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On This Day in History:  May 10

May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 235 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Alabama lottery plan changed; vote next week. An Alabama House committee today adopted a new version of a bill to set up a state lottery in Alabama, changing how the money would be distributed.
2018
Iowa man claims $4.38 million Lotto America prize. A Davenport, Iowa, man on Thursday claimed a $4.38 million lottery jackpot, acknowledging he had beaten long odds to win a jackpot with a ticket he received as a free play in a lottery promotion.
2018
Lottery tickets will not be sold in South Carolina for more than 12 hours this weekend. You're out of luck if you planned on buying Powerball or Pick 3 tickets in South Carolina on Mother's Day morning.
2017
Army soldier wins $5 million lottery jackpot. An Army soldier based in Fort Drum has won a $5 million New York Lottery jackpot.
2016
Breast cancer patient wins lottery second time. North Carolina Education Lottery officials said a woman who has been battling breast cancer for six years has won the lottery two times in the past three months.
2016
Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets. Stolen lottery tickets, worth $6, led to the arrest of two men caught on camera burglarizing a home.
2015
Alabama lottery proposal set for Senate debate Tuesday. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a Senate committee on a bill to create an Alabama state lottery.
2014
Phoenix couple claim $3.3 million lottery prize. After almost two weeks of remaining silent, the winners of the $3.3 million Arizona Lottery "The Pick" jackpot claimed their winnings.
2013
Tennessee to add Hot Lotto multi-state lottery game. Starting Sunday, Tennessee Lottery players will be able to purchase tickets for Hot Lotto, a multi-state game currently played in 14 states and Washington, D.C.
2011
Financial advisor wins the lottery. A Webster City, Iowa, man today claimed a $9 million prize from Saturday night's Hot Lotto drawing, one of the biggest prizes ever awarded in the history of the Iowa Lottery.
2011
N.Y. Lottery to launch new ad slogan. The lottery that contributed "Hey, you never know" to the lengthy list of memorable advertising catch phrases vernacular is hoping to do it again, with a new slogan for its scratch-off games.
2010
Accused lottery killer expected to make plea in court. A woman accused of killing a Lakeland, Florida, lottery winner is expected to make a plea in court Monday morning.
2007
West Virginia resisting trend to privatize Lottery. West Virginia officials say they so far have not seriously considered an initiative to sell the lottery to a private company in exchange for quick cash.
2007
Expensive Michigan Lottery tickets sell-out quickly. Tickets to the Michigan Lottery's most expensive game sold out Wednesday after less than three days on sale.
2007
Schwarzenegger may try to privatize California Lottery. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is poised to call for privatizing the state lottery, a move that would bring California a cash infusion of as much as $37 billion to help solve pressing budget problems but also could sacrifice a major revenue source for decades to come.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $80 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $80 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
4 Massachusetts lottery licenses suspended. A top official with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission said yesterday that it has indefinitely suspended lottery licenses for four establishments where video slot machines were seized last week by state police investigating possible illegal gambling.
2006
S.C. lottery sales top $1 billion mark for first time. South Carolina lottery sales for this fiscal year have topped $1 billion for the first time.
2005
2 Players Share $1.17 Million Tenn. Lotto 5 Jackpot. Two tickets, worth $589,973 each, matched all five of the Tennessee Lotto 5 numbers in last night's drawing.
2005
Missouri Director hired to run Oklahoma Lottery. James R. Scroggins, the executive director of the Missouri lottery for the last 13 years, was hired Tuesday to direct the startup of the Oklahoma lottery.
2005
S.C. Lottery may learn lessons from Georgia. Lottery officials in Georgia may be enjoying a sense of irony, as South Carolina is now undergoing the same uncomfortable feeling that they created for the Georgia Lottery when they started their new lottery in 2002.
2005
Embattled lottery pyramid scheme slammed by Australian court. World Games Inc (WGI), a loosely-based international company that has been on the run from legal authorities around the world for several years, was found to be in violation of the 1974 Trade Practices Act by the Australia Full Federal Court for organizing an international online pyramid scheme.
