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On This Day in History:  March 2

March 2 is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 304 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
South Carolina lottery winner says she'll use the money to adopt her grandchildren. A South Carolina grandma has big plans for her jackpot lottery prize.
2016
WV Lottery officials oppose jackpot anonymity bill. The times of the big lottery check presentations may soon come to an end in West Virginia.
2014
Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room. A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust -- and turned out to be worth $1 million.
2013
Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand. Lady Luck's reign as the face of the Virginia Lottery is over -- replaced by "Game Guy".
2012
Surprise! Winner of $34.5M Lotto jackpot is not estranged husband. The winner of a $34.5 million is an Indiana woman in her 70s, not the estranged husband of a Shelbyville woman.
2011
Canadian wins second multi-million lottery jackpot. Luck has struck twice for a Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, woman who is more than $7 million richer after her second lottery win in four years.
2009
Unemployed: Play the lottery or not?. A look at the question of whether the unemployed should spend a dollar on a nearly implausible dream.
2009
Courier finds bag of lottery tickets. A UPS courier was driving his usual route last Wednesday morning when he came upon a ripped plastic bag on the side of the road full of brand new lottery tickets worth $3,400.
2006
Missouri couple wins $8.1 million Lotto jackpot. A Maryland Heights, Missouri, couple has claimed an $8.1 million Lotto jackpot, becoming the second major lottery winner in north St. Louis County this year.
2006
Ky. Lottery Under Fire For Scratch-Off Tickets. The Kentucky Lottery is under fire for selling scratch tickets long after the top prizes are gone, and for deceptive prize language.
2006
Massachusetts store owner wins $1 million. The manager of a check-cashing store in Worcester won $1 million using some spare cash he had in his pocket.
2006
Burglars Take Cash From Lottery Machine. On Wednesday morning, burglars stole cash from an Iowa Lottery TouchPlay machine.
2006
Who Won the $267M Lottery?. No one has yet to step forward to claim the biggest, single lottery ticket sold in Ohio -- worth $267 million -- in this tiny town near the Michigan state line, state lottery officials said on Wednesday.
2006
Small Town Speculates On Lottery Winner. Facing odds of 176-million-to-one, someone in the Buckeye state bought the winning ticket to Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
2006
Fire forces evacuation at Oregon Lottery Building. The Salem Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Oregon Lottery Building on Wednesday.
2005
$112 million lottery ticket sold in Rowlett, Texas. A single player has won the grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing with a ticket bought in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett.
2004
Lottery fund attacked over grant to anti-deportation campaigners. MPs have launched a scathing attack on the UK national lottery distribution fund that supports charities and community groups after an inquiry into a grant made to an anti-deportation campaign.
2004
Colorado Lottery marketing director put on paid leave, probe continues. The director of the Colorado Lottery has placed the Lottery's marketing director on paid administrative leave, and the Cabinet member who oversees the Lottery said Monday that more may follow as a probe into the Lottery continues.
2004
No lottery for Wyoming. A proposal that would allow Wyoming residents to play Powerball without going out of state officially died Monday, but its sponsor is not giving up.
2004
$28.5 million lottery jackpot remains unclaimed. The mystery winner holding the missing jackpot lottery ticket from the Sept. 10 California SuperLotto Plus drawing has until March 8 -- that's Monday -- to claim the $28.5 million prize.
2004
Players win $56,330 in first Tenn. Cash 3 drawing. Yellow balls spun in a clear acrylic container and spit out the three winning numbers -- 5-6-6 -- that netted players a total of $56,330 as the Tennessee Lottery debuted its Cash 3 game Monday night.

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.$243 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2018
6.$240 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2014
7.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2009
8.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 5, 2008
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2000
10.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2016
11.€107.87 Million
US$132.86 Million
Draw Date
Mar 3, 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 2, 2010
16.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2012
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2007
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2011
19.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2013
20.$101.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 4, 1995
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.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 3, 2017
25.€59 Million
US$82.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Friday, Mar 2, 1984
36 years old
1983
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1983
37 years old
1982
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1982
38 years old
1981
Monday, Mar 2, 1981
39 years old
1978
Thursday, Mar 2, 1978
42 years old
1973
Friday, Mar 2, 1973
47 years old
1968
Saturday, Mar 2, 1968
52 years old
1968
Saturday, Mar 2, 1968
52 years old
1963
Saturday, Mar 2, 1963
57 years old
1958
Sunday, Mar 2, 1958
62 years old
1953
Monday, Mar 2, 1953
67 years old
1949
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1949
71 years old
1947
Sunday, Mar 2, 1947
73 years old
1940
Saturday, Mar 2, 1940
80 years old
1937
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1937
83 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The elements Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson were officially added to the periodic table at a conference in Moscow, Russia.
