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On This Day in History:  June 20

June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 194 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Group of Iowa aerospace coworkers win unclaimed $1M lottery prize. One lottery ticket buyer's loss is the gain of group of Cedar Rapids workers.
2019
Man who won millions from lottery during divorce case must share. A suburban Detroit man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife.
2018
Are Florida lottery tickets being sold illegally in Bermuda?. The Bermuda Government was advised more than two years ago that the sale of American lottery tickets on the island appeared to breach "numerous" laws in the United States, including some designed to stop money-laundering.
2017
The 5 lottery jackpots Tipton and his friends stole. Eddie Tipton, the now-infamous former security chief at the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), is accused of installing software on Random Number Generators that allowed him to predict winning combinations for drawings that occurred on three dates every non-leap year — Nov. 23, Dec. 29 and May 27.
2015
Florida man out $92,000 after losing winning lottery tickets. A Tampa, Florida, service station owner is out of luck after losing Florida Lottery Cash 3 tickets worth $92,000.
2014
Idaho woman claims her second major lottery prize. Massage therapist Boni Hutchinson-Ennis of Boise, Idaho, has been touched by Lottery luck twice in the last three years -- most recently, when she won and claimed a $250,000 top prize on the Scratch Game Idaho $250,000 Jackpot.
2014
NY senator in quest to print ads on lottery tickets. A bill from New York state Sen. Diane Savino allowing for ads to be placed on lottery tickets and terminals has passed the Senate, and Ms. Savino said it could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for education without increasing taxes.
2010
Group still trying to undermine Arkansas Lottery. As state higher education officials mail out notices to the first recipients of Arkansas' lottery-funded college scholarships, a group that fought creation of the lottery says it is gearing up to start its anti-lottery campaign anew.
2008
Sopranos' Vinny Vella fumes over $5M lotto misprint. Former The Sopranos star Vinny Vella is threatening legal action against New York state lottery officials after they rejected what he believes is his $5 million winning ticket.
2008
$100,000 Wisconsin lottery ticket going unclaimed. A Wisconsin lottery ticket worth $100,000 will be worthless if no one claims the prize in the next 10 days.
2008
Former N.D. Lottery head gets unusual retirement payout. When North Dakota's former lottery director retired in April, he was paid $44,432 for unused vacation time, a sum that is raising eyebrows among lawmakers who write the budget for state government.
2008
$57M Mega Millions lottery winner is sex offender with criminal past. Fred Topous, the Kent City man who just won $57 million in the Mega Millions lottery, is a registered sex offender with a criminal past.
2007
Lottery winner: 'Kind of exciting, I guess'. Even though Dorothy Elliott won $1,000 a week for the rest of her life, she seemed completely unfazed by her good fortune.
2007
Pa. Lottery players dig Treasure Hunt game. Treasure Hunt, Pennsylvania Lottery's terminal-based Pick 5 game, has exceeded sales expectations.
2007
Lottery ticket thief gets 20 years. Instead of a large cash payout, a Holyoke, Massachusetts, man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting he stole more than $1,600 worth of lottery scratch tickets from convenience stores.
2007
Retired Ontario couple wins second lottery jackpot. The second time a lucky Ontario couple collected a lottery jackpot there was no jumping up and down, no screaming, no pumping of fists in victory, because they did that the first time.
2007
Police foil alleged plot to kidnap lottery winners. Police in Montreal have arrested a man in an alleged plot to kidnap and kill two new lottery millionaires.
2007
Kickback probe launched at the Texas Lottery. The Travis County district attorney's office confirmed Tuesday that it has launched a criminal investigation after an allegation that someone affiliated with the Texas Lottery Commission may have solicited kickbacks from a financial planning firm that helped some Lotto Texas winners manage their money.
2005
Lottery numbers company ordered to refund customers. A Buffalo, New York, company that claims to sell booklets of "winning" lottery numbers must make full refunds to any Iowa consumer who requests a refund, and the company has been permanently prohibited from selling any goods or services in Iowa.
2005
N.C. lottery talk building to a climax. With passage of a $17.1 billion budget bill by the North Carolina House of Representatives last week, the lottery debate is heating up in North Carolina.
2005
A lottery for those bored by mini millions. Come Friday, California residents will no longer have to endure wimpy, yawn-producing California SuperLotto Plus jackpots that start at $7 million.
