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On This Day in History:  November 10

November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 51 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Lotto America multi-state lottery game tickets on sale Sunday. Ripping a page from the 1980s, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is starting a new game on Sunday called Lotto America — the original name of what is now known as Powerball.
2016
Oregonians approve Measure 96, devoting lottery net proceeds toward veterans. Oregonians voted to approve Measure 96 Tuesday, giving 1.5 percent of state lottery net proceeds toward veterans' service.
2015
Florida lawmakers seek to automate lottery ticket sales. Florida legislators think they can increase lottery ticket sales with a bill that would make it easier for consumers to buy a ticket.
2015
NJ Gov. vetoes bill that would allow lottery ticket home delivery. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the operation of lottery courier services in the state.
2015
California Lottery computer glitch shuts down terminals. A computer glitch on Monday shut down lottery terminals around California, preventing players from getting numbers for Powerball and other games.
2015
One in hospital, one in jail after lottery ticket fight. One man is in the hospital and a second is in jail Monday after an argument over lottery tickets at a San Francisco, California, market turned violent.
2014
Lottery Post Founder featured in John Oliver HBO segment. Todd Northrop, founder of the Web site Lottery Post, was featured in a segment of the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver show on HBO.
2013
NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money. A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot, among the largest lottery winnings, is embroiled in a court fight with his former girlfriend over the money.
2010
Ohio lottery ticket wins $25M Mega Millions jackpot. One Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to grab the $25 million jackpot in last night's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing.
2009
S.C. Lottery board votes to add Mega Millions. The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with the proposal to add the Mega Millions game to the line-up of games currently offered for sale in the Palmetto State.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $106 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $106 million Wednesday.
2004
Informant reported lottery scam. Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said Tuesday that Hoosier Lottery officials knew for months there were potential problems with a scratch-off game, but failed to notify police about their suspicions of a possible scam.
2004
Ex-lottery official charged in $1 million payout scam. A former security officer for the Hoosier Lottery is accused of conspiring with two other men to rig a $1 million scratch-off game.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to Estimated $70 Million. The excitement is growing in the game with the largest jackpot in North America.
2003
Delray Beach ticket wins $15 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $15 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Lottery funds misused. A multimillion-dollar Colorado state lottery fund that is supposed to pay for parks and recreation is being used for everything from cellphone bills to air conditioners and Christmas parades.
2003
Ohio Lottery joins the effort to find missing children. Working with the Northern Ohio Amber Alert, the Ohio Lottery Commission will display the names and descriptions of abducted children in a "crawl" across the screens of its sales terminals.
2003
State to display odds of winning. When Tennesseans start playing the lottery next year, they'll know something dreamers in many other states don't: the odds of winning. State law doesn't require the odds to be advertised, but Tennessee lottery chief Rebecca Paul believes it's good business to do so.
2003
Paul's pay checked. With Tennessee's new lottery set to begin in just three months, Rebecca Paul has a lot to do and little time to do it.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2005
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2016
3.€168 Million
US$213.36 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2012
4.€152 Million
US$194.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2006
5.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
6.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2012
7.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
8.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2013
9.€111 Million
US$119.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
10.€104 Million
US$114.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2013
12.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2004
12.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2018
14.€90 Million
US$102.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2018
15.€90 Million
US$99.38 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
16.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2009
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2018
18.€66 Million
US$90.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2011
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2017
20.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2007
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2009
22.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2017
23.€62 Million
US$70.29 Million
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2018
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2003
25.€57.62 Million
US$67.21 Million
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Nov 10, 1987
32 years old
1984
Saturday, Nov 10, 1984
35 years old
1980
Monday, Nov 10, 1980
39 years old
1973
Saturday, Nov 10, 1973
46 years old
1972
Friday, Nov 10, 1972
47 years old
1970
Tuesday, Nov 10, 1970
49 years old
1966
Thursday, Nov 10, 1966
53 years old
1962
Saturday, Nov 10, 1962
57 years old
1955
Thursday, Nov 10, 1955
64 years old
1952
Monday, Nov 10, 1952
67 years old
1952
Monday, Nov 10, 1952
67 years old
1951
Saturday, Nov 10, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2009
Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.
