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On This Day in History:  March 1

March 1 is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 305 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
The daily lottery was originally a Harlem game — then the government wanted in. The numbers were a sprawling, black-run business for decades before the New York state government wanted a piece of the action.
2018
Gaming the lottery was this couple's retirement plan. How two retirees exploited a flaw in the system to make millions.
2017
N.J. Gov. proposes using lottery funds to fix pension hole. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his budget address Tuesday to take a final stab at saving government worker pensions, proposing to dedicate revenues from lottery ticket sales to the distressed fund.
2017
Online Michigan lottery winners get instant notification after the drawing. If you play the Michigan Lottery online and win, expect a phone call. If you don't, keep an eye on your ticket and the phone number on the back.
2017
Lottery-winner secrecy bill dies in Idaho Senate. An Idaho Senate panel has killed legislation that would have allowed lottery winners to hide their identities.
2016
Michigan man had $1 million lottery ticket in his wallet for months. A Michigan man walked around with a $1 million lottery ticket in his wallet for two months before realizing he was a big winner.
2016
Man wins Russia's biggest ever lottery jackpot. A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) — Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday.
2013
Judge won't give bakery workers partial lottery prize. A Cook County, Illinois, judge on Thursday refused to award a partial payout of a $118 million Mega Millions prize won by employees of a Chicago Heights-based bakery.
2013
Autopsy reveals little about Illinois lottery winner death. An autopsy on the exhumed body of an Indian-born lottery winner in the U.S. who was poisoned with cyanide yielded no significant new clues about his death, a medical examiner said Friday.
2010
Winner of airline lottery eats winning ticket. A passenger flying on a Ryanair flight Thursday from Krakow, Poland, to the U.K.'s East Midlands airport ate a winning lottery ticket worth 10,000 euros ($15,000) when he was told he could not claim the prize mid-flight.
2009
Two tickets will share $174M Powerball lottery jackpot. Two tickets for the Powerball game Saturday night -- one sold in Delaware and the other in Pennsylvania -- matched all five numbers plus the Powerball drawn to win a share of the top prize.
2006
$267 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio. The winning ticket from the $267 million Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night was sold in the northwest Ohio town of Lyons, an Ohio Lottery spokeswoman said.
2005
Colorado Lottery to suspend sales for one day. Colorado plans to halt lottery ticket sales for one day this spring while workers install machines that verify which tickets are winners.
2005
Maine Gov. moves forward on controversial lottery plan. As Republican lawmakers pressed for more details Monday, the Baldacci administration was fast-tracking its plan to sell off Maine's lottery revenue stream in order to help balance the state's two-year, $5.7 billion budget.
2005
Persistence pays off for long-time lottery player. After playing the lottery for 25 years, Winnipeg residents Ron Jones and his wife Gloria Dutchuk won an $8.3 million (US$6.7 million) jackpot Saturday.
2005
Singapore man wrongfully jailed while claiming lottery jackpot. A Singaporean man who was wrongly detained while collecting a US$1.2 million lottery prize has finally received his winnings after a woman who claimed to be the rightful winner was jailed.
2005
Texas Lottery Considering Computerized Drawings. Warning to Texas Lottery players: Your state lottery is considering a move that will eliminate real lottery ball machines, and will use a computer to select your lottery numbers.
2005
World Games officials face probe. A lawyer representing disgruntled investors in the controversial World Games Inc. (WGI) has reported WGI's Norwegian officials to the country's white collar crime unit.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $61 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $61 million, with a cash option of $33 million.
2004
One person wins $8.5 million Colorado Lottery. One person matched all six numbers in Saturday's Colorado Lotto drawing, winning the $8.5 million jackpot.
2004
Tennessee lottery sale drop-off is less than expected. Since the first Tennessee scratch-off lottery tickets started selling more than a month ago, sales have been declining -- but at a rate less than expected.
2004
Luck, Be a Lady, Madame, and Senora. After more than a decade of research, three national lottery companies have finally rolled out the game they're betting can match the success of U.S. multi-state lotteries: Euro Millions.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $6 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Tennessee Cash 3 lottery game starts today. Tennessee will hold its first Cash 3 lottery drawing tonight at 6:28 p.m., and will add Powerball early this summer.
