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On This Day in History:  November 26

November 26 is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 35 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging. A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.
2018
British man charged with fraudulently claiming £2.5 million lottery jackpot. A man who won £2.5 Million in the UK's National Lottery appeared in court today accused of faking the winning ticket.
2018
New CT lottery chief draws flak over his response to auditors' report on Jan. 1 drawing disaster. The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s new president and CEO has quickly been drawn into a controversy stemming from a disastrous Jan. 1 raffle drawing and a fraud scandal that shut down the 5 Card Cash game in 2015.
2018
Iowa Lottery CEO worries about jackpot fatigue. The Iowa Lottery's CEO warned that "jackpot fatigue" is a becoming a real concern in the lottery industry, as player expectations have grown in proportion to the size of recent jackpots.
2018
Nebraska woman told her winning lottery ticket is a dud. Winning the lottery turned out to be a "horrendous nightmare" for a Nebraska woman.
2015
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2013
Michigan to launch online lottery games late next year. Michigan will sell lottery tickets and offer games online in a year's time after two companies were chosen Monday to run an "iLottery" billed as a way to help fund public schools and keep the lottery relevant.
2010
Glitches with new D.C. Lottery system prompt complaints, long lines. Change did not come easily Tuesday for D.C. Lottery retailers and customers, who waited in lines and struggled with a new lottery system run by Greek gaming giant Intralot and Maryland businessman Emmanuel S. Bailey.
2010
Some Michigan retailers are lucky spots for lottery players. Michigan residents bought $2.37 billion in lottery tickets in the last budget year, averaging nearly $237 for every man, woman and child in the state.
2010
Washington Lottery holds Thanksgiving Raffle draw. The Washington Lottery conducted its third-ever raffle drawing Thursday, appropriately named the Thanksgiving Raffle.
2009
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2008
Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches $111 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing was raised to $111 million.
2008
Mother and son step forward as $15M lottery winners. George Smith, along with his mom and dad, came to Toronto Tuesday to claim the big prize in last week's Super 7 draw -- a $15 million jackpot.
2008
N.H. hopes to begin selling lottery tickets at Wal-Mart. New Hampshire is looking to Wal-Mart as a possible way to help boost its lottery revenue.
2008
Ohio Lottery's new Keno game off to slow start. The bingo-like lottery game that began this summer in Ohio to help plug the gaping hole in the state budget is off to a slow start.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Feast at $110 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $110 million, with a cash option of $60.6 million.
2004
Honest Virginia man rectifies $1.8 million bank error. Last week, Mike Kainrath opened his mail and found a notice from his bank: "We credit your account $1,789,830.61."
2004
Minnesota Lottery plans to add new game. Minnesota's new lottery director said the state will need to introduce a new lottery product if the lottery hopes to meet its revenue goals.
2004
Colorado Lottery trims costs by nearly $1 million. A year after a state audit criticized spending at the Colorado Lottery, the agency has cut nearly $1 million from its budget by revamping its marketing, eliminating jobs and other measures.
2004
One Florida Lotto ticket wins $60 million. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $60 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
2004
Nebraska Lottery Issues Scam Warning. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning today warned consumers about an e-mail scam that tells recipients they have won a prize from the "Nebraska Lottery/Bill Gate (sic) Foundation" and eventually asks for a processing fee.
2004
Ad blitz fuels Massachusetts Lottery success. Massachusetts lottery profits are on a record-setting pace this year, but officials are retooling the sagging Keno operation and launching new games to maintain the growth of state-sanctioned gambling revenues.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $27 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $21 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing, worth $27 million will be Friday.
2003
Atlantic Lotto boosts 6/49 ticket prices and jackpots. Atlantic Lottery Corporation's Lotto 6/49 is getting a face lift - its first since the game's inception in 1982.
2003
Tenn. Lottery bypasses rules to hire Memphis law firm. A Memphis law firm selected to provide legal counsel for the Tennessee Lottery was actually formed the day the selections were announced, and was chosen despite the fact that it did not meet minimum requirements outlined by the Lottery's board of directors.
2003
$10.5 mil. ticket rescued from trash. Illinois lottery officials said they will announce today that the winners of the Oct. 4 Illinois Lotto drawing -- a brother and sister from Chicago -- almost lost their ticket when they accidentally tossed it into the trash.
2003
$24,000 stolen in lottery scheme. Authorities are looking for a man and woman who duped a Lake Worth-area, Florida businessman into withdrawing $24,000 from his bank in a scheme involving a winning lottery ticket.