2012
A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
2004
War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
2002
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
1998
Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
1995
Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
1995
Yahoo! is incorporated.
1992
Start of the war in Transnistria.
1992
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
1991
Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
1990
Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
1989
Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
1983
Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.
1978
CzechVladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
1977
Libya becomes the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as the General People's Congress adopted the "Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People".
1972
The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
1970
Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
1969
In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
1968
Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.
1965
The US and Republic of Vietnam Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
1962
In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
1962
Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
1961
John F. Kennedy announces the creation of the Peace Corps in a nationally televised broadcast.
1955
Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.
1949
Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 SuperfortressLucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
1946
Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
1943
World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
1941
World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.
1939
Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
1937
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
1933
The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
1919
The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
1917
The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
1903
In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
1901
United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion.
1901
The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
1896
The Battle of Adwa - The Italian Army defeated by the Ethiopian Army in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia.
1882
Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
1877
U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
1867
The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
1865
East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.
1859
The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, begins.
1855
Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1836
Texas Revolution: The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico is adopted.
1825
Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
1815
Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.
1811
Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
1808
The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
1807
The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
1797
The Bank of Englandissues the first one-pound and two-poundbanknotes.
1791
Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1776
American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of GeorgiaJames Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
1717
The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
1657
Great Fire of Meireki: A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days
1561
Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.
1498
Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
1484
The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
1476
Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
1458
George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
1444
Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
1127
Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
986
Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
537
Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.

Births On This Day

2016
Prince Oscar, duke of Skåne and prince of Sweden
2010
Hailey Dawson, American girl with 3D-printedrobotic hand
1997
Becky G, American singer and actress
1995
Ange-Freddy Plumain, French footballer
1992
Jack Stockwell, Australian rugby league player
1991
Nick Franklin, American baseball player
1990
Rauno Alliku, Estonian footballer
1990
Malcolm Butler, American football player
1990
Josh McGuire, Australian rugby league player
1990
Tiger Shroff, Indian actor
1989
Alemão, Brazilian footballer
1989
Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer
1989
André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer
1989
Marcel Hirscher, Austrian skier
1989
Shane Vereen, American football player
1989
Chris Woakes, English cricketer
1988
Édgar Andrade, Mexican footballer
1988
James Arthur, English singer-songwriter
1988
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
1988
Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
1988
Chris Rainey, American football player
1988
Geert Arend Roorda, Dutch footballer
1987
Jonas Jerebko, Swedish basketball player
1986
Jonathan D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Reggie Bush, American football player
1985
Suso Santana, Spanish footballer
1983
Deuce, American singer-songwriter and producer
1983
Lisandro López, Argentinian footballer
1983
Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Glen Perkins, American baseball player
1983
Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
1982
Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
1982
Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
1982
Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
1982
Corey Webster, American football player
1981
Lance Cade, American wrestler (d. 2010)
1981
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
1980
Chris Barker, English footballer and manager
1980
Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and screenwriter
1979
Damien Duff, Irish footballer
1979
Jim Troughton, English cricketer
1979
Nicky Weaver, English footballer
1978
Gabby Eigenmann, Filipino actor and singer
1978
Lee Hodges, English footballer and manager
1978
Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
1977
Dominique Canty, American basketball player and coach
1977
Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter and producer
1977
Stephen Parry, English swimmer and sportscaster
1977
Andrew Strauss, South African-English cricketer
1975
Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and television host
1973
Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
1973
Trevor Sinclair, English footballer and manager
1972
Mauricio Pochettino, Argentinian footballer and manager
1971
Method Man, American rapper, record producer and actor
1970
James Purnell, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1970
Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss footballer and manager
1970
Wibi Soerjadi, Dutch pianist and composer
1968
Daniel Craig, English actor and producer
1966
Ann Leckie, American author
1966
Simon Reevell, English lawyer and politician
1965
Ron Gant, American baseball player and journalist
1965
Lembit Öpik, Northern Irish politician
1964
Laird Hamilton, American surfer and actor
1964
Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
1963
Alvin Youngblood Hart, American singer and guitarist
1963
Anthony Albanese, Australian politician, 15th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
1962
Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1962
Paul Farrelly, English journalist and politician
1962
Tom Nordlie, Norwegian footballer and coach
1962
Brendan O'Connor, Australian politician, Australian Minister for Employment
1962
Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
1962
Gabriele Tarquini, Italian race car driver
1961
Simone Young, Australian conductor, director, and composer
1959
Larry Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Kevin Curren, South African-American tennis player
1958
Ian Woosnam, English-Welsh golfer
1957
Hossein Dehghan, Iranian general and politician, Iranian Minister of Defense
1957
Dito Tsintsadze, Georgian film director and screenwriter
1957
Mark Dean, American inventor and computer engineer
1956
John Cowsill, American musician, songwriter, and producer
1956
Mark Evans, Australian rock bass player
1955
Dale Bozzio, American pop-rock singer-songwriter
1955
Jay Osmond, American singer, drummer, actor, and TV/film producer
1955
Ken Salazar, American lawyer and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
1955
Steve Small, Australian cricketer
1954
Ed Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1953
Russ Feingold, American lawyer and politician
1952
Mark Evanier, American author and screenwriter
1952
Laraine Newman, American actress and comedian
1950
Karen Carpenter, American singer (d. 1983)
1948
Larry Carlton, American guitarist and songwriter
1948
Rory Gallagher, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1995)
1948
Jeff Kennett, Australian journalist and politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria
1948
Carmen Lawrence, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Western Australia
1947
Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1947
Harry Redknapp, English footballer and manager
1945
Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)
1943
George Layton, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Peter Straub, American author and poet
1943
Robert Williams, American painter and cartoonist
1942
John Irving, American novelist and screenwriter
1942
Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1942
Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iranian architect and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Iran
1942
Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2013)
1942
Derek Woodley, English footballer (d. 2002)
1941
John Cornell, Australian actor, director, and producer
1941
David Satcher, American admiral and physician, 16th Surgeon General of the United States
1940
Billy McNeill, Scottish footballer
1939
Jan Howard Finder, American author and academic (d. 2013)
1938
Ricardo Lagos, Chilean economist, lawyer, and politician, 33rd President of Chile
1938
Lawrence Payton, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1938
Clark Gesner, American author and composer (d. 2002)
1937
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerian soldier and politician, 5th President of Algeria
1936
Haroon Ahmed, Pakistani-English engineer and academic
1936
John Tusa, Czech-English journalist and academic
1935
Gene Stallings, American football player and coach
1934
Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1932
Gun Hägglund, Swedish journalist and translator (d. 2011)
1931
Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
John Cullum, American actor and singer
1930
Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
1930
Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
1927
Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist (d. 2017)
1926
Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)
1926
Murray Rothbard, American economist and historian (d. 1995)
1924
Cal Abrams, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1924
Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (d. 2004)
1923
Basil Hume, English cardinal (d. 1999)
1923
Robert H. Michel, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
1923
Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1922
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American saxophonist (d. 1986)
1922
Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1999)
1922
Frances Spence, American computer programmer (d. 2012)
1921
Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2006)
1921
Ernst Haas, Austrian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)
1919
Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
1919
Eddie Lawrence, American actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2014)
1919
Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (d. 1996)
1917
Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)
1917
David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (d. 1967)
1917
Jim Konstanty, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
1915
John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Ceylon (d. 2010)
1914
Martin Ritt, American actor and film director (d. 1990)
1913
Godfried Bomans, Dutch television host and author (d. 1971)
1913
Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
1912
Henry Katzman, American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)
1909
Mel Ott, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1958)
1908
Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
1905
Marc Blitzstein, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
1905
Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (d. 1985)
1904
Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)
1902
Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
1902
Edward Condon, American physicist and academic (d. 1974)
1901
Grete Hermann, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1984)
1900
Kurt Weill, German-American pianist and composer (d. 1950)
1886
Willis H. O'Brien, American animator and director (d. 1962)
1886
Kurt Grelling, German logician and philosopher (d. 1942)
1878
William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)
1876
Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
1862
John Jay Chapman, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)
1860
Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (d. 1961)
1859
Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)
1849
Robert Means Thompson, American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)
1846
Marie Roze, French soprano (d. 1926)
1842
Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)
1836
Henry Billings Brown, American lawyer and judge (d. 1913)
1829
Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)
1824
Bedřich Smetana, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)
1820
Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
1817
János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)
1816
Alexander Bullock, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
1810
Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
1800
Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)
1793
Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)
1779
Joel Roberts Poinsett, American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)
1770
Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)
1769
DeWitt Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)
1760
Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
1740
Nicholas Pocock, English naval painter (d.1821)
1705
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
1651
Carlo Gimach, Maltese architect, engineer and poet (d. 1730)
1628
Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1684)
1577
George Sandys, English traveller, colonist and poet (d. 1644)
1545
Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)
1481
Franz von Sickingen, German knight (d. 1523)
1459
Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
1453
Johannes Engel, German doctor, astronomer and astrologer (d. 1512)
1432
Countess Palatine Margaret of Mosbach, countess consort of Hanau (d. 1457)
1409
Jean II, Duke of Alençon (d. 1476)
1316
Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
480
Benedict of Nursia, Italian Christian saint (d. 543 or 547)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Mike Oliver, British sociologist, disability rights activist (b. 1945)
2018
Billy Herrington, American actor (b. 1969)
2018
Lin Hu, Chinese lieutenant general (b. 1927)
2016
Benoît Lacroix, Canadian priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1915)
2016
Aubrey McClendon, American businessman (b. 1959)
2015
Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (b. 1917)
2015
Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2015
Mal Peet, English author and illustrator (b. 1947)
2014
Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)
2013
Peter Harvey, Australian journalist (b. 1944)
2013
Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (b. 1945)
2013
Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)
2012
Lawrence Anthony, South African environmentalist, explorer, and author (b. 1950)
2012
Van T. Barfoot, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
2012
Norman St John-Stevas, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)
2012
James Q. Wilson, American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)
2010
Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1940)
2009
João Bernardo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)
2008
Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
2007
Thomas S. Kleppe, American soldier and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1919)
2007
Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2007
Ivan Safronov, Russian colonel and journalist (b. 1956)
2007
Henri Troyat, Russian-French historian and author (b. 1911)
2005
Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (b. 1911)
2004
Cormac McAnallen, Irish footballer (b. 1980)
2004
Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
2004
Marge Schott, American businesswoman (b. 1928)
2003
Hank Ballard, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)
2003
Malcolm Williamson, Australian pianist and composer (b. 1931)
2000
Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)
1999
Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
1994
Anita Morris, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1943)
1992
Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)
1991
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (b. 1928)
1987
Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)
1987
Lolo Soetoro, Indonesian geographer and academic (b. 1935)
1982
Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (b. 1928)
1979
Christy Ring, Irish hurler (b. 1920)
1972
Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (b. 1877)
1967
José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)
1962
Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (b. 1866)
1958
Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
1957
Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (b. 1874)
1953
James Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
1949
Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (b. 1879)
1947
Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels, Dutch architect and urban planner (b. 1882)
1946
Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1895)
1946
George E. Stewart, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
1945
Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)
1943
Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (b.1867)
1939
Howard Carter, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1874)
1938
Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (b. 1871)
1930
D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1885)
1921
Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1850)
1896
Jubal Early, American general (b. 1816)
1895
Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)
1895
Isma'il Pasha, Egyptian politician (b. 1830)
1880
John Benjamin Macneill, Irish engineer (b. 1790)
1865
Carl Sylvius Völkner, German-New Zealand priest and missionary (b. 1819)
1864
Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (b. 1842)
1855
Nicholas I, Russian emperor (b. 1796)
1840
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (b. 1758)
1835
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
1830
Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, German physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (b. 1755)
1829
Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mexican revolutionary (b. ca. 1773)
1797
Horace Walpole, English historian and politician (b. 1717)
1793
Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-Danish painter and academic (b. 1711)
1791
John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (b. 1703)
1755
Louis de Rouvroy, French duke and diplomat (b. 1675)
1729
Francesco Bianchini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (b. 1662)
1619
Anne of Denmark, queen of Scotland (b. 1574)
1589
Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1520)
1333
Wladyslaw I, king of Poland (b. 1261)
1316
Marjorie Bruce, Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)
1009
Mokjong, king of Goryeo (b. 980)
986
Lothair, king of West Francia (b.941)
968
William, archbishop of Mainz (b. 929)
672
Chad of Mercia, English bishop and saint (b. 634)
274
Mani, Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism (b. 216)

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