2004
Calif. lottery 'winner' didn't buy ticket. The rags-to-riches story of Jaime Chavez Ramos has a new plot: He has signed over a $10 million California SuperLotto jackpot to Benjamin Garcia, whom Ramos identified as his cousin.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$348 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2019
2.$321 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2018
3.$291.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2016
4.$275 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2007
5.$273 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2019
6.$243 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2018
7.$240 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2014
8.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2009
9.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2008
10.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2016
11.€106.58 Million
US$130.25 Million
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2018
12.€113.38 Million
US$128.91 Million
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2019
13.€100 Million
US$126.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2009
14.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2010
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2005
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2010
17.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2012
18.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2007
19.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2013
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2000
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2015
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2020
23.€79 Million
US$88.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2015
24.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2011
25.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Monday, Mar 1, 1982
38 years old
1982
Monday, Mar 1, 1982
38 years old
1981
Sunday, Mar 1, 1981
39 years old
1981
Sunday, Mar 1, 1981
39 years old
1980
Saturday, Mar 1, 1980
40 years old
1979
Thursday, Mar 1, 1979
41 years old
1976
Monday, Mar 1, 1976
44 years old
1975
Saturday, Mar 1, 1975
45 years old
1971
Monday, Mar 1, 1971
49 years old
1970
Sunday, Mar 1, 1970
50 years old
1969
Saturday, Mar 1, 1969
51 years old
1965
Monday, Mar 1, 1965
55 years old
1965
Monday, Mar 1, 1965
55 years old
1962
Thursday, Mar 1, 1962
58 years old
1962
Thursday, Mar 1, 1962
58 years old
1956
Thursday, Mar 1, 1956
64 years old
1950
Wednesday, Mar 1, 1950
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
35 people are killed and 143 injured in a mass stabbing at Kunming Railway Station in China.
2008
The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections, as a result ten people are killed.
2007
Tornadoesbreak out across the southern United States, killing at least 20 people, including eight at Enterprise High School.
2006
English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
2005
In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.
2003
Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2003
The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
2002
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
2002
The Envisatenvironmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons).
1998
Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1991
Uprisings against Saddam Hussein begin in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people mostly civilian.
1990
Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
1983
First collection of twelve Swatch models was introduced in Zürich, Switzerland.
1981
Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
1974
Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
1973
Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.
1972
The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani Province.
1971
President of PakistanYahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
1966
Venera 3Sovietspace probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
1966
The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
1964
Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
1961
United States President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
1961
Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
1958
Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first U.S. member of the Roman Curia.
1956
The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
1956
Formation of the East GermanNationale Volksarmee.
1954
Nuclear weapons testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megatonhydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
1954
Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
1953
Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.
1950
Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
1949
Indonesian Army recaptures and occupies for six hours its capital city Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
1947
The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
1946
The Bank of England is nationalised.
1942
World War II: Japanese forces land on Java, the main island of the Dutch East Indies, at Merak and Banten Bay (Banten), Eretan Wetan (Indramayu) and Kragan (Rembang).
1941
World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
1939
An Imperial Japanese Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
1936
The Hoover Dam is completed.
1932
Charles Lindbergh's son is reportedly kidnapped.
1921
The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.
1919
March 1st Movement begins in Korea under Japanese rule.
1917
The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text.
1914
The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
1910
The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
1901
The Australian Army is formed.
1896
Battle of Adwa: An Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
1896
Henri Becquerel discovers radioactive decay.
1893
Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1886
The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by BishopWilliam Oldham.
1881
The first Minnesota State Capitol burns down due to a fire.
1873
E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1872
Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1870
Marshal F. S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War.
1868
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
1867
Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
1854
German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
1852
Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
1845
United States President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
1836
A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
1815
Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
1815
Georgetown University's congressional charter is signed into law by President James Madison.
1811
Leaders of the Mamluk dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
1805
Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
1796
The Dutch East India Company is nationalized by the Batavian Republic.
1793
French Revolutionary War: Battle of Aldenhoven during the Flanders Campaign.
1790
The first United States census is authorized.
1781
The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
1713
The siege and destruction of Fort Neoheroka begins during the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, effectively opening up the colony's interior to European colonization.
1700
Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753.
1692
Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
1642
Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
1633
Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
1628
Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
1565
The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
1562
Sixty-three Huguenots are massacred in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
1476
Forces of the Catholic Monarchs engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro.
1457
The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
834
Emperor Louis the Pious is restored as sole ruler of the Frankish Empire. After his re-accession to the throne, his eldest son Lothair I flees to Burgundy.
350
Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
317
Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman EmperorConstantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares.
293
Emperor Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi ("Four Rulers of the World").
86 BC
Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrantAristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus.
509 BC
Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.

