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On This Day in History:  May 12

May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 233 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
North Carolina healthcare delivery driver almost faints after winning $150,000 lottery jackpot. A North Carolina healthcare driver who delivers medicine to hospitals and clinics is the winner of a $149,814 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.
2018
Georgia Gov. signs bill allowing lottery winners to remain anonymous. Georgia has joined a small but growing number of states that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
2017
4th clerk arrested in Florida Lottery sting. Florida officials have arrested a fourth person locally in its ongoing crackdown on store owners and employees who cheat customers out of lottery winnings.
2015
Pennsylvania lottery winners to be taxed for the first time. Tucked into the depths of New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan is a proposal to tax lottery winnings over $600.
2013
$350 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars. For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $350 million or more.
2012
Britain's youngest lottery winner still broke, but expecting twins. A lottery winner who frittered away her £1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drink, drugs and luxury items is expecting twins -- and she says the feeling is even better than when she hit the jackpot.
2011
Kentucky Lottery launches 50/50 raffle Friday. On Friday, the Kentucky Lottery kicks off sales for its newest game, 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle, a winner-take-all game that will be offered only for a short time.
2011
Louisiana Lottery creates millionaire in raffle draw. The Louisiana Lottery's finale drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning, creating one freshly-minted millionaire and several winners of $20,000.
2011
Florida man wins lottery twice in 6 months. A Panama City Beach, Florida, man won two Florida Lottery scratch game grand prizes within a span of six months.
2010
Lottery winner doesn't have to share. An elderly Connecticut woman does not have to share her half of a $500,000 lottery windfall with her sister who sued her over it, a judge ruled Wednesday.
2005
Record PA Match 6 lottery winner flees media attention. On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that Crone had won $5.9 million in the largest Match 6 payoff to date in the game's 16-month history, but the winner is apparently not happy with all the attention the win has brought him.
2005
N.H. Lottery To Sell $20 Scratch Tickets. The New Hampshire House on Wednesday approved a new $20 lottery ticket, which will offer larger prizes and are expected to add about $5 million to state revenues during the next two years.
2005
N.C. Senate considers social, legal expenses of starting lottery. If North Carolina joins every other state on the East Coast and creates a lottery, the cost of policing it and offering help to problem gamblers could cost several million dollars a year, witnesses told a Senate committee on Wednesday.
2005
Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 in Super Bowl drawing. The Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 after it pulled out of a special drawing offering tickets and travel to the 2004 Super Bowl.
2005
Wisconsin couple to be investigated for excessive lottery wins. A state lawmaker has asked for an audit to determine how a Bonduel, Wisconsin couple won three dozen second-chance state lottery drawings since 2000.
2004
Pennsylvania Lottery Reveals Age Checking Lottery Terminals. Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt today announced that more than 6,700 Lottery retailers will be able to electronically check the ages of customers through online Lottery terminals using a new age verification system.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $13 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $13 million Wednesday.
2004
Tennessee Powerball $100,000 Winner Plans To Build Home. Matthew Hemby said his family "jumped up and down laughing" when they realized they had won $100,000 and that they knew instantly what they planned to do with their winnings: "Build a new home for our family."
2004
Georgia Lottery HOPE bill adds $4.5 million for schools. While legislators devised a way to say millions of dollars in the HOPE scholarship program, they added a cost of $4.5 million that will benefit students who attend private schools part-time.
2004
Pennsylvania Lottery to enforce ID check. The Pennsylvania Lottery will announce a new program this morning in Harrisburg designed to enforce age limits on lottery ticket sales.
