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On This Day in History:  November 12

November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 49 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
8 years after buying $10.8 million ticket, lottery winner says life is 'marvelous'. A Pennsylvania couple who took home more than $10 million in Delaware's first Hot Lotto jackpot eight years ago traded in their mobile home for a four-bedroom house but say their good fortune hasn't changed them.
2018
Massachusetts has a new rule to stop repeat winners — but so far, they keep winning. Despite having a new state policy designed with the specific purpose of cracking down on people who rake in large lottery prizes, the Massachusetts Lottery continues to pay out prizes to people who appear to win with what many see as remarkable frequency.
2018
Kentucky Lottery reports highest monthly sales in state history. The near-world record Mega Millions jackpot run — in tandem with a Powerball jackpot run that rose to more than $680 million — led to the most successful sales month in the nearly 30-year history of the Kentucky Lottery.
2015
Texas Gov. tells Lottery to stop exploring gambling expansion. Gov. Greg Abbott has told Texas lottery officials to stop efforts to explore the expansion of sports betting lottery games and other types of gambling that are prohibited under state law.
2015
Illinois Lottery sales lowest in two years. The Illinois Lottery saw a significant drop in ticket sales from September to October, which coincides with the state budget stalemate that is causing lottery winners to wait for their payouts.
2014
Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings. A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim.
2013
UK Lotto player wins $12.7 million but sticks with job helping elderly. Winning £8 million (US$12.7 million) on the Lotto would send most people into a frenzy of excitement but for grandad Ron Elliot it was all in a day's work.
2012
Pa. considers expanding lottery gambling to Web. The administration of Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that expanding Pennsylvania Lottery gambling to keno and online games will be one of the best ways to produce more revenue from the $3.5 billion lottery system that funds programs for the elderly.
2011
11/11/11 was the lottery's lucky day. Thanks to Friday's lucky date, Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, lottery ticket sales are booming.
2010
Porn shop lottery winner doesn't reveal himself. The Michigan Lottery paid out a record $268.6 million Friday afternoon on two multi-state jackpots won a week apart.
2010
Arkansas Lottery director scolded by legislators. An Arkansas state audit has revealed a variety of deficiencies in how the Arkansas lottery is being run, and one legislator told the lottery director he "would be gone" if he led any other state agency.
2007
Canada couple collects $18.5M lottery win. A Caledon, Ontario, couple have won $18.5 million in the latest Lotto 6/49 draw, right after collecting a $13,000 slot machine jackpot.
2007
Heartbreak: Lottery scam led to NJ grandmother's suicide. A Jamaica-based lottery scam promising a $2.5 million windfall cost Ann Mowle her entire life savings of $248,000 before the 72-year-old grandmother from Monroe decided she had enough.
2007
Two-time lottery winner picks up $15 million. A Canadian man who won a $340,000 prize just six months ago discovered Saturday that he had picked all six numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw, giving him a $15 million jackpot.
2007
Georgia lottery winner roundup. Some of the big wins Georgia lottery players have claimed in the past couple of weeks.
2007
New Mexico man claims $200,000 prize hours before it would expire. A New Mexico man delayed claiming a $200,000 Powerball prize in order to go elk hunting.
2007
Mega smiles for New York lottery winner. In only the second time a New York man played the lottery, he won a $75 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
2007
Auditors find 21 unreported wins by BC lottery retailers but no fraud. Auditors studying the integrity of B.C.'s public lottery system found 21 previously unreported lottery wins of $10,000 or more by retailers who sell tickets to the public, says an independent report released Thursday.
2007
Police file charges in illegal lottery. After a four-year investigation, Burlington, North Carolina, Police charged two men and have warrants drawn on a third in connection to a "butter and egg" lottery operation.
2007
Anti-smoking proponents want to use the lottery to enact more bans. The Texas Lottery Commission's sale of tickets in stores that allow smoking could be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the attorney general's office said.
2007
Kansas Lottery surpasses $1 billion mark in profits for the state. At ceremonies Friday in Topeka, director Ed Van Petten said sales revenue transferred to the state treasury on Thursday pushed the game's all-time profits over the $1 billion mark.
2007
Lottery ticket purchased in Fort Lauderdale wins $279,490 top prize. One winner of the Florida Lottery's "Fantasy 5'' game will collect $279,490.42, lottery officials said Sunday.