Births On This Day

1994
Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter
1994
Tyreek Hill, American football player
1993
Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player
1993
Michael Conforto, American baseball player
1993
Kurt Mann, Australian rugby league player
1993
Josh McEachran, English footballer
1989
Tenille Tayla, Australian professional wrestler
1989
Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
1988
Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball player
1987
Kesha, American singer-songwriter and actress
1986
Big E, American wrestler
1985
Andreas Ottl, German footballer
1984
Naima Mora, American model and actress
1984
Alexander Steen, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player
1983
Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
1983
Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-Kenyan actress
1983
Davey Richards, American wrestler
1983
Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league player
1982
Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer
1981
Will Power, Australian race car driver
1980
Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
1980
Sercan Güvenışık, German-Turkish footballer
1980
Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
1979
Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer
1979
Bruno Langlois, Canadian cyclist
1978
Jensen Ackles, American actor and director
1977
Rens Blom, Dutch pole vaulter
1977
Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model
1976
Travis Kvapil, American race car driver
1974
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
1973
Jack Davenport, English actor
1973
Anton Gunn, American academic and politician
1973
Chris Webber, American basketball player and sportscaster
1971
Thomas Adès, English pianist, composer, and conductor
1971
Ivan Cleary, Australian rugby league player and coach
1970
Jason V Brock, American author, filmmaker, artist, scholar and musician
1969
Javier Bardem, Spanish actor and producer
1967
George Eads, American actor
1967
Aron Winter, Suriname-Dutch footballer and manager
1966
Paul Hollywood, English chef
1966
Zack Snyder, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Booker T, American wrestler and sportscaster
1965
Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
1964
Clinton Gregory, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
1964
Paul Le Guen, French footballer and manager
1963
Bryan Batt, American actor and singer
1963
Maurice Benard, American actor
1963
Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1962
Russell Coutts, New Zealand sailor
1962
Mark Gardner, American baseball player
1962
Bill Leen, American bass player and producer
1961
Mike Rozier, American football player
1959
Nick Griffin, English politician
1958
Nik Kershaw, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1958
Wayne B. Phillips, Australian cricketer and coach
1956
Tim Daly, American actor, director, and producer
1956
Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania
1954
Catherine Bach, American actress
1954
Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer
1954
Rod Reddy, Australian rugby league player and coach
1953
Sinan Çetin, Turkish actor, director, and producer
1953
Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese footballer and manager
1952
Dave Barr, Canadian golfer
1952
Nevada Barr, American actress and author
1952
Leigh Matthews, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster
1952
Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (d. 2009)
1952
Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1951
Sergei Kourdakov, Russian-American KGB agent (d. 1973)
1947
Alan Thicke, Canadian-American actor and composer (d. 2016)
1946
Gerry Boulet, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1946
Jim Crace, English author and academic
1945
Dirk Benedict, American actor and director
1944
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of West Bengal
1944
John Breaux, American lawyer and politician
1944
Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1944
Mike d'Abo, English singer
1943
Gil Amelio, American businessman
1943
José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer and manager
1943
Rashid Sunyaev, Russian-German astronomer and physicist
1942
Richard Myers, American general
1941
Robert Hass, American poet
1940
Robin Gray, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Tasmania
1940
Robert Grossman, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2018)
1939
Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor
1939
Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Pakistani author
1936
Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)
1935
Robert Conrad, American actor, radio host and stuntman
1934
Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
1934
Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
1930
Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
1929
Georgi Markov, Bulgarian journalist and author (d. 1978)
1928
Jacques Rivette, French director, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2016)
1927
George O. Abell, American astronomer, professor at UCLA, science popularizer, and skeptic (d. 1983)
1927
Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter and actor
1927
Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. 2012)
1926
Robert Clary, French-American actor and author
1926
Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (d. 1992)
1926
Pete Rozelle, American businessman and commissioner of the National Football League (d. 1996)
1926
Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)
1924
Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1924
Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1993)
1922
William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
1922
Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1921
Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (d. 2008)
1921
Terence Cooke, American cardinal (d. 1983)
1921
Richard Wilbur, American poet, translator, and essayist (d. 2017)
1920
Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
1918
João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (d. 1976)
1918
Gladys Spellman, American educator and politician (d. 1988)
1917
Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
1914
Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
1914
Ralph Ellison, American novelist and literary critic (d. 1994)
1912
Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (d. 2003)
1912
Boris Chertok, Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. 2011)
1910
Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1910
David Niven, English soldier and actor (d. 1983)
1909
Eugene Esmonde, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1942)
1909
Winston Sharples, American pianist and composer (d. 1978)
1906
Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2000)
1905
Doris Hare, Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2000)
1904
Paul Hartman, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
1904
Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1944)
1899
Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German SS officer (d. 1972)
