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On This Day in History:  March 25

March 25 is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 281 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales. Today the Powerball Product Group announced it is making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
2020
Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation. A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19.
2020
Lottery bill is likely dead in Alabama legislature. It appears the latest attempt to create an Alabama state lottery will die, killed this time not by special interests but, instead, coronavirus.
2018
Are repeat Wisconsin Lottery winners playing fair?. Wisconsin Lottery officials won't reveal how they ensure frequent winners aren't scamming the system, and one expert sees suspicious patterns in the state.
2017
Illinois Lottery's private manager faces 2nd lawsuit alleging fraud. A second lawsuit has been filed accusing the Illinois Lottery's private manager of defrauding players after an investigation found the lottery did not award many of the biggest prizes in its largest instant ticket games.
2017
Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines. Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines.
2016
NH Lottery may increase storeowners' lottery bonus. If someone walks into a New Hampshire corner store and walks away with a $160 million lottery ticket, the store owner's takeaway is capped at $30,000, the lowest such retail lottery cap in the United States.
2016
Wyoming Lottery looks at offering statewide raffle. While seeking permission last week to add a fourth game for Wyoming lottery players this year, WyoLotto officials were also looking at offering a statewide raffle.
2016
Maryland may be 1st to hold fantasy sports referendum. Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of Internet fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under a bill now pending in the legislature.
2016
Washington Mega Millions winner claims $157 million jackpot. A Washington man came forward Thursday to claim the $157 million Mega Millions jackpot from the drawing on March 8.
2015
State lotteries head to Washington to enforce states' rights on gambling. State Lottery officials from across the United States held meetings with members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., to add their voices to those of state lawmakers advocating for the federal government to continue to support states' authority to establish their own gambling policies.
2014
Va. store owner sells $3 million lottery ticket to herself. The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket from her own store.
2013
$338M N.J. Powerball winner says he'll help family. The winner of a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family.
2013
Liquor store in Passaic, NJ, sold winning Powerball ticket. Contrary to rumors swirling in the media and on Web sites this morning, the New Jersey Lottery announced this morning at a press conference that the winning Powerball ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic.
2013
Illinois Lottery pushes for online expansion. The Illinois Senate could soon decide to increase the number of ways you can play the lottery online.
2013
Lottery winner penniless after blowing through $10.5 million. Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 check, Canadian lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job.
2013
$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10. A jackpot winner recounts how he blew a £1.8 million (US$2.7 million) UK Lotto fortune -- and is now so poor he relies on handouts from his parents.
2011
Forbes: Tonight's $312M Mega Millions lottery is a sound investment. Whatever strategy you use to control impulsive actions with your investment portfolio -- so long as it's cheap -- is a worthwhile endeavor.
2011
Louisiana Lottery holds first of five bonus raffle drawings. The Louisiana Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning.
2010
Prison terms for lottery ticket attackers. A $5 Bankroll lottery ticket won eastern Henrico County, Virginia, resident Jeff Brownell $1,000 last year but cost him his left eye in a brutal robbery attempt.
2009
Poll: 58% of N.C. residents tried lottery. Even in Bible-Belt North Carolina, a majority of Tar Heel adults have played the state lottery, according to a study released Tuesday.
2008
Some lottery millionaires can't wait to return to work. Many of us, if we won big in the lottery, would have one item at or near the top of our to-do list: never work again. But some lottery winners could not fathom the thought of leaving the job they love.
2008
Millionaire lottery winner goes back to job at McDonald's. But if you visit a particular McDonald's store in Cardiff, Britain, you have a good chance of being served by a millionaire.
2008
Mass. lottery winner dies in house fire. A New Bedford, Massachusetts, man who lived a modest life even after winning a $5 million lottery jackpot has died in a fire.
2005
N.C. lawmaker predicts lottery will fail. North Carolina lawmakers are scheduled to vote next week on whether or not North Carolina will have a lottery, and Rep. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell, said he expects the lottery will fail.
2005
California Senator questions Mega Millions lottery plans. The chairman of California's Senate Governmental Organization Committee has asked the Legislature's attorneys whether the Lottery Commission has the constitutional authority to join the multistate Mega Millions game later this year.
2005
Nevada Lottery Proposal Killed. Nevada may be a gambling state but a Senate panel decided on a 5-2 vote Thursday that a lottery is one game of chance the state can do without.