2008
Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.
2006
Sri Lankan Tamil politician Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.
2006
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush, who announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.
2002
Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.
1997
WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
1995
In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.
1989
Longtime Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.
1989
Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1983
Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.
1979
A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
1975
The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
1975
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 3379, determining that Zionism is a form of racism.
1972
Southern AirwaysFlight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.
1971
In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.
1970
Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
1969
National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.
1958
The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia.
1951
With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
1945
Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
1944
The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
1942
World War II: Germanyinvades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
1940
The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.
1918
The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
1910
The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, although the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
1898
Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.
1871
Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
1865
Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.
1847
The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
1821
Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which led to Panama's independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia.
1793
A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Pierre Gaspard Chaumette.
1775
The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
1766
The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
1702
English colonists under the command of James Moorebesiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.
1674
Third Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.
1659
Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya.
1580
After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 people, including papal soldiers and civilians, at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
1444
Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Władysław III of Poland (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Władysław III of Varna) are defeated by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Władysław is killed.
1293
Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
1202
Fourth Crusade: Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia).
937
Ten Kingdoms: Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called "Xu Zhigao"), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang.
474
Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

Births On This Day

1999
Kiernan Shipka, American actress
1997
Benoit Buratti, French skier
1997
Vasili Chiyurov, Russian footballer
1997
Federico Dimarco, Italian footballer
1997
Cao Dong, Chinese footballer
1997
Marios Georgiou, Cypriot gymnast
1997
Maurice Gomis, Italian-Senegalese footballer
1997
Daniel James, Welsh footballer
1997
Patrik Klačan, Slovak footballer
1997
Khalil Madovi, British actor
1997
Dmitri Mitin, Russian footballer
1997
Dhruv Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer
1997
Giovanna Scoccimarro, German judoka
1997
Yuriy Vakulko, Ukrainian footballer
1997
Jasper van Heertum, Dutch footballer
1997
Wang Xin, Chinese footballer
1995
Ralfs Grīnbergs, Latvian ice hockey player
1994
Zoey Deutch, American actress
1994
Claudio Dias, English footballer
1993
Daieishō Hayato, Japanese sumo wrestler
1992
Marko Blaževski, Macedonian swimmer
1992
Teddy Bridgewater, American football player
1992
Marek Frimmel, Slovak footballer
1992
Dimitri Petratos, Australian footballer
1992
Rafał Wolski, Polish footballer
1992
Wilfried Zaha, English footballer
1990
Andre Blackman, English footballer
1990
Marcus Browne, American boxer
1990
Aaron Murray, American football player
1990
Robert Primus, Trinidadian footballer
1990
Kristina Vogel, German track cyclist
1990
Leo, South Korean singer
1989
Daniel Agyei, Ghanaian footballer
1989
Luke Daley, English footballer
1989
Taron Egerton, Welsh actor
1989
Brendon Hartley, New Zealand race car driver
1989
Matt Magill, American baseball player
1989
Adrian Nikçi, Swiss footballer
1989
Sarah Wells, Canadian hurdler
1988
Massimo Coda, Italian footballer
1988
Pauleen Luna, Filipino actress
1988
Aiden Tolman, Australian rugby league player
1987
Sam Malsom, English footballer
1987
Kana Oya, Japanese model and actress
1987
Charles Hamilton, American rapper
1987
Theo Peckham, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Aaron Crow, American baseball player
1986