2004
Tennessee Lottery executive exodus concerns lawmakers. Some state legislators are concerned after learning that four Tennessee Lottery vice presidents have resigned since the games began in late January.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2013
2.$316 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
3.$257 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 12, 2018
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2019
5.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 12, 2020
6.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2017
7.€123 Million
US$174.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2011
8.€151.67 Million
US$170.13 Million
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2013
10.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2008
11.$161 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2016
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.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 14, 2005
17.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2006
18.$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.€79.77 Million
US$94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 18, 2018
23.€81.1 Million
US$92.38 Million
Draw Date
May 12, 2016
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 14, 2014
25.$89 Million
Draw Date
May 12, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Saturday, May 12, 1979
41 years old
1976
Wednesday, May 12, 1976
44 years old
1972
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
1972
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
1972
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
1968
Sunday, May 12, 1968
52 years old
1962
Saturday, May 12, 1962
58 years old
1958
Monday, May 12, 1958
62 years old
1956
Saturday, May 12, 1956
64 years old
1954
Wednesday, May 12, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
2018 Paris knife attack - A man was fatally shot by police in Paris after killing 1 and injuring several others.
2017
A ransomware attack attacks over 400 thousand computers worldwide, targeting computers of the United Kingdom's National Health Services and Telefónica computers.
2015
A train derailment in Philadelphia kills eight people and injures more than 200.
2015
Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.
2010
Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.
2008
An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
2008
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
2006
Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.
2006
Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
2003
The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by al-Qaeda, kill 26 people.
2002
Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
1998
Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto.
1989
The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people. A week later an underground gasoline pipeline explodes killing two more people.
1982
During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.
1981
Francis Hughes, Provisional IRAhunger striker, dies in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.
1978
In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga); the local government asks the US, France and Belgium to restore order.
1968
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral.
1965
The Soviet spacecraftLuna 5 crashes on the Moon.
1949
Cold War: The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
1949
Cold War: The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
1948
Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cedes the throne.
1942
World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: In eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
1942
World War II: The U.S. tanker SS Virginia is torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German submarine U-507.
1941
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1937
The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.
1933
The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies.
1932
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
1926
The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
1888
In Southeast Asia, the North Borneo Chartered Company's territories become the British protectorate of North Borneo.
1885
North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
1881
In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1870
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
1865
American Civil War: The Battle of Palmito Ranch: The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle".
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: Two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.
1862
American Civil War: U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1846
The Donner Party of pioneers departs Independence, Missouri for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship and cannibalism.
1821
The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks is fought in Valtetsi.
1797
War of the First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1784
The Treaty of Paris signed on September 3, 1783, takes effect on this date.
1780
American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolinais taken by British forces.
1778
Heinrich XI, Prince Reuss of Greiz is elevated to Prince of the Principality of Reuss-Greiz by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor - it is during Heinrich XI's rule in 1778, that the first appearance of the national colors of modern Germany are present on a flag that closely resembles the modern Flag of Germany, to occur anywhere within what today comprises Germany.
1743
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
1689
King William's War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.
1593
London playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.
1588
French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry I, Duke of Guise, enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
1551
National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
1510
The Prince of Anhua rebellion begins when Zhu Zhifan kills all the officials invited to a banquet and declares his intent on ousting the powerful Ming dynasty eunuch Liu Jin during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor.
1364
Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.
1328
Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1191
Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus; she is crowned Queen consort of England the same day.
907
Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.
