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On This Day in History:  June 26

June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 188 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments. A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation.
2017
Chicago woman wins $250K from her first-ever lottery ticket. A Chicago woman won $250,000 from her first-ever lottery ticket, which she wasn't even planning to buy.
2015
Lottery Post moves to total encryption. As of June 26, 2015, Lottery Post is serving all of its pages over SSL encryption.
2014
$12M Texas Lottery jackpot set to expire Monday. According to the Texas Lottery Commission, there could be a multi-millionaire in the League City-area sitting on a winning lotto ticket from January 1.
2013
Winning lottery ticket pits Pa. brothers against each other. A winning lottery ticket has pitted two brothers from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, against each other in Cumberland County Court, fracturing a close familial kinship that may never exist again.
2013
Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot. Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost €94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening.
2013
Michigan Lottery puts Internet ticket sales on hold. The Michigan Lottery is indefinitely halting plans to sell tickets and offer games on the Internet after skeptical lawmakers blocked funding to launch an online lottery in early 2014.
2012
Minn. store clerk accused of "micro-scratching" lottery tickets. What began as a complaint from a lottery customer about the loss of $15 led to an undercover operation and eventually the arrest of a store clerk for lottery fraud.
2012
Montana Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary. The Montana Lottery has changed a lot in 25 years when it began after voters overwhelmingly approved it with 60 percent in support.
2012
$60 million winning lottery ticket sold in CT. Somebody in Connecticut is $60 million richer and they might not even know it yet.
2006
$89 Million: California lottery fever hits as jackpot rises. California lottery players woke up Sunday morning to find a SuperLotto Plus jackpot that hasn't been so big since 2004 -- the kind of jackpot that will have people standing in long lines at the local convenience store.
2006
N.Y. lottery jackpot raised to $45 million. There was no first prize winner in Saturday night's New York Lotto drawing, causing the jackpot to rollover to $45 million for Wednesday evening's drawing.
2006
N.Y. store clerk busted in Lotto scam. A man who bought a Lotto ticket worth $1 million at a Huntington Station store was almost swindled out of his winnings by the clerk, State Police said.
2006
Powerball not hurting N.C. lottery sales. People have been playing North Carolina's lottery for a few months now, and even though Powerball is less than a month old, the game has paid out more than $2 million to residents so far.
2006
Big scratch games reinvigorate lottery sales. High-priced scratch-off tickets have revived lottery sales, restoring growth to a state-run business that had sagged in the face of casino and Internet gambling.
2006
Indiana Lottery may spend $1M to settle lawsuit. A lawsuit over a winning $5 scratch-off lottery ticket may end up costing the state of Indiana more than $1 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$390 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2016
2.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2016
3.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2004
4.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2018
5.€176.62 Million
US$200.77 Million
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2019
6.€132 Million
US$189.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2011
7.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
8.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2003
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2019
10.€100.15 Million
US$110.82 Million
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2016
11.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2018
12.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2007
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 1999
14.€59 Million
US$92.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2008
15.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2017
16.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2006
17.€79 Million
US$89.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2011
19.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2009
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2014
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2007
22.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2011
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2008
24.€58 Million
US$72.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2006
25.€60 Million
US$72.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Wednesday, Jun 26, 1991
29 years old
1988
Sunday, Jun 26, 1988
32 years old
1986
Thursday, Jun 26, 1986
34 years old
1980
Thursday, Jun 26, 1980
40 years old
1978
Monday, Jun 26, 1978
42 years old
1978
Monday, Jun 26, 1978
42 years old
1974
Wednesday, Jun 26, 1974
46 years old
1973
Tuesday, Jun 26, 1973
47 years old
1969
Thursday, Jun 26, 1969
51 years old
1966
Sunday, Jun 26, 1966
54 years old
1965
Saturday, Jun 26, 1965
55 years old
1964
Friday, Jun 26, 1964
56 years old
1959
Friday, Jun 26, 1959
61 years old
1959
Friday, Jun 26, 1959
61 years old
1952
Thursday, Jun 26, 1952
68 years old
1941
Thursday, Jun 26, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks.