Will Hendry, English footballer
1986
Josh Peck, American actor
1986
Goran Jerković, French footballer
1986
Stanislav Namașco, Moldovan footballer
1986
Eric Thames, American baseball player
1986
Samuel Wanjiru, Kenyan runner (d. 2011)
1985
Ricki-Lee Coulter, New Zealand singer-songwriter and dancer
1985
Daan Huiskamp, Dutch footballer
1985
Aleksandar Kolarov, Serbian footballer
1985
Cherno Samba, Gambian footballer
1985
Krystian Trochowski, German rugby player
1984
Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer
1984
Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer
1984
Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
1983
Brian Dinkelman, American baseball player
1983
Dinko Felić, Norwegian footballer
1983
Miranda Lambert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Ryan Mattheus, American baseball player
1983
Craig Smith, American basketball player
1983
Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian footballer
1982
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Australian footballer
1982
Chris Canty, American football player
1982
Clayton Fortune, English footballer
1982
Heather Matarazzo, American actress
1982
Matt Pagnozzi, American baseball player
1982
Rafael Rosell, Filipino actor and model
1981
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
1981
Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
1981
Ezequiel Garré, Argentinian footballer
1981
Paul Kipsiele Koech, Kenyan runner
1981
Ryback, American wrestler
1981
Miroslav Slepička, Czech footballer
1981
Brett Tamburrino, Australian baseball player
1980
Danilo Belić, Serbian footballer
1980
Troy Bell, American basketball player
1980
Agustín De La Canal, Argentinian footballer
1980
Jeroen Ketting, Dutch footballer
1980
Donté Stallworth, American football player
1979
Chris Joannou, Australian bass player
1979
Anthony Réveillère, French footballer
1979
Ragnvald Soma, Norwegian footballer
1978
Ruth Davidson, Scottish politician
1978
Jorge DePaula, Dominican baseball player
1978
Eve, American rapper and producer
1978
Kristian Huselius, Swedish ice hockey player
1978
Drew McConnell, Irish bass player
1978
David Paetkau, Canadian actor
1977
Josh Barnett, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1977
Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
1977
Erik Nevland, Norwegian footballer
1976
Martin Åslund, Swedish footballer and sportscaster
1976
Sergio González Soriano, Spanish footballer and manager
1976
Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer
1976
Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer and manager
1976
Mike Leclerc, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Jim Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jimmy Eat World)
1975
Markko Märtin, Estonian race car driver
1974
Chris Lilley, Australian comedian and producer
1973
Patrik Berger, Czech footballer
1973
Marco Antonio Rodríguez, Mexican footballer and referee
1972
Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis player
1972
Shawn Green, American baseball player
1972
Greg LaRocca, American baseball player
1971
Big Pun, American rapper (d. 2000)
1971
Holly Black, American journalist, author, and poet
1971
Walton Goggins, American actor and producer
1971
Magnus Johansson, Swedish footballer
1971
Niki Karimi, Iranian actress, director, and screenwriter
1971
Terry Pearson, American baseball player
1970
Freddy Loix, Belgian race car driver
1970
Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian footballer and manager
1970
Warren G, American rapper and producer
1969
Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer and coach
1969
Jens Lehmann, German footballer and actor
1969
Ellen Pompeo, American actress and producer
1968
Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer
1968
Tom Papa, American comedian, actor, television host
1967
Jackie Fairweather, Australian runner and coach (d. 2014)
1965
Jamie Dixon, American basketball player and coach
1965
Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver
1965
Robert Jones, Welsh rugby player and coach
1964
Kenny Rogers, American baseball player and coach
1963
Hugh Bonneville, English actor
1963
Mike McCarthy, American football player and coach
1963
Mike Powell, American long jumper
1963
Tommy Davidson, American actor and comedian
1962
Bob Lindner, Australian rugby league player and coach
1962
Daniel Waters, American director and screenwriter
1961
Rudolf Grimm, German-Austrian physicist and academic
1961
John Walton, English darts player
1960
Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, and screenwriter
1960
Dan Hawkins, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1960
Naomi Kawashima, Japanese actress and singer (d. 2015)
1960
Maeve Sherlock, English politician
1959
Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
1959
Michael Schröder, German footballer and manager
1958
Deborah Cameron, English linguist, anthropologist, and academic
1958
Stephen Herek, American director and producer
1958
Omar Minaya, American baseball player and manager
1958
Massimo Morsello, Italian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 2001)
1958
Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Nigel Evans, Welsh politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
1956
Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian businessman and activist
1956
Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer
1955
Jack Clark, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1955
Roland Emmerich, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Kevin Spraggett, Canadian chess player
1954
Bob Stanley, American baseball player and coach
1953
Les Miles, American football player and coach
1950
Debra Hill, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1950
Bram Tchaikovsky, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1949
Don Saleski, Canadian ice hockey player
1949
Mustafa Denizli, Turkish footballer and manager
1948
Aaron Brown, American journalist and academic
1948
Shigesato Itoi, Japanese video game designer and voice actor, created EarthBound
1948
Steven Utley, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1947
Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)
1947
Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese commander and politician (d. 1982)
1947
Greg Lake, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)
1947
Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Terence Davies, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1945
Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Askar Akayev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician, 1st President of Kyrgyzstan
1944
Mark E. Neely, Jr., American historian, author, and academic
1944
Silvestre Reyes, American sergeant and politician
1944
Tim Rice, English lyricist and author
1943
Saxby Chambliss, American lawyer and politician
1943
Ross Warner, Australian rugby league player
1942
Robert F. Engle, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
James Hood, American activist (d. 2013)
1942
Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss lawyer and politician, 92nd President of the Swiss Confederation
1941
John Geoghegan, American lieutenant (d. 1965)
1940
Richard Cotton, Australian geneticist and academic (d. 2015)
1940
Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer-songwriter and politician (d. 1999)
1939
Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian (d. 2013)
1939
Tommy Facenda, American rock & roll singer and guitarist
1939
Allan Moffat, Canadian-Australian race car driver
1935
Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (d. 2004)
1935
Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist
1934
Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)
1934
Garry Runciman, 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, English sociologist and academic
1934
A. Thurairajah, Sri Lankan engineer and academic (d. 1994)
1933
Ronald Evans, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1990)
1933
Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer
1932
Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)
1932
Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu, Turkish linguist, author, and academic (d. 1996)
1932
Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)
1932
Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1931
Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (d. 2013)
1929
Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
1929
W. E. B. Griffin, American soldier and author
1929
Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress and dancer (d. 2015)
1928
Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpet player, composer, and conductor
1927
Richard Connolly, Australian hymnodist
1927
Vaughn O. Lang, American general (d. 2014)
1927
Sohei Miyashita, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (d. 2013)
1927
Vedat Dalokay, Turkish architect and a former mayor of Ankara (d. 1991)
1927
Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2014)
1925
Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (d. 1984)
1924
Bobby Limb, Australian comedian, actor, and bandleader (d. 1999)
1923
Hachikō, Japanese dog famous for his loyalty to his owner (d. 1935)
1920
Ina Clough, English actress (d. 2003)
1920
Rafael del Pino, Spanish businessman, founded the Ferrovial Company (d. 2008)
1919
George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)
1919
Michael Strank, American sergeant and flag raiser at the Battle of Iwo Jima (d. 1945)
1919
Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013)
1919
Moise Tshombe, Congolese accountant and politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1969)
1918
Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1916
Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 2012)
1916
Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2004)
1913
Karl Shapiro, American poet and academic (d. 2000)
1912
Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
1910
Angelo Frattini, Italian sculptor (d. 1975)
1909
Paweł Jasienica, Russian-Polish soldier, journalist, and historian (d. 1970)
1909
Johnny Marks, American composer and songwriter (d. 1985)
1908
Noemí Gerstein, Argentinian sculptor and illustrator (d. 1996)
1908
Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
1907
Jane Froman, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
1907
John Moore, English activist and author (d. 1967)
1906
Josef Kramer, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1899
Kate Seredy, Hungarian-American author and illustrator (d. 1975)