254
Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I, becoming the 23rdpope.

Births On This Day

1998
Mohamed Bamba, American professional basketball player
1997
Morgan Lake, English athlete
1997
Odeya Rush, Israeli actress
1995
Luke Benward, American actor and singer
1995
Kenton Duty, American actor
1995
Irina Khromacheva, Russian tennis player
1992
Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
1990
Florent Amodio, French figure skater
1990
Tobias Strobl, German footballer
1989
Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Greek Cypriot singer, musician, and actress
1988
Marcelo, Brazilian footballer
1987
Alex Gough, Canadian luger
1987
Kieron Pollard, Trinidadian cricketer
1986
Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer
1986
Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress
1985
Paolo Goltz, Argentinian footballer
1985
Andrew Howe, Italian long jumper and sprinter
1985
Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer
1984
Clare Bowen, Australian actress and singer
1983
Domhnall Gleeson, Irish actor
1983
Alina Kabaeva, Russian gymnast and politician
1983
Yujiro Kushida, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1983
Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
1983
Virginie Razzano, French tennis player
1983
Francisco Javier Torres, Mexican footballer
1982
Donnie Nietes, Filipino boxer
1982
Rhian Wilkinson, Canadian soccer player
1981
Rami Malek, American actor
1981
Kentaro Sato, Japanese-American composer and conductor
1981
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor and singer
1980
Keith Bogans, American basketball player
1979
Adrian Serioux,Canadian soccer player
1979
Steve Smith Sr., American football player
1979
Aaron Yoo, American actor
1978
Aaron Abrams, Canadian actor
1978
Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian model, actress, and singer
1978
Jason Biggs, American actor and comedian
1978
Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer and fashion designer
1978
Lidia Kopania, Polish singer
1978
Amy Sloan, Canadian actress
1977
Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player and coach
1977
Rebecca Herbst, American actress
1977
Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (d. 2017)
1977
Onur Saylak, Turkish actor, filmmaker and director
1977
Rachel Wilson, Canadian actress and voice actress
1976
Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rap musician and producer
1975
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2015)
1975
Ricky Ortiz, American professional wrestler and football player
1973
Mackenzie Astin, American actor
1973
Forbes March, Canadian actor
1973
Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager
1972
Christian Campbell, Canadian-American actor, writer and photographer
1972
Rhea Seehorn, American actress
1971
Doug Basham, American wrestler
1971
Jamie Luner, American actress
1970
Mark Foster, English swimmer
1970
Jim Furyk, American golfer
1970
Samantha Mathis, American actress
1970
Mike Weir, Canadian golfer
1970
David A. R. White, American actor and producer
1969
Suzanne Clément, Canadian actress
1969
Kim Fields, American actress
1968
Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor
1968
Catherine Tate, English actress and screenwriter
1967
Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, French mathematician
1967
Bill Shorten, Australian politician
1966
Stephen Baldwin, American actor
1966
Dez Fafara, American metal singer
1966
Bebel Gilberto, American-Brazilian singer-songwriter
1966
Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
1965
Renée Simonsen, Danish model and writer
1964
Pierre Morel, French director and cinematographer
1963
Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player and politician
1963
Gavin Hood, South African actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Stefano Modena, Italian race car driver
1963
Vanessa A. Williams, American actress and producer
1962
Emilio Estevez, American actor
1962
Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion)
1961
Thomas Dooley, German-American soccer player and manager
1961
Billy Duffy, English rock guitarist and songwriter (The Cult)
1961
Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor and comedian
1960
Lisa Martin, Australian runner
1959
Dave Christian, American ice hockey player
1959
Ray Gillen, American rock singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
1959
Ving Rhames, American actor
1958
Kim Greist, American actress and model
1958
Jennifer Hetrick, American actress
1958
Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist
1958
Eric Singer, American drummer and songwriter
1958
Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer
1957
Ziya Onis, Turkish economist and academic
1956
Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1956
Sergio Marchi, Argentinean-Canadian urban planner and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of International Trade
1956
Greg Phillinganes, American keyboardist
1956
Asad Rauf, Pakistani cricketer and umpire
1955
Kix Brooks, American country music singer-songwriter and musician (Brooks & Dunn)
1954
Barry Ackroyd, English cinematographer
1951
George Karl, American basketball player and coach
1950
Bruce Boxleitner, American actor and author
1950
Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, director, and producer
1950
Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, Scottish lawyer, academic, and politician
1950
Billy Squier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Ross Bleckner, American painter
1948
Lindsay Crouse, American actress
1948
Dave Heineman, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of Nebraska
1948
Richard Riehle, American actor
1948
Steve Winwood, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
1947
Michael Ignatieff, Canadian journalist and politician
1946
Daniel Libeskind, American architect, designed the Imperial War Museum North and Jewish Museum
1945
Alan Ball, Jr., English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1945
Ian McLagan, English keyboard player and songwriter (Small Faces and Faces) (d. 2014)
1945
Patrick Ricard, French businessman (d. 2012)
1944
Chris Patten, English academic and politician, 28th Governor of Hong Kong
1942
Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
1942
Michel Fugain, French singer-songwriter
1942
Billy Swan, American country singer-songwriter
1942
Dragoljub Velimirović, Serbian chess player and theoretician (d. 2014)
1941
Ruud de Wolff, Dutch singer member of the duo The Blue Diamonds (d. 2000)
1940
Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008)