1896
Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
1896
Moriz Seeler, German playwright and producer (d. 1942)
1893
Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)
1892
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author and educator (d. 1927)
1891
Ralph Hitz, Austrian-American hotelier (d. 1940)
1890
Theresa Bernstein, Polish-American painter and author (d. 2002)
1889
Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (d. 1960)
1888
Ewart Astill, English cricketer and billiards player (d. 1948)
1886
Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian-Swiss painter, poet, and playwright (d. 1980)
1880
Lytton Strachey, British writer and critic (d. 1932)
1876
Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman (d. 1942)
1870
E. M. Antoniadi, Greek-French astronomer and academic (d. 1944)
1863
Alexander Golovin, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1930)
1852
Théophile Delcassé, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1923)
1848
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-American sculptor and academic (d. 1907)
1842
Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (d. 1901)
1837
William Dean Howells, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1920)
1835
Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1919)
1821
Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (d. 1896)
1817
Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1882)
1812
Augustus Pugin, English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852)
1810
Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)
1807
Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
1769
François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)
1760
François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)
1732
William Cushing, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)
1683
Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
1683
Caroline of Ansbach, British queen and regent (d. 1737)
1657
Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1740)
1647
John de Brito, Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1693)
1629
Abraham Teniers, Flemish painter (d. 1670)
1611
John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (d. 1685)
1597
Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1652)
1577
Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland (d. 1635)
1554
William Stafford, English courtier and conspirator (d. 1612)
1547
Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher and lexicographer (d. 1628)
1456
Vladislaus II of Hungary (d. 1516)
1432
Isabella of Coimbra (d. 1455)
1389
Antoninus of Florence, Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1459)
1261
Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester (d. 1326)
1105
Alfonso VII, king of León and Castile (d. 1157)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer (b. 1942)
2018
María Rubio, Mexican television, film and stage actress (b. 1934)
2015
Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1922)
2014
Alain Resnais, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2013
Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dancer, and singer (b. 1944)
2012
Andrew Breitbart, American journalist and publisher (b. 1969)
2012
Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (b. 1932)
2010
Kristian Digby, English television host and director (b. 1977)
2006
Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
2004
Mian Ghulam Jilani, Pakistani general (b. 1914)
1998
Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (b. 1937)
1995
César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)
1995
Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)
1991
Edwin H. Land, American scientist and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (b. 1909)
1989
Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1917)
1988
Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)
1984
Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
1983
Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905)
1980
Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model and businesswoman, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)
1980
Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
1979
Mustafa Barzani, Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903)
1978
Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
1976
Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (b. 1910)
1974
Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)
1966
Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1903)
1952
Mariano Azuela, Mexican physician and author (b. 1873)
1943
Alexandre Yersin, Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)
1942
George S. Rentz, American commander (b. 1882)
1940
Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)
1938
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1863)
1936
Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian author and poet (b. 1871)
1932
Frank Teschemacher, American Jazz musician (b. 1906)
1922
Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
1920
John H. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician (b. 1842)
1914
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier and politician, 8th Governor General of Canada (b. 1845)
1911
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1906
José María de Pereda, Spanish author (b. 1833)
1884
Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and academic (b. 1820)
1882
Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1818)
1875
Tristan Corbière, French poet and educator (b. 1845)
1862
Peter Barlow, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)
1841
Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1764)
1792
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)
1773
Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700)
1768
Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and author (b. 1694)
1734
Roger North, English lawyer and author (b. 1653)
1697
Francesco Redi, Italian physician and poet (b. 1626)
1666
Ecaterina Cercheza, princess consort of Moldavia (b. 1620)
1661
Richard Zouch, English judge and politician (b. 1590)
1643
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583)
1633
George Herbert, English poet and orator (b. 1593)
1620
Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567)
1546
George Wishart, Scottish minister and martyr (b. 1513)
1510
Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1450)
1383
Amadeus VI, count of Savoy (b. 1334)
1320
Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1286)
1244
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, Welsh noble, son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200)
1233
Thomas, count of Savoy (b. 1178)
1131
Stephen II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1101)
1058
Ermesinde of Carcassonne, countess and regent of Barcelona (b. 972)
991
En'yū, Japanese emperor (b. 959)
977
Rudesind, Galician bishop (b. 907)
965
Leo VIII, pope of the Catholic Church
589
David, Welsh bishop and saint
492
Felix III, pope of the Catholic Church

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