1896
Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
1895
József Mátyás Baló, Hungarian physician and academic (d. 1979)
1895
Jack Northrop, American businessman, founded the Northrop Corporation (d. 1981)
1894
Boris Furlan, Slovenian lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1957)
1893
John P. Marquand, American author (d. 1960)
1891
Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)
1889
Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)
1888
Andrei Tupolev, Russian engineer and designer, founded the Tupolev Company (d. 1972)
1887
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Romanian engineer and academic (d. 1973)
1887
Arnold Zweig, German author and activist (d. 1968)
1886
Edward Joseph Collins, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)
1884
Zofia Nałkowska, Polish author and playwright (d. 1954)
1880
Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (d. 1959)
1879
Vachel Lindsay, American poet and educator (d. 1931)
1879
Patrick Pearse, Irish lawyer, poet, teacher, and insurrectionist; executed for his role in the Easter Rising (d. 1916)
1878
Cy Morgan, American baseball player (d. 1962)
1874
Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (d. 1954)
1873
Henri Rabaud, French conductor and composer (d. 1949)
1871
Winston Churchill, American author and painter (d. 1947)
1869
Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American assassin of Umberto I of Italy (d. 1901)
1868
Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Shotokan (d. 1957)
1858
Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (d. 1928)
1851
Richard Armstedt, German philologist, historian, and educator (d. 1931)
1850
Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer (d. 1892)
1848
Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (d. 1925)
1845
John Sparrow David Thompson, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1894)
1844
Henry Eyster Jacobs, American educator and theologian (d. 1932)
1834
José Hernández, Argentinian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1886)
1810
George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882)
1801
Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and author (d. 1872)
1801
Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (d. 1876)
1779
Anne-Marie Javouhey, French nun, founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny (d. 1851)
1764
Andrés Manuel del Rio, Spanish-Mexican scientist and discoverer of vanadium (d. 1849)
1759
Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, and historian (d. 1805)
1755
Franz Anton Ries, German violinist and educator (d. 1846)
1735
Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar, co-founded the Sierra Leone Company (d. 1813)
1728
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1774)
1710
Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish courtier, politician, and diplomat (d. 1792)
1697
William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)
1695
John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)
1668
François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)
1668
Louis, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)
1620
Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtier and author (d. 1705)
1584
Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (d. 1638)
1577
Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (d. 1660)
1565
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1601)
1565
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (d. 1646)
1547
Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1601)
1520
Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, Princess of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1580)
1490
John III, Duke of Cleves (d. 1539)
1489
Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince of Wolfenbüttel (d. 1568)
1483
Martin Luther, German monk and priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation (d. 1546)
1480
Bridget of York, English nun (d. 1517)
1433
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1477)
1341
Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1408)
1278
Philip I, Prince of Taranto (d. 1332)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist, physicist, and engineer, founded the Amdahl Corporation (b. 1922)
2015
Pat Eddery, Irish jockey and trainer (b. 1952)
2015
André Glucksmann, French philosopher and author (b. 1937)
2015
Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1918)
2015
Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1938)
2014
Josip Boljkovac, Croatian soldier and politician, 1st Croatia Minister of the Interior (b. 1920)
2014
Wayne Goss, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (b. 1951)
2014
John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
2014
Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, American surfer and physician (b. 1921)
2014
Al Renfrew, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
2013
Vijaydan Detha, Indian author (b. 1926)
2013
John Grant, Australian neurosurgeon (b. 1922)
2013
John Matchefts, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
2013
Giorgio Orelli, Swiss poet and translator (b. 1921)
2012
John Louis Coffey, American lawyer and judge (b. 1922)
2012
Mitsuko Mori, Japanese actress (b. 1920)
2012