2005
Georgia lottery ticket hits $9M Lotto South jackpot. A ticket sold in Georgia matched all six numbers in Saturday night's $9 million Lotto South drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
2005
New Minnesota lottery director brings fresh start. Clint Harris, the new Minnesota Lottery Director, brings his experience from South Dakota to implement a leaner, meaner lottery operation.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$333 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2016
2.€166 Million
US$218.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2013
3.€172.5 Million
US$194.81 Million
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2019
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
5.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2016
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2003
7.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2018
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2004
9.€101 Million
US$145.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2011
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2013
11.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2017
12.€97.42 Million
US$109.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2016
13.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2019
14.€90 Million
US$104.85 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
15.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2010
16.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2003
17.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 1999
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2009
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2015
20.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2007
20.$76 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2006
22.$70 Million
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2002
23.$68 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2009
24.€43 Million
US$67.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2008
25.€59.67 Million
US$66.48 Million
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Jun 20, 1988
31 years old
1986
Friday, Jun 20, 1986
33 years old
1984
Wednesday, Jun 20, 1984
35 years old
1980
Friday, Jun 20, 1980
39 years old
1980
Friday, Jun 20, 1980
39 years old
1979
Wednesday, Jun 20, 1979
40 years old
1975
Friday, Jun 20, 1975
44 years old
1972
Tuesday, Jun 20, 1972
47 years old
1971
Sunday, Jun 20, 1971
48 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 20, 1970
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 20, 1970
49 years old
1970
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49 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 20, 1970
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1968
Thursday, Jun 20, 1968
51 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jun 20, 1967
52 years old
1966
Monday, Jun 20, 1966
53 years old
1964
Saturday, Jun 20, 1964
55 years old
1964
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1955
Monday, Jun 20, 1955
64 years old
1953
Saturday, Jun 20, 1953
66 years old
1949
Monday, Jun 20, 1949
70 years old
1947
Friday, Jun 20, 1947
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2003
The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1994
The 1994 Imam Reza shrine bomb explosion in Iran leaves at least 25 dead and 70 to 300 injured.
1991
German Bundestag votes to move seat of government from the former West German capital of Bonn to the present capital Berlin.
1990
AsteroidEureka is discovered.
1990
The 7.4 MwManjil-Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000-50,000, and injuring 60,000-105,000.
1982
The Argentine Corbeta Uruguay base on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
1979
ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
1975
The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
1973
Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what is known as the Ezeiza massacre. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
1972
Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
1963
Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.
1960
The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
1959
A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
1956
A VenezuelanSuper-Constellationcrashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
1948
The Deutsche Mark is introduced in Western Allied-occupied Germany. The Communists respond by imposing the Berlin Blockade four days later.
1945
The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.
1944
World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".
1944
Continuation War: The Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
1944
The experimental MW 18014V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.
1943
The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
1943
World War II: The Royal Air Force launches Operation Bellicose, the first shuttle bombing raid of the war. Lancaster bombers damage the V-2 rocket production facilities at the Zeppelin Works while en route to an air base in Algeria.
1942
The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1941
The United States Army Air Corps is deprecated to being the American training and logistics section of what is known until 1947 as the United States Army Air Forces, just two days before Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union.
1921
Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
1900
Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
1900
Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
1895
The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
1893
Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
1877
Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1863
American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
1862
Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
1840
Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1837
Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
1819
The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
1789
Deputies of the FrenchThird Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
1787
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.
1782
The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
1756
A Britishgarrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
1685
Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
1652
Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha is appointed Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
1631
The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerianpirates.
1620
The Battle of Höchst takes place during the Thirty Years' War.
1180
First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
451
Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.

