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (d. 1976)
1908
Revilo P. Oliver, American author and academic (d. 1994)
1907
Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1906
William Feller, Croatian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1970)
1906
Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (d. 1985)
1906
Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)
1905
Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin, French mathematician (d. 1972)
1904
Simone Beck, French chef and author (d. 1991)
1902
Ted Radcliffe, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1901
Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (d. 1974)
1901
Sam Katzman, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1901
Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese cinematographer and producer (d. 1970)
1900
Maria Bard, German stage and silent film actress (d. 1944)
1900
Earle E. Partridge, American general (d. 1990)
1899
George Cukor, American director and producer (d. 1983)
1898
Arnold Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1985)
1893
Herbert Feis, American historian and author (d. 1972)
1893
Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1981)
1891
Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese general and poet (d. 1945)
1891
Virginia Rappe, American model and actress (d. 1921)
1884
Toivo Kuula, Finnish conductor and composer (d. 1918)
1884
Lion Feuchtwanger, German author and playwright (d. 1958)
1882
Yanka Kupala, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 1941)
1880
Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer, invented sliced bread (d. 1960)
1874
Erwin Bumke, German lawyer and jurist (d. 1945)
1861
Nettie Stevens, American geneticist (d. 1912)
1860
Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1911)
1859
Rettamalai Srinivasan, Indian politician (d. 1911)
1855
Ludwig Ganghofer, German author and playwright (d. 1920)
1851
Charles Albert Tindley, American minister and composer (d. 1933)
1848
Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician, 5th President of Brazil (d. 1919)
1846
Heinrich Rosenthal, Estonian physician and author (d. 1916)
1843
Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
1833
Félicien Rops, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
1831
Jane Elizabeth Conklin, American poet and religious writer (d. 1914)
1766
Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (d. 1815)
1752
Joseph Marie Jacquard, French merchant, invented the Jacquard loom (d. 1834)
1616
John Leverett, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1679)
1586
Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1646)
1540
John Sigismund Zápolya, King of Hungary (d. 1571)
1528
Archduchess Anna of Austria (d. 1590)
1482
Andrzej Krzycki, Polish archbishop (d. 1537)
1207
Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231)
1119
Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
1053
Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
611
Eudoxia Epiphania, daughter of Byzantine emperor Heraclius

Deaths On This Day

2015
Maria Barroso, Portuguese actress and politician (b. 1925)
2015
Bob MacKinnon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
2014
Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentinian-Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1926)
2014
Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (b. 1928)
2014
Peter Underwood, Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1937)
2013
Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (b. 1962)
2013
Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, theologian, and author (b. 1938)
2013
Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut (b. 1926)
2013
Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
2012
Ronaldo Cunha Lima, Brazilian poet and politician (b. 1936)
2012
Dennis Flemion, American drummer (b. 1955)
2012
Doris Neal, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2012
Jerry Norman, American sinologist and linguist (b. 1936)
2012
Leon Schlumpf, Swiss politician (b. 1927)
2011
Allan W. Eckert, American historian and author (b. 1931)
2011
Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
2008
Bruce Conner, American sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1933)
2008
Dorian Leigh, American model (b. 1917)
2006
Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
2006
Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
2006
John Money, New Zealand-American psychologist and author (b. 1921)
2003
Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian trumpet player and conductor (b. 1924)
2001
Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
2000
Kenny Irwin Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
1999
Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (b. 1908)
1998
Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (b. 1937)
1994
Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (b. 1924)
1994
Cameron Mitchell, American actor (b. 1918)
1994
Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (b. 1907)
1993
Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (b. 1911)
1990
Bill Cullen, American television panelist and game show host (b. 1920)
1990
Cazuza, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1958)
1987
Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (b. 1902)
1984
George Oppen, American poet and author (b. 1908)
1982
Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (b. 1901)
1980
Dore Schary, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
1978
Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissau lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1933)
1976
Walter Giesler, American soccer player and referee (b. 1910)
1973
Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (b. 1895)
1973
Veronica Lake, American actress (b. 1922)
1972
Athenagoras I of Constantinople (b. 1886)
1971
Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1925)
1968
Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (b. 1928)
1965
Moshe Sharett, Ukrainian-Israeli lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
1964
Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1904)
1960
Francis Browne, Irish priest and photographer (b. 1880)
1956
Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (b. 1886)
1955
Ali Naci Karacan, Turkish journalist and publisher (b. 1896)
1950
Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1923)
1939
Deacon White, American baseball player and manager (b. 1847)
1932
Alexander Grin, Russian author (b. 1880)
1932
Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian and educator (b. 1844)
1930
Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)
1927
Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (b. 1846)
1925
Clarence Hudson White, American photographer and educator (b. 1871)
1922
Cathal Brugha, Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence; first Ceann Comhairle and first President of Dáil Éireann (b. 1874)
1913
Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (b. 1841)
1901
Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (b. 1827)
1890
Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (b. 1814)
1865
George Atzerodt (b. 1833)
1865
David Herold (b. 1842)
1865
Lewis Payne (b. 1844)
1865
Mary Surratt (b. 1823)
1863
William Mulready, Irish genre painter (b. 1786)
1816
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1751)
1790
François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (b. 1721)
1776
Jeremiah Markland, English scholar and academic (b. 1693)
1764
William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (b. 1683)
1758
Marthanda Varma, Rani of Attingal (b. 1706)
1730
Olivier Levasseur, French pirate (b. 1690)
1718
Alexei Petrovich, Russian tsar (b. 1690)
1713
Henry Compton, English bishop (b. 1632)
1701
William Stoughton, American judge and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1631)
1647
Thomas Hooker, English minister, founded the Colony of Connecticut (b. 1586)
1607
Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire, English noblewoman (b. 1563)
1600
Thomas Lucy, English politician (b. 1532)
1593
Mohammed Bagayogo, Malian scholar and academic (b. 1523)
1573
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù and Villa Farnese (b. 1507)
1572
Sigismund II Augustus, Polish king (b. 1520)
1568
William Turner, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1508)
1531
Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor (b. 1460)
1345
Momchil, Bulgarian brigand and ruler
1307
Edward I, king of England (b. 1239)
1304
Benedict XI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1240)
1285
Tile Kolup, German impostor claiming to be Frederick II
1162
Haakon II Sigurdsson, king of Norway (b. 1147)
1021
Fujiwara no Akimitsu, Japanese bureaucrat (b. 944)
984
Crescentius the Elder, Italian politician and aristocrat

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