2005
Poll: Most Baptists Oppose N.C. Lottery. More than half the respondents to a Baptist web poll want any North Caolina lottery proposal killed in the state legislature.
2004
Lottery player wins case against deceptive store owner. An Ohio lottery player who spent about $125,000 a year on tickets won his case in court against a store owner who gave some very bad advice.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $25 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $25 million, with a cash option of $14.1 million.
2004
Alleged high-tech roulette scam "easy to set up". An alleged high-tech roulette scam that saw three people walk out of a London casino with £1.3 million recently sounds too implausible even for a movie plot. But a physicist who developed a technology-based system that famously beat the wheel in the 1970s has told New Scientist that in theory it would have been fairly easy to carry out with a little know-how and the right tools.
2004
Powerball ready to roll today in N.D.. The North Dakota Lottery begins today when Powerball tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. CST at almost 400 locations statewide.
2004
Store clerk arrested, accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets. A North Naples, Florida store clerk was arrested and charged with grand theft in connection with his unlucky gambling spree earlier this month.
2004
Texas Schools Getting Bonus From Lottery. Texas Lottery officials say that the Texas Lottery has generated over $6 billion for the foundation school fund -- more than a billion dollars a year.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$768.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2019
2.$458 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
3.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2012
4.$319 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
5.€133 Million
US$187.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
6.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2017
7.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2020
8.€119.38 Million
US$148.21 Million
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
9.€111 Million
US$142.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2013
10.€125.53 Million
US$141.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2019
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2011
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2006
13.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
14.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2016
15.€88 Million
US$97.02 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
16.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2006
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2008
18.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
19.€76.77 Million
US$85.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2016
20.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2009
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 1999
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 1999
23.€64 Million
US$69.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2015
24.€61.99 Million
US$69.23 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2016
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Monday, Mar 25, 1985
35 years old
1983
Friday, Mar 25, 1983
37 years old
1972
Saturday, Mar 25, 1972
48 years old
1970
Wednesday, Mar 25, 1970
50 years old
1966
Friday, Mar 25, 1966
54 years old
1965
Thursday, Mar 25, 1965
55 years old
1954
Thursday, Mar 25, 1954
66 years old
1953
Wednesday, Mar 25, 1953
67 years old
1951
Sunday, Mar 25, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2006
Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2006
Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
1996
The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
1995
WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
1988
The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
1979
The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
1975
Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
1971
The Army of the Republic of Vietnamabandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
1969
During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1965
Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1957
United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
1957
The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
1949
More than 92,000 kulaks are suddenly deported from the Baltic states to Siberia.
1948
The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
1947
An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
1941
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
1931
The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1924
On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
1918
The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
1917
The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
1911
In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1894
Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington, D.C.
1865
American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
1845
New Zealand Legislative Council pass the first Militia Act constituting the New Zealand Army.
1821
Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821 (Julian calendar).
1811
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1807
The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1807
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.
1802
The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
1655
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1584
Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1576
Jerome Savage takes out a sub-lease to start the Newington Butts Theatre outside London.
1555
The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.
1409
The Council of Pisa opens.
1306
Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
1199
Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1000
Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government.
919
Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII.
717
Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
708
Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.