2004
Australian Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night. For a 60-year-old Sydney grandfather, it was third time lucky - and second time and first.
2004
Pennsylvania store sells $213M winning Powerball ticket. One lucky player purchased the winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball drawing from a convenience store near the spot where George Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776.
2004
Lottery winner's dreams live on after his death. Despite a troubled past, James Craig's family said he had started to turn his life around long before he struck it rich and won a $9.7 million Indiana Lotto jackpot earlier this year.
2004
Winning lottery ticket photocopy upheld in appeal. An Alberta court has upheld a decision ordering the Western Canada Lottery Corp. to award Calgarian Valerie Murphy $100,000 after she lost her winning ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$295 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
2.$270 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2013
3.$257 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2018
4.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2020
5.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2019
6.€150.5 Million
US$169.06 Million
Draw Date
May 11, 2019
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2008
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 10, 2017
9.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2013
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2016
11.€100 Million
US$143.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2011
12.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2015
13.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2009
14.€99 Million
US$123.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2010
15.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2014
16.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 11, 2007
17.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
18.€90 Million
US$101.1 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2015
20.€90 Million
US$98.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2017
21.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2010
22.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 11, 2005
23.€80.18 Million
US$91.24 Million
Draw Date
May 10, 2016
24.$89 Million
Draw Date
May 12, 2010
25.€55 Million
US$85.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Thursday, May 10, 1984
36 years old
1972
Wednesday, May 10, 1972
48 years old
1969
Saturday, May 10, 1969
51 years old
1967
Wednesday, May 10, 1967
53 years old
1965
Monday, May 10, 1965
55 years old
1965
Monday, May 10, 1965
55 years old
1952
Saturday, May 10, 1952
68 years old
1951
Thursday, May 10, 1951
69 years old
1949
Tuesday, May 10, 1949
71 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
2012
The Damascus bombings are carried out using a pair of car bombs detonated by suicide bombers outside of a military intelligence complex in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 people and injuring 400 others.
2005
A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 meters) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
2002
FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
1997
The 7.3 MwQayen earthquake strikes Iran's Khorasan Province, killing 1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15,000 homes.
1994
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
1993
In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
1981
François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first SocialistPresident of France in the French Fifth Republic.
1975
Sony introduces the Betamaxvideocassette recorder in Japan.
1972
In the Vietnam War, the US had two fighter ace crews. The USAF's Ritchie and DeBellevue scored their first kill while the USN's Cunningham and Driscoll scored their third, fourth and fifth kills.
1970
Bobby Orr scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth NHL championship in their history.
1969
Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.
1967
The Northrop M2-F2 crashes on landing, becoming the inspiration for the novel Cyborg and TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
1962
Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.
1960
The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
1954
Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
1948
The Republic of China implements "temporary provisions" granting PresidentChiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising; they will remain in effect until 1991.
1946
First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
1942
World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1941
World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
1941
World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
1940
World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.
1940
World War II: German raids on British shipping convoys and military airfields begin.
1940
World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
1940
World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.
1940
World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
1933
Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
1924
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.
1922
The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
1916
Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.
1908
Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
1904
The Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG is founded. It would eventually become the Audi company.
1881
Carol I is crowned the King of the Romanian Kingdom.
1877
The lower chamber of the Romanian Parliament sanctions the Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, proclaimed the previous day in the Senate by Mihail Kogălniceanu.
1876
The Centennial Exposition is opened in Philadelphia by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II.
1872
Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
1869
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike.
1865
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by U.S. troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
1865
American Civil War: In Kentucky, Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raiderWilliam Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.
1864
American Civil War: Colonel Emory Upton leads a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Upton is slightly wounded but is immediately promoted to brigadier general.
1857
Indian Rebellion of 1857: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut.
1849
Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 25 and injuring over 120.
1837
Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
1833
The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern VietnamLê Văn Duyệt by Emperor Minh Mạng provokes his adopted son to start a revolt.
1824
The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
1801
First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
1796
War of the First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
1775
American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnoldcaptures Fort Ticonderoga.
