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On This Day in History:  June 24

June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 190 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Scientific Games says exec stole company secrets. A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. and several overseas says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a rival company.
2016
Thieves target scratch-off lottery tickets in 'snatch-and-grab'. Throughout the Baltimore region police are looking for a man and a woman who have teamed up to steal hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth in Maryland Lottery tickets from area convenience stores.
2015
Man offered cop winning lottery numbers to drop DUI charge. A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown, Connecticut, told police he was a state lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.
2014
New Florida Lottery game 'Lucky Money' replaces Mega Money in July. Florida's Mega Money lottery game is ending next month, but something "luckier" is coming in its place.
2013
Michigan lottery workers paid $300,000 in bonuses. The Michigan Lottery Bureau has paid 75 employees more than $300,000 in incentive pay in the past year.
2012
Australian teen lottery winner still goes to work. Allison Cooke, 19, is worth $1.5 million, but she hasn't even bought herself a new dress.
2012
The lottery fantasy: How much money do you need to say 'buzz off, world'?. Even though this commentator and his wife don't actually play the lottery very often, they spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the day when they hit the jackpot.
2010
Ohio Lottery celebrates second Powerball jackpot in June. On the heels of its first jackpot-winning Powerball draw, the Ohio Lottery has already sold its second jackpot-winning Powerball ticket.
2010
Lotto Max ticket sales on fire as lottery hits record. On Friday, the nine-month-old Lotto Max game is poised to award the biggest aggregate jackpot in Canadian lottery history as its top prize remains at $50 million for the fourth week in a row, plus it is projected to have another 55 prizes of $1 million each.
2008
Drive to boost Calif. lottery sales under way. The California state lottery is switching its advertising pitch on nearly two dozen billboards throughout the state, a modest attempt to boost ticket sales.
2005
N.M. Gov. cancels 8-day-old lottery scratch game. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered the New Mexico Lottery to discontinue a just-released ground-breaking game that paired the lottery with Santa Ana Pueblo's Star Casino via a new scratch ticket.
2005
Human error to blame for Powerball delay. Human error in Iowa was behind a delay in the midweek Powerball drawing, lottery officials said Thursday.
2005
Illinois lottery ad agency off the hook. A special audit of the Illinois Lottery's chief ad agency found the company did not keep adequate records to answer key questions about millions of dollars in payments from the state.
2005
Rhode Island lawmakers to create separate lottery division. The idea of abolishing the legislator-dominated Rhode Island Lottery Commission got its first hearing - and a warm welcome from the governor - at the General Assembly last night.
2005
Workers Win $15M Lottery Jackpot After Playing Wrong Game. Eleven dental workers at Warren Family Dental in Howland, Ohio, who normally play Mega Millions, won a $15 million jackpot when they mistakenly bought a Super Lotto ticket.
2005
New tri-state lottery game to go on sale Sunday. Declining sales have prompted lottery officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to replace the Tri-State Heads or Tails game.
2005
Anti-lottery group will file lawsuit against Mega Millions in Calif.. The California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion will file a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court within two weeks seeking an injunction to shut down the state's Mega Millions multistate lotto as unconstitutional, it said Thursday.
2005
Middle Georgians have mixed feelings about California joining lottery. While Mega Millions players outside of California will enjoy the bigger jackpots, they are worried that the longer odds of the new Mega Millions game matrix will lessen the chance of a winner in their state.
2005
Mega Millions fuels California lottery sales record. Californians jumped on the chance to join a multistate lottery by purchasing a record $2.4 million on the first day of sales for the Mega Millions game, state lottery officials said Thursday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $67 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $67 million, with a cash option of $34.5 million.
2004
Casino deal leads GTECH to rethink R.I. investments. GTECH warned that it may not go ahead with its plans in Rhode Island because bills before the General Assembly fail to provide it with a portion of the slot machines in a new gaming facility.
2004
Maryland Lotto jackpot winner has yet to claim prize. Maryland Lottery officials are waiting to award last month's $9.3 million Lotto jackpot to the winning ticket holder, who still has not come forward.