Births On This Day

1994
Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
1993
Jacob Gagan, Australian rugby league player
1993
Sam Johnstone, English footballer
1990
Mehmet Ekici, Turkish footballer
1990
Alexander Esswein, German footballer
1989
Aly Michalka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1989
Scott Sinclair, English footballer
1988
Ryan Lewis, American DJ, musician, record producer, and hip hop recording artist
1988
Mitchell Watt, Australian long jumper
1988
Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
1987
Jacob Bagersted, Danish handball player
1987
Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
1987
Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
1986
Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
1986
Megan Gibson, American softball player
1986
Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
1986
Mickey Paea, Australian rugby league player
1985
Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1985
Diana Rennik, Estonian figure skater
1984
Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984
Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Mickaël Hanany, French high jumper
1982
Danica Patrick, American race car driver
1982
Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
1982
Jenny Slate, American comedian, actress and author
1980
Kathrine Sørland, Norwegian fashion model and television presenter
1979
Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, French sprinter
1978
Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer
1977
Natalie Clein, English cellist and educator
1977
Andrew Lindsay, Scottish rower
1976
Francie Bellew, Irish footballer
1976
Lars Figura, German sprinter
1976
Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
1976
Rima Wakarua, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1975
Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player
1975
Melanie Blatt, English singer-songwriter and actress
1975
Erika Heynatz, Papua New Guinean-Australian model and actress
1974
Serge Betsen, Cameroonian-French rugby player
1974
Lark Voorhies, American actress and singer
1973
Michaela Dorfmeister, Austrian skier
1973
Anders Fridén, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1973
Bob Sura, American basketball player
1972
Giniel de Villiers, South African race car driver
1972
Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
1971
Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter and coach
1971
Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1971
Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player and coach
1970
Magnus Larsson, Swedish golfer
1969
George Chlitsios, Greek conductor and composer
1969
Dale Davis, American basketball player
1969
Cathy Dennis, English singer-songwriter, record producer and actress
1969
Jeffrey Walker, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1967
Matthew Barney, American sculptor and photographer
1967
Doug Stanhope, American comedian and actor
1967
Debi Thomas, American figure skater and physician
1966
Tom Glavine, American baseball player and sportscaster
1966
Humberto Gonzalez, Mexican boxer
1966
Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1966
Anton Rogan, Northern Irish footballer
1965
Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
1965
Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
1965
Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress, producer, and designer
1964
René Meulensteen, Dutch footballer and coach
1964
Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
1964
Norm Duke, American bowler
1963
Karen Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
1963
Velle Kadalipp, Estonian architect
1963
Andrew O'Connor, British actor, comedian, magician, television presenter and executive producer
1962
Marcia Cross, American actress
1962
David Nuttall, English lawyer and politician
1961
Mark Brooks, American golfer
1960
Steve Norman, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1960
Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
1960
Brenda Strong, American actress
1958
Lorna Brown, Canadian artist, curator, and writer
1958
Susie Bright, American journalist, author, and critic
1958
Sisy Chen, Taiwanese journalist and politician
1958
María Caridad Colón, Cuban javelin thrower and shot putter
1958
John Ensign, American physician and politician
1958
Ray Tanner, American baseball player and coach
1958
Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician, 3rd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
1957
Christina Boxer, English runner and journalist
1957
Jonathan Michie, English economist and academic
1957
Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian hurdler
1957
Jim Uhls, American screenwriter and producer
1955
Daniel Boulud, French chef and author
1955
Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1954
Thom Loverro, American journalist and author
1953
Robert Fox, English producer and manager
1953
Vesna Pusić, Croatian sociologist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
1953
Haroon Rasheed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1952
Stephen Dorrell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health
1952
Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá
1951
Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)
1950
Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1995)
1950
Ronnie McDowell, American singer-songwriter
1950
David Paquette, American-New Zealander pianist
1949
Ronnie Flanagan, Northern Irish Chief Constable (Royal Irish Constabulary, Police Service of Northern Ireland)
1948
Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
1948
Michael Stanley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Richard Cork, English historian and critic
1947
Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1946
Cliff Balsom, English footballer
1946
Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and author (d. 2010)
1946
Stephen Hunter, American author and critic
1946
Maurice Krafft, French volcanologist (d. 1991)
1945
Leila Diniz, Brazilian actress (d. 1972)
1943
Paul Michael Glaser, American actor and director
1942
Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2018)
1942
Richard O'Brien, English actor and screenwriter
1942
Kim Woodburn, English television host
1941
Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian sociologist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
1939
Toni Cade Bambara, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995)
1939
D. C. Fontana, American screenwriter and producer
1938
Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1938
Daniel Buren, French sculptor and painter
1938
Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian race car driver
1937
Tom Monaghan, American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza
1936
Carl Kaufmann, American-German sprinter (d. 2008)
1935
Gabriel Elorde, Filipino boxer (d. 1985)
1934
Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
1934