2015
The U.S. Supreme Courtruled, 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2013
Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.
2013
The U.S. Supreme Courtruled, 5-4, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2012
The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
2008
A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.
2007
Pope Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes.
2006
Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
2003
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
2000
The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence.
2000
Pope John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.
1997
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1995
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.
1991
Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav People's Army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1978
Air Canada Flight 189, flying to Toronto, overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creekravine. Two of the 107 passengers on board perish.
1977
Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena
1975
Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1974
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
1967
Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1963
Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
1960
The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
1960
Madagascar gains its independence from France.
1959
Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson becomes world champion of heavy weight boxing, by defeating American Floyd Patterson on technical knockout after two minutes and three seconds in the third round at Yankee Stadium.
1955
The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
1953
Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
1952
The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
1948
Cold War: The first supply flights are made in response to the Berlin Blockade.
1948
William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1948
Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
1945
The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.
1944
World War II: San Marino, a neutral state, is mistakenly bombed by the RAF based on faulty information, leading to 35 civilian deaths.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.
1942
The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
1941
World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
1940
World War II: Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
1936
Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
1934
United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1927
The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
1924
The American occupation of the Dominican Republic ends after eight years.
1918
World War I: Allied forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince in the Battle of Belleau Wood.
1917
World War I: The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France. They will first enter combat four months later.
1909
The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
1906
The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
1889
Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
1886
Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
1870
The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1857
The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
1848
End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1843
Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
1830
William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
1794
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
1740
A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
1723
After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
1718
Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1579
Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
1541
Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego de Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1522
Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.
1483
Richard III becomes King of England.
1460
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.
1409
Western Schism: The Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
1407
Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
1295
Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.
1243
Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
699
En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
684
Pope Benedict II is chosen.
363
Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire.
221
Roman emperorElagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
4 AD
Augustus adopts Tiberius.

Births On This Day

2009
Yesha Camile, Filipino child actress
1999
Harley Quinn Smith, American actress
1997
Baek Ye-rin, South Korean singer
1997
Callum Taylor, English cricketer
1994
Hollie Arnold, English javelin thrower
1994
Leonard Carow, German actor
1993
Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1992
Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
1992
Rudy Gobert, French basketball player
1992
Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer-songwriter
1991
Houssem Chemali, French footballer
1991
Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
1991
Dustin Martin, Australian rules footballer
1990
Belaynesh Oljira, Ethiopian runner
1990
Igor Subbotin, Estonian footballer
1988
Oliver Stang, German footballer
1987
Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian race car driver
1987
Samir Nasri, French footballer
1986
Duvier Riascos, Colombian footballer
1985
Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama
1984
Indila, French singer
1984
José Juan Barea, Puerto Rican-American basketball player
1984
Yankuba Ceesay, Gambian footballer
1984
Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
1984
Raymond Felton, American basketball player
1984
Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
1984
Jūlija Tepliha, Latvian figure skater
1984
Deron Williams, American basketball player
1984
Preslava, Bulgarian singer
1983
Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida, Brazilian footballer
1983