2006
Experts: Online-Gambling Ban Won't Work. Gamblers may look over their shoulder now, but experts say a new Internet gambling ban won't keep bettors from ponying up, just turn them on to overseas payment services out of the law's reach.
2006
U.S. Settles BetOnSports Online-Gambling Civil Case. A federal prosecutor reached a settlement Thursday with online gambling company BetOnSports PLC that permanently bars the London-based company from accepting any bets from the United States.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches whopping $310 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to a near-record $310 million.
2003
3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot. Three winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $70 million Mega Millions drawing.
2003
No share and share alike for fugitive lottery winner. A Spanish judge has ordered a six million euro (seven million dollars) lottery win be withheld after the winner disappeared with the winning ticket bought by a syndicate comprising himself and 19 former friends, judicial sources said.
2003
Former police chief wins millions in lottery. After 20 years of buying lottery tickets with the same pre-selected numbers, Glenn Phenicie's casual decision on Friday to buy a Maryland Lotto ticket with computer-generated random numbers netted him a $3.4 million payoff.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$315 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2005
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2016
3.€180 Million
US$230.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2006
4.€168 Million
US$213.36 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2012
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2015
6.$185 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2012
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2020
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2020
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
10.€129 Million
US$138.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2015
11.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2013
12.€104 Million
US$114.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
13.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2013
14.$107 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2018
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2004
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2018
17.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2017
18.€90 Million
US$102.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2018
19.€90 Million
US$99.38 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2007
21.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2017
22.€64 Million
US$75.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2020
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2006
24.€63.39 Million
US$74.8 Million
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2020
25.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Thursday, Nov 12, 1981
39 years old
1979
Monday, Nov 12, 1979
41 years old
1976
Friday, Nov 12, 1976
44 years old
1973
Monday, Nov 12, 1973
47 years old
1971
Friday, Nov 12, 1971
49 years old
1970
Thursday, Nov 12, 1970
50 years old
1970
Thursday, Nov 12, 1970
50 years old
1964
Thursday, Nov 12, 1964
56 years old
1954
Friday, Nov 12, 1954
66 years old
1950
Sunday, Nov 12, 1950
70 years old
1948
Friday, Nov 12, 1948
72 years old
1942
Thursday, Nov 12, 1942
78 years old
1941
Wednesday, Nov 12, 1941
79 years old
1937
Friday, Nov 12, 1937
83 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 7.3 MwKermanshah earthquake shakes the northern Iran-Iraq border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 410 people were killed and over 7,000 were injured.
2015
Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.
2014
The Philae lander, deployed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, reaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
2011
Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.
2011
A blast in Iran's Shahid Modarres missile base leads to the death of 17 of the Revolutionary Guards members, including Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, a key figure in Iran's missile program.
2003
Iraq War: In Nasiriyah, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
2003
Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.
2001
In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
2001
War in Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
1999
The 7.2 MwDüzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people were killed and almost 5,000 were injured.
1997
Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
1996
A Saudi Arabian AirlinesBoeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.
1995
Erdut Agreement regarding the peaceful resolution to the Croatian War of Independence was reached.
1991
Santa Cruz massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
1990
Crown PrinceAkihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
1990
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
1982
USSR: Yuri Andropov becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
1981
Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space ShuttleColumbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
1980
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
1979
Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
1977
France conducts the Oreste nuclear test as 14th in the group of 29, 1975-78 French nuclear tests series.
1975
The Comoros joins the United Nations.
1971
Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
1970
The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
1970
The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
1969
Vietnam War: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the story of the My Lai Massacre.
1958
A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
1956
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
1956
In the midst of the Suez Crisis, Palestinian refugees are shot dead in Rafah by Israeli soldiers following the invasion of the Gaza Strip.
1954
Ellis Island ceased operations.
1948
In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.
1944
World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers, which sink the German battleshipTirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.
1942
World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory.
1941
World War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 °C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
1941
World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
1940
World War II: The Battle of Gabon ends as Free French Forces take Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy French forces.
1940
World War II: Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.
1936
In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
1928
SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.
1927
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
1920
Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
1918
Austria becomes a republic. After the proclamation, a coup attempt by the communist Red Guard was defeated by the social-democratic Volkswehr.