Bernard King, Australian actor and chef (d. 2002)
1934
Karlheinz Schreiber, German-Canadian businessman
1934
Gloria Steinem, American feminist activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center
1932
Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1993)
1932
Wes Santee, American runner (d. 2010)
1931
Humphrey Burton, English radio and television host
1930
David Burge, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
1930
Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1982)
1930
Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1929
Cecil Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2018)
1928
Jim Lovell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1928
Gunnar Nielsen, Danish runner and typographer (d. 1985)
1928
Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (d. 2008)
1927
P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)
1926
Riz Ortolani, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1926
László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
1926
Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet and politician (d. 1999)
1926
Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic
1925
Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1964)
1925
Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English physician and philosopher (d. 2010)
1925
Kishori Sinha, Indian politician, social activist and advocate (d. 2016)
1924
Roberts Blossom, American actor (d. 2011)
1924
Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress
1923
Bonnie Guitar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)
1923
Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
1922
Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014)
1921
Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
1921
Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
1920
Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978)
1920
Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
1920
Usha Mehta, Gandhian and freedom fighter of India (d. 2000)
1918
Howard Cosell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1995)
1916
S. M. Pandit, Indian painter and educator (d. 1993)
1915
Dorothy Squires, Welsh singer (d. 1998)
1914
Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1913
Reo Stakis, Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)
1912
Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (d. 2005)
1912
Jean Vilar, French actor and director (d. 1971)
1910
Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (d. 2014)
1910
Benzion Netanyahu, Polish-Israeli historian and academic (d. 2012)
1908
David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1906
Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (d. 1994)
1906
A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and academic (d. 1990)
1905
Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German colonel (d. 1944)
1904
Pete Johnson, American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist (d. 1967)
1903
Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (d. 1998)
1903
Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
1903
Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990)
1901
Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
1899
François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (d. 1994)
1897
Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (d. 1981)
1895
Siegfried Handloser, German general and physician (d. 1954)
1893
Johannes Villemson, Estonian runner (d. 1971)
1881
Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)
1881
Patrick Henry Bruce, American painter and educator (d. 1936)
1881
Mary Webb, English author and poet (d. 1927)
1879
Amedee Reyburn, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)
1878
František Janda-Suk, Czech discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1955)
1877
Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
1876
Irving Baxter, American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957)
1874
Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (d. 1957)
1873
Rudolf Rocker, German-American author and activist (d. 1958)
1872
Horatio Nelson Jackson, American race car driver and physician (d. 1955)
1871
Louis Perrée, French fencer (d. 1924)
1868
Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)
1867
Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)
1867
Arturo Toscanini, Italian-American cellist and conductor (d. 1957)
1863
Simon Flexner, American physician and academic (d. 1946)
1840
Myles Keogh, Irish-American colonel (d. 1876)
1824
Clinton L. Merriam, American banker and politician (d. 1900)
1808
José de Espronceda, Spanish poet and author (d. 1842)
1800
Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen, German geologist and academic (d. 1889)
1782
Caroline Bonaparte, French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839)
1767
Joachim Murat, French general (d. 1815)
1745
John Barry, American naval officer and father of the American navy (d. 1803)
1741
Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor and educator (d. 1828)
1699
Johann Adolph Hasse, German singer-songwriter (d. 1783)
1661
Paul de Rapin, French soldier and historian (d. 1725)
1643
Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (d. 1680)
1636
Henric Piccardt, Dutch lawyer (d. 1712)
1611
Evliya Çelebi, Ottoman Turk traveller and writer (d. 1682)
1593
Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
1546
Giacomo Castelvetro, Italian writer (d. 1616)
1545
John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (d. 1622)
1541
Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
1538
Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)
1510
Guillaume Postel, French linguist (d. 1581)
1491
Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel (d. 1549)
1479
Vasili III of Russia (d. 1533)
1453
Giuliano de' Medici (d. 1478)
1434
Eustochia Smeralda Calafato, Italian saint (d. 1485)
1414
Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, English noble (d. 1455)
1404
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)
1347
Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)
1345
Blanche of Lancaster (d. 1369)
1297
Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
1297
Arnošt of Pardubice, Polish archbishop (d. 1364)
1259
Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
1252
Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Scott Walker, American-born British singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
2018
Zell Miller, American author and politician (b. 1932)
2017
Cuthbert Sebastian, St. Kitts and Nevis politician (b. 1921)
2016
Shannon Bolin, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
2015
George Fischbeck, American journalist and educator (b. 1922)
2014
Lorna Arnold, English historian and author (b. 1915)
2014
Hank Lauricella, American football player and politician (b. 1930)
2014
Jon Lord, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1956)
2014
Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
2014
Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (b. 1943)
2014
Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (b. 1918)
2013
Léonce Bernard, Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1943)
2013
Ben Goldfaden, American basketball player and educator (b. 1913)
2013
Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Jean Pickering, English runner and long jumper (b. 1929)
2013
Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (b. 1954)
2013
John F. Wiley, American lieutenant, football player, and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Len E. Blaylock, American businessman and politician (b. 1918)
2012
Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (b. 1921)
2012
Hal E. Chester, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
2012
John Crosfield, English businessman, founded Crosfield Electronics (b. 1915)
2012
Edd Gould, English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (b. 1988)
2012
Antonio Tabucchi, Italian author and academic (b. 1943)
2009
Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2009
Kosuke Koyama, Japanese-American theologian and academic (b. 1929)
2009
Dan Seals, American musician (b. 1948)
2009
Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu, Turkish politician and member of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1954)
2008
Ben Carnevale, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
2008
Thierry Gilardi, French journalist and sportscaster (b. 1958)
2008
Abby Mann, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)
2008
Herb Peterson, American businessman, created the McMuffin (b. 1919)
2007
Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
2006
Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (b. 1950)
2006
Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
2006
Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
2006
Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
2005
Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911)
2002
Kenneth Wolstenholme, English journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)
2001
Brian Trubshaw, English cricketer and pilot (b. 1924)
2000
Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
1999
Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)
1998
Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
1998
Steven Schiff, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
1996
John Snagge, English journalist (b. 1904)
1995
James Samuel Coleman, American sociologist and academic (b. 1926)
1995
John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer (b. 1914)
1994
Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (b. 1922)
1994
Bernard Kangro, Estonian poet and journalist (b. 1910)
1994
Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician (b. 1899)
1992
Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (b. 1922)
1991
Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop (b. 1905)
1988
Robert Joffrey, American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (b. 1930)
1987
A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1906)
1986
Gloria Blondell, American actress (b. 1910)
1983
Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
1982
Goodman Ace, American comedian and writer (b. 1899)
1980
Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist (b. 1901)
1980
Walter Susskind, Czech-English conductor and educator (b. 1913)
1979
Robert Madgwick, Australian colonel and academic (b. 1905)
1979
Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (b. 1914)
1976
Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (b. 1888)
1976
Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (b. 1890)
1975
Juan Gaudino, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)
1975
Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1906)
1975
Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894)
1973
Jakob Sildnik, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1883)
1973
Edward Steichen, Luxembourgian-American photographer, painter, and curator (b. 1879)
1969
Billy Cotton, English singer, drummer, and bandleader (b. 1899)
1969
Max Eastman, American poet and activist (b. 1883)
1965
Viola Liuzzo, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
1964
Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1885)
1958
Tom Brown, American trombonist (b. 1888)
1957
Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (b. 1902)
1956
Lou Moore, American race car driver (b. 1904)
1956
Robert Newton, English actor (b. 1905)
1951
Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)
1942
William Carr, American rower (b. 1876)
1932
Harriet Backer, Norwegian painter (b.1845)
1931
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1890)
1931
Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (b. 1862)
1927
Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1843)
1918
Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
1918
Peter Martin, Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1875)
1917
Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American academic (b. 1832)
1914
Frédéric Mistral, French lexicographer and poet, 1904 Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
1908
Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
1907
Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (b. 1836)
1873
Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (b. 1810)
1860
James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (b. 1795)
1857
William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (b. 1783)
1818
Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (b. 1745)
1801
Novalis, German poet and author (b. 1772)
1738
Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harp player and composer (b. 1670)
1736
Nicholas Hawksmoor, English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church (b. 1661)
1732
Lucy Filippini, Italian teacher and saint (b. 1672)
1712
Nehemiah Grew, English anatomist and physiologist (b. 1641)
1701
Jean Regnault de Segrais, French poet and novelist (b. 1624)
1677
Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and etcher (b. 1607)
1658
Herman IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg, German nobleman (b. 1607)
1625
Giambattista Marino, Italian poet and author (b. 1569)
1620
Johannes Nucius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)
1609
Olaus Martini, Swedish archbishop (b. 1557)
1609
Isabelle de Limeuil, French noble (b. 1535)
1603
Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1526)
1558
Marcos de Niza, French friar and explorer (b. 1495)
1458
Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1398)
1392
Hosokawa Yoriyuki, Japanese samurai
1351
Kō no Moronao, Japanese samurai
1351
Kō no Moroyasu, Japanese samurai
1223
Alfonso II, king of Portugal (b. 1185)
1189
Frederick, duke of Bohemia
1051
Hugh IV, French nobleman
1005
Kenneth III, king of Scotland
990
Nicodemus of Mammola, Italian monk and saint
940
Taira no Masakado, Japanese samurai
908
Li Kening, Chinese general

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