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On This Day in History:  June 23

June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 191 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months. A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot in 18 months.
2017
Lottery jackpot rigger's Iowa convictions dismissed. The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed the conviction of an Iowa man who just last week pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related with rigging lottery computers in order to win jackpots, but the dismissal has little practical impact on the case.
2015
£1 million EuroMillions prize goes unclaimed. A United Kingdom lottery player from Leicestershire has missed out on the chance to become a millionaire.
2013
Jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $131.5 million sold in Philadelphia. One jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $131.5 million from the June 22 drawing was sold at Federal Beer, 1440 Federal St., Philadelphia.
2011
Judge rules in legal dispute over $33M Lotto Max jackpot. A $33 million lottery jackpot should soon be in the hands of an Edmonton man who has waited almost two months to claim the prize, one of the biggest awarded to a single lottery winner in Canada.
2009
Self-described 'lottery freak' buys $88M Powerball ticket. Jeff Wilson, 27, has his "lottery freak" dad to thank for helping him win the $88 million Powerball. Wilson met the media Tuesday and talked about his winnings.
2008
Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Raffle results. The Michigan Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and made six instant millionaires.
2005
Californians snap up tickets for new Mega Millions lottery game. Californians dished out their first dollars Wednesday on a multistate lottery that has paid record jackpots as high as $363 million.
2004
Google Ranks Lottery Post #29 of All Lottery Sites. Lottery Post, the Internet's most active participatory lottery forum, is ranked 29th among all active lottery Web sites.
2004
$177 Million:" Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $177 million Wednesday, the largest jackpot in 4 months.
2004
Mass. woman scratches off $1M lottery ticket. An Adams, Massachusetts resident is $1 million richer thanks to a $10 instant lottery ticket she bought at Nassif's Professional Pharmacy Friday.
2004
N.D. gets Hot Lotto starting Thursday. North Dakota lottery players will have a second game to play starting Thursday, four months after the introduction of Powerball.
2004
GTECH's 1Q earnings up 31 percent. Gtech Holdings Corp., the world's largest operator of lotteries, Tuesday posted a 31 percent jump in profit for its latest quarter, helped by continued strong sales.
2004
Weather knocks out Texas city's lottery terminals. Two days after Saturday's $145 million Lotto Texas drawing, lottery terminals across Amarillo were shut down by bad weather.
2004
Georgia Lottery to Drop Change Game. The Change Game - a Georgia Lottery contest that lets people wager their spare coins on several daily drawings - will be discontinued at the end of this month, officials said Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2016
2.€185 Million
US$242.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2013
3.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2018
4.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2016
5.€175.36 Million
US$199.52 Million
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2019
6.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2004
7.€119 Million
US$169.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2011
8.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2017
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2019
10.€98.36 Million
US$111.61 Million
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2016
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2003
12.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2018
13.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2010
14.€59 Million
US$92.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2008
15.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2007
16.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 1999
17.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2006
18.€73 Million
US$81.64 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2017
19.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2017
20.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2007
21.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2011
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2014
23.€61.67 Million
US$69 Million
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2017
24.$68 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2009
25.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1987
32 years old
1983
Thursday, Jun 23, 1983
36 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1971
48 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1971
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1970
49 years old
1969
Monday, Jun 23, 1969
50 years old
1968
Sunday, Jun 23, 1968
51 years old
1965
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1965
54 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
1960
Thursday, Jun 23, 1960
59 years old
1953
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1953
66 years old
1953
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1953
66 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.
2016
The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
2014
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.
2013
Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
2013
Militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and killed ten climbers, as well as a local guide.
2012
Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
2001
The 8.4 Mwsouthern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.
1996
The Nintendo 64 home video game console is first released in Japan, with Nintendo ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.
1991
Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic franchise.
1985
A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
1973
A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
1972
Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
1972
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
1969
Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
1969
IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
1967
Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
1961
Cold War: The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959.
1960
The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
1959
Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
1956
The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
1951
The ocean liner, SS United States, is christened and launched.
1947
The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1946
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
1942
World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1941
The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
1940
Adolf Hitler goes on a three-hour tour of the architecture of Paris with architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker in his only visit to the city.
1938
The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
1931
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
1926
The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
1919
Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
1917
In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
1914
Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
1913
Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
1894
The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1887
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
1868
Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
1865
American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier GeneralStand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.