1912
King George I of Greece makes a triumphal entry into Thessaloniki after its liberation from 482 years of Ottoman rule.
1912
The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
1905
Norway holds a referendum resulting in popular approval of the Storting's decision to authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly-independent country.
1893
Abdur Rahman Khan accepts the Durand Line as the border between Afghanistan and the British Raj.
1892
William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
1793
Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
1555
The Second Statute of Repeal re-establishes Roman Catholicism in England under Queen Mary I.
1439
Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
1330
Battle of Posada: Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army by ambush.
1028
Future Byzantine empressZoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanos III Argyros.
954
The 13-year-old Lothair III is crowned at the Abbey of Saint-Remi as king of the West Frankish Kingdom.

Births On This Day

1994
Guillaume Cizeron, French ice dancer
1993
Luguelín Santos, Dominican sprinter
1992
Trey Burke, American basketball player
1992
Adam Larsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1991
Gijs Van Hoecke, Belgian cyclist
1990
Florent Manaudou, French swimmer
1990
Harmeet Singh, Norwegian footballer
1990
Siim-Sander Vene, Estonian basketball player
1989
Hiroshi Kiyotake, Japanese footballer
1988
Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
1987
Jason Day, Australian golfer
1987
Kengo Kora, Japanese actor
1987
Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Ignazio Abate, Italian footballer
1986
Nedum Onuoha, English footballer
1985
Arianny Celeste, American model and actress
1985
Adlène Guedioura, French-Algerian footballer
1984
Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
1984
Omarion, American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer
1984
Jorge Masvidal, American mixed martial artist
1984
Sandara Park, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
1984
Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean race car driver
1984
Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player
1983
Charlie Morton, American baseball player
1982
Anne Hathaway, American actress
1982
Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
1981
Annika Becker, German pole vaulter
1981
DJ Campbell, English footballer
1981
Sergio Floccari, Italian footballer
1980
Shaun Cooper, American bass player
1980
Nur Fettahoğlu, German-Turkish journalist and actress
1980
Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer
1980
Charlie Hodgson, English rugby player
1979
Matt Cappotelli, American wrestler and trainer
1979
Chad Cornes, Australian footballer
1979
Cote de Pablo, Chilean actress
1979
Lucas Glover, American golfer
1979
Corey Maggette, American basketball player and sportscaster
1979
Matt Stevic, Australian footballer and umpire
1978
Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress
1978
Mista, Spanish footballer
1978
Ashley Williams, American actress
1977
Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
1977
Lee Murray, English mixed martial artist
1976
Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
1976
Judith Holofernes, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Richelle Mead, American author and educator
1976
Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer and journalist
1975
Jason Lezak, American swimmer
1974
Alessandro Birindelli, Italian footballer
1973
Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
1972
Vassilios Tsiartas, Greek footballer
1971
Chen Guangcheng, Chinese-American lawyer and activist
1970
Elektra, American wrestler, model, and dancer
1970
Tonya Harding, American figure skater
1970
Sarah Harmer, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Oscar Strasnoy, French-Argentine composer
1969
Ian Bremmer, American political scientist and author
1969
Jason Cundy, English footballer and sportscaster
1969
Rob Schrab, American writer and artist
1968
Kathleen Hanna, American singer-songwriter
1968
Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
1968
Aaron Stainthorpe, English-German singer-songwriter
1967
Bassim Al-Karbalaei, Iraqi Eulogy Reciter
1967
Disco Inferno, American wrestler and manager
1967
Iryna Khalip, Belarusian journalist
1967
Michael Moorer, American boxer
1967
Grant Nicholas, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Lex Lang, American voice actor and producer
1964
Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1964
David Ellefson, American bass player and songwriter
1964
Wang Kuang-hui, Taiwanese baseball player and coach
1964
Barbara Stühlmeyer, German musicologist, church musician and writer
1962
Kuniko Asagi, Japanese actress and television host
1962
Jon Dough, American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2006)
1962
Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian journalist and actress
1962
Mark Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1962
Neal Shusterman, American author and poet
1962
Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
1961
Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast and coach
1961
Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
1960
Maurane, Belgian singer and actress (d. 2018)
1959
Vincent Irizarry, American actor
1959
Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer
1958
Megan Mullally, American actress and singer
1958
Nick Stellino, Italian-American chef and author
1958
Mykola Vynnychenko, Ukrainian race walker
1957
Tim Samaras, American engineer, storm chaser (d. 2013)
1955
Les McKeown, Scottish pop singer (Bay City Rollers)
1954
Paul McNamee, Australian tennis player
1953
Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Barbara Fairchild, American country and gospel singer-songwriter