Nick Compton, South African-English cricketer
1983
Toyonoshima Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1983
Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer
1983
Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer
1982
Zuzana Kučová, Slovak tennis player
1981
Natalya Antyukh, Russian sprinter and hurdler
1981
Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer
1981
Kanako Kondō, Japanese voice actress and singer
1981
Takashi Toritani, Japanese baseball player
1980
Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros, Togolese footballer
1980
Michael Jackson, English footballer
1980
Jason Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
1980
Chris Shelton, American baseball player
1980
Michael Vick, American football player
1979
Ryō Fukuda, Japanese race car driver
1979
Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
1979
Ryan Tedder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1977
Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
1976
Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Pommie Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster
1976
Chad Pennington, American football player and sportscaster
1976
Dave Rubin, American political commentator
1975
Chris Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Terry Skiverton, English footballer and manager
1974
Derek Jeter, American baseball player
1974
Jason Kendall, American baseball player
1973
Gretchen Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper and police officer
1971
Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
1970
Paul Thomas Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Paul Bitok, Kenyan runner
1970
Irv Gotti, American record producer, co-founded Murder Inc Records
1970
Sean Hayes, American actor
1970
Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer
1970
Chris O'Donnell, American actor
1970
Nick Offerman, American actor
1969
Colin Greenwood, English bass player and songwriter
1969
Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
1969
Geir Moen, Norwegian sprinter
1969
Mike Myers, American baseball player
1968
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Icelandic lecturer and politician, 6th President of Iceland
1968
Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
1968
Shannon Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
1967
Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper
1967
Olivier Dahan, French director and screenwriter
1966
Dany Boon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1966
Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Jürgen Reil, American drummer
1964
Tommi Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
1963
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian-Swiss businessman and philanthropist
1963
Mark McClellan, American economist and politician
1963
Harriet Wheeler, English singer-songwriter
1962
Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1961
Greg LeMond, American cyclist
1961
Terri Nunn, American singer-songwriter and actress
1960
Mark Durkan, Irish politician
1959
Mark McKinney, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1957
Al Hunter Ashton, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1957
Philippe Couillard, Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec
1957
Patty Smyth, American singer-songwriter and musician
1956
Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1956
Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic
1956
Patrick Mercer, English colonel and politician
1955
Mick Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Gedde Watanabe, American actor
1954
Luis Arconada, Spanish footballer
1952
Gordon McQueen, Scottish footballer and manager
1951
Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)
1949
Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (d. 2015)
1949
Adrian Gurvitz, English singer-songwriter and producer
1949
Mary Styles Harris, American biologist and geneticist
1946
Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)
1944
Gennady Zyuganov, Russian colonel and politician
1943
Georgie Fame, English singer, pianist, and keyboard player
1943
Warren Farrell, American author and educator
1942
J.J. Dillon, American wrestler and manager
1942
Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician, Brazilian Minister of Culture
1941
Yves Beauchemin, Canadian author and academic
1939
Chuck Robb, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia
1939
Zainuddin Maidin, Malaysian politician
1938
Neil Abercrombie, American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii
1938
Billy Davis Jr., American pop-soul singer
1938
Yevgeniy Ivchenko, Ukrainian race walker (d. 1999)
1938
Gerald North, American climatologist and academic
1937
Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1937
Reggie Workman, American bassist and composer
1936
Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (d. 2014)
1936
Hal Greer, American basketball player (d. 2018)
1936
Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, Scottish politician
1936
Edith Pearlman, American short story writer
1936
Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)
1936
Nancy Willard, American author and poet (d. 2017)
1935
Carlo Facetti, Italian race car driver
1935
Sandro Riminucci, Italian basketball player
1935
Dwight York, American singer
1934
Dave Grusin, American pianist and composer
1934
Toru Goto, Japanese swimmer
1933
Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)
1933
Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1933
David Winnick, English politician
1932
Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamian politician; Governor-General of the Bahamas
1932
Don Valentine, American venture capitalist
1931
Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)
1931
Robert Colbert, American actor
1930
Jackie Fargo, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)
1930
Wolfgang Schwanitz, East German secret police
1929
June Bronhill, Australian soprano and actress (d. 2005)
1929
Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)
1929
Milton Glaser, American illustrator and graphic designer
1928
Jacob Druckman, American composer and academic (d. 1996)
1928
Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
1928
Bill Sheffield, American politician; 5th Governor of Alaska
1928
Samuel Belzberg, Canadian businessman and philanthropist
1927
Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (d. 2011)
1926
Kenny Baker, American fiddler (d.2011)
1926
Mahendra Bhatnagar, Indian poet
1926
Luis Molné, Andorran alpine skier
1926
Fernando Mönckeberg Barros, Chilean surgeon
1925
Pavel Belyayev, Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1970)
1925
Wolfgang Unzicker, German chess player (d. 2006)
1925
Jean Frydman, French resistant and businessman
1924
Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher and author (d. 2010)
1924
James W. McCord Jr., CIA officer
1923
Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor (d. 2014)
1923
Ed Bearss, American veteran of World War II
1922
Walter Farley, American author (d. 1989)
1922
Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
1922
Enzo Apicella, English artist, cartoonist, designer, and restaurateur
1921
Violette Szabo, French secret agent (d. 1945)
1921
Robert Everett, American computer scientist
1920
Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1919
Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)
1919
Jimmy Newberry, American pitcher (d. 1983)
1919
George Athan Billias, American historian
1919
Donald M. Ashton, English art director (d. 2004)
1918
Leo Rosner, Polish-born Austrian Jewish musician (d. 2008)
1918
Raleigh Rhodes, American combat fighter pilot (d. 2007)
1918
J. B. Fuqua, American entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 2006)
1917
Idriz Ajeti, Albanian albanologist
1916
Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
1916
Giuseppe Taddei, Italian actor and singer (d. 2010)
1915
Paul Castellano, American gangster (d. 1985)
1915
George Haigh, English professional footballer
1915
Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1914
Laurie Lee, English author and poet (d. 1997)
1914
Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, European royalty (d. 2001)
1913
Aimé Césaire, French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)
1913
Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)
1911
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
1911
Bronisław Żurakowski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2009)
1909
Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
1909
Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)
1908
Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)
1907
Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1906
Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer (d. 1974)
1906
Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and educator (d. 2008)
1905
Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (d. 1985)
1904
Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1904
Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor and singer (d. 1964)
1903
Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)
1902
Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2010)
1901
Stuart Symington, American lieutenant and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Air Force (d. 1988)
1899
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1898
Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)
1898
Chesty Puller, USMC general (d. 1971)
1895
George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1950)
1893
Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist and author (d. 1989)
1892
Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1881
Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)
1880
Mitchell Lewis, American actor (d. 1956)
1878
Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (d. 1957)
1873
Gauhar Jaan, One of the first performers to record music on 78 rpm records in India. (d. 1930)
1869
Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)
1866
George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)
1865
Bernard Berenson, Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)
1854
Robert Laird Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)
1852
Daoud Corm, Lebanese painter (d. 1930)
1839
Sam Watkins, American soldier and author (d. 1901)
1835
Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (d. 1896)
1824
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)
1821
Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian soldier, journalist, and politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)
1819
Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)
1817
Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)
1798
Wolfgang Menzel, German poet and critic (d. 1873)
1796
Jan Paweł Lelewel, Polish painter and engineer (d. 1847)
1764
Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician (d. 1812)
1730
Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (d. 1817)
1726
Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (d. 1796)
1703
Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (d. 1767)
1702
Philip Doddridge, English hymn-writer and educator (d. 1751)
1699
Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, French businesswoman (d. 1777)
1694
Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
1689
Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (d. 1769)
1681
Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (d. 1708)
1600
Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, Spanish-born bishop and viceroy of New Spain (d. 1659)
1581
San Pedro Claver, Spanish Jesuit saint (d. 1654)
1575
Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (d. 1612)
1399
John, Count of Angoulême (d. 1467)
12 BC
Agrippa Postumus, Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia the Elder (d. 14)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1929)
2015
Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)
2014
Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1925)
2014
Bill Frank, American-Canadian football player (b. 1938)
2014
Rollin King, American businessman, co-founded Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)
2014
Bob Mischak, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
2014
Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)
2014
Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (b. 1931)