1860
The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
1812
War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
1810
John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
1794
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
1780
American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
1760
Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.
1758
Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: Allied (British, Hanoverian, and Prussian) forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1757
Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.
1713
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1683
William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
1611
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
1594
The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.
1565
Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.
1532
Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
1314
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
1305
A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
1280
The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
1266
War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.
229
Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.

Births On This Day

2004
Alexandra Trusova, Russian figure skater
1993
Tim Anderson, American baseball player
1993
Marvin Grumann, German footballer
1992
Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast
1992
Nampalys Mendy, French footballer
1991
Katie Armiger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
Clevid Dikamona, French footballer
1990
Vasek Pospisil, Canadian tennis player
1990
Laura Ràfols, Spanish footballer
1989
Jordan Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Chet Faker, Australian singer-songwriter
1988
Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
1987
Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
1986
Christy Altomare, American Actress and singer songwriter
1985
Marcel Reece, American football player
1984
Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
1984
Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
1984
Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper
1983
Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer
1982
Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1981
Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter
1981
Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
1980
Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator
1980
Melissa Rauch, American actress
1980
Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
1980
Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
1979
LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
1978
Memphis Bleek, American rapper, producer, and actor
1978
Frederic Leclercq, French heavy metal musician
1978
Matt Light, American football player and sportscaster
1977
Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
1977
Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer and manager
1977
Jaan Jüris, Estonian ski jumper
1977
Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Shaun O'Hara, American football player and sportscaster
1976
Wade Barrett, American soccer player and manager
1976
Joe Becker, American guitarist and composer
1976
Savvas Poursaitidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer and scout
1976
Brandon Stokley, American football player
1976
Paola Suárez, Argentinian tennis player
1976
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress and singer
1976
Patrick Vieira, French footballer and manager
1975
Kevin Dyson, American football player and coach
1975
David Howell, English golfer
1975
Mike James, American basketball player
1975
KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician
1974
Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
1974
Mark Hendrickson, American basketball and baseball player
1972
Selma Blair, American actress
1972
Louis Van Amstel, Dutch dancer and choreographer
1972
Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and manager
1971
Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor and producer
1971
Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1970
Robert Brooks, American football player
1970
Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer-songwriter
1970
Yann Tiersen, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Martin Klebba, American actor, producer, and stuntman
1966
Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist
1965
Paul Arthurs, English guitarist
1965
Peter O'Malley, Australian golfer
1964
Nicolas Marceau, Canadian economist and politician
1964
Tara Morice, Australian actress and singer
1964
Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Lou Yun, Chinese gymnast
1963
Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
1962
Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Richard Arnold, English lawyer and judge
1961
Zoran Janjetov, Serbian singer and illustrator
1961
LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1960
Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
1960
Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese composer and programmer
1958
John Hayes, English politician, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change
1957
Dave Houghton, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1957
Frances McDormand, American actress, winner of the Triple Crown of Acting
1956
Daniel J. Drucker, Canadian academic and educator
1956
Tony Hill, American football player and sportscaster
1956
Randy Jackson, American bass player and producer
1955
Pierre Corbeil, Canadian dentist and politician
1955
Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer
1955
Jean Tigana, French footballer and manager
1951
Angelo Falcón, Puerto Rican-American political scientist, activist, and academic, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy
1951
Michèle Mouton, French race car driver and manager
1951
Raj Babbar, Indian actor and politician
1949
Gordon Bray, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1949
Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes, English accountant and politician
1948
Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge, currently serving as a Supreme Court Justice
1947
Bryan Brown, Australian actor and producer
1946
Julian Hipwood, English polo player and coach
1946
Ted Shackelford, American actor
1945
Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and author
1945
John Garang, Sudanese colonel and politician, President of Southern Sudan (d. 2005)