Births On This Day

1996
Sam Bennett, Canadian ice hockey player
1994
Leonard Williams, American football player
1993
Sead Kolašinac, Bosnian footballer
1991
Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegalese footballer
1991
Rick ten Voorde, Dutch footballer
1990
DeQuan Jones, American basketball player
1989
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
1989
Javier Pastore, Argentinian footballer
1989
Terrelle Pryor, American football player
1987
A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
1987
Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player
1987
Asmir Begović, Bosnian footballer
1987
Joseph Ebuya, Kenyan runner
1986
Dreama Walker, American actress
1985
Saki Aibu, Japanese actress
1985
Aurélien Chedjou, Cameroonian footballer
1985
Matt Flynn, American football player
1984
Hassan Adams, American basketball player
1983
Josh Childress, American basketball player
1983
Darren Sproles, American football player
1982
Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982
Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982
Example, English singer/rapper
1981
Brede Hangeland, Norwegian footballer
1980
Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
1980
Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist
1979
Charles Howell III, American golfer
1978
Frank Lampard, English footballer
1978
Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
1977
Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
1977
Amos Lee, American singer-songwriter
1976
Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
1976
Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
1975
Joan Balcells, Spanish tennis player
1975
Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
1973
Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter
1972
Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
1971
Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach
1971
Jeordie White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player
1970
Andrea Nahles, German politician, German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
1970
Athol Williams, South African poet and social philosopher
1969
Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager
1969
Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician and academic
1969
MaliVai Washington, American tennis player and sportscaster
1968
Robert Rodriguez, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress
1967
Dan Tyminski, American singer-songwriter
1966
Boaz Yakin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
1964
Silke Möller, German runner
1963
Kirk Baptiste, American sprinter
1960
Philip M. Parker, American economist and author
1960
John Taylor, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
1958
Kelly Johnson, English hard rock guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)
1956
Peter Reid, English footballer and manager
1956
Sohn Suk-hee, South Korean newscaster
1955
E. Lynn Harris, American author (d. 2009)
1954
Allan Lamb, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster
1954
Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1953
Robert Crais, American author and screenwriter
1953
Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player
1953
Willy Rampf, German engineer
1952
John Goodman, American actor
1952
Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet
1951
Tress MacNeille, American actress and voice artist
1951
Sheila McLean, Scottish scholar and academic
1951
Paul Muldoon, Irish poet and academic
1950
Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq
1949
Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2018)
1949
Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1948
Cirilo Flores, American bishop (d. 2014)
1948
Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician, 10th President of Nauru
1947
Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American pop singer (The Crystals)
1946
Xanana Gusmão, Timorese soldier and politician, 1st President of East Timor
1946
David Kazhdan, Russian-Israeli mathematician and academic
1946
Bob Vila, American television host
1946
André Watts, American pianist and educator
1945
Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
1942
Neil Trudinger, Australian mathematician and theorist
1942
Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1941
Stephen Frears, English actor, director, and producer
1941
Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
1940
Eugen Drewermann, German priest and theologian
1940
John Mahoney, English actor (d. 2018)
1939
Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
1939
Budge Rogers, English rugby player and manager
1938
Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (d. 2015)
1938
Mickie Most, English music producer (d. 2003)
1937
Stafford Dean, English actor and singer
1937
Jerry Keller, American singer-songwriter
1936
Billy Guy, American singer (d. 2002)
1936
Enn Vetemaa, Estonian author and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1935
Jim Barker, American politician (d. 2005)
1935
Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster
1935
Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1971)
1934
Wendy Craig, English actress
1933
Danny Aiello, American actor
1933
Claire Tomalin, English journalist and author
1932
Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet and author (d. 1994)
1931
Olympia Dukakis, American actress
1931
James Tolkan, American actor and director
1930
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor and academic (d. 2017)
1930
John Waine, English bishop
1929
Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1929
Anne Weale, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
1929
Edith Windsor, American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist (d. 2017)
1928
Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (d. 1964)
1928
Martin Landau, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
1928
Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician
1928
Asrat Woldeyes, Ethiopian surgeon and educator (d. 1999)
1927
Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (d. 2014)
1926
Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general and politician, 9th Israeli Minister of Tourism (d. 2001)
1925
Doris Hart, American tennis player and educator (d. 2015)
1925
Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
1924
Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
1924
Fritz Koenig, German sculptor and academic, designed The Sphere (d. 2017)
1923
Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1923
Jerzy Nowak, Polish actor and educator (d. 2013)
1921
Byron Farwell, American historian and author (d. 1999)
1921
Pancho Segura, Ecuadorian tennis player (d. 2017)
1920
Geoffrey Baker, English Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army (d. 1980)
1920
Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (d. 1954)
1920
Thomas Jefferson, American trumpet player
1918
George Lynch, American race car driver (d. 1997)
1918
Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian-American author (d. 2011)
1917
Helena Rasiowa, Austrian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1994)
1916
Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
1916
T. Texas Tyler, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
1915
Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2002)
1915
Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1914
Gordon Juckes, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
1914
Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Turkish archaeologist and academic
1912
Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
1912
Jack Torrance, American shot putter and football player (d. 1969)
1911
Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
1910
Josephine Johnson, American author and poet (d. 1990)
1909
Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)
1908
Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1908
Gus Schilling, American actor (d. 1957)
1907
Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)
1906
Bob King, American high jumper and obstetrician (d. 1965)
1905
Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1903
Sam Rabin, English wrestler, sculptor, and singer (d. 1991)
1899
Jean Moulin, French soldier and engineer (d. 1943)
1897
Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author and playwright (d. 1973)
1896
Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
1894
Lloyd Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 1971)
1893
Wilhelm Zaisser, German soldier and politician (d. 1958)
1891
Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
1891
John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)
1889
John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1887
Kurt Schwitters, German painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
1885
Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)
1884
Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer and author (d. 1974)
1884
Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1970)
1882
Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)
1875
Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)
1872
George Carpenter, American 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
1870
Georges Dufrénoy, French painter and academic (d. 1943)
1869
Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)
1866
James Burns, English cricketer (d. 1957)
1865
George Redmayne Murray, English biologist and physician (d. 1939)
1861
Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1860
Alexander Winton, Scottish-American race car driver and engineer (d. 1932)
1860
Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
1858
Charles W. Chesnutt, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1932)
1855
Richard Lodge, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
1819
Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
1813
Joseph Autran, French poet and author (d. 1877)
1809
Isaak August Dorner, German theologian and academic (d. 1884)
1808
Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1888)
1796
Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
1786
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet and author (d. 1859)
1778
Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician, 7th Prime Minister of France (d. 1832)
1777
Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)
1771
Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)
1771
Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1848)
1770
Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
1763
Wolfe Tone, Irish rebel leader (d. 1798)
1761
Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)
1756
Joseph Martin Kraus, German-Swedish composer and educator (d. 1792)
1754
Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, princess of Baden (d. 1832)
1737
Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1786)
1723
Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
1717
Jacques Saly, French sculptor and painter (d. 1776)
1647
John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
1642
George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)
1634
Charles Emmanuel II, duke of Savoy (d. 1675)
1583
Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)
1566
Sigismund III Vasa, Polish and Swedish king (d. 1632)
1469
Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
1389
John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English statesman (d. 1435)
1005
Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph of Egypt (d. 1036)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Prodigy, American music artist (b. 1974)
2015
Angelo Niculescu, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1921)
2015
Miriam Schapiro, Canadian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2013
Ingvar Rydell, Swedish footballer (b. 1922)
2012
LeRoy Neiman, American painter (b. 1921)
2012
Heinrich IV, Prince Reuss of Köstritz (b. 1919)
2012
Andrew Sarris, American critic (b. 1928)
2011
Ryan Dunn, American television personality (b. 1977)
2010
Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b. 1943)
2010
Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (b. 1916)
2005
Larry Collins, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1929)
2005
Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
2004
Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1950)
2002
Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1905)
2002
Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
2001
Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano (b. 1900)
1999
Clifton Fadiman, American game show host, author, and critic (b. 1902)
1997
Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1917)
1995
Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and educator (b. 1911)
1984
Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
1978
Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1913)
1975
Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Hatian anthropologist (b. 1898)
1974
Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker player (b. 1912)
1966
Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1894)
1965
Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician (b. 1870)
1963
Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1898)
1958
Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1952
Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
1947
Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
1945
Bruno Frank, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)
1929
Emmanouil Benakis, Greek merchant and politician, 35th Mayor of Athens (b. 1843)
1925
Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1842)
1909
Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (b. 1845)
1906
John Clayton Adams, English painter (b. 1840)
1888
Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player (b. 1842)
1875
Joseph Meek, American police officer and politician (b. 1810)
1872
Élie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
1870
Jules de Goncourt, French historian and author (b. 1830)
1869
Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (b. 1835)
1847
Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (b. 1782)
1840
Pierre Claude François Daunou, French historian and politician (b. 1761)
1837
William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
1820
Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian general, economist, and politician (b. 1770)
1815
Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
1810
Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (b. 1755)
1800
Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and academic (b. 1719)
1787
Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (b. 1723)
1776
Benjamin Huntsman, English businessman (b. 1704)
1668
Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (b. 1620)
1605
Feodor II of Russia (b. 1589)
1597
Willem Barentsz, Dutch cartographer and explorer (b. 1550)
1405
Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, fourth son of King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1343)
1351
Margareta Ebner, German nun and mystic (b. 1291)
1176
Mikhail of Vladimir, Russian prince
981
Adalbert, archbishop of Magdeburg
930
Hucbald, Frankish monk and music theorist
840
Louis the Pious, Carolingian emperor (b. 778)
656
Uthman ibn Affan, Rashidun caliph (b. 577)
465
Emperor Wencheng of Northern Wei (b. 440)

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