2004
Missouri Lottery sets profit record. The Missouri Lottery posted a record $230.3 million in profits for the 2004 fiscal year, well above state projections and the previous year's results.

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.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2019
10.€99.42 Million
US$110.54 Million
Draw Date
Jun 25, 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.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2007
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 1999
15.€59 Million
US$92.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2008
16.€79 Million
US$89.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
17.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2006
18.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2009
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.€58 Million
US$72.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2006
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2014
24.€61.67 Million
US$69 Million
Draw Date
Jun 24, 2017
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Tuesday, Jun 24, 1986
33 years old
1981
Wednesday, Jun 24, 1981
38 years old
1978
Saturday, Jun 24, 1978
41 years old
1976
Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
43 years old
1970
Wednesday, Jun 24, 1970
49 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jun 24, 1969
50 years old
1965
Thursday, Jun 24, 1965
54 years old
1964
Wednesday, Jun 24, 1964
55 years old
1961
Saturday, Jun 24, 1961
58 years old
1960
Friday, Jun 24, 1960
59 years old
1952
Tuesday, Jun 24, 1952
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Former Italian Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.
2012
Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies.
2010
John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
2010
Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.
2004
In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
2002
The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
1995
"Rugby World Cup final": South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.
1989
Jiang Zemin succeeds Zhao Ziyang to become the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1982
"The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
1981
The Humber Bridge opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest bridge span for 17 years.
1973
The UpStairs Lounge arson attack takes place at a gay bar located on the second floor of the three-story building at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thirty-two people die as a result of fire or smoke inhalation.
1963
The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
1957
In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
1954
First Indochina War: Battle of Mang Yang Pass: Viet Minh troops belonging to the 803rd Regiment ambush G.M. 100 of France in An Khê.
1950
Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act formally segregating races is passed.
1949
The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
1948
Cold War: Start of the Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
1947
Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
1943
US military police attempt to arrest a black soldier in Bamber Bridge, England, sparking the Battle of Bamber Bridge mutiny that leaves one dead and seven wounded.
1940
World War II: Operation Collar, the first British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11 Independent Company.
1939
Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Phibunsongkhram, the country's third prime minister.
1938
Pieces of a meteorite, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
1932
A bloodless revolution instigated by the People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
1922
The American Professional Football Association is renamed the National Football League.
1918
First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
1916
Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.
1913
Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
1902
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
1894
Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1880
First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
1866
Battle of Custoza: An Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
1859
Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
1821
The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
1813
Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
1812
Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman river beginning the invasion of Russia.
1793
The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
1779
American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
1762
Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The British-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats French forces in Westphalia.
1717
The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first MasonicGrand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London.
1622
Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
1604
Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1571
Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1535
The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
1509
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
1497
John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
1374
A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
1340
Hundred Years' War: Battle of Sluys: The French fleet is almost completely destroyed by the English fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
1314
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.
1230
The Siege of Jaén begins, in the context of the Spanish Reconquista.
1128
Battle of São Mamede, near Guimarães: Forces led by Afonso I defeat forces led by his mother Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba.
972
Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
637
The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dál Riata. It is claimed to be the largest battle in the history of Ireland.
474
Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
109
Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Rome.
217 BC
The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
1312 BC
Mursili IIlaunches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa.

Births On This Day

1996
Harris Dickinson, English actor, writer, and director
1992
David Alaba, Austrian footballer
1991
Yasmin Paige, English actress
1991
Aidan Sezer, Australian rugby league player
1990
Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Richard Sukuta-Pasu, German footballer
1989
Teklemariam Medhin, Eritrean runner
1988
Micah Richards, English footballer
1987
Simona Dobrá, Czech tennis player
1987
Serdar Güneş, Turkish footballer
1987
Craig Henderson, New Zealand footballer
1987
Josh Lillis, English footballer
1987
Lionel Messi, Argentinian footballer
1986
Stuart Broad, English cricketer
1986
Phil Hughes, American baseball player
1986
Solange Knowles, American singer-songwriter and actress
1985
Diego Alves Carreira, Brazilian footballer
1985
Tom Kennedy, English footballer
1985
Ethan Klein, American YouTuber
1985
Nate Myles, Australian rugby league player
1985
Vernon Philander, South African cricketer
1985
Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese model
1984
Andrea Raggi, Italian footballer
1984
J.J. Redick, American basketball player
1984
Johanna Welin, Swedish-born German 2.0 pointwheelchair basketball player.