1943
Patrick Bokanowski, French filmmaker
1943
Ellyn Kaschak, American psychologist and academic
1943
James Levine, American pianist and conductor
1942
Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist
1941
Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Roger McDonald, Australian author and screenwriter
1941
Keith Newton, English footballer (d. 1998)
1940
Adam Faith, English singer (d. 2003)
1940
Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
1940
Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
1940
Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
1940
Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish painter and musician (d. 1962)
1940
Diana Trask, Australian singer-songwriter
1939
Scott Burton, American sculptor (d. 1989)
1937
Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish captain and politician, 10th President of Finland, Nobel Prize laureate
1937
Alan Haselhurst, English academic and politician
1937
Niki Sullivan, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
1936
Richard Bach, American novelist and essayist
1936
Costas Simitis, Greek economist, lawyer, and politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece
1935
Maurice Ferré, Puerto Rican-American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami
1935
Keith Burkinshaw, English footballer and manager
1934
Keith Sutton, English bishop (d. 2017)
1934
Bill Torrey, Canadian businessman (d. 2018)
1934
Virbhadra Singh, Indian politician
1932
Peter Millett, Baron Millett, English lawyer and judge
1931
Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (d. 1981)
1931
Ola Ullsten, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 2018)
1930
Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)
1930
John Elliott, English historian and academic
1930
Francis Newall, 2nd Baron Newall, English businessman and politician
1930
Anthony Thwaite, English poet, critic, and academic
1930
Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny, former First Lady of Ivory Coast
1929
June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)
1929
Mario Ghella, Italian racing cyclist
1928
Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1928
Klaus von Dohnányi, German politician
1928
Michael Shaara, American author and academic (d. 1988)
1927
Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1927
John Habgood, Baron Habgood, English archbishop
1926
Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, English microbiologist and parasitologist (d. 2017)
1926
Magda Herzberger, Romanian author, poet and composer, survivor of the Holocaust
1926
Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, Senegalese writer
1926
Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian sculptor
1925
Miriam Karlin, English actress (d. 2011)
1925
Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)
1925
Anna Chennault, Chinese widow of Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault (d. 2018)
1924
Frank Bolle, American comic-strip artist, comic-book artist and illustrator
1923
Peter Corr, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2001)
1923
Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1923
Doris Johnson, American politician
1923
Jerry Rullo, American professional basketball player (d. 2016)
1923
Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian communist and Partisan (d. 1945)
1922
Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)
1922
Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1998)
1922
James Cumes, Australian author, economist, public servant and diplomat
1921
Paul Findley, American politician
1920
Saleh Ajeery, Kuwaiti astronomer
1919
Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian politician, President of Algeria (d. 1992)
1916
Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1990)
1916
Irene Worth, American actress (d. 2002)
1916
Al G. Wright, American bandleader and conductor
1915
Frances Gabe, American artist and inventor (d. 2016)
1913
William P. Rogers, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)
1912
Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)
1910
Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1910
Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)
1910
Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)
1910
Bill King, English commander and author (d. 2012)
1910
Lawson Little, American golfer (d. 1968)
1909
David Lewis, Russian-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
1909
Georges Rouquier, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1907
Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2008)
1907
James Meade, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1906
Tribhuvan of Nepal (d. 1955)
1905
Jack Pickersgill, Canadian civil servant and politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1997)
1904
Quintin McMillan, South African cricketer (d. 1938)
1903
Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1992)
1901
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (d. 1962)
1900
Blanche Noyes, American aviator, winner of the 1936 Bendix Trophy Race (d. 1981)
1899
Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French racing driver and sports car manufacturer (d. 1979)
1894
Harold Barrowclough, New Zealand military leader, lawyer and Chief Justice (d. 1972)
1894
Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
1894
Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
1889
Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet and author (d. 1966)
1889
Verena Holmes, English engineer (d. 1964)
1888
Bronson M. Cutting, American publisher and politician (d. 1935)
1884
Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1979)
1879
Huda Sha'arawi, Egyptian feminist and journalist (d. 1947)
1877
Norman Pritchard, Indian-English hurdler and actor (d. 1929)
1863
Sándor Bródy, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)
1860
Albert Giraud, Belgian poet and librarian (d. 1929)
1843
Paul Heinrich von Groth, German scientist (d. 1927)
1824
Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)
1800
Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)
1799
John Milton Bernhisel, American physician and politician (d. 1881)
1763
Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)
1750
Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (d. 1801)
1716
Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (d. 1789)
1711
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)
1683
Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1745)
1668
Giambattista Vico, Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)
1625
John Fell, English churchman and influential academic (d. 1686)
1616
Shah Shuja, Mughal prince (d. 1661)
1596
Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)
1534
Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
1489
Charles II, Duke of Savoy, Italian nobleman (d. 1496)
1456
Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
1433
Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
1385
Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken (d. 1459)
47 BC
Caesarion, Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (b. 1927)
2015
Miguel Facussé Barjum, Honduran businessman (b. 1924)
2015
Nirmala Joshi, Indian nun, lawyer, and social worker (b. 1934)
2015
Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)
2014
Nancy Garden, American author (b. 1938)
2014
Euros Lewis, Welsh cricketer (b. 1942)
2014
Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)
2013
Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
2013
Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1944)
2013
Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1933)
2013
Kurt Leichtweiss, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2013
Darryl Read, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (b. 1951)
2013
Sharon Stouder, American swimmer (b. 1948)
2012
James Durbin, English economist and statistician (b. 1923)
2012
Brigitte Engerer, French pianist and educator (b. 1952)
2012
Alan McDonald, Northern Ireland footballer and manager (b. 1963)
2012
Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (b. 1925)
2012
Walter J. Zable, American football player and businessman, founded the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)
2011
Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
2011
Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
2011
Fred Steiner, American composer and conductor (b. 1923)
2010
John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat (b. 1915)
2009
Raymond Berthiaume, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)
2009
Ed McMahon, American game show host and announcer (b. 1923)
2009
Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (b. 1952)
2008
Claudio Capone, Italian-Scottish actor (b. 1952)
2008
Arthur Chung, Guyanan surveyor and politician, 1st President of Guyana (b. 1918)
2008
Marian Glinka, Polish actor and bodybuilder (b. 1943)
2007
Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
2006
Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)
2005
Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
2005
Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet and critic (b. 1925)
2002
Pedro Alcázar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
2000
Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)
1998
Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress (b. 1911)
1997
Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (b. 1936)
1996
Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 174th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
1996
Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and rugby player (b. 1921)
1995
Roger Grimsby, American journalist (b. 1928)
1995
Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)
1995
Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
1992
Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
1990
Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor, and politician (b. 1898)
1989
Werner Best, German police officer and jurist (b. 1903)
1980
Sanjay Gandhi, Indian engineer and politician (b. 1946)
1980
Clyfford Still, American painter and academic (b. 1904)
1973
Gerry Birrell, Scottish race car driver (b. 1944)
1970
Roscoe Turner, American soldier and pilot (b. 1895)
1969
Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (b. 1907)
1959
Boris Vian, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
1956
Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and educator (b. 1875)
1954
Salih Omurtak, Turkish general (b. 1889)
1953
Albert Gleizes, French painter (b. 1881)
1945
Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian journalist and activist (b. 1923)
1914
Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1838)
1893
William Fox, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1812)
1893
Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (b. 1817)
1891
Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (b. 1804)
1891
Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (b. 1825)
1881
Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist and academic (b. 1804)
1856
Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1806)
1848
Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1776)
1836
James Mill, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1773)
1832
Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, Scottish geologist and geophysicist (b. 1761)
1811
Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida, Portuguese poet and author (b. 1740)
1806
Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1779
Mikael Sehul, Ethiopian warlord (b. 1691)
1775
Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and author (b. 1692)
1770
Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
1733
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (b. 1672)
1707
John Mill, English theologian and author (b. 1645)
1686
William Coventry, English politician (b. 1628)
1677
William Louis, duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
1615
Mashita Nagamori, Japanese daimyō (b. 1545)
1582
Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese commander (b. 1537)
1565
Dragut, Ottoman admiral (b. 1485)
1537
Pedro de Mendoza, Spanish conquistador (b. 1487)
1356
Margaret II, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1311)
1343
Giacomo Gaetani Stefaneschi, Italian cardinal (b. c. 1270)
1324
Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (b. 1270)
1314
Henry de Bohun, English knight
1290
Henryk IV Probus, duke of Wrocław and high duke of Kraków (b. c. 1258)
1222
Constance of Aragon, Hungarian queen (b. 1179)
1137
Adalbert of Mainz, German archbishop
1018
Henry I, margrave of Austria
994
Lothair Udo I, count of Stade (b. 950)
960
Feng Yanji, chancellor of Southern Tang (b. 903)
947
Li Congyi, prince of Later Tang (b. 931)
947
Wang, imperial consort of Later Tang
679
Æthelthryth, English saint (b. 636)
AD 79
Vespasian, Roman emperor (b. AD 9)

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