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.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2017
8.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2007
9.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2000
11.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2008
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2004
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2015
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2019
15.€80 Million
US$94.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
16.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2014
17.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2010
18.€63 Million
US$78.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
19.€69.06 Million
US$78.07 Million
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
20.€64.51 Million
US$76.58 Million
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
21.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2006
22.$70.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 1994
23.$64 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2011
24.$61 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
25.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Monday, Nov 26, 1979
40 years old
1977
Saturday, Nov 26, 1977
42 years old
1971
Friday, Nov 26, 1971
48 years old
1970
Thursday, Nov 26, 1970
49 years old
1968
Tuesday, Nov 26, 1968
51 years old
1960
Saturday, Nov 26, 1960
59 years old
1959
Thursday, Nov 26, 1959
60 years old
1958
Wednesday, Nov 26, 1958
61 years old
1951
Monday, Nov 26, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2011
The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.
2008
Mumbai attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba.
2004
Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
2004
The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
2003
The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
2000
George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
1999
The 7.5 MwAmbrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
1998
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
1998
The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
1991
National Assembly of Azerbaijanabolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
1990
The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
1986
Iran-Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
1986
The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
1983
Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
1977
An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
1976
"Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock
1970
In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
1968
Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
1965
At the Hammaguirlaunch facility in the AlgerianSahara, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.
1950
Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
1949
The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
1944
World War II: A GermanV-2 rockethits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
1944
World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
1943
World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
1942
World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
1942
Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City
1941
World War II: The Kido Butai (Japanese Combined Fleet) leaves the Kuril Islands to strike Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
1939
Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1922
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of PharaohTutankhamun in over 3000 years.
1922
The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
1918
The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1917
The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
1917
The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
1865
Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.
1863
United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.
1842
The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1825
At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
1812
The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon's retreat from Russia.
1805
Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
1789
A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
1778
In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
1476
Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1161
Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin-Song Wars.
783
The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