1983
Rebecca Cooke, English swimmer
1983
Gianni Munari, Italian footballer
1983
Gard Nilssen, Norwegian drummer
1983
David Shillington, Australian rugby league player
1982
Kevin Nolan, English footballer
1982
Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
1980
Nina Dübbers, German tennis player
1980
Andrew Jones, Australian race car driver
1980
Minka Kelly, American actress
1979
Mindy Kaling, American actress and producer
1979
Petra Němcová, Czech model and philanthropist
1978
Luis García, Spanish footballer
1978
Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
1978
Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
1978
Ariel Pink, American singer-songwriter
1978
Juan Román Riquelme, Argentinian footballer
1978
Emppu Vuorinen, Finnish guitarist and songwriter
1977
Dimos Dikoudis, Greek basketball player and manager
1977
Jeff Farmer, Australian footballer
1976
Brock Olivo, American football player and coach
1975
Marek Malík, Czech ice hockey player
1975
Federico Pucciariello, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1974
Dan Byles, English sailor, rower, and politician
1974
Chris Guccione, American baseball player and umpire
1973
Alexis Gauthier, French chef
1973
Jere Lehtinen, Finnish ice hockey player
1972
Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
1972
Denis Žvegelj, Slovenian rower
1970
Glenn Medeiros, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Bernardo Sassetti, Portuguese pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2012)
1968
Alaa Abdelnaby, Egyptian-American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Janez Lapajne, Slovenian director and producer
1967
John Limniatis, Greek-Canadian footballer and manager
1966
Hope Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and musician (Mazzy Star)
1966
Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1965
Claude Bourbonnais, Canadian race car driver
1965
Uwe Krupp, German ice hockey player and coach
1965
Richard Lumsden, English actor, writer, composer and musician.
1964
Jean-Luc Delarue, French television host and producer (d. 2012)
1964
Kathryn Parminter, Baroness Parminter, English politician
1964
Gary Suter, American ice hockey player and scout
1963
Yuri Kasparyan, Russian guitarist
1963
Preki, Serbian-American soccer player and coach
1963
Mike Wieringo, American author and illustrator (d. 2007)
1961
Dennis Danell, American singer and guitarist (d. 2000)
1961
Iain Glen, Scottish actor
1961
Bernie Nicholls, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Ralph E. Reed, Jr., American journalist and activist
1961
Curt Smith, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1960
Elish Angiolini, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland
1960
Siedah Garrett, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1960
Karin Pilsäter, Swedish accountant and politician
1960
Erik Poppe, Norwegian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1959
Andy McCluskey, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1958
Jean Charest, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
1958
Silvio Mondinelli, Italian mountaineer
1958
John Tortorella, American ice hockey player and coach
1957
Mark Parkinson, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Kansas
1956
Owen Paterson, English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1955
Chris Higgins, English geneticist and academic
1955
Edmund Malura, German footballer and manager
1955
Loren Roberts, American golfer
1953
William E. Moerner, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1953
Michael Tuck, Australian footballer and coach
1952
Dianna Melrose, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to Tanzania
1952
Bob Neill, English lawyer and politician
1951
Raelene Boyle, Australian sprinter
1951
Charles Sturridge, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1950
Nancy Allen, American actress
1950
Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish-born English photographer (d. 2006)
1950
Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman (d. 2015)
1950
Mercedes Lackey, American author
1949
John Illsley, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1949
Betty Jackson, English fashion designer
1948
Patrick Moraz, Swiss keyboard player and songwriter
1947
Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and television personality (d. 2014)
1947
Peter Weller, American actor and director
1947
Mike de Albuquerque, English musician
1946
David Collenette, Canadian civil servant and politician, 32nd Canadian Minister of National Defence
1946
Ellison Onizuka, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)
1946
Robert Reich, American economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor
1945
Colin Blunstone, English singer-songwriter
1945
Wayne Cashman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1945
George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
1945
Betty Stöve, Dutch tennis player
1944
Jeff Beck, English guitarist and songwriter
1944
Kathryn Lasky, American author
1944
Chris Wood, English saxophonist (d. 1983)
1943
Birgit Grodal, Danish economist and academic (d. 2004)
1942
Arthur Brown, English rock singer-songwriter
1942
Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer
1942
Michele Lee, American actress and singer
1942
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chilean engineer and politician, 32nd President of Chile
1942
Colin Groves, Australian academician and educator
1941
Erkin Koray, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and author
1941
Graham McKenzie, Australian cricketer
1940
Ian Ross, Australian newsreader (d. 2014)
1940
Vittorio Storaro, Italian cinematographer
1939
Brigitte Fontaine, French singer
1938
Lawrence Block, American author
1938
Abulfaz Elchibey, 1st democratically elected Azerbaijani president (d. 2000)
1938
Ken Gray, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1992)
1937
Anita Desai, Indian-American author and academic
1935
Terry Riley, American composer and educator
1935
Jean Milesi, French racing cyclist
1935
Charlie Dees, American baseball player
1934
Ferdinand Biwersi, German footballer and referee (d. 2013)
1934
Jean-Pierre Ferland, Canadian singer-songwriter
1934
Gloria Christian, Italian singer
1933
Sam Jones, American basketball player and coach
1933
Ngina Kenyatta, 1st First Lady of Kenya
1932
David McTaggart, Canadian-Italian environmentalist (d. 2001)
1931
Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)
1930
Claude Chabrol, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1930
Donald Gordon, South African businessman and philanthropist
1930
William Bernard Ziff, Jr., American publisher (d. 2006)
1929
Carolyn S. Shoemaker, American astronomer
1927
Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (d. 1997)
1927
James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (d. 2014)
1927
Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
1925
Ogden Reid, American politician (d. 2019)
1924
Kurt Furgler, Swiss politician, 70th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2008)
1924
Archie Roy, Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 2012)
1924
Yoshito Takamine, American politician (d. 2015)
1923
Margaret Olley, Australian painter and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1922
Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)
1922
John Postgate, English microbiologist, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1922
Richard Timberlake, American economist
1921
Gerhard Sommer, German soldier
1919
Al Molinaro, American actor (d. 2015)
1918
Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1918
Yong Nyuk Lin, Singaporean businessman and politician, Singaporean Minister for Education (d. 2012)
1917
David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014)
1917
Lucy Jarvis, American television producer
1917
Ramblin' Tommy Scott, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1917
Joan Clarke, English cryptanalyst and numismatist (d. 1996)
1916
William B. Saxbe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 70th United States Attorney General (d. 2010)
1916
Saloua Raouda Choucair, Lebanese painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
1915
Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and author (d. 2001)
1914
Jan Karski, Polish-American activist and academic (d. 2000)
1914
Pearl Witherington, French secret agent (d. 2008)
1913
Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist and soldier (d. 2002)
1912
Brian Johnston, English sportscaster and author (d. 1994)
1912
Mary Wesley, English author (d. 2002)
1911
Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1995)
1911
Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian physicist and academic (d. 2011)
1909
Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1978)
1909
William Penney, Baron Penney, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1991)
1908
Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
1908
Alfons Rebane, Estonian colonel (d. 1976)
1907
Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. 1989)
1906
Pierre Fournier, French cellist and educator (d. 1986)
1906
Willard Maas, American poet and educator (d. 1971)
1905
Fred Alderman, American sprinter (d. 1998)
1904
Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)
1901
Marcel Mule, French saxophonist (d. 2001)
1901
Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (d. 1974)
1901
Chuck Taylor, American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969)
1900
Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)
1898
Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (d. 1983)
1898
Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1958)
1895
Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)
1893
Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)
1888
Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect, designed the Rietveld Schröder House (d. 1964)
1885
Olaf Holtedahl, Norwegian geologist (d. 1975)
1884
Frank Waller, American runner (d. 1941)
1883
Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1883
Fritz Löhner-Beda, Jewish Austrian librettist, lyricist and writer (d.1942)
1883
Jean Metzinger, French artist (d. 1956)
1883
Arthur L. Newton, American runner (d. 1956)
1883
Frank Verner, American runner (d. 1966)
1882
Athanase David, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
1882