1775
American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
1774
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
1773
The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1768
John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1688
King Narai nominates his daughter Sudawadi to succeed him with Constantine Phaulkon, Mom Pi and Phetracha acting as regents. The ensuing revolution leads to the Ayutthaya Kingdom severing all ties with Europe.
1655
England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.
1534
Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
1503
Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
1497
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
1291
Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England pending the selection of a king.
AD 70
Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city's Third Wall to the northwest.
28 BC
A sunspot is observed by Han dynastyastronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.

Births On This Day

1996
Tyus Jones, American basketball player
1996
Kateřina Siniaková, Czech tennis player
1995
Missy Franklin, American swimmer
1995
Gabriella Papadakis, French ice dancer
1993
Pachara Chirathivat, Thai actor, singer and model
1990
Salvador Pérez, Venezuelan baseball player
1990
Ivana Španović, Serbian long jumper
1987
Wilson Chandler, American basketball player
1987
Kévin Constant, French-Guinean footballer
1986
Emilio Izaguirre, Honduran footballer
1985
Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Jon Schofield, English canoe racer
1984
Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player
1984
Pe'er Tasi, Israeli singer
1983
Gustav Fridolin, Swedish journalist and politician, Swedish Minister of Education
1981
Samuel Dalembert, Haitian-Canadian basketball player
1981
Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
1978
Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer
1978
Kenan Thompson, American actor
1977
Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
1977
Sergei Nakariakov, Russian trumpet player
1977
Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, screenwriter and producer
1975
Torbjørn Brundtland, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
1975
Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
1975
Adam Deadmarsh, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1974
Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
1973
Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
1973
Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1973
Ollie le Roux, South African rugby player
1973
Rüştü Reçber, Turkish footballer
1973
Leigh Sales, Australian journalist and television host
1972
Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
1972
Christian Wörns, German footballer and manager
1971
Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman
1971
Craig Mack, American rapper and producer
1971
Ådne Søndrål, Norwegian speed skater
1970
Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist
1970
David Weir, Scottish footballer and manager
1969
Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer and manager
1969
John Scalzi, American author and blogger
1968
Al Murray, English comedian and television host
1968
Tatyana Shikolenko, Russian javelin thrower
1967
Eion Crossan, New Zealand rugby player
1967
Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
1966
Jonathan Edwards, English triple jumper
1965
Linda Evangelista, Canadian model
1965
Paul Langmack, Australian rugby league player and coach
1965
Rony Seikaly, Lebanese-American basketball player and radio host
1963
Lisa Nowak, American commander and astronaut
1963
Debbie Wiseman, English composer and conductor
1960
Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, humanitarian, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist and activist
1960
Dean Heller, American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Nevada, 15th Secretary of State of Nevada
1960
Merlene Ottey, Jamaican-Slovenian runner
1959
Victoria Rowell, American actress
1959
Danny Schayes, American basketball player
1959
Cindy Hyde-Smith, American politician, United States Senator from Mississippi, 7th Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
1958
Tauseef Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer
1958
Gaétan Boucher, Canadian speed skater
1958
Rick Santorum, American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Pennsylvania
1957
Sid Vicious, English singer and bass player (d. 1979)
1956
Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist (d. 1995)
1955
Mark David Chapman, American murderer
1952
Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
1952
Sly Dunbar, Jamaican drummer
1952
Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Brazilian footballer and manager
1950
Natalya Bondarchuk, Russian actress and director
1949
Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer
1948
Meg Foster, American actress
1947
Caroline B. Cooney, American author
1946
Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1946
Graham Gouldman, English guitarist and songwriter
1946
Dave Mason, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and theorist
1944
Jim Abrahams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Marie-France Pisier, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1942
Jim Calhoun, American basketball player and coach
1942
Carl Douglas, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1941
Aydın Güven Gürkan, Turkish academician and politician (d. 2006)
1940
Arthur Alexander, American country-soul singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
1940
Wayne Dyer, American author and educator (d. 2015)
1938
Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player
1937
Tamara Press, Ukrainian shot putter and discus thrower
1935
Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1980)