Piet van Zeil, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs (b. 1927)
2011
Peter J. Biondi, American soldier and politician (b. 1942)
2011
Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
2010
Dino De Laurentiis, Italian-American actor, producer, and production manager (b. 1919)
2009
Robert Enke, German footballer (b. 1977)
2009
John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
2008
Wannes Van de Velde, Belgian singer and poet (b. 1937)
2008
Kiyosi Itô, Japanese mathematician and academic (b. 1915)
2007
Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
2007
Augustus F. Hawkins, American engineer and politician (b. 1907)
2007
Norman Mailer, American novelist and essayist (b. 1923)
2006
Diana Coupland, English actress and singer (b. 1932)
2006
Fokko du Cloux, Dutch mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1954)
2006
Gerald Levert, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)
2006
Jack Palance, American boxer and actor (b. 1919)
2006
Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1962)
2006
Jack Williamson, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1908)
2004
Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (b. 1907)
2004
Şeref Görkey, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1913)
2003
Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (b. 1936)
2003
Irv Kupcinet, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1912)
2002
Michel Boisrond, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2001
Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1935)
2000
Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, 171st Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
2000
Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French general and politician, 153rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)
1998
Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
1995
Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian author and activist (b. 1941)
1994
Carmen McRae, American singer, pianist, and actress (b. 1920)
1992
Chuck Connors, American actor (b. 1921)
1991
William Afflis, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)
1990
Aurelio Monteagudo, Cuban baseball player and manager (b. 1943)
1990
Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1914)
1987
Noor Hossain, Bangladeshi activist (b. 1961)
1986
Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
1986
Gordon Richards, English jockey and manager (b. 1904)
1984
Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
1982
Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian general and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)
1975
Ernest M. McSorley, Canadian-American captain (b. 1912)
1971
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and academic (b. 1909)
1963
Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian-American computer scientist (b. 1911)
1962
Julius Lenhart, Austrian gymnast and engineer (b. 1875)
1956
Gordon MacQuarrie, American author and journalist (b. 1900)
1946
Louis Zutter, Swiss gymnast (b. 1856)
1938
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish field marshal and statesman, 1st President of Turkey (b. 1881)
1936
Louis Gustave Binger, French general and explorer (b. 1856)
1928
Anita Berber, German dancer (b. 1899)
1917
Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (b. 1866)
1909
George Essex Evans, Australian poet and educator (b. 1863)
1891
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and educator (b. 1854)
1887
Louis Lingg, German-American carpenter and activist (b. 1864)
1873
Maria Jane Williams, Welsh musician and folklorist (b. circa 1794)
1869
John E. Wool, American general (b. 1784)
1865
Henry Wirz, Swiss-American captain in Confederate army, commandant of Andersonville Prison (b. 1823)
1852
Gideon Mantell, English scientist (b. 1790)
1808
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-born English general and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1724)
1777
Cornstalk, American tribal chief (b. 1720)
1772
Pedro Correia Garção, Portuguese poet and author (b. 1724)
1728
Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admiral (b. 1661)
1727
Alphonse de Tonty, French-American sailor and explorer (b. 1659)
1673
Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (b. 1640)
1659
Afzal Khan, Indian commander
1644
Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (b. 1579)
1624
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1573)
1617
Barnabe Rich, English soldier and author (b. 1540)
1556
Richard Chancellor, English explorer(b. c. 1521)
1549
Pope Paul III (b. 1468)
1444
Władysław III of Poland (b. 1424)
1299
John I, Count of Holland (b. 1284)
1293
Isabella de Forz, Countess of Devon (b. 1237)
1290
Al-Mansur Qalawun, Sultan of Egypt (b. c. 1222)
1258
William de Bondington, Bishop of Glasgow
1241
Pope Celestine IV
1187
Guðrøðr Óláfsson, King of the Isles
1068
Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Aquitaine, regent of Aquitaine
1066
John Scotus, bishop of Mecklenburg
948
Zhao Yanshou, Chinese general and governor
901
Adelaide of Paris (b. 850)
627
Justus, Italian-English archbishop and saint
474
Leo II, Byzantine emperor (b. 467)
461
Pope Leo I (b. 400)

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