1949
Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)
1949
Jack Reed, American soldier and politician
1948
Hassan Rouhani, Iranian lawyer and politician; 7th President of Iran
1947
Buck Dharma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Patrice Leconte, French director and screenwriter
1946
Alexandra Charles, Swedish businesswoman
1945
Michael Bishop, American author and educator
1945
Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945
Judith Roitman, American mathematician and academic
1944
Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1944
Al Michaels, American sportscaster
1943
Errol Brown, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1943
Brian Hyland, American pop singer
1943
Wallace Shawn, American actor, comedian and playwright
1943
Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (d. 2014)
1943
John Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1940
Amjad Khan, Indian actor & director (d. 1992)
1940
Michel Audet, Canadian economist and politician
1940
Jürgen Todenhöfer, German judge and politician
1939
Lucia Popp, Slovak soprano (d. 1993)
1938
Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1938
Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian journalist and politician, 3rd President of Tanzania
1938
Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1991)
1934
Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017)
1934
John McGahern, Irish author and educator (d. 2006)
1934
Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
1930
Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)
1929
Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
1929
Michael Ende, German author and fiction writer (d. 1995)
1927
František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2000)
1927
Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician and theorist (d. 1958)
1926
Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley, English lawyer and judge (d. 2016)
1924
Sam Jones, American bassist, cellist, and composer (d. 1981)
1923
Ian Graham, English archaeologist and explorer (d. 2017)
1923
Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (d. 2013)
1922
Tadeusz Borowski, Polish poet, author, and journalist (d. 1951)
1922
Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)
1920
Richard Quine, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1919
France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1919
Jackie Washington, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1917
Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
1916
Paul Emery, English race car driver (d. 1993)
1916
Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (d. 2000)
1915
Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)
1914
Peter Whitehead, English race car driver (d. 1958)
1911
Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)
1910
Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1981)
1908
Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
1906
George Dillon, American soldier and poet (d. 1968)
1905
Louise Thaden, American pilot (d. 1979)
1904
Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (d. 1981)
1903
Jack Oakie, American actor (d. 1978)
1901
James Luther Adams, American minister and theologian (d. 1994)
1900
Stanley Graham, New Zealand mass murderer (d. 1941)
1898
Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (d. 1999)
1897
Karl Marx, German composer and conductor (d. 1985)
1896
Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and author (d. 1987)
1895
Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Spanish tennis player (d. 1984)
1895
Nima Yooshij, Iranian poet and academic (d. 1960)
1894
Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and comparative psychologist (d. 1976)
1892
Tudor Davies, Welsh tenor and actor (d. 1958)
1890
Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
1889
DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader's Digest (d. 1981)
1886
Günther Dyhrenfurth, German geologist and mountaineer (d. 1975)
1886
Ben Travers, English author and playwright (d. 1980)
1881
Olev Siinmaa, Estonian-Swedish architect (d. 1948)
1881
Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
1872
William Fay, Irish actor and producer (d. 1947)
1866
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
1850
Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (d. 1908)
1848
Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1919)
1842
John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1840
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)
1833
Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
1817
Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
1815
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
1795
Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)
1793
Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Livonian physician and botanist (d. 1831)
1780
Piet Retief, South African ruler (d. 1838)
1755
Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1813)
1729
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1811)
1684
Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (d. 1757)
1655
Francis Nicholson, British Army general and colonial administrator (d. 1727)
1651
Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)
1627
Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (d. 1672)
1615
Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and theologian (d. 1691)
1606
Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)
1579
Albrecht of Hanau-Münzenberg, German nobleman (d. 1635)
1547
Claude of Valois (d. 1575)
1528
Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)
1494
Margaret of Anhalt-Köthen, Princess of Anhalt by birth, by marriage Duchess of Saxony (d. 1521)
1492
Johan Rantzau, German general (d. 1565)