1933
Jean Becker, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1933
Barbara Taylor Bradford, English-American author
1932
Karthigesu Sivathamby, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 2011)
1931
Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1930
George E. Smith, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1929
Audun Boysen, Norwegian runner (d. 2000)
1929
George Coe, American actor and producer (d. 2015)
1929
Antonine Maillet, Canadian author and playwright
1928
Arnold Rüütel, Estonian agronomist and politician, 3rd President of Estonia
1928
Lothar Schmid, German chess player (d. 2013)
1927
Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
1927
Mike Souchak, American golfer (d. 2008)
1926
Hugo Banzer, Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (d. 2002)
1923
Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003)
1923
Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
1922
David Azrieli, Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1922
Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (d. 1992)
1920
Basil Kelly, Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician (d. 2008)
1920
Bert Weedon, English guitarist (d. 2012)
1919
Ella T. Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1981)
1918
T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician and author (d. 2018)
1918
Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)
1918
Diva Diniz Corrêa, Brazilian zoologist (d. 1993)
1916
Milton Babbitt, American composer and educator (d. 2011)
1915
Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2003)
1911
Bel Kaufman, American author and educator (d. 2014)
1909
Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (d. 1978)
1908
Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2000)
1905
Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1972)
1904
David Brown, English businessman (d. 1993)
1903
Otto Bradfisch, German economist, jurist, and SS officer (d. 1994)
1902
H. C. Asterley, British author and diplomat (d. 1973)
1902
David O. Selznick, American director and producer (d. 1965)
1901
John Desmond Bernal, Irish-English crystallographer and physicist (d. 1971)
1901
Hildrus Poindexter, American bacteriologist (d. 1987)
1900
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)
1899
Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)
1898
Ariel Durant, American historian and author (d. 1981)
1897
Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1987)
1896
Alberts Ozoliņš, Latvian weightlifter (d. 1985)
1894
Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (d. 1979)
1893
Tonita Peña, San Ildefonso Pueblo (Native American) artist (d. 1949)
1891
Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)
1890
Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
1889
Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)
1888
Max Steiner, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1971)
1886
Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1968)
1886
Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
1879
Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (d. 1926)
1878
Konstantinos Parthenis, Greek painter (d. 1967)
1878
Gustav Stresemann, German journalist and politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
1876
Ivan Cankar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 1918)
1874
Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and orientalist (d. 1941)
1872
Marcel Mauss, French sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1950)
1866
Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (d. 1924)
1863
Kaarle Krohn, Finnish historian and academic (d. 1933)
1855
Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator (d. 1936)
1847
Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (d. 1923)
1843
Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1920)
1841
James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American publisher and broadcaster, co-founded Commercial Cable Company (d. 1918)
1840
Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian warlord (d. 1868)
1838
John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
1813
Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (d. 1883)
1812
William Henry Barlow, English engineer (d. 1902)
1810
E. Cobham Brewer, English lexicographer and author (d. 1897)
1788
Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist and engineer, champion of the wave theory of light, pioneer of "stepped" lenses in lighthouses (d. 1827)
1788
Catherine Pavlovna, Russian grand duchess and queen (d. 1819)
1775
Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (d. 1809)
1770
Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1823)
1760
Johann Peter Hebel, German author and poet (d. 1826)
1760
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)
1755
Robert Gray, American captain and explorer (d. 1806)
1727
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (d. 1781)
1714
Sophie Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1792)
1697
Jean-Marie Leclair, French violinist and composer (d. 1764)
1626
Jan Jacobszoon Hinlopen, Dutch art collector and merchant (d. 1666)
1604
Jean Mairet, French author and playwright (d. 1686)
1521
John Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, (d. 1553)
1491
Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (d. 1521)
1401
Thomas Tuddenham, English landowner (d. 1462)
1265
Fushimi, Japanese emperor (d. 1317)
1002
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Iraqi historian and scholar (d. 1071)
955
Al-Aziz Billah, Fatimid caliph (d. 996)
874
Meng Zhixiang, Chinese general and emperor (d. 934)
213
Claudius Gothicus, Roman emperor (d. 270)

Deaths On This Day

2018
David Goodall, Australian botanist and ecologist (b. 1914)
2016
Carlos García y García, Peruvian politician, Second Vice President (b. ?)