1939
Cyril Chantler, English pediatrician and academic
1939
Jalal Dabagh, Kurdish journalist and politician
1939
Miltiadis Evert, Greek minister and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (d. 2011)
1939
Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1939
Ron Ziegler, American politician, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
1938
Millie Perkins, American actress
1937
Beryl Burton, English cyclist (d. 1996)
1937
George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2008)
1937
Susan Hampshire, English actress
1937
Miriam Stoppard, English physician and author
1936
Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (d. 2009)
1936
Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (d. 2007)
1936
Frank Stella, American painter and sculptor
1935
Felipe Alou, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, and manager
1935
Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1933
Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (d. 2010)
1932
Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe, South African-English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1930
Jesús Franco, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1929
Sam Nujoma, Namibian politician, 1st President of Namibia
1928
Burt Bacharach, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1926
Paulette Poujol-Oriol, Hatian educator and writer (d. 2011)
1926
Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)
1925
Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1924
Maxine Cooper, American actress and photographer (d. 2009)
1924
Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (d. 2016)
1924
Tony Hancock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1922
Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)
1922
Murray Gershenz, American actor and businessman (d. 2013)
1922
Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 1991)
1922
Roy Salvadori, English race car driver and manager (d. 2012)
1921
Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)
1921
Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 2014)
1918
Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
1918
Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1916
Albert Murray, American author and critic (d. 2013)
1915
Tony Strobl, American comics artist and animator (d. 1991)
1914
Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet and author (d. 1993)
1914
Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (d. 2002)
1912
Henry Jonsson, Swedish runner (d. 2001)
1912
Marshal Royal, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1995)
1911
Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (d. 1972)
1910
James Dudley, American baseball player, wrestling manager and executive (d. 2004)
1910
Johan Ferrier, Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (d. 2010)
1910
Dorothy Hodgkin, English biochemist, crystallographer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1910
Gordon Jenkins, American pianist and composer (d. 1984)
1908
Nicholas Kaldor, Hungarian-English economist (d. 1986)
1907
Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1907
Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
1905
Édouard Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (d. 1994)
1903
Faith Bennett, British actress and ATA pilot during WWII (d. 1969)
1903
Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (d. 1991)
1901
The Duke of Paducah, American country comedian, radio host and banjo player (d. 1986)
1900
Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (d. 1971)
1899
Indra Devi, Latvian yoga instructor (d. 2002)
1895
William Giauque, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
1895
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (d. 1986)
1892
Fritz Kortner, Austrian-German actor and director (d. 1970)
1889
Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman and Holocaust survivor; father of diarist Anne Frank (d. 1980)
1886
Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and pilot (d. 1937)
1885
Paltiel Daykan, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (d. 1969)
1885
Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Japanese author (d. 1976)
1880
Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
1875
Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (d. 1960)
1874
Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian pediatrician and immunologist (d. 1929)
1873
J. E. H. MacDonald, English-Canadian painter (d. 1932)
1872
Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1940)
1869
Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, wrestler, and weightlifter (d. 1946)
1867
Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (d. 1938)
1863
Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Bengali writer, painter, violin player and composer, technologist and entrepreneur. (d. 1915)
1859
William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 1932)
1859
Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)
1850
Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (d. 1924)
1850
Frederick Holder, Australian politician, 19th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)
1845
Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
1842
Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
1840
Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (d. 1912)
1839
Tôn Thất Thuyết, Vietnamese mandarin (d. 1913)
1829
Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer and educator (d. 1896)
1828
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
1825
Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)
1820
Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse, social reformer, and statistician (d. 1910)
1814
Adolf von Henselt, German pianist and composer (d. 1889)
1812
Edward Lear, English poet and illustrator (d. 1888)
1806
Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (d. 1881)
1804
Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of West Canada (d. 1858)
1803
Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (d. 1873)
1777
Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman (d. 1855)
1774
Ellis Cunliffe Lister, English politician (d. 1853)
1767
Manuel Godoy, Spanish field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1851)
1755
Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1824)
1754
Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German composer and publisher (d. 1812)
1739
Johann Baptist Wanhal, Czech-Austrian organist and composer (d. 1813)
1725
Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1785)
1700
Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect and engineer, designed the Palace of Caserta and Royal Palace of Milan (d. 1773)
1670
Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (d. 1733)
1626
Louis Hennepin, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1705)
1622
Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French-Canadian soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (d. 1698)
1606
Joachim von Sandrart, German art-historian and painter (d. 1688)
1590
Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
1496
Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
1479
Pompeo Colonna, Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
1401
Emperor Shōkō of Japan (d. 1428)
1325
Rupert II, Elector Palatine (d. 1398)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer (b. 1945)
2017
Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (b. 1923)
2016
Mike Agostini, Trinidadian sprinter (b. 1935)
2015
Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
2015
William Zinsser American journalist and critic (b. 1922)
2014
Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (b. 1925)
2014
Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (b. 1925)
2014
H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (b. 1940)
2014
Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2014
Lorenzo Zambrano, Mexican businessman and philanthropist (b. 1944)
2013
Gerd Langguth, German political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1946)
2012
Jan Bens, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1921)
2012
Eddy Paape, Belgian illustrator (b. 1920)
2009
Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
2008
Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1925)
2008
Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and humanitarian (b. 1910)
2006
Hussein Maziq, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1918)
2005
Ömer Kavur, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2005
Martin Lings, English author and scholar (b. 1909)
2005
Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress (b. 1937)
2003
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-American diplomat (b. 1933)
2001
Perry Como, American singer and television host (b. 1912)
2001
Alexei Tupolev, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-144 (b. 1925)
2000
Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
1999
Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American illustrator (b. 1914)
1995
Ștefan Kovács, Romanian football player and coach (b. 1920)
1994
Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1902)
1994
John Smith, Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1938)
1993
Zeno Colò, Italian Olympic alpine skier (b.1920)
1992
Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (b. 1911)
1992
Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932)
1986
Elisabeth Bergner, German actress (b. 1897)
1985
Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (b. 1901)
1980
Lillian Roth, American actress 9b. 1910)
1974
Wayne Maki, Canadian National Hockey League player (b. 1944)
1973
Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (b. 1888)
1973
Art Pollard, American race car driver (b. 1927)
1971
Heinie Manush, American baseball player and coach (b. 1901)
1970
Nelly Sachs, German poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1967
John Masefield, English poet and author (b. 1878)
1966
Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (b. 1896)
1963
Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (b. 1878)
1963
Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (b. 1882)
1957
Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
1957
Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1885)
1956
Louis Calhern, American actor and singer (b. 1895)
1944
Max Brand, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
1944
Arthur Quiller-Couch, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1863)
1935
Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1867)
1931
Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1858)
1925
Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (b. 1874)
1916
James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish socialist and rebel leader (b. 1868)
1907
Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (b. 1848)
1884
Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer and educator (b. 1824)
1878
Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (b. 1795)
1876
Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian activist (b. 1843)
1867
Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1795)
1864
J. E. B. Stuart, American general (b. 1833)
1860
Charles Barry, English architect, designed Upper Brook Street Chapel and the Palace of Westminster (b. 1795)
1859
Sergey Aksakov, Russian author and academic (b. 1791)
1856
Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1786)
1845
János Batsányi, Hungarian poet and academic (b. 1763)
1842
Walenty Wańkowicz, Belarusian-Polish painter (b. 1799)
1801
Nicholas Repnin, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1734)
1796
Johann Uz, German poet and author (b. 1720)
1792
Charles Simon Favart, French playwright and composer (b. 1710)
1784
Abraham Trembley, Swiss zoologist and academic (b. 1710)
1759
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
1748
Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer and academic (b. 1692)
1708
Adolphus Frederick II, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
1700
John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1631)
1699
Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
1684
Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (b. 1620)
1641
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1593)
1634
George Chapman, English poet and playwright (b. 1559)
1599
Murad Mirza, Mughal prince (b. 1570)
1529
Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington, English noblewoman (b. 1460)
1490
Joanna, Portuguese princess and regent (b. 1452)
1465
Thomas Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1409)
1382
Joanna I, queen of Naples (b. 1328)
1331
Engelbert of Admont, Benedictine abbot and scholar
1182
Valdemar I, king of Denmark (b. 1131)
1161
Fergus of Galloway, Scottish nobleman
1090
Liutold of Eppenstein, duke of Carinthia
1012
Sergius IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 970)
1003
Sylvester II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 946)
940
Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (b. 877)
805
Æthelhard, archbishop of Canterbury

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