1450
Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, Prince of Savoy (d. 1486)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, and publisher (b. 1922)
2016
Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (b. 1910)
2016
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Egyptian Actor (b. 1946)
2015
Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (b. 1983)
2015
Jihadi John, terrorist (b. 1988)
2014
Ravi Chopra, Indian director and producer (b. 1946)
2014
Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)
2014
Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
2014
Valery Senderov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1945)
2013
Steve Rexe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)
2013
Konrad Rudnicki, Polish astronomer and academic (b. 1926)
2013
Aleksandr Serebrov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1944)
2013
John Tavener, English composer and educator (b. 1944)
2013
Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1943)
2012
Hans Hammarskiöld, Swedish photographer (b. 1925)
2012
Sergio Oliva, Cuban-American bodybuilder (b. 1941)
2012
Daniel Stern, American psychologist and theorist (b. 1934)
2010
Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
2008
Catherine Baker Knoll, American educator and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1930)
2008
Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (b. 1947)
2007
K. C. Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)
2007
Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1929)
2003
Jonathan Brandis, American actor (b. 1976)
2003
Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1986)
2003
Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
2003
Tony Thompson, American drummer (b. 1954)
2001
Albert Hague, German-American actor and composer (b. 1920)
2001
Tony Miles, English chess player and theoretician (b. 1955)
2000
Franck Pourcel, French conductor and composer (b. 1913)
1998
Roy Hollis, English footballer (b. 1925)
1998
Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (b. 1938)
1997
Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
1994
Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and educator (b. 1940)
1993
H. R. Haldeman, American diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1926)
1991
Gabriele Tinti, Italian actor (b. 1932)
1990
Eve Arden, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
1987
Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (b. 1937)
1986
Minoru Yasui, American lawyer and activist (b. 1916)
1981
William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
1976
Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer, co-founded Mikoyan (b. 1893)
1976
Walter Piston, American composer and academic (b. 1894)
1972
Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)
1972
Tommy Wisdom, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1906)
1969
Liu Shaoqi, Chinese politician, 2nd Chairman of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
1965
Taher Saifuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq (b. 1888)
1958
Gustaf Söderström, Swedish shot putter, discus thrower, and tug of war competitor (b. 1865)
1955
Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (b. 1878)
1955
Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1891)
1955
Sarah Wambaugh, American political scientist, world authority on plebiscites (b. 1882)
1950
Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (b. 1883)
1950
Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (b. 1865)
1948
Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (b. 1867)
1946
Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (b. 1875)
1946
Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)
1939
Norman Bethune, Canadian physician and humanitarian (b. 1890)
1933
John Cady, American golfer (b. 1866)
1933
F. Holland Day, American photographer and publisher (b. 1864)
1916
Percival Lowell, American astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1855)
1902
William Henry Barlow, English engineer (b. 1812)
1896
Joseph James Cheeseman, Liberian politician, 12th President of Liberia (b. 1843)
1865
Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (b. 1810)
1847
William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (b. 1789)
1836
Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1773)
1793
Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (b. 1736)
1793
Lord George Gordon, English politician (b. 1751)
1742
Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
1671
Thomas Fairfax, English general and politician (b. 1612)
1667
Hans Nansen, Danish politician (b. 1598)
1623
Josaphat Kuncevyc, Lithuanian archbishop (b. c. 1582)
1595
John Hawkins, English admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1532)
1572
Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (b. 1509)
1567
Anne de Montmorency, French general and diplomat (b. 1493)
1562
Pietro Martire Vermigli, Italian theologian (b. 1500)
1555
Stephen Gardiner, English bishop and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1497)
1555
Zhang Jing, Ming Chinese general
1434
Louis III of Naples (b. 1403)
1375
John Henry, Margrave of Moravia (b. 1322)
1347
John of Viktring, Austrian chronicler and political advisor (b. c.1270)
1218
Henry de Abergavenny, Prior of Abergavenny and Bishop of Llandaff
1209
Phillipe de Plessis, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1165)
1202
Canute VI of Denmark (b. 1163)
1094
Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)
1087
William I, Count of Burgundy (b. 1020)
1035
Cnut the Great, Danish-English king (b. c.995)
975
Notker Physicus, Swiss painter
973
Burchard III, Frankish nobleman (b. c.915)
657
Livinus, Irish apostle (b. c.580)
607
Pope Boniface III

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