2015
Ninad Bedekar, Indian historian, author, and academic (b. 1949)
2015
Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator, and academic (b. 1946)
2014
Carmen Argibay, Argentinian lawyer and judge (b. 1939)
2012
Horst Faas, German photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
2012
Carroll Shelby, American race car driver and designer (b. 1923)
2012
Gunnar Sønsteby, Norwegian captain and author (b. 1918)
2010
Frank Frazetta, American illustrator and painter (b. 1928)
2008
Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
2006
Soraya, Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1969)
2006
Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
2005
David Wayne, American singer-songwriter (b. 1958)
2003
Milan Vukcevich, Serbian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1937)
2002
Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)
2002
Yves Robert, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2001
Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian politician, 16th Governor of Himachal Pradesh (b. 1934)
2000
Jules Deschênes, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
2000
Dick Sprang, American illustrator (b. 1915)
1999
Shel Silverstein, American poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1930)
1999
Eric Willis, Australian politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1922)
1994
John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (b. 1942)
1992
K. G. Ramanathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1920)
1990
Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (b. 1916)
1989
Dimitar Ilievski-Murato, Macedonian mountaineer (b. 1953)
1989
Woody Shaw, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1944)
1988
Shen Congwen, Chinese author and academic (b. 1902)
1982
Peter Weiss, German playwright and painter (b. 1916)
1977
Joan Crawford, American actress (year of birth disputed)
1976
Elias Aslaksen, Norwegian religious leader (b. 1888)
1974
Hal Mohr, American director and cinematographer (b. 1894)
1968
Scotty Beckett, American actor and singer (b. 1929)
1967
Lorenzo Bandini, Italian race car driver (b. 1935)
1965
Hubertus van Mook, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1894)
1964
Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter, illustrator, and set designer (b. 1881)
1962
Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal and politician, 48th Japanese Minister of War (b. 1879)
1960
Yury Olesha, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1899)
1945
Richard Glücks, German SS officer (b. 1889)
1945
Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (b. 1898)
1910
Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1826)
1904
Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (b. 1861)
1897
Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino soldier and politician, President of the Philippines (b. 1863)
1891
Carl Nägeli, Swiss botanist and mycologist (b. 1817)
1889
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1826)
1884
Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian French chemist (b. 1817)
1868
Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (b. 1808)
1863
Stonewall Jackson, American general (b. 1824)
1849
Hokusai, Japanese painter and illustrator (b. 1760)
1829
Thomas Young, English physician and linguist (b. 1773)
1818
Paul Revere, American engraver and soldier (b. 1735)
1807
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French general (b. 1725)
1798
George Vancouver, English navigator and explorer (b. 1757)
1794
Élisabeth of France, French princess and youngest sibling of Louis XVI (b.1764)
1787
William Watson, English physician, physicist, and botanist (b. 1715)
1774
Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
1737
Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (b. 1702)
1726
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (b. 1670)
1721
Christian William I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (b. 1647)
1717
John Hathorne, American merchant and politician (b. 1641)
1691
John Birch, English soldier and politician (b. 1615)
1667
Marie Louise Gonzaga, Polish queen (b. 1611)
1657
Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (b. 1592)
1641
Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (b. 1596)
1569
John of Ávila, Spanish mystic and saint (b. 1500)
1566
Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (b. 1501)
1521
Sebastian Brant, German author (b. 1457)
1493
Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1433)
1482
Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)
1424
Emperor Go-Kameyama of Japan (b. 1347)
1403
Katherine Swynford, widow of John of Gaunt
1299
Kyawswa of Pagan, deposed ruler of the Pagan Kingdom (born 1260)
1299
Theingapati, heir to the Pagan Kingdom
1290
Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (b. 1271)
967
Renaud of Roucy, Viking nobleman
884
Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of Egypt and Syria (b. 835)
689
Prince Kusakabe of Japan (b. 662)

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