2013
Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpet player and composer (b. 1939)
2013
Edward Huggins Johnstone, Brazilian-American sergeant and judge (b. 1922)
2013
Byron Looper, American politician (b. 1964)
2013
Justin Miller, American baseball player (b. 1977)
2013
Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman (b. 1934)
2012
Sverker Åström, Swedish diplomat, Swedish Permanent Representative to the United Nations (b. 1915)
2012
Pat Cummings, American basketball player (b. 1956)
2012
Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2012
Mario O'Hara, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2012
Doris Singleton, American actress (b. 1919)
2012
Risley C. Triche, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2011
Edith Fellows, American actress (b. 1923)
2011
Jan van Beveren, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1948)
2010
Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
2010
Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1912)
2007
Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)
2007
Joey Sadler, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)
2006
Tommy Wonder, Dutch magician (b. 1953)
2005
Tõnno Lepmets, Estonian basketball player (b. 1938)
2005
Richard Whiteley, English journalist and game show host (b. 1943)
2004
Ott Arder, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1950)
2004
Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)
2004
Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
2003
Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
2003
Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman (b. 1915)
2003
Strom Thurmond, American general, lawyer, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (b. 1902)
2002
Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
2002
Arnold Brown, English-Canadian 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
1998
Hacı Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
1997
Don Hutson, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
1996
Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (b. 1958)
1996
Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu, Turkish linguist and academic (b. 1932)
1994
Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi author and activist (b. 1929)
1993
Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)
1993
William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)
1992
Buddy Rogers, American wrestler (b. 1921)
1990
Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (b. 1909)
1989
Howard Charles Green, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Public Works (b. 1895)
1979
Akwasi Afrifa, Ghanaian soldier and politician, 3rd Head of State of Ghana (b. 1936)
1975
Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1902)
1967
Françoise Dorléac, French actress and singer (b. 1942)
1964
Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian businessman (b. 1889)
1958
George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (b. 1873)
1958
Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and scholar (b. 1888)
1957
Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (b. 1878)
1957
Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (b. 1909)
1956
Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)
1956
Richie Powell, American pianist (b. 1931)
1955
Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer (b. 1895)
1949
Kim Koo, South Korean educator and politician, 13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
1947
R. B. Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)
1946
Max Kögel, German SS officer (b. 1895)
1946
Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1880)
1945
Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1872)
1943
Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1939
Ford Madox Ford, English novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1873)
1938
James Weldon Johnson, American poet, lawyer and politician (b. 1871)
1938
Daria Pratt, American golfer (b. 1859)
1932
Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (b. 1900)
1932
William Murray McPherson, Australian politician, 31st Premier of Victoria (b. 1865)
1927
Armand Guillaumin, French painter (b. 1841)
1922
Albert I, Prince of Monaco (b. 1848)
1918
Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and author (b. 1843)
1883
Edward Sabine, Irish-English astronomer, geophysicist, and ornithologist (b. 1788)
1879
Richard H. Anderson, American general (b. 1821)
1878
Mercedes of Orléans (b. 1860)
1870
Armand Barbès, French lawyer and politician (b. 1809)
1856
Max Stirner, German philosopher and author (b. 1806)
1836
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier and composer (b. 1760)
1830
George IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1762)
1810
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1740)
1808
Ludwik Tyszkiewicz, Polish poet and politician (b. 1748)
1795
Johannes Jährig, German linguist and translator (b. 1747)
1793
James Dickey, Irish revolutionary (b. 1776)
1793
Gilbert White, English ornithologist and ecologist (b. 1720)
1784
Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (b. 1728)
1757
Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1752
Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)
1688
Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher and academic (b. 1617)
1574
Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, captain of the Scottish Guard of Henry II of France (b. 1530)
1541
Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer and politician, Governor of New Castile (b. c. 1471)
1487
John Argyropoulos, Byzantine philosopher and scholar (b. 1415)
1274
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian scientist and writer (b. 1201)
1265
Anne of Bohemia, duchess of Silesia (b. 1203 or 1204)
1095
Robert, bishop of Hereford
1090
Jaromír, bishop of Prague
985
Ramiro III, king of León
969
George El Mozahem, Egyptian martyr (b. 940)
822
Saichō, Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 767)
405
Vigilius, bishop of Trent (b. 353)
363
Julian the Apostate, Roman emperor (b. 332)
116 BC
Ptolemy VIII, king of Egypt

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