Births On This Day

1991
Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer
1990
Avery Bradley, American basketball player
1990
Chip, English rapper
1990
Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress
1990
Danny Welbeck, English footballer
1989
Junior Stanislas, English footballer
1989
Angeline Quinto, Filipina singer and actress
1988
Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988
Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress
1987
Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer
1986
Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
1986
Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
1986
Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
1985
Matt Carpenter, American baseball player
1984
Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
1983
Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
1983
Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer
1982
Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
1981
Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
1981
Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
1981
Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist
1981
Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Jon Ryan, Canadian football player
1980
Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
1980
Jackie Trail, American tennis player
1978
Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer
1977
Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
1977
Paris Lenon, American football player
1977
Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer
1976
Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
1976
Maven Huffman, American wrestler
1976
Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
1975
DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
1975
Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater
1974
Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer
1974
Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper
1973
Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
1972
Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1972
Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
1971
Vicki Pettersson, American author
1971
Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
1970
John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
1970
Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host
1969
Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
1969
Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator
1968
Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
1968
Haluk Levent, Turkish singer
1967
Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer
1966
Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
1966
Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
1965
Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Dougray Scott, Scottish actor and producer
1965
Des Walker, English footballer
1964
Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
1963
Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
1963
Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author
1963
Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach
1962
Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
1962
Chuck Finley, American baseball player
1961
Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
1961
Tom Carroll, Australian surfer
1961
Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
1960
Chuck Eddy, American journalist
1960
Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
1959
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
1959
Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
1958
Michael Skinner, English rugby player
1957
Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
1956
Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
1956
Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
1955
Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician
1954
Roz Chast, American cartoonist
1954
Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
1953
Hilary Benn, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
1953
Shelley Moore Capito, American politician
1953
Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
1953
Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress
1953
Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver
1952
Elsa Salazar Cade, Mexican-American science teacher and entomologist
1952
Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
1951
Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician
1951
Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)
1949
Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor
1949
Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
1948
Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1948
Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist
1948
Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
1948
Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)
1948
Peter Wheeler, English rugby player
1947
Roger Wehrli, American football player
1946
Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
1946
Art Shell, American football player and coach
1946
Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
1945
Daniel Davis, American actor
1945
John McVie, English-American bass player
1945
Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist
1945
Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1945
Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence
1944
Jean Terrell, American singer
1944
Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
1943
Paul Burnett, English radio host
1943
Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
1943
Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
1943
Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
1942
Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor
1942
Olivia Cole, American actress (d. 2018)
1942
Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)
1941
Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator
1940
Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic
1940
Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
1940
Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
1940
Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic
1939
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
1939
Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
1939
John Gummer, English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
1939
Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1939
Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon
1939
Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1938
Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
1938
Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic
1938
Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
1937
Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
1937
John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
1937
Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)
1936
Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist
1935
Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1934
Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist
1934
Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
1933
Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
1933
Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host
1933
Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1933
Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor
1933
Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
1931
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal
1930
Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (d. 2018)
1929
Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)
1929
Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
1928
Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)
1927
Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
1926
Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
1925
Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
1925
Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Uruguayan dictator (d. 2016)
1924
Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
1924
George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
1923
V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
1922
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
1921
Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
1920
Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
1919
Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)
1919
Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1919
Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
1918
Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)
1917
Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
1915
Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
1915
Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
1912
Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
1911
Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
1910
Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)
1909
Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)
1909
Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
1909
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)
1908
Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
1908
Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
1907
Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
1905
Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1904
Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
1904
K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)
1903
Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)
1902
Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)
1901
William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
1900
Anna Maurizio, Swiss biologist, known for her study of bees (d. 1993)
1899
Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
1898
Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1895
Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
1894
James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)
1894
Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
1891
Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
1889
Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1888
Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1885
Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
1878
Major Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
1876
Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
1873
Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)
1870
Sir Hari Singh Gour, founder and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar (d. 1949)
1869
Maud of Wales (d. 1938)
1864
Edward Higgins, English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)
1858
Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
1857
Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)
1853
Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
1837
Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
1832
Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
1832
Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
1828
Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
1828
René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
1827
Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
1817
Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian French chemist (d. 1884)
1792
Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
1731
William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
1727
Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
1703
Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
1678
Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
1657
William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
1609
Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)
1607
John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)
1604
Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)
1594
James Ware, Irish genealogist (d. 1666)
1552
Seonjo of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1608)
1534
Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley (d. 1613)
1518
Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora, Catholic cardinal (d. 1564)
1466
Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, English noble (d. 1506)
1436
Catherine of Portugal (d. 1463)
1401
Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (d. 1418)
1288
Go-Daigo, Japanese emperor (d. 1339)
907
Rudesind, Galician bishop (d. 977)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biology teacher, cartoonist, animator, and creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (b. 1961)
2016
Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)
2015
Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
2015
Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
2014
Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
2014
Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)
2014
Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)
2013
Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
2013
Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
2013
Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
2013
Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2012
Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
2012
Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)
2012
Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
2012
M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
2011
Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
2010
Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
2008
Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Gavriel Holtzberg, Israeli-American rabbi (b. 1979)
2008
Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Ashok Kamte, Indian police officer (b. 1965)
2008
Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Hemant Karkare, Indian police officer (b. 1954)
2008
Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Tukaram Omble, Indian police officer
2008
Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Vijay Salaskar, Indian police officer
2007
Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
2007
Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
2007
Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)
2006
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)
2006
Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
2006
Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)
2006
Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)
2005
Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)
2005
Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
2005
Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
2004
Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2004
C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)
2003
Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
2003
Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)
2002
Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
2002
Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)
2001
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)
1998
Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
1997
Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
1996
Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1996
Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
1994
David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)
1994
Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)
1993
César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
1991
Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
1991
Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
1989
Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
1987
Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
1987
J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
1987
Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
1986
Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)
1985
Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
1982
Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)
1981
Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
1981
Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)
1978
Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1978
Frank Rosolino, American trombonist (b. 1926)
1977
Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
1974
Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)
1973
John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
1971
Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
1963
Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
1962
Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
1959
Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)
1956
Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
1954
Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
1952
Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)
1950
Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (b. 1867)
1943
Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
1943
Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
1941
Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
1938
Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)
1936
Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)
1934
Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)
1929
John Cockburn, Scottish-Australian politician, 18th Premier of South Australia (d. 1929)
1928
Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)
1926
John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
1919
Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)
1912
Joachim III of Constantinople (b. 1834)
1896
Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)
1895
George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
1892
Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)
1885
Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)
1883
Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
1882
Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)
1872
Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
1860
Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
1857
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)
1855
Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)
1851
Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)
1836
John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
1829
Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
1780
James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)
1719
John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)
1717
Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)
1689
Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)
1688
Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)
1661
Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)
1651
Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)
1639
John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)
1621
Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)
1504
Isabella I, queen of Castile and León (b. 1451)
1473
Diego Fernández de la Cueva, 1st Viscount of Huelma
1267
Sylvester Gozzolini, Italian founder of the Sylvestrines (b. 1177)
1236
Al-Aziz Muhammad ibn Ghazi, Ayyubid emir of Aleppo (b. 1216)
1014
Swanehilde of Saxony, margravine of Meissen
975
Conrad of Constance, German bishop and saint (b.c. 900)
946
Li Congyan, Chinese general (b. 898)
399
Siricius, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 334)

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