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On This Day in History:  November 25

November 25 is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 36 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mississippi residents line up to purchase lottery tickets in state for first time. Scores of Mississippi residents made their way to convenience stores as early as 5 a.m. Monday as the state's first lottery tickets went on sale in over 1,000 locations.
2016
$403 MILLION: Powerball jackpot to guarantee a happy holidays for lucky winner. While you're out Black Friday shopping, don't forget to pick up some Powerball tickets.
2014
Alabama woman claims biggest Florida Lotto jackpot of the year. A woman from Alabama was the holder of a winning lottery ticket from last week's $48 million jackpot drawing of the Florida Lotto game.
2014
Kentucky Lottery plans online ticket sales by fall. By early next fall the Kentucky Lottery expects to make the sale of tickets for at least some games available through the use of computers, smart phones and other mobile devices.
2012
$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history. For only the 2nd time in the history of United States lotteries -- or in the history of lotteries around the world -- a lottery jackpot run-up has exceeded $400 million. Let the frenzy begin.
2011
Dropping out of lottery pool costs teacher millions. A teacher in Alberta, Canada, is kicking himself after dropping out of a lottery pool at work.
2010
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2010
Shop owner sells himself winning lottery ticket. A shop owner in western Pennsylvania has sold himself a winning $1.8 million lottery ticket -- and as the seller of the ticket, he'll get an extra $10,000.
2010
Photos, evidence released in case of murdered Florida lottery winner. Gruesome photos of the mummified body of a slain Florida lottery winner are among mountains of evidence released this week by the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office.
2004
Happy Thanksgiving!. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
2003
Some say Michigan gaming could be hitting capacity. The number of casinos, slot machines, and lottery games in Michigan has skyrocketed in recent years, giving gamblers plenty of chances to spend their money and send some of it to state coffers.
2003
One Ticket Wins $21.7 Million Oregon Megabucks Jackpot. One person won the $21.7 million jackpot Monday night in the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks lotto game, returning the jackpot to $1 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2003
Kentucky Lottery Drops Keno Plan. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has shelved its plan to start fast-paced keno gambling after the game was criticized by Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher, lottery President Arch Gleason said yesterday.
2003
Workers get 10% bonus if lottery launches on time. Tennessee lottery workers can earn as much as 10% of their salary in incentive bonuses - about $18,000 for the highest-paid executives - if tickets for the scratch-off games and the games played by picking numbers are on sale by their deadlines.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$587.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2012
2.$420.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2016
3.$226 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2019
4.$205 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2013
5.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
6.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2018
7.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2007
8.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2017
9.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
10.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2004
11.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2000
12.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2019
13.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2008
14.€80 Million
US$94.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2015
16.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2014
17.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2010
18.€69.06 Million
US$78.07 Million
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
19.€63.5 Million
US$75.77 Million
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2017
20.$70.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 1994
21.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 1995
22.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2006
23.€60 Million
US$63.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2016
24.€50 Million
US$61.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2014
25.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Monday, Nov 25, 1985
34 years old
1983
Friday, Nov 25, 1983
36 years old
1980
Tuesday, Nov 25, 1980
39 years old
1970
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1970
49 years old
1959
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1959
60 years old
1959
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1959
60 years old
1951
Sunday, Nov 25, 1951
68 years old
1951
Sunday, Nov 25, 1951
68 years old
1949
Friday, Nov 25, 1949
70 years old
1937
Thursday, Nov 25, 1937
82 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2009
Jeddah floods: Freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. Three thousand cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.
2008
Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in nine decades.
2000
The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.
1999
A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.
1996
An ice storm strikes the central U.S., killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.
1992
The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.
1987
Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.
1986
Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1986
The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
1984
Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
1981
Pope John Paul II appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
1977
Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., is found guilty by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and is sentenced to death by firing squad. He is later assassinated in 1983.
1975
Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.
1973
Georgios Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a hardliners' coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
1970
In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and one compatriot commit ritualistic seppuku after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
1966
First television link between Australia and the UK.
1963
President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald is buried in Fort Worth, Texas.
1960
The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
1958
French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.
1952
Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the longest continuously-running play in history.
1952
Korean War: After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of Triangle Hill ends with Chinese victory, American and South Korean units abandon their attempt to capture the "Iron Triangle".
1950
The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 impacts 22 American states, killing 353 people, injuring over 160, and causing US$66.7 million in damages (1950 dollars).
1947
Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.
1947
New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.
1943
World War II: Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina is re-established at the State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1941
HMS Barham is sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.
1940
World War II: First flights of both the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
1936
In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
1926
The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history kills 76 people and injures more than 400.
1918
Vojvodina, formerly Austro-Hungarian crown land, proclaims its secession from Austria-Hungary to join the Kingdom of Serbia.
1917
World War I: German forces defeat Portuguese army of about 1,200 at Negomano on the border of modern-day Mozambique and Tanzania.
1915
Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
1905
Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
1876
American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack the sleeping village of CheyenneChief Dull Knife at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1874
The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
1864
American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge: At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
1839
A cyclone slams into south-eastern India, with high winds and a 40-foot storm surge destroying the port city of Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted from the disaster.
1833
A massive undersea earthquake, estimated magnitude between 8.7-9.2, rocks Sumatra, producing a massive tsunami all along the Indonesian coast.
1826
The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
1795
Partitions of Poland: Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and is exiled to Russia.
1783
American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
1759
An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
1758
French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Later, Fort Pitt will be built nearby and grow into modern Pittsburgh.
1755
King Ferdinand VI of Spain grants royal protection to the Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus, now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.
1678
Trunajaya rebellion: After a long and logistically challenging march, the allied Mataram and Dutch troops successfully assaulted the rebel stronghold of Kediri.
1667
A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1510
Portuguese conquest of Goa: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque, and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji, seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule.
1491
The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, ends with the Treaty of Granada.
1487
Elizabeth of York is crowned Queen of England. The new consort of King Henry VII travelled by barge from Greenwich to the Tower of London, whence she processed the day before the ceremony to the royal palace, and on to Westminster Abbey for her coronation, which was conducted by John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury.
1343
A tsunami, caused by an earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.
1177
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1120
The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England.
1034
Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots, dies. His grandson, Donnchad, son of Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
571 BC
Servius Tullius, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

Births On This Day

1993
Danny Kent, English motorcycle racer
1992
Ana Bogdan, Romanian tennis player
1991
Kyler Fackrell, American football player
1991
Jamie Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1991
Philipp Grubauer, German ice hockey player
1991
Luca Tremolada, Italian footballer
1991
Kevin Woo, American-South Korean singer and dancer
1990
Rye Rye, American rapper, dancer, and actress
1990
Everton Heleno dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1989
Tom Dice, Belgian singer-songwriter
1988
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)
1988
Jay Spearing, English footballer
1986
Katie Cassidy, American actress
1986
Craig Gardner, English footballer
1985
Remona Fransen, Dutch pentathlete
1984
Peter Siddle, Australian cricketer
1983
Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
1983
Jhulan Goswami, Indian cricketer
1982
Mitchell Claydon, Australian-English cricketer
1981
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
1981
Lee Bum-ho, South Korean baseball player
1981
Barbara Pierce Bush, American activist
1981
Jenna Bush Hager, American journalist
1981
Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
1981
Chevon Troutman, American basketball player
1980
John-Michael Liles, American ice hockey player
1980
Josh Mathews, American wrestler and sportscaster
1980
Aaron Mokoena, South African footballer
1980
Alviro Petersen, South African cricketer
1980
Nick Swisher, American baseball player
1980
Steffen Thier, German rugby player
1979
Michael Lehan, American football player
1978
Ringo Sheena, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1977
Guillermo Cañas, Argentinian tennis player
1977
Marcus Marshall, Australian race car driver
1976
Clint Mathis, American soccer player and coach
1976
Donovan McNabb, American football player and sportscaster
1976
Olena Vitrychenko, Ukrainian gymnast and coach
1975
Abdelkader Benali, Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author
1974
Kenneth Mitchell, Canadian actor
1973
Steven de Jongh, Dutch cyclist
1973
Octavio Dotel, Dominican baseball player
1973
Erick Strickland, American basketball player
1973
Eddie Steeples, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Deepa Marathe, Indian cricketer
1971
Christina Applegate, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer
1971
Magnus Arvedson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
1971
Göksel Demirpençe, Turkish singer-songwriter
1969
Kim Ofstad, Norwegian drummer and composer
1968
Jacqueline Hennessy, Canadian actress and journalist
1968
Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress and singer
1968
Erick Sermon, American rapper and producer
1967
Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer
1967
Gregg Turkington, Australian comedian and singer
1966
Stacy Lattisaw, American R&B singer
1965
Tim Armstrong, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Cris Carter, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1964
Mark Lanegan, American singer-songwriter
1963
Kevin Chamberlin, American actor and director
1963
Holly Cole, Canadian singer and actress
1963
Chip Kelly, American football player and coach
1963
Bernie Kosar, American football player and sportscaster
1962
Scott Cam, Australian carpenter and television host
1962
Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Hironobu Sakaguchi, Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker
1962
Jimon Terakado, Japanese comedian and actor
1961
Paul Comstive, English footballer (d. 2013)
1960
Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter
1960
John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)
1959
Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2015)
1959
Steve Rothery, English guitarist and songwriter
1958
Naomi Oreskes, American historian of science
1957
Bob Ehrlich, American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland
1955
Don Hahn, American director and producer
1955
Kurt Niedermayer, German footballer and manager
1955
Connie Palmen, Dutch author
1955
Bruno Tonioli, Italian dancer and choreographer
1953
Graham Eadie, Australian rugby league player and coach
1953
Mark Frost, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1953
Jeffrey Skilling, American businessman
1952
Crescent Dragonwagon, American author and educator
1952
John Lynch, American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire
1952
Gabriele Oriali, Italian footballer and manager
1951
Bucky Dent, American baseball player and manager
1951
Charlaine Harris, American author and poet
1951
Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1951
Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Spanish author and journalist
1951
Johnny Rep, Dutch footballer and manager
1950
Chris Claremont, English-American author
1950
Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)
1950
Alexis Wright, Australian author
1949
Kerry O'Keeffe, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1948
Jacques Dupuis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec
1948
Lars Eighner, American author
1947
Jonathan Kaplan, French-American director and producer
1947
John Larroquette, American actor
1946
Marc Brown, American author and illustrator
1946
Mike Doyle, English footballer (d. 2011)
1945
Gail Collins, American journalist and author
1945
Patrick Nagel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1984)
1945
George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
1944
Ben Stein, American actor, television personality, game show host, lawyer, and author
1944
Michael Kijana Wamalwa, Kenyan lawyer and politician, 8th Vice President of Kenya (d. 2003)
1943
Jerry Portnoy, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player
1942
Bob Lind, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Mimis Papaioannou, Greek footballer and manager
1941
Christos Papanikolaou, Greek pole vaulter
1941
Gerald Seymour, English journalist and author
1941
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Pakistani spiritual leader and author
1940
Reinhard Furrer, Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)
1940
Joe Gibbs, American football player and coach
1940
Jan Jongbloed, Dutch footballer and coach
1940
Karl Offmann, Mauritian politician, 3rd President of Mauritius
1940
Shyamal Kumar Sen, Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal
1940
Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)
1939
Martin Feldstein, American economist and academic
1938
Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist and psychologist (d. 1983)
1938
Rosanna Schiaffino, Italian actress (d. 2009)
1936
Trisha Brown, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2017)
1936
Phoebe S. Leboy, American biochemist (d. 2012)
1935
Robert Berner, American geologist and academic (d. 2015)
1933
Kathryn Crosby, American actress and singer
1932
Takayo Fischer, American actress and singer
1931
Nat Adderley, American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)
1929
Judy Crichton, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1927
John K. Cooley, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
1926
Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)
1926
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (d. 1969)
1926
Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)
1924
Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
1924
Sybil Stockdale, American activist, co-founded the National League of Families (d. 2015)
1924
Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)
1923
Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (d. 2017)
1923
Art Wall Jr., American golfer (d. 2001)
1922
Shelagh Fraser, English actress (d. 2000)
1922
Ilja Hurník, Czech composer and playwright (d. 2013)
1922
Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1920
Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)
1920
Noel Neill, American actress (d. 2016)
1919
Norman Tokar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1917
Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (d. 2010)
1917
Alparslan Türkeş, Cypriot-Turkish colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1997)
1916
Peg Lynch, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1915
Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)
1915
Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)
1914
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)
1914
Léon Zitrone, Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)
1913
Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)
1911
Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)
1909
P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
1908
NatyaguruNurul Momen, Bangladeshi Trailblazer pioneer playwright, author, educator, director & media personality (d.1990)
1907
John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)
1906
Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (d. 2001)
1905
Samiha Ayverdi, Turkish mystic and author (d. 1993)
1904
Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)
1904
Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)
1902
Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)
1901
Arthur Liebehenschel, German SS officer (d. 1948)
1900
Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (d. 1947)
1900
Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (d. 1980)
1898
Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)
1898
Aarne Viisimaa, Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)
1896
Albertus Soegijapranata, Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)
1896
Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (d. 1989)
1895
Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (d. 1991)
1895
Anastas Mikoyan, Soviet politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)
1895
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American poet and author (d. 1986)
1895
Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)
1893
Joseph Wood Krutch, American author and critic (d. 1970)
1891
Ōnishiki Uichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (d. 1941)
1890
Isaac Rosenberg, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)
1889
Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (d. 1956)
1887
Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)
1883
Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic and author (d. 1939)
1881
Jacob Fichman, Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)
1881
Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)
1880
John Flynn, Australian minister and pilot, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)
1880
Elsie J. Oxenham, English author (d. 1960)
1877
Harley Granville-Barker, British actor, director and playwright (d. 1946)
1876
Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1936)
1874
Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
1873
Albert Henry Krehbiel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
1872
Robert Maysack, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)
1870
Winthrop Ames, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)
1870
Maurice Denis, French painter of Les Nabis movement (d. 1943)
1869
Ben Lindsey, American lawyer and judge (d. 1934)
1868
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (d. 1937)
1867
Talaat Harb, Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)
1865
Kate Gleason, American engineer, businesswoman, and philanthropist (d. 1933)
1862
Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (d. 1901)
1862
Gustaf Söderström, Swedish tug of war competitor, shot putter, and discus thrower (d. 1958)
1858
Alfred Capus, French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)
1846
Carrie Nation, American activist (d. 1911)
1845
José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)
1844
Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)
1843
Henry Ware Eliot, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)
1841
Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (d. 1902)
1835
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)
1817
John Bigelow, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)
1815
William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)
1814
Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
1787
Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)
1778
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (d. 1856)
1758
John Armstrong, Jr., American general and politician, 7th United States Secretary of War (d. 1843)
1753
Robert Townsend, American spy (d. 1838)
1752
Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer and critic (d. 1814)
1703
Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
1666
Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, Italian violin maker (d. 1740)
1638
Catherine of Braganza (d. 1705)
1609
Henrietta Maria of France (d. 1669)
1587
Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet, English politician (d. 1666)
1577
Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (d. 1629)
1566
John Heminges, English actor (d. 1630)
1562
Lope de Vega, Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)
1493
Osanna of Cattaro, Dominican visionary and anchoress (d. 1565)
1467
Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre, Knight of Henry VIII of England (d. 1525)
1454
Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)
1075
Emperor Taizong of Jin (d. 1135)
902
Emperor Taizong of Liao (d. 947)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Fidel Castro, Communist leader of Cuba, and revolutionary (b. 1926)
2016
Ron Glass, American actor (b. 1945)
2015
O'Neil Bell, Jamaican boxer (b. 1974)
2015
Jeremy Black, English admiral (b. 1932)
2015
Svein Christiansen, Norwegian drummer and composer (b. 1941)
2015
Lennart Hellsing, Swedish author and translator (b. 1919)
2015
Elmo Williams, American director, producer, and editor (b. 1913)
2014
Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1924)
2014
Sitara Devi, Indian dancer, and choreographer (b. 1920)
2014
Petr Hapka, Czech composer and conductor (b. 1944)
2014
Denham Harman, American biogerontologist and academic (b. 1916)
2013
Lou Brissie, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2013
Ricardo Fort, Argentinian businessman (b. 1968)
2013
Bill Foulkes, English footballer and manager (b. 1932)
2013
Chico Hamilton, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1921)
2013
Egon Lánský, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1934)
2013
Al Plastino, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)
2012
Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and educator (b. 1931)
2012
Dave Sexton, English footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2012
Dinah Sheridan, English actress (b. 1920)
2012
Jim Temp, American football player and businessman (b. 1933)
2011
Vasily Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter and coach (b. 1942)
2011
Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
2010
Alfred Balk, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
2010
Peter Christopherson, English keyboard player, songwriter, and director (b. 1955)
2010
C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
2010
Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (b. 1930)
2007
Peter Lipton, American philosopher and academic (b. 1954)
2006
Luciano Bottaro, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1931)
2006
Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1979)
2006
Phyllis Fraser, American actress and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (b. 1916)
2006
Kenneth M. Taylor, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1919)
2005
George Best, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1946)
2005
Richard Burns, English race car driver (b. 1971)
2004
Ed Paschke, American painter and academic (b. 1939)
2002
Karel Reisz, Czech-English director and producer (b. 1926)
2000
Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (b. 1917)
1999
Valentín Campa, Mexican union leader and politician (b. 1904)
1998
Nelson Goodman, American philosopher and academic (b. 1906)
1998
Flip Wilson, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
1997
Hastings Banda, Malawian physician and politician, 1st President of Malawi (b. 1898)
1995
Léon Zitrone, Russian-French journalist (b. 1914)
1991
Eleanor Audley, American actress and voice artist (b. 1905)
1990
Merab Mamardashvili, Georgian philosopher and academic (b. 1930)
1989
Alva R. Fitch, American general (b. 1907)
1987
Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1922)
1985
Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (b. 1905)
1985
Franz Hildebrandt, German pastor and theologian (b. 1909)
1984
Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1913)
1983
Saleem Raza (Pakistani singer), Pakistani Christian playback singer (b. 1932)
1981
Jack Albertson, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
1974
Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
1974
U Thant, Burmese lawyer and diplomat, 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1909)
1973
Laurence Harvey, Lithuania-born English actor (b. 1928)
1972
Henri Coandă, Romanian engineer, designed the Coandă-1910 (b. 1886)
1970
Yukio Mishima, Japanese author, actor, and director (b. 1925)
1968
Upton Sinclair, American novelist, critic, and essayist (b. 1878)
1968
Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (b. 1908)
1965
Myra Hess, English pianist and educator (b. 1890)
1963
Alexander Marinesko, Russian lieutenant (b. 1913)
1961
Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
1959
Gérard Philipe, French actor (b. 1922)
1957
Prince George of Greece and Denmark (b. 1869)
1956
Alexander Dovzhenko, Ukrainian-Russian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1950
Mao Anying, Chinese general (b. 1922)
1950
Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
1950
Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
1949
Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (b. 1878)
1948
Kanbun Uechi, Japanese martial artist, founded Uechi-ryū (b. 1877)
1944
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American lawyer and judge (b. 1866)
1934
N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (b. 1849)
1925
Vajiravudh, Siam king (b. 1880)
1920
Gaston Chevrolet, French-American race car driver and businessman (b. 1892)
1909
Edward P. Allen, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
1885
Thomas A. Hendricks, American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (b. 1819)
1885
Alfonso XII of Spain (b. 1857)
1884
Hermann Kolbe, German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
1865
Heinrich Barth, German explorer and scholar (b. 1821)
1785
Richard Glover, English poet and politician (b. 1712)
1755
Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist and composer (b. 1687)
1748
Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter and theologian (b. 1674)
1700
Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (b. 1643)
1694
Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
1626
Edward Alleyn, English actor, founded Dulwich College (b. 1566)
1565
Hu Zongxian, Chinese general (b. 1512)
1560
Andrea Doria, Italian admiral (b. 1466)
1456
Jacques Cœur, French merchant and banker (b. 1395)
1374
Philip II, Prince of Taranto (b. 1329)
1326
Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1264)
1185
Pope Lucius III (b. 1097)
1120
William Adelin, son of Henry I of England (sinking of the White Ship) (b. 1103)
1034
Malcolm II of Scotland (b. 954)
734
Bilge Khagan, Turkic emperor (b. 683)
311
Pope Peter I of Alexandria

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