Carl Diem, German businessman (d. 1962)
1881
George Shiels, Irish-Canadian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1949)
1880
Oswald Veblen, American mathematician and academic (g. 1960)
1880
João Cândido Felisberto, Brazilian revolutionary and sailor (d. 1969)
1875
Forrest Reid, Irish novelist, literary critic and translator (d. 1947)
1872
Frank Crowninshield, American journalist and art and theatre critic (d. 1947)
1869
Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
1867
Ruth Randall Edström, American educator and activist (d. 1944)
1865
Robert Henri, American painter and educator (d. 1929)
1858
Hastings Rashdall, English historian, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1924)
1856
Henry Chapman Mercer, American archaeologist and author (d. 1930)
1852
Friedrich Loeffler, German bacteriologist and academic (d. 1915)
1850
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Irish field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Sudan (d. 1916)
1846
Samuel Johnson, Nigerian priest and historian (d. 1901)
1842
Ambrose Bierce, American short story writer, essayist, and journalist (d. 1914)
1839
Gustavus Franklin Swift, American businessman (d. 1903)
1838
Jan Matejko, Polish painter (d. 1893)
1835
Johannes Wislicenus, German chemist and academic (d. 1902)
1826
George Goyder, English-Australian surveyor (d. 1898)
1821
Guillermo Rawson, Argentinian physician and politician (d. 1890)
1813
Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and reformer (d. 1887)
1813
Francis Boott, American composer (d. 1904)
1811
John Archibald Campbell, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1889)
1804
Stephan Endlicher, Austrian botanist, numismatist, and sinologist (d. 1849)
1804
Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
1797
John Hughes, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864)
1797
Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish geologist and explorer (d. 1873)
1795
Ernst Heinrich Weber, German physician and psychologist (d. 1878)
1788
Thomas Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1864)
1784
Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan general and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 1853)
1783
Johann Heinrich von Thünen, German economist and geographer (d. 1850)
1782
Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (d. 1847)
1777
John Ross, Scottish commander and explorer (d. 1856)
1774
Antonio González de Balcarce, Argentinian commander and politician, 5th Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1819)
1774
François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French general and engineer (d. 1838)
1771
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French chemist and businessman, founded DuPont (d. 1834)
1767
Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (d. 1846)
1755
Anacharsis Cloots, Prussian-French activist (d. 1794)
1753
William Hull, American general and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan Territory (d. 1825)
1704
Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French philosopher and author (d. 1771)
1694
Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss author and theorist (d. 1748)
1687
Johann Albrecht Bengel, German-Lutheran clergyman and scholar (d. 1757)
1663
Jean Baptiste Massillon, French bishop (d. 1742)
1661
Hachisuka Tsunanori, Japanese daimyō (d. 1730)
1616
Ferdinand Bol, Dutch painter, etcher and draftsman, student of Rembrandt (d. 1680)
1614
John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse
1591
Mustafa I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1639)
1587
William Arnold, English-American settler (d. 1675)
1546
Robert Persons, English Jesuit priest, insurrectionist, and author (d. 1610)
1542
John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1591)
1535
Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (d. 1573)
1532
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (d. 1588)
1532
William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1573)
1519
Theodore Beza, French theologian and scholar (d. 1605)
1499
Johannes Brenz, German theologian and the Protestant Reformer (d. 1570)
1485
Johannes Bugenhagen, Polish-German priest and reformer (d. 1558)
1485
Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg (d. 1555)
1465
Isabella del Balzo, Queen Consort of Naples (d. 1533)
1386
John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint (d. 1456)
1360
Nuno Álvares Pereira, Portuguese general
1343
Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre (d. 1373)
1322
Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (d. 1406)
1314
Philippa of Hainault Queen of England (d. 1369)
1257
Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford, English nobleman (probable; d. 1331)
1254
Floris V, Count of Holland (d. 1296)
1244
Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1308)
1210
Count Floris IV of Holland (d. 1234)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1986)
2015
Mario Biaggi, American police officer, politician and criminal (b. 1917)
2015
Marva Collins, American author and educator (b. 1936)
2015
Susan Ahn Cuddy, American lieutenant (b. 1915)
2014
John Clement, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2014
Olga Kotelko, Canadian runner and softball player (b. 1919)
2014
Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1916)
2014
Eli Wallach, American actor (b. 1915)
2013
Mick Aston, English archaeologist and academic (b. 1946)
2013
Emilio Colombo, Italian politician, 40th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1920)
2013
Joannes Gijsen, Dutch bishop (b. 1932)
2013
William Hathaway, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
2013
James Martin, English-Bermudian computer scientist and author (b. 1933)
2013
Alan Myers, American drummer (b. 1955)
2012
Darrel Akerfelds, American baseball player and coach (b. 1962)
2012
Gad Beck, German author and educator (b. 1923)
2012
Gu Chaohao, Chinese mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
2012
Miki Roqué, Spanish footballer (b. 1988)
2012
Ann C. Scales, American lawyer, educator, and activist (b. 1952)
2011
Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football coach and manager (b. 1933)
2010
Fred Anderson, American jazz tenor saxophonist (b. 1929)
2009
Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
2008
Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)
2007
Natasja Saad, Danish rapper and reggae singer (b. 1974)
2007
Chris Benoit, Canadian wrestler (b. 1967)
2007
Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer and manager (b. 1938)
2005
Paul Winchell, American actor, voice artist, and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
2004
Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter and author (b. 1957)
2002
Pierre Werner, Luxembourgian banker and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
2000
Vera Atkins, British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
2000
David Tomlinson, English actor and comedian (b. 1917)
2000
Rodrigo Bueno, Argentine cuarteto singer (b. 1973)
1997
Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
1994
Jean Vallerand, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1915)
1991
Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-American author and playwright (b. 1917)
1991
Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1899)
1988
Csaba Kesjár, Hungarian race car driver (b. 1962)
1987
Jackie Gleason, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1916)
1984
Clarence Campbell, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)
1980
V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (b. 1894)
1978
Robert Charroux, French author and critic (b. 1909)
1976
Minor White, American photographer, critic, and academic (b. 1908)
1969
Frank King, American cartoonist (b. 1883)
1969
Willy Ley, German-American historian and author (b. 1906)
1968
Tony Hancock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1964
Stuart Davis, American painter and academic (b. 1892)
1962
Volfgangs Dārziņš, Latvian composer, pianist and music critic (b. 1906)
1947
Emil Seidel, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee (b. 1864)
1946
Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
1943
Camille Roy, Canadian priest and critic (b. 1870)
1932
Ernst Põdder, Estonian general (b. 1879)
1931
Otto Mears, Russian-American businessman (b. 1840)
1931
Xiang Zhongfa, Chinese politician, 2nd General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (b. 1880)
1922
Walther Rathenau, German businessman and politician, 7th German Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1867)
1909
Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1849)
1908
Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (b. 1837)
1902
George Leake, Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Western Australia (b. 1856)
1835
Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1769)
1817
Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1734)
1803
Matthew Thornton, Irish-American judge and politician (b. 1714)
1778
Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist and academic (b. 1714)
1766
Adrien Maurice de Noailles, French soldier and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1678)
1643
John Hampden, English politician (b. 1595)
1637
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer and historian (b. 1580)
1604
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier, Lord Great Chamberlain (b. 1550)
1520
Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese commander (b. 1489)
1519
Lucrezia Borgia, Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (b. 1480)
1503
Reginald Bray, English architect and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1440)
1439
Frederick IV, duke of Austria (b. 1382)
1398
Hongwu, Chinese emperor (b. 1328)
1314
Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Gloucester, English commander (b. 1291)
1314
Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford, English soldier and politician, Lord Warden of the Marches (b. 1274)
1253
Amadeus IV, count of Savoy (b. 1197)
1241
Ivan Asen II, Bulgarian emperor (tsar)
1088
William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, Norman nobleman
1046
Jeongjong II, Korean ruler (b. 1018)
994
Abu Isa al-Warraq, Arab